On the land Archive

Farmers needed for new horticulture business study

A NEW farm monitor program will provide horticulture producers with critical business insights to help them understand their profitability, improve recovery and drive future growth.

‘Water Rat’ takes out top prize

A WATER Rat that sends an alert when water levels get too low has taken out the top prize in the inaugural South-west Victorian Dairy Innovation Challenge.

Sharing a love of birds

THE South Gippsland Conservation Society presented its second information day at the Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club recently, welcoming members and locals to link with likeminded neighbours and share their love and knowledge of birds.

Fonterra announces step-up

  FONTERRA Australia has announced a step-up of 10 cents per kgMS, taking its 2021/22 average price to $7.40/kgMS, and an opening weighted average farmgate milk price of $8.25/kgMS for the 2022/23 season. Fonterra Australia managing director René Dedoncker said the latest price increase

Future in dairy industry on Monika’s radar

ENGINEERING and pharmacology university student Monika Burford has recently discovered the many opportunities for graduates in the dairy industry.

Genomic game changer for Camperdown farmer

GENOMIC testing has revolutionised Chris Place’s dairy herd – and likely made it much more valuable.

Combining a love of dairy and breeding

KATRINA Galindo grew up with beef cows and horses and later fell in love with the dairy industry.

Weed warriors of Ensay powering up the paddocks

AGRICULTURE Victoria will hold a field day on Friday, April 29 from 10am to 1pm, at the new Gippsland Weed Warriors Producer Demonstration Site to discuss strategies for dealing with weeds and managing pastures after fire.

‘Til the cows come home

KORUMBURRA’S Tyler and Lucky are among the fortunate male calves given a chance at life by ‘Til The Cows Come Home.

Be on guard against deadly virus

STATE and federal biosecurity authorities are alerting pig and horse owners to be vigilant for Japanese encephalitis virus.

Incentives for sheep, cattle brains

YOU may or may not have heard of the Bucks for Brains initiative.

Commissioners talk water in West Gippsland

WORLD Water Day formed the perfect backdrop for four commissioners from the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) to visit West Gippsland.

Mohaka hybrid delivers superior grazing

WESTERN Victorian lamb producers James Sobey and Casey Guy from Caverndale Farming need a lot of quality grazing to keep the feed up to their lambs and have found Mohaka tetraploid hybrid ryegrass fits the bill.