On the land Archive

Focus on the future

THE Yannathan Focus Farm open day is a chance to explore the on-farm developments and equity partnership (Redan Partners) between Evan Campbell, Noel and Ann Campbell and Dean and Bek Turner. The open day, which will be held on Thursday, November 22 from 10.15am

Trade cattle ‘mostly firm’ at Leongatha

LEONGATHA Cattle Market Report for Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The yarding consisted of 1659 head, up 192 head on the previous week. Of these, approximately 1360 were export cattle plus 300 young cattle representing a reduction week-on-week. The usual buying group was present and

Tick for tea tree honey bees

SOUTHERN Cross University researchers have discovered that a new form of honey, from bees foraging on tea tree, is higher in antioxidants and has sustained anti-microbial activity compared to other honeys. Dr David Rudd from the University’s School of Environment, Science and Engineering conducted

Rain lifts prices in big yarding

AGENTS drew for 4000 store cattle at Leongatha Saleyards last Thursday, November 8, even to the point of some producers holding some stock back to avoid an over supplied market. But they needn’t have worried because the bigger numbers didn’t deter the buyers as

Rain was ‘biggest Melbourne Cup win’ for local farmers

WINNING a big bet on Melbourne Cup Day wasn’t confined to Flemington Racecourse or those having their annual flutter. According to Dumbalk farmer, Adrian Harris at the Leongatha Saleyards last Thursday, local farmers probably had their most successful Melbourne Cup Day ever last Tuesday