On the land Archive

Growing possibilities for farming

By Tom McNish MULTI-Storey Farming (MSF) is an innovative approach to farming developed by Clinton Tepper of Buln Buln near Warragul. It presents a diverse range of benefits, particularly to farmers in South Gippsland. Growing deeper into soils and high above traditional pastures, Clinton’s

“Something in the milk” for Olympian high jumper

TWO iconic Gippsland names have joined forces to promote the region and its dairy industry to the world. Milk processor Burra Foods has announced Leongatha-born Olympic high jumper Eleanor Patterson as the company’s first brand ambassador. Eleanor is a Commonwealth Games gold medallist and

Long-life milk created another market for farmers

A RETIRED Poowong East farmer has shared his story of how he helped introduce UHT milk to South Gippsland.

Grants to help dairy farmers cut power costs

Gippsland’s dairy farmers are encouraged to apply for grants that will help to lower their energy costs. Russell Broadbent, Member for Monash, said that energy bills are one of the big expenses for dairy farmers and the Commonwealth Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program was

Promoting positive mental health in primary producers

A NETWORK has been created to help prevent mental injury in Victoria’s primary production workplaces. The Primary Producer Knowledge Network has been developed by the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH)—a partnership between Western District Health Service and Deakin University based in Hamilton, Victoria.

Fonterra revises opening price from $6.06 to $6.40

FONTERRA Australia has backpedalled on Monday’s pricing announcements, and has now revised its weighted average opening price to $6.40 per kgMS and forecast a closing range of $6.40 – $6.70 per kgMS for the 2020/21 season. On Monday, Fonterra announced an opening price of

Fonterra, Saputo signal milk price drop for 2020-2021

[See related story: Fonterra revises opening price from $6.06 to $6.40] Fonterra Australia has announced its weighted average farmgate milk price for the 2020/2021 season of $6.06 per kgMS, with an estimated closing price range of $6.30 to $6.70 per kgMS. By comparison, Bulla

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