TIMING is everything when it comes to silage and hay making and that was also the case with the running of the annual Lardner Park Hay and Silage Demonstration Day last Wednesday, September 7.
The rain might have been on the way later in the week but the sun came out perfectly on cue for the event that marks the official start to the local fodder season.
And new CEO of Lardner Park, Nicola Pero, couldn’t have been happier with the outcome.
“The weather was superb and attendances were up on previous years and from the reports we’ve received, there were some good sales made on the day as well,” Ms Pero said.
“We had 20 pieces of machinery on site, 11 demonstrators and nine exhibitors. We were pretty much at capacity there and I think the day went off very well.
“We also made some pretty good silage from what I could see.”
The annual demonstration day is an important date on Lardner Park’s agricultural calendar but it’s just part of an extensive program of commercial, community and social activities at Lardner.
Last weekend the venue hosted an Alpacas show on Saturday and a psychic and wellbeing fair on Sunday. And later in September, they’ll also welcome the Ford Model T National Rally, hosted by the Model T Ford Club of Victoria with a public day on Wednesday, September 28.
And in exciting news from Lardner Park, they’re hosting the first-ever Gippsland ‘Food Truck Carnival’ from December 9-11 featuring the very best in mobile gourmet food – but more about that later.