THE South Gippsland Dairy Expo, organised by the Strzelecki Lions Club, will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, September 23 and 24 at the Korumburra Showgrounds, Korumburra.
“We are pleased to be once again hosting the event in Korumburra and we look forward to celebrating 16 years of providing the local dairying community with an event that showcases the latest in innovation, products and services available to the dairy industry,” said Deanne Kennedy, onle of the organisers.
“During this time, the Strzelecki Lions Club has distributed over $315,000 back to the community from this event.
“It is important to mention that this achievement would not have been possible without the involvement of loyal sponsors who have continued to support the Expo and the community.”
The Dairy Expo will hear from Matt Harms from OnFarm Consulting. ‘What does success look like? Is it a splash of cash or true wealth?’ Panel members include Matt and Robyn Colwill (Mardan), Daryl and Fay Sinclair (Stony Creek), Damien Murphy (Dumbalk), Marty Thomas (Moo’s at Meeniyan) and Russell Mann (Rabobank).
This session can be attended by Expo patrons at 11am on Wednesday, September 23 and is supported by the South Gippsland Shire Council and Rabobank.
The topic will involve each panel member sharing their thoughts about what success looks like in the dairy industry today.
Does it mean accumulating the most wealth, splashing the most cash, having the best cows or the highest production?
What are the quiet achievers accomplishing in their business? What does success look like and how do they do it? The panel members will share their stories of their business and how they define success.
Major sponsor, Devondale Murray Goulburn will welcome current supplier-shareholders and all other visitors to enjoy their hospitality.
Members of MG’s regional Field Services team will be on hand to discuss a variety of dairy farm-related topics including milk supply, share farming, income projections, milk quality and farm productivity.
The company’s retail division, MG Trading, will also be available with expert agronomists on hand to provide advice and to showcase a range of new products available in store.
Devondale Murray Goulburn has been the major sponsor of the Dairy Expo for 15 years.
Dairy farmers, don’t forget to book into the Devondale Murray Goulburn and Reid Stockfeed breakfast on Thursday, September 24, 8.30am, bookings are essential.
Phone Louise Bruce from Devondale Murray Goulburn on 5662 3522 or Jane Heath from Reid Stockfeeds on 5633 2222.
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.
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 in the Show Pavilion and the Poowong Kindergarten will be coordinating 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 Ladies Interest Pavilion will be located in the Sanders Pavilion and will be a ‘one stop shop’ for all your ‘party plan’ type exhibits. Ladies, you name it, it will be there, Body Shop, Nature Direct, Lorraine Lea Linen, Phoenix Cards just to name a few.
Local community craft and special interest groups will showcase other activities for the ladies. So ladies, make sure you don’t miss on having a peek inside this pavilion – it will be well worth your while!
Udder Truth Show Bag sponsored by South East Organic Fertiliser is back after a successful introduction to the Dairy Expo last year.
Participating exhibitors are extremely excited for expo visitors to participate. Make sure you purchase a $2 show bag at the gate, listen to the simple steps and hopefully you can be $3000 richer!
The choice of days is up to you, but make sure you visit the South Gippsland Dairy Expo either on Wednesday or Thursday, September 23 or 24 at the Korumburra Showgrounds, Korumburra.
Gate charge is $10/person, under 16s free.
Opening hours are 9am to 3.30pm daily. For more details, phone Deanne Kennedy on 5659 4219 or email deanne@jaydee.net.au