On the land Archive

Best year yet for local wines

Judy and Neil Travers are looking forward to harvesting their best yet grapes for their Waratah Hills Vineyard. WHILE some farmers have complained about the weather, South Gippsland vignerons have been hailing the year an early success. Judy and Neil Travers of Waratah Hills

Max’s $900 a month carbon tax whack

South Gippsland dairy farmer, Max Jelbart was shocked to find that while his electricity usage was down for the month of August, a ‘carbon adjustment’ of $482.75 and renewable energy charges of $420.49 on his latest power bill have seen monthly costs rocket past

Sun shines on best dairy expo yet

WEDGED in between two blasts of cold, wet and windy weather last week; this year’s South Gippsland Dairy Expo came up smiling after basking in the only two sunny days we’ve seen in what seems like months And with local farmers still unable to

Murray Goulburn closes in on $100m savings

MURRAY Goulburn has already achieved $50 million in cost savings and is well on the way to reaching its goal of $100 million, according to MG chairman Phil Tracy. Mr Tracy was speaking at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo last Thursday, noting that while

Cow in the tank equals money in the bank, says Dr Steinfort

LIVESTOCK health innovator and vet John Steinfort of Steinfort Agvet, had several things to discuss with local farmers including his new, improved range of double-strength ear tags and his downer cow management system, including a riser tank to aid cow recovery. “In the US