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 bought to you by South East Organic Fertiliser.
So come along to the Korumburra Showgrounds on September 26 and 27.
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, 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 27.
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. There is an old saying that you have to be in it to win it!
Participating companies include; Coopers Animal Health, Lely Centre Gippsland, Fonterra, Easy Dairy Automation Systems, Gendore Tractors & Machinery, GippsDairy, MaxCare, ProviCo, De Wit Trading/The Wrangler New Zealand, Rabobank, Reid Stockfeeds, Rural Bank, Federation Training, Victorian Hoofcare Services and Browns Stockfeeds.
The Strzelecki Lions Club is pleased once again to host the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra.
This year they will be celebrating 19 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 more than $540,000 back into the community in the past 21 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.
In 2018 the South Gippsland Dairy Expo acknowledges its major sponsor Fonterra for its fantastic support and making a commitment to the local dairy community.
Gold sponsors are Federation Training, Rabobank, Reid Stockfeeds, GippsDairy, Burra Foods, South Gippsland Shire Council and Dairy News Australia.
Back by popular demand is Matt Harms from OnFarm Consulting.
Matt will host a session on Wednesday, September 26 at 11am titled: ‘Love makes the world go round; what makes dairy go round? Peace – Love – Ryegrass’.
The following is a snapshot of what will be covered.
• What makes for a harmonious relationship in the dairy industry?
• Why is it that some business relationships work so well, to mutual benefit, and others fall apart?
• Are all successful business arrangements harmonious and easy, or does it take hard work, mutual respect and give and take to make it work?
• Learn how a range of relationships, being employee/employer, sharefarming and farm manager arrangements work so well, for an extended period and how they reach harmony.
The panel members include Mark Wilms and Andrew Balfour (Wilfour Farms) and sharefarmer Michael O’Brien from Nambrok, Paul and Lisa Mumford and employee Aaron Thomas from Won Wron, Gordon and Sylvia Vagg and farm manager Paul Cocksedge from Leongatha South and Matt Long from Rabobank.
This session is proudly sponsored by South Gippsland Shire Council and Rabobank.
There is something for everyone at the 2018 Dairy Expo.
The Korumburra Rotary Club will be in charge of the Kids Activity Pavilion. This year the pavilion 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.
A special thanks to the Poowong Dairy & Hardware and Westfalia Warragul for supporting the activities in the kids’ pavilion.
To encourage some competitive banter amongst exhibitors and patrons the expo has invited Gippsland Jersey to present ‘The Big Gippsland Jersey Dunk Off – A Daily Milk Dunking Competition’.
The rules are very simple: one throw, one dollar, aim well.
Star guests include Matt Harms, John Hutchison, Allan Cameron, Scott Price, Simon Hood, Nick Reid and more. All proceeds raised to be donated to beyondblue.
In an expo first, Cows Create Careers students from Gippsland schools will go head-to-head in a ‘Race About Dairy’ – a game of speed, accuracy and knowledge.
Students will complete activities and answer questions about the Australian dairy industry. First school over the line, wins. It’s an initiative of Federation Training and Dairy Australia.
The choice of days is up to you, but make sure you visit the South Gippsland Dairy Expo either on Wednesday or Thursday, September 26 or 27 at the Korumburra Showgrounds, Korumburra.
Opening hours are 9am to 3.30pm daily, cost is $12 per person, children under 16 years old are free.
For more details, phone Deanne Kennedy on 5659 4219 or email