On the land Archive

Exploring sustainable agriculture

A TWO-DAY bus trip across Gippsland in April highlighted the successes and challenges facing agriculture in the region. Hosted by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA), the trip covered some 400 kilometres and included diverse projects on dairy farms, grazing and sustainable irrigation.

Embracing the chance to improve farming methods

THE pressures of running a farm make it hard to take time out to learn about new methods and ideas, but for Foster farmer David Hall, it’s an essential part of his business. Amongst the large number of local farmers who have been involved

Dairy farmers more aware of safety obligations

PRELIMINARY results from Dairy Australia’s latest Power of People on Australian Dairy Farms report indicate farmers are becoming more aware of their obligations regarding safety and the implications for their farm, family and employees. The full results of the survey, which measured on farm

Beef producers weigh up their options

THERE were a lot of variables at play when a big crowd of local landowners turned out at VLE’s Leongatha Saleyards last Thursday for a big store sale. In excess of 2750 cattle were on offer; including young steers, heifers, cows, bulls and some

The science of dairy farming

MORE than 300 farmers from near and far gathered at Leongatha South last week for the National Muster, the biggest dairy industry field day this region has seen for several years. The day’s focus was on herd improvement and how farmers can use genetic