On the land Archive

Supporting women on farms

BASS Coast Landcare Network has held its first Women on Farms discussion group workshop, offering women an opportunity to learn and improve their skills.

Nuffield scholarship helps build a resilient dairy business

SOUTH Gippsland dairy farmer Graeme Nicoll has learnt a lot about resilience in his 25 years in the industry.

From London to Ecklin and a life in dairy

THERE aren’t many dairy cows on the streets of London but former Londoner Lillie Smith has found her calling in life on a dairy farm at Ecklin South in south-west Victoria.

Take farm safety serious, urges MP

THE Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath is raising awareness of farm safety and farmer health during National Farm Safety Week.

Research assisting dairy industry to address water efficiency issues

MONASH university student Tom Stevenson has been playing an important role in improving the Victorian dairy industry’s use of wastewater.

Farmers’ open letter calls for greater action

FARMERS from across Gippsland fronted the office of Nationals MP Darren Chester last Tuesday, July 6, demanding stronger action on climate change.

Getting it right when it comes to on-farm composting

YOU can use farm effluent, manure and materials such as wasted feed, wood chips, rice hulls, fouled bedding materials and tree prunings to produce compost.

Grown steer price lifts again

THERE was no shortage of exceptional cattle after agents yarded 4600 at last Friday’s (July 2) Victoria Livestock Exchange Leongatha store sale.

Goats for weed control – How to make it work

GOATS become increasingly popular as helpers on properties, keeping weeds at bay.

Mammoth tree victim of storm

THE full fury of the region’s recent storm was evident after an enormous tree at a Berrys Creek cattle farm was toppled by strong winds.

Life membership for outgoing president

OUTGOING Jersey Australia president Chris MacKenzie is leaving with a special honour – a life membership.

Loch Nyora Landcare Group celebrates 25 years

THE historical and charming Jeetho Hall was the fitting venue for the 25-year celebration of the Loch Nyora Landcare Group at the weekend.

Strong demand for Leongatha cattle

THE beef producers of South Gippsland did well to boost the numbers at the prime market at Leongatha this week, despite the amount of work still going on in earnest around the district cleaning up after the big storm earlier this month.