On the land Archive

Focus on feeding

A FOCUS Farm field day at Toora North last week took some of the focus off Dan and Cindy Knee and put it on dry and transition cow feeding. Tarwin Veterinary Clinic’s Peter DeGaris was the guest speaker at Thursday’s event, which saw around

Starting a dairy from scratch

AROUND 160 farmers and service providers attended a field day run by Debenham Australia at the Hibma and Vera dairy farm in Denison last Tuesday. This was the fourth in a series of best practice field days organised by the company in recent years.

Tagging rules being flouted too often

VENDORS sending livestock to saleyards will face stiff fines if animals leave their properties without National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) tags. The NLIS enables livestock to be identified and tracked which helps protect the reputation of Victoria’s livestock industry as a supplier of top

Growing trees cost effectively

MORE than 30 local landholders recently attended an information session at Mark Walters’ property east of Loch to explore the different techniques available for planting trees. Mark gave a presentation on what he has achieved through revegetation. This includes shelter for livestock and habitat

‘Legendairy’ work in and out of the classroom

MORE than 60 excited secondary school students were recognised at a Cows Create Careers – Manufacturing presentation day, held last week. Marist-Sion College claimed the program’s overall $500 school prize, while the winning team was Delicious Dairy Debut (Elliah Candappa, Mikayla Gardiner, Sarah Hatherall