On the land Archive

Local girls handle stud on the big stage

By Emily Pendlebury TWO local girls recently returned from a trip to Geelong, where they outranked their fellow competitors in the Stud Beef Victoria 2019 Cattle Handlers Camp. Emily Pendlebury, 15, of Wonthaggi met Alexie Carmichael, 11, of Dalyston while on the camp. Emily

Dairy farmers try a Red instead

WHILE Holsteins and Jerseys remain the breeds of choice for most dairy farmers in South Gippsland, it’s becoming increasingly common to see red cows in the milking shed, and a recent field day was a chance to find out why. Organised by the Australian

Attrition, hard work and NZ pay impacts shearing

AT THE start of the summer shearing season locally there was talk that several factors could hurt the availability of shearers this year. And certainly, it has been hard to lock in contractors for a date suitable to the wool growers. It’s the shearers

Lamb prices down as quality drys off

LAMB buyer for Wagstaffs and others, Rob Hackett, wasn’t surprised to see prices for lambs at Leongatha markedly down on recent weeks. He said the dry conditions had finally started to bite locally and the lambs were past their best as a result. It

Sheep market starts the year off strong

HEAVY lambs sold well at VLE Leongatha’s first sheep sale of the year, fetching up to $148/head, a big step up from the pre-Christmas sale. Warragul processors Radfords dominated the bidding on a yarding of around 2500 lambs and 500 sheep, with locals picking