On the land Archive

Healthier cows mean a sustainable future

HEALTHY cows produce fewer methane emissions, and that discovery by Agriculture Victoria (AV) scientists is helping dairy farmers to breed ‘environmentally friendly’ cows.

Four partners, one plan

WRITING down a plan for your business is never more important when there is more than one person involved. To help farmers recognize their goals and get on the same page, Dairy Australia developed ‘Our Farm, Our Plan’ with support from Gardiner Dairy Foundation

Fonterra considers IPO

  FONTERRA Co-operative Group Limited today announced it would proceed with an ownership review of Fonterra Australia. The co-op is considering the most appropriate ownership structure for Fonterra Australia, one option includes an IPO, with the intention the co-op retains a significant stake. Fonterra’s

RFCS improves the lives of dairy farmers

RFCS Gippsland is our local service helping farmers become more resilient, profitable and sustainable.

Scholarships to boost the dairy industry

STUDENTS from Victorian dairy communities who plan to start their tertiary studies in 2022 can now apply for a Gardiner Dairy Foundation scholarship.

Let your creativity shine with the Sustainability Festival

THIS year’s Sustainability Festival ‘Reimagined’ will be led by the Bass Coast Landcare Network (BCLN) over six weeks beginning on Saturday, October 23.

Farmers are good eggs

EGG farmers state-wide are donating pallets of local eggs to help feed thousands of Victorians.

Less milkings without ‘significantly’ reducing milk

MILKING cows is the most labour-intensive regular activity on dairy farms but new research into extended milking intervals (EMI) could free up time for southwest Victorian farmers.

Post-flood irrigation checks to set you on the right path

FARMERS in Gippsland this year have been lucky enough to experience a winter that has provided enough rainfall to meet plant water requirements.

Catchment strategy out for consultation

THE future management direction of the region’s land, water, biodiversity and coastal areas for the next six years is up for discussion.

Landcare register to protect platypuses

SOUTH Gippsland Landcare Network is establishing a register of landowners who want to restore water frontages for platypuses.

Webinar focuses on improving water quality

AROUND 30 people tuned into an online seminar to wrap up South Gippsland Landcare Network’s (SGLN) Corner Inlet Citizen Science Water Quality Improvement Project last week.

Calves in need of a home

AN ANIMAL rescue charity is in urgent need of temporary foster carers in South Gippsland to look after adorable calves until they can be adopted.