BE SURE not to miss the South Gippsland Dairy Expo this year for your chance to win $3000 in the Udder Truth Show Bag competition, which is proudly brought to you by South East Organic Fertiliser.
So come along to the Korumburra Showgrounds on September 27 and 28.
The rules are simple; buy a $2 show bag at the gate, answer 10 out of the 15 questions and request your card to be stamped by the corresponding exhibitor.
The first card drawn with 10 correct answers along with the stamps will win the $3000.
Participants must be farmers and over 18 years of age.
The winner will be announced at 3.30pm on Thursday, September 28.
Let’s work out the odds. There will be 200 show bags available during the two days of the Expo.
So how many farmers will actually complete the card? Your guess is as good as ours, but there is an old saying that you have to be in it to win it!
Participating companies include Coopers Animal Health, Lely Centre Gippsland, Shade Sheds Victoria, Easy Dairy Automation Systems, Gendore Tractors & Machinery, GippsDairy, MaxCare, ProviCo, Phibro Animal Health, Rabobank, Reid Stockfeeds, Rural Bank, Vic Feeds, Victorian Hoofcare Services and Browns Stockfeeds.
The Strzelecki Lions Club is pleased once again to be hosting the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra.
This year the club is celebrating 18 years of providing the local dairying community with an event that showcases the latest in innovation, products and services available to the dairy industry – a one-stop shop for all who attend.
The funds raised from the South Gippsland Dairy Expo make a big contribution towards the Strzelecki Lions Club distributing over $500,000 back into the community in the past 20 years.
The planning for the Dairy Expo starts in February each year and the committee meets monthly up until the last week before the Expo.
This contribution is not possible without many loyal companies who support the Lions and their activities and events each year.
On that note, the Lions would like to recognise Poowong Dairy & Hardware for its kind donation to the Dairy Expo in 2017.
The South Gippsland Dairy Expo’s major sponsor is Devondale Murray Goulburn and MG Trading who have supported the event since the beginning, truly making a commitment to the local dairy community.
Gold sponsors are Rabobank, Reid Stockfeeds, GippsDairy, Dairy Australia and Burra Foods.
Call in and show your appreciation for their contribution to the Dairy Expo.
Back by popular demand is Matt Harms from OnFarm Consulting. Matt will be hosting a session on Wednesday, September 27 at 11am titled: ‘Our prediction for the coming season is unpredictable’.
Milk prices, seasons, illness and other external factors that are all highly unpredictable will be covered.
Hear how others have previously managed these pressures.
When thrown an unpredictable event, how have they persisted and strengthened their business to withstand future events?
Panel members share their experiences, how their businesses have performed under pressure and how they have come up trumps!
Panel members are Dean Turner (Yannathan), Warren and Kerrie Redmond (Inverloch), Penni Ellicott (South Gippsland Shire), Jamie Murphy (Rabobank) and Andrew and Sue Lamers (Outtrim).
This session is proudly sponsored by South Gippsland Shire Council and Rabobank.
First call for dairy farmers, don’t forget to book into the Devondale Murray Goulburn and Reid Stockfeeds breakfast on Thursday morning, September 28 at 8.30am. Bookings are essential so RSVP to Russell Fountain, russell.fountain@mgc.com.au or 0427 199 865; or Angie Brister, abrister@reidstock.com.au 5633 2222. Get in early as places are limited.
There is something for everyone at the 2017 Dairy Expo.
The Korumburra Rotary Club will be in charge of the Kids Activity Pavilion.
This year the Kids Activity Pavilion, sponsored by Parmalat, will include some farm animals’ pens, cow moulds for painting, a dress-up corner and lots more, so be sure to bring the children along to enjoy these free activities.
To encourage some competitive banter amongst our exhibitors and patrons the Expo has invited Gippsland Jersey to present ‘The Big Gippsland Jersey Milk Off’.
The rules are very simple: ‘One hand, one teat, one minute, most milk’. There will be a competition daily, so exhibitors, farmers and family members, let your fingers do the milking. Don’t miss out.
The Lions Club of Strzelecki would like to make a special thanks to Michael’s Supa IGA for supporting this event with some of the catering requirements which in turn allows the Lions to give back more to the community.
The choice of days is up to you, but make sure you visit the South Gippsland Dairy Expo either on Wednesday or Thursday, September 27 or 28, Korumburra Showgrounds, Korumburra.
Opening hours are 9am to 3.30pm daily, cost is $10 per person and children under 16 years old are free.
For enquires, phone Deanne Kennedy on 5659 4219 or email deanne@jaydee.net.au