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On the land Archive

Innovative program helping create future careers

DARBY McClaren was inspired by the Cows Create Careers program to pursue a career with cattle, with the 15-year-old already holding practical dairy experience under his belt.

Police urge farmers to always report rural crime

A VICTORIA Police farm crime roadshow hit the streets of Warragul last week to help inform farmers on how to keep their livestock and property safe from thieves.

‘Best ever’ store prices reflect buoyant prime market

  WITH prices up across the board at the Leongatha prime sale on Wednesday, November 17, and a break in the weather, there was tremendous interest in a mixed yarding of approximately 3000 store cattle in Leongatha on Friday, November 17. Stuart Jenkin of

Love of animals drives further veterinary studies

MATT DeCicco has seen the difference he can make as a vet and now he’s planning to take his expertise to the next level.

Boost for Landcare groups

LANDCARE groups in the West Gippsland Catchment Management region have shone brightly, with 15 Landcare groups receiving an injection of funds.

More trees, less carbon means better farming

FIFTH-GENERATION Glen Alvie farmer Sam Walker recently featured on The New Joneses Road Trip digi-series, where he discussed the importance of regenerative farming. In the digi-series, Slatts Everyday (from thrash-band, King Parrot) hit the road in a 100 per cent electric vehicle with Nat’s

Top 5% of dairy farmers named

DAIRY farmers producing Australia’s best quality milk have been named in Dairy Australia’s 2021 Australian Milk Quality Awards. The awards recognise farmers producing the country’s best milk based on bulk milk cell count (BMCC) for the 2021 financial year. Gold Awards are given to

Up goes the milk price

FONTERRA Australia has increased its average farmgate milk price for the 2021/2022 season to $7.10 per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS).

Have a plan and enjoy the journey

GIPPSLAND dairy farmers Mike and Sarah O’Brien know day-to-day farm life can distract from progressing the “ideas swirling around” in your head.

Milestone achievement for young agriculture student

TAFE Gippsland student Jake Seuren, who manages a leased farm at Lang Lang, is being celebrated for taking out the People’s Choice Award in the Trainee of the Year category at the 2021 Victorian Training Awards.

Fox, rabbit control program continues

THE ‘Enhancing Biodiversity at the Bunurong Coastal Landscape’ funded project (due to end in June 2021) has been extended for six months by the state government.

Generate income through ecological assets, carbon offsets

FARMERS or landholders interested in creating greater biodiversity on their land also have opportunities to generate income from their ecological assets, through carbon offset programs, according to Peter Gannon.

TTMI ready to go in Leongatha

TTMI’S brand-new showroom and dealership is set to officially open this week on Hughes Street in Leongatha, bringing with it the top brands of farm machinery.