On the land Archive

Shrinking global milk growth

THE slowdown in global milk supply growth has “set the stage” for a recovery in milk prices for dairy producers around the globe, according to a visiting North American dairy expert. Out from Chicago as a keynote speaker at the recent Australian Dairy Conference

Sowing seeds of farming success

YOUNG farmers with a desire to drive their knowledge and businesses forward have until Friday, June 14, to apply for the prestigious Nuffield Scholarship program and potentially follow in the footsteps of some of our region’s most respected agricultural producers. South Gippsland is home

JSL’s best deal yet!

IT is that time of year again and the team at JSL in Leongatha have just received a shipment of Log Splitters to keep you warm this winter. “The 45 Tonne black diamond range has been our most popular log splitter, and we have

Taking the lead at Leongatha saleyards

By Kirra Grimes THE Victorian Livestock Exchange at Koonwarra has a new chief operations officer, with Outtrim’s Kim McMahon recently stepping up to the role after five years in management, and previous experience in livestock, farming, OH&S, and agribusiness. Leading the way for the

Have your say on trespassing

THE Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath, has secured a commitment for regional hearings to be conducted during the Inquiry into the Impact of Animal Activism on Victoria agriculture. Ms Bath said considering the geographic location of our farming communities across Victoria,

Numbers keep coming

By the SGSAA ANOTHER large yarding of 4200 store cattle came forward at last week’s Leongatha store sale. The yarding consisted another good large offering of heavy cattle suitable for the feedlots down to very light poor condition types. Feedlot operators and backgrounders dominated

Drought top of mind for budget: O’Brien

DROUGHT support for farmers and affected Gippsland businesses should be top of mind when the State Budget is released on May 27, according to a local MP. The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, said the Andrews Labor Government is continuing to fail

Farming podcast shares dairy industry’s good news

A NEW podcast from not for profit organisation GippsDairy aims to deliver informative discussions, the latest industry news, and compelling personal stories directly to farmers, where and when it suits them. The first episode of DairyPod went online recently, featuring legendary farm consultant John

Reducing our food waste

VICTORIA holds the rather unenviable title of the highest level of on-farm losses from vegetable production and is runner-up to Queensland in losses calculated from fruits, nuts and wine grape production. Just over 250,000 tonnes of vegetables, and close to 50,000 tonnes of fruit,

Learning about trends in food, agriculture

FEDERATION University’s Churchill campus will host the second Farmers2Founders (F2F) workshop, linking primary producers to global innovation and technology experts. The free workshops are an Australian first, exposing producers to trends in food, agriculture, and technology that are creating both challenges and opportunities. It

Champs kept ploughing on through Friday’s deluge

WONTHAGGI was in the eye of Friday’s wintry blast, copping a deluge of rain and hail throughout the morning. But it didn’t stop the competitors in the National Ploughing Association of Australian’s annual championships on Cameron and Rhiannon Scheffen’s property at North Wonthaggi. “We

Using ‘smart’ farming to save the planet

By Kirra Grimes 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.

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