On the land Archive

Milking it for Gippsland Jersey

THE highly anticipated Gippsland Jersey Milkshake Van recently rolled through the front gates of Newhaven College. At recess and lunch, the delicious milkshake flavours of blue heaven, chocolate, caramel, banana, lime and vanilla went on sale and were a huge success amongst the college

End of an era for Wilsons

FRIDAY marked the end of an era for retiring Jim and Marie Wilson who’ve been part of the Glen Alvie farming community for 60 years. Originally purchased by Jim’s parents back in 1928, the Wilson farm has been around for over 90 years. The

Keys to promoting winter growth

PERMANENT pasture is the mainstay of our pastures in South Gippsland, so maximising the performance of these pastures is of utmost importance. Timing is important in the establishment new pastures as overlooked opportunities and mismanagement can have severe impacts on long term pasture performance

Burra Foods goes green

KORUMBURRA-based dairy processor Burra Foods has entered into a large-scale Renewable Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Melbourne-based energy retailer Flow Power. The deal will bring Burra Foods closer to meeting its ambitious energy efficiency goals, and give the business direct access to secure

Farmers face up to climate challenges

SOUTH Gippsland farmers gathered at Ross Batten and Madeline Buckley’s Buffalo beef farm last week at a Landcare field day themed around future climate challenges and opportunities. After hearing new research and perspectives on the relationship between climate change and pasture production from Melbourne