THE Strzelecki Lions Club is proud to be hosting the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra on Wednesday and Thursday, September 27 and 28.
The event will open at 9am and close at 3.30pm on both days.
Entry is $10 per person and children under 16 years old are free.
The Dairy Expo started in the year 2000 with the committee having a core objective to deliver a ‘one stop shop’ to local farmers, so that if they were busy, they could visit, do their business and leave having spent a valuable couple of hours researching.
Today, the event still has the same focus.
The South Gippsland Dairy Expo provides an opportunity for members of the dairying fraternity to showcase the latest in dairy innovation and technology to local farmers.
The Dairy Expo could not happen without the loyal support of major sponsor, Murray Goulburn and MG Trading.
This relationship has been in place for 17 years and visitors are encouraged to call in and visit their hospitality area and have a chat to their enthusiastic team.
South Gippsland is lucky to be the home of some exceptional dairy farm enterprises which form a significant part of our rural community.
The Dairy Expo would not be an 18-year success story without the tremendous support and help from its community and their volunteers.
The Korumburra Rotary Club will be in charge of the Kids Activity Pavilion which will include some farm animal pens, cow moulds for painting, a dairy dress-up corner and lots more, so be sure to bring the children along.
It’s all free thanks to Parmalat’s sponsorship.
The South Gippsland Dairy Expo is an event that is organised and run by volunteers.
Each year enthusiastic parents and volunteers from the Poowong Kindergarten organise the catering for all attendees.
The Strzelecki Lions Club would like to thank the other community volunteers who assist with the event each year.
Matt Harms will host a session sponsored by the South Gippsland Shire Council and Rabobank on Wednesday, September 27 at 11am.
The session is titled ‘Our prediction for the coming season is unpredictable’, and will cover milk prices, seasons, illness and other external factors that are all highly unpredictable.
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 include Dean Turner (Yannathan), Warren and Kerrie Redmond (Inverloch), Penni Ellicott (South Gippsland Shire), Jamie Murphy (Rabobank) and Andrew and Sue Lamers (Outtrim).
And for exciting news, the Udder Truth Showbag sponsored by South East Organic Fertiliser is back!
Participating exhibitors are extremely enthusiastic for expo visitors to be able to participate.
Purchase a $2 show bag at the gate, visit 10 of the listed exhibitors, answer an easy question, place your entry in the draw and you could be $3000 richer by the end of the Dairy Expo!
Now for something new to the event; each year the committee likes to encourage some competitive banter amongst exhibitors and patrons.
This year the expo has invited The Big Gippsland Jersey Milk Off. The rules are simple – one hand, one teat, one minute, most milk.
There will be a competition daily, so exhibitors, farmers and children – let your fingers do the talking and check out the competition time at the event. Don’t miss out!
The well-known Murray Goulburn and Reid Stockfeeds breakfast will be on again this year. Book your place at the breakfast on Thursday, September 28 at 8.30am.
In 2018 the Strzelecki Lions Club celebrates its 20th anniversary. The club during this time raised and disbursed more than $500,000 back into the local community.
This contribution is not possible without many loyal companies who support the Lions and their activities and events such as the South Gippsland Dairy Expo.
Poowong Dairy & Hardware is one of them and has made a kind donation to the Dairy Expo, while the event’s gold sponsors are GippsDairy/Dairy Australia, Reid Stockfeeds, Rabobank and Burra Foods. Call in and show your appreciation.
The details are simple. Mark it in your diary now, the South Gippsland Dairy Expo, Korumburra Showgrounds on Wednesday and Thursday, September 27 and 28.
Further enquiries about the Dairy Expo should be addressed to the event secretary, Deanne Kennedy by calling 0419 878 055 or emailing deanne@jaydee.net.au