On the land Archive

Using ‘smart’ farming to save the planet

THE South Gippsland, Bass Coast and Western Port farming communities were invited to join a “bottom up revolution” last week as respected sheep grazier, academic and author Dr Charles Massy visited the area to speak on the benefits of regenerative agriculture. The manager of

Young cattle sells firm

THERE were approximately 1800 export and 270 young cattle penned at the Leongatha VLE saleyards at Koonwarra last week, representing an increase of 760 head week-on-week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a mixed market. Quality was mixed with many lots

Yamaha threatens the end of ATVs

IF the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recommendations about quad bikes in their current state are passed as law, Yamaha Motor Australia says it will be forced to cease selling utility ATVs in Australia. The ACCC has drafted what it calls ATV Mandatory

Greener pastures with Chapman Machinery

IT’S that time of year when reseeding or renovating pastures becomes a top priority for our local farmers, and there’s only one place to go to get the tools and know-how to make light work of these important tasks. Chapman Machinery Service in Leongatha

‘Extreme activists’ should leave farmers alone: MPs

A PARLIAMENTARY inquiry to fix farm trespass laws and better protect Victorian farmers will be established after a strong community-driven campaign supported by the Liberal-Nationals. The Liberal-Nationals proposed the inquiry after calls from farmers and communities to strengthen laws and better protect farmers against