On the land Archive

The other side of high beef prices

  AS PRICES for prime beef, and other lesser lines of cattle, edged higher at the Koonwarra saleyards last Wednesday, April 7, veteran trade buyer John Collins had a sobering prediction for supermarket freezer browsers. If you think prices are high now, wait until

Feedlot buyers dominant at Leongatha saleyards

SOUTH Gippsland beef producers can expect to see a bit more of Bill Burton at the saleyards locally.

Where you’ll find ducks, dogs, kids and eggs this Easter

  THERE’S a lot going on over Easter of course. And one thing returning after the COVID layoff is Paul MacPhail’s Easter Sheep Dog Trials on Saturday and Sunday, April 3 and 4. Paul extended an invitation in a newsletter to his subscriber base.

They’re still playing catch-up at Woodside

PETER Boddy of Woodside couldn’t have picked a better time to sell his annual draft of Angus weaner steers than last Friday at the big Store Cattle Sale at Leongatha VLE Saleyards.

Interstate feedlots send Leongatha store cattle higher

AGENTS yarded 4200 store cattle at last Friday’s VLE Leongatha store sale which provided all vendors with some outstanding results.

Ready-to-work bulls with elite genetics on offer

ANGUS genetics sit at the heart of the Absolute Angus’ breeding philosophy and those genetics will be on show at the stud’s inaugural Autumn Bull Sale on Wednesday, April 7.

Farm World leads restart of regional events

WEST Gippsland is set to host the first major agricultural event since the start of the coronavirus pandemic with Farm World at Lardner Park, receiving formal approval to proceed from the Victorian government.

Farmers ignored on waterfront camping: VFF

FARMERS have been ignored in proposed regulations to govern camping on licensed water frontage, according to the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF).

Dung beetle field day coming to South Gippsland

DID you know dung beetles are a farmer’s best friend? Dung beetles make soil healthier and more productive. They interrupt parasite life cycles, aerate soil, clean paddocks and reduce the need for fertiliser.

Nationals now for Leongatha’s auctioneer champion

TEN young, up-and-coming stock agents from across the state displayed their auctioneering skills at the Australian Livestock and Property

VFF not immune to financial impacts of COVID crisis

LAST week’s annual general meeting (AGM) held by the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) was an opportunity for members to hear from the organisation about how it managed the financial impacts resulting from the events of 2020 and the plans in place to rebound into

OMK stumps up $54,000 for McGrath Foundation

IT was all about the pink for OMK’s Pink Stumps Day and with a grand total of $54,000 raised, organisers can be justly proud of the result.

Inspiring the next generation of agricultural leaders

THE Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) will establish a Youth Advisory Group to support and nurture the next generation of Victorian agricultural leaders.