On the land Archive

Know your responsibilities when transporting bobby calves

BOBBY calves that are being transported for sale or slaughter must be at least five days old and be in a fit and healthy condition.

Bright future for young farmer

JAKE Seuren has just turned 21 and already manages a leased farm at Lang Lang and runs a contracting business boasting gear worth more than $500,000.

Business investment booming in Victorian farm sector

THE rise and rise of commodity prices continues to underpin strong business sentiment among Victorian farmers, the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has shown.

Costa to lead Landcare conference

THE National Landcare Conference is a free online opportunity for all Australians to learn more about Landcare and how they can get involved in their local community to care for the environment.

Climate change impacting farmers’ bottom line

A RECENT report has shown farmers, on average, lost nearly $30,000 in profits over the past 20 years due to climate change.

Manage animal health issues as wet conditions linger

AGRICULTURE Victoria (AV) is encouraging farmers affected by recent floods and storms to monitor the health of their stock.

Supporting women on farms

BASS Coast Landcare Network has held its first Women on Farms discussion group workshop, offering women an opportunity to learn and improve their skills.

Nuffield scholarship helps build a resilient dairy business

SOUTH Gippsland dairy farmer Graeme Nicoll has learnt a lot about resilience in his 25 years in the industry.

From London to Ecklin and a life in dairy

THERE aren’t many dairy cows on the streets of London but former Londoner Lillie Smith has found her calling in life on a dairy farm at Ecklin South in south-west Victoria.

Take farm safety serious, urges MP

THE Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath is raising awareness of farm safety and farmer health during National Farm Safety Week.

Research assisting dairy industry to address water efficiency issues

MONASH university student Tom Stevenson has been playing an important role in improving the Victorian dairy industry’s use of wastewater.

Farmers’ open letter calls for greater action

FARMERS from across Gippsland fronted the office of Nationals MP Darren Chester last Tuesday, July 6, demanding stronger action on climate change.

Getting it right when it comes to on-farm composting

YOU can use farm effluent, manure and materials such as wasted feed, wood chips, rice hulls, fouled bedding materials and tree prunings to produce compost.