On the land Archive

Farmers take power into their own hands

WITH electricity prices increasing, local dairy farmers are looking to renewable energy to help bring down their bills. One such farmer is Lindsay Anderson who uses a robot dairy to milk 200 Jerseys on his 160 hectare farm at Athlone. Lindsay has three five-kilowatt

Wine and cheese, naturally

WINE and cheese are a perfect match, so it made perfect sense for Burke and Bronwyn Brandon of Prom Country Cheese to partner up with local winemaker Mark Heath on an exciting new venture. Summer visitors to Burke and Bronwyn’s stunning Moyarra sheep farm

Young Cohen wins On-Farm Challenge

NERRENA’S Cohen Harrison might be only eight years old, but he’s already making a big mark in Jersey breeding circles. Cohen (aged seven at the time) recently became the youngest person to win a class in the Jersey Australia Semex Great Southern Challenge when

New chair of the network

RIC Oldham first established his Bass Coast farming roots in Archies Creek in 1978. Ric is an active community member within the Bass Coast as a CFA volunteer, co-founder of the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge and co-organiser the Crush Ice drug and alcohol community

Farmers urged to put safety first

IT IS the worst year for farm fatalities, after 12 agriculture-related workplace deaths this year, compared to nine last year and seven in 2015. Most of the fatalities involve experienced farmers. The youngest farm worker was 38, who died when a quad bike towing