On the land Archive

Store sale prices exceed expectations

PRICES were better than expected at the store sale at VLE Leongatha saleyards last Thursday. The sizeable, but mixed yarding of 3000 cattle had no trouble selling to local buyers with plenty of grass waiting to be eaten. The dry conditions in parts of

Our farmers shine bright

SOUTH Gippsland women won two of the six categories in the Weekly Times’ 2017 Shine Awards last week. The Shine Awards highlight the contribution and achievements of women across rural and regional Australia, with awards for Courage, Grace, Dedication, Belief, Passion and Spirit. The

Safety around the hay stack

THE Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) asks everyone involved in the fodder industry to run through the ‘Make sure your workplace is HAY SAFE’ checklist every day with all of your all workers/operators and family members. With the 2017 fodder harvest underway, that often

$100k in funding for Landcare groups

WEST Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA) has provided $100,000 in funding split between 24 Landcare groups. Announcing the funding, WGCMA CEO Martin Fuller said Landcare is a long-time partner in the region. “We work with Landcare to help deliver successful and effective natural resource

Murray Goulburn slashes 52 Leongatha jobs

MURRAY Goulburn’s hammer has hit hard today and it has hit hardest in Leongatha where 52 jobs have been cut from the local factory workforce. Local MG employees have been fearing the worst in recent weeks and finally the announcement has been made; 73