On the land Archive

New chair for farm support group

AUBREY Pellett is the new chair of Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria – Gippsland (‘RFCSV-G’), elected at the recent AGM at the South Gippsland Shire Council Chambers in Leongatha. Outgoing chair Richard Habgood addressed the AGM and highlighted some key changes, challenges and highlights

Life changing opportunity for future dairy leaders

FIVE of Gippsland’s up and coming dairy leaders have been selected to participate in the 2018 New Zealand (NZ) Study Tour, as organised by the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) and funded by the Gardiner Dairy Foundation. The successful applicants of the NZ Study

Top cows put to the test

THE results of the recent South Gippsland Sub Branch Semex On Farm Judging Competition are in, after judge Marcus Young from Tasmania checked out 150 cows from 20 exhibitors. Results of first three place getters are as follows: * Mature Cow: 1st, View Fort

Armyworms on the march

ARMYWORM infestations are devastating late spring pastures across large parts of Gippsland. Murray Goulburn agronomist Scott Travers said the area from Woodside to Buffalo was under heavy attack from the caterpillars. There have also been reports of infestations in West Gippsland. “They are as

Gippsland’s women in horticulture get cracking

THE VegNET Gippsland project delivered by the East Gippsland Food Cluster staged the first ever conference for women involved in horticulture at the Ellinbank Centre recently. Forty women including vegetable growers, industry service providers, government representatives from all six of Gippsland’s local government areas