On the land Archive

Keeping on top of farm safety

LOCAL farmers boosted their farm safety resources at a free workshop in Leongatha last week. Hosted by Elders Insurance, the ‘Keep Safe, Keep Farming’ workshop featured a presentation from Safe Ag Systems’ Christine Dax that revealed some startling statistics such as that deaths on

Daisy and Jane in Moo-haven

NEWHAVEN College was certainly a moo-haven for gorgeous Daisy and Jane, the two three-week old calves that took up residence at the college’s Year 9 Environmental Centre as part of the ‘Cows Create Careers’ Program. Year 9 students participate in the program run by

Mongolian vets on study tour

GIPPSLAND Veterinary Group (GVG) hosted two veterinarians – Drs Ganzorig Bekochir and Choijoo Ochirsum from Mongolia VET Net – as part of a Dairy Residency Program, during July. The objective of the program was to provide practical hands on experience with cattle and exposure

Farmers urged to act now

WHILE many parts of Gippsland appear green, the large number of trucks carrying hay and grain on local roads is an indication of the tough situation facing farmers. A lack of autumn rain has left hay sheds and silage pits empty, forcing farmers to

There’s only one place to get hay this season

THERE’S a drought on just about everywhere else on the Eastern Seaboard of Australia, bar the far south-west of Victoria and here in South and West Gippsland. The traditional grain and feed hay growing areas of Victoria and NSW are really struggling to the