On the land Archive

Local produce worth all the buzz

A FORMER medical scientist is creating a buzz in the hills of Mirboo North, turning what was once a “fascinating hobby” into a fully-fledged career. Peter Gatehouse began selling locally-produced raw honey and beeswax products under the name ‘Hill Top Hives’ in the spring

Boost for young farmers

THERE’S still time to apply for the State Government’s Young Farmers Scholarship program. The government launched the latest round of the scholarships late last month, highlighting a local dairy farmer as a shining example of how the funds can help set up productive and

Improving the health of dairy calves

RESEARCH has identified new opportunities to improve the health and productivity of Australian dairy calves, according to new research. The research findings are based on a survey of more than 100 dairy farmers and the analysis of colostrum, blood and faecal samples collected from 23 farms.

Significant milestone for employment program

THE Gippsland Regional Agrifood Employment Program (GRAEP) has reached a significant two-year milestone of 88 people now in continuous employment. Since April 2017, GRAEP manager Julie Tuhi has been an integral part of that success, supporting job seekers and potential employers through a combination

Plenty of dung to go around

SOUTH Gippsland Landcare Network hosted a dung beetle workshop on Saturday June 29 at the Kernot Community Centre. World renowned dung beetle expert John Feehan presented to over 70 people on how dung beetles can make soil healthier and more productive by interrupting parasite