On the land Archive

Wonthaggi Motorcycles’ mega three-day sale

YOU can’t go to Farm World, so Wonthaggi Motorcycles is bringing Farm World to you, with a mega three-day sale full of deals too good to miss. This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the team will be slashing prices on farm machinery and equipment from

Abundance of stock to clear at JSL’s sale

JSL Light Engine Repairs in Leongatha and Country Clipper has attended Farm World for many years, offering deals on everything from Zero Turn mowers to Log Splitters. This year is no different, offering the same deals, if not better in-store. JSL is in a

Get a field day deal at Chapman’s

DUE to the circumstances of these difficult times, with so many public events cancelled, we are all trying to keep the wheels of industry turning and people in their jobs. We continue to follow the advice from our government and health organisations while providing

End of an era for prolific dairy sire

End of an era for ground-breaking Holstein sire MVP ONE of Australia’s most enduring Holstein sires has died. ABS bull 29HO16888 Seagull-Bay MVP entered the Australian market six years ago and was the only sire in the past decade to sell more than 50,000

Dairy farmers look forward to release of national industry plan

THE first Australian Dairy Plan is set to be released next month, promising to shake up the industry with a range of reforms including the creation of a single, new whole of industry national dairy organisation. A draft published in December 2019 detailed measures

Oh ‘deer’, not another one

GIPPSLAND Intrepid Landcare has been a part of a practical field trip exploring the Strzelecki rainforest and installing wildlife cameras to monitor deer population around the area. Intrepid member Kathleen Brack said the day was full of valuable lessons. “We learnt about the impact

South Gippsland farmers reaping benefits of Charolais cross

AN Inverloch butcher has said a Charolais cross vealer was one of the best calves he had ever killed out. The calf came from Paul and Liz Cummins from Stony Creek who run 120 Hereford and Angus cross cows. Mr Cummins decided to switch

Fighting food waste and reducing landfill

FOOD waste is a $20b a year problem in Australia. One of Food and Fibre Gippsland members, a fresh produce retailer and wholesaler based in the Latrobe Valley, has introduced an innovative solution to the region with a dehydrator system that converts food waste

Improving soil quality

FEED the soil, not the plant, was one part of senior soil scientist Declan McDonald’s message at the Growing Southern Gippsland field day held on Phillip Island on Friday, February 28. The value of soil and its ability to hold water were topics of

Looking after your best work mate

By Dr Jeff Cave, District Veterinary Officer THERE is no argument that working dogs are an enormous asset to farmers and it stands to reason, if your dog travels on the back of your ute, you need to take extra care to avoid exposing

Polaris withdraws from quad bike sales

POLARIS will stop selling their Quad Bike range (ATVs) from October 2020. In a letter last week, Tom Marriott of Marriotts Motorcycles and Power Equipment said the business had been selling Quad Bikes for many years, however the market has been shifting towards the

Charolais bulls a popular cross for commercial buyers

THE 18th annual Southern Charolais Breeders Group Sale is coming up and event organisers say it’s going to be better than ever. Charolais Society of Australia treasurer Ken Manton said he thought the Southern Charolais Breeders Group Sale was the longest-running multi-vendor stud sale

Corny way to raise money for a trip to Africa

A LOCAL high school student has taken a unique approach to fundraising for an overseas volunteering trip, setting up his own small business selling sweet corn. Aiming to raise enough money to travel to Africa with Newhaven College and the World Challenge program in