On the land Archive

Wonder cow or workability nightmare?

DAIRY farmers are being encouraged to report on the workability scores of first lactation heifers who calved this spring. Whether she’s a slow milker, a kicker or wonder cow in the dairy, DataGene wants to hear about her. Michelle Axford from DataGene said the

It’s gold, gold, gold for classy olive oil

IT ALL started 25 years ago for Helen and Peter Wright of Grassy Spur Olives, from owning a holiday house at Inverloch. That introduced the Melbourne city slickers to beautiful South Gippsland and after purchasing some land at 32 Moyes Road, Stony Creek, they

New technology boosts farms’ efficiency

NEW technology is changing the face of dairy farming as we know it, with an increasing number of local farmers turning to automation to lighten the labour load. Several displays at the recent South Gippsland Dairy Expo showcased machinery designed to automate dairy farming

Landcare tackles climate change challenges

THE Bass Coast Landcare Network (BCLN) has commenced a $250,000, two-year study aimed at giving the local agricultural sector the tools it needs to adapt to a changing climate. The Climate Change Land Capability and Capacity Project, one of 24 regional Victorian projects to

Three milk firms out with step-up payments

FIRST Saputo, then Fonterra and now Burra Foods have come out with welcome step-up payments for the milk supply season which is in full swing locally. Conditions in South Gippsland have so far been favourable to pasture growth and milk production with farmers busy