THE Strzelecki Lions Club is once again hosting the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra on Wednesday and Thursday, September 23 and 24, commencing each day at 9am.
The expo provides an opportunity for members of the dairying fraternity to showcase the latest in dairy innovation and technology.
South Gippsland is lucky to be the home of some exceptional dairy enterprises which form a significant part of our rural community.
The Dairy Expo would not be the success it is today without tremendous support and help from its community volunteers.
Once again, the Korumburra Rotary Club will be in charge of the Kids Activity Pavilion and the Poowong Kindergarten will coordinate the food for the patrons of the event.
In addition to these organisations, the Strzelecki Lions Club has various other community volunteers who assist with the event each year.
The Dairy Expo started 16 years ago with the committee having a core objective to deliver a ‘one stop shop’ to local farmers, so that if farmers were busy, they could visit, do their business and leave having spent a valuable couple of hours.
Today, the event still has the same focus.
This year Holstein Australia has organised Phil Hentschke to deliver a presentation titled ‘The type of animals you own equals profit for your business’.
The presentation will take place on Wednesday at 1pm and Thursday 11.30am.
Matt Harms will be hosting a session on Wednesday, September 23 at 11am, so be sure to keep a look out for further information about his topic for 2015!
The Strzelecki Lions Club has a Dairy Expo committee who are volunteers and some of them are dairy farmers.
Many of these people have been on the committee since it started and collectively have raised and disbursed more than $340,000 back into the local community.
Of course, the South Gippsland Dairy Expo could not happen without the loyal support of the Major and Gold Sponsors.
Devondale Murray Goulburn and MG Trading have been the major sponsor of the Dairy Expo for 15 years and once again they will have a hospitality marquee at the expo so be sure to call in and have a chat to their enthusiastic team.
As always, the expo has a terrific group of gold sponsors, many of whom support the Dairy Expo each year.
Soak up the atmosphere in their marquee and be sure to support those who support the industry; ADF Milking, Rabobank, Reid Stockfeeds, South Gippsland Shire Council, GippsDairy and Dairy Australia.
Udder Truth Showbag sponsored by South East Organic Fertiliser is back, after a successful introduction to the Dairy Expo last year.
The participating exhibitors are extremely excited for expo visitors to participate. Make sure you purchase a $2 showbag at the gate, listen to the simple steps and hopefully you can be $3000 richer!
Find out more all at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo, Korumburra Showgrounds on Wednesday and Thursday, September 23 and 24.
Further enquiries to the Dairy Expo secretary, Deanne Kennedy on 5659 4219 or