On the land Archive

Climate, cows and carbon

GRAZIERS are invited to an educational day out at Ross Batten and Madeline Buckley’s Buffalo beef farm on Tuesday, May 15. Hosted by South Gippsland Landcare Network, ‘Opportunities with Climate, Cows and Carbon’ will present new research and perspectives from guest speakers Richard Eckard

Farmers share risks and rewards

LOCAL sheep and beef farmer Sally Ruljancich is pioneering a new model of farming in Australia, with the creation of the country’s first Community Supported Agriculture Network. Sally, who runs a certified organic sheep and beef farm at Dollar with her husband Colin Trudgen,

‘Too many’ dairy cattle at Leongatha last week

IT’S a classic case of supply and demand at the moment and according to veteran stock agent, David Phelan of Yarram, the slide in prices, especially of dairy cattle at VLE’s Leongatha Saleyards last week will only be arrested by “four inches of rain”.

GippsDairy extends its services

GIPPSDAIRY believes the addition of three new regional extension officers will help serve dairy farmers even better. Ruairi McDonnell, Sarah Cornell and Ashley Burgess bring a wealth of experience and broad perspectives to their roles. In welcoming the trio, GippsDairy regional manager Allan Cameron

Growing demand for fast winter-feed

WITH a particularly dry summer and autumn for farming in South Gippsland creating a reduction in feed options over the coming months, farmers have increasingly been looking at cheaper and quicker home grown feed options. In many cases, it has become evident heavily grazed