On the land Archive

The Nationals on the markets

GIPPSLAND South MP Danny O’Brien has welcomed a $2 million pledge of support for Victorian farmers’ markets and small food producers if a Liberal Nationals government is elected in November. Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh announced last week

Ellinbank legends retire

Frank Mickan and Greg O’Brien, who have more than 80 years combined experience, retired last week. Frank Mickan, also fondly known as Mr Silage, is retiring, after being with Victorian Government at Ellinbank since 1971. During his career, Frank has been involved in many

Free range ‘not just about the numbers’

NEW national standards governing free-range egg production will soon come into effect, with the aim of ensuring shoppers are getting what they pay for when buying eggs labelled ‘free range’. But there are concerns other important aspects of free range egg production may be

Gippsland dairy training secured

GIPPSDAIRY has welcomed Federation Training’s announcement that it will offer dairy industry training programs in Gippsland during 2018. The announcement will provide certainty to former GOTAFE students after GOTAFE recently closed its Warragul and Leongatha campuses. GippsDairy regional manager Allan Cameron said anyone who

Massey Ferguson’s award winner available for on farm demos

IF YOU’RE serious about purchasing a new tractor, you can test the award winning Massey Ferguson 5711 SL Dyna-6 on your farm thanks to Chapman Machinery Service in Leongatha. A demo model has just arrived so you can see what all the fuss is