On the land Archive

Goats for weed control – how to make it work

GOATS are becoming increasingly popular for weed control.

Traceability boost backs paddock to plate success story

TRACEABILITY in Victoria’s renowned agriculture sector would be taken to the next level through a record investment in the state budget 2021/22, the government said last week.

Three days later, Saputo revises milk price up to $6.85

THREE days after announcing its opening price of $6.65kg MS, Saputo Dairy Australia (SDA) has revised its offer to suppliers in the Southern Milk Region for the 2021-22 season to a weighted average farm gate milk price of $6.85 per kilogram milk solids.

Fonterra revises milk price to $6.85

FONTERRA Australia today announced it had revised its weighted average farmgate milk price for the 2021/2022 season to $6.85 per kgMS.

VFF, Nationals unite against farm camping move

THE Victorian Farmers Federation and The Nationals were united in the opposition to regulations that permit camping on farmland river frontage at a rally at Parliament last week.

Major threats to bee industry

PROTECTING pollination to safeguard food security was the theme of World Bee Day on May 20 and is central to research being undertaken by a team of Agriculture Victoria (AV) researchers.

Saputo goes with opening milk price of $6.65kg MS

  SAPUTO Dairy Australia (SDA) has announced to suppliers in the Southern Milk Region that our 2021/22 opening weighted average farm gate milk price will be $6.65 per kilogram milk solids. It compares with the announcements by other companies: Fonterra $6.55kg (On Friday, June

Top ploughmen take to the field

WEST Gippsland Ploughing Association managed to run its first Silver Share contest since 2019 recently.

Talking regenerative soil methods

THE Bass Coast Landcare Network recently hosted a farm walk to demonstrate natural capital accounting and regenerative soil methods.

Straight through the middle!

HUGE goals are being kicked by our farming community – and, as importantly, our cattle buyers – for Carinya Aged Care, with yet more sales of fattened calves at the Leongatha VLE Saleyards at Koonwarra last week.

Field day on regenerative grazing

SOUTH Gippsland Landcare Network is excited to bring you a field day on regenerative grazing with Graeme Hand, delivered through the Enhancing Soil Biology Project.

Successful open days

THE not-for-profit Wonthaggi Seed Bank and Nursery held two open days last week.

Need to help the ‘Need For Feed’

  WHY do they do it? Why do farmers from Bass Coast and South Gippsland cost themselves money to donate hay to those less fortunate. And why do the volunteer members of local Lions clubs and truck drivers pitch in to get the hay