On the land Archive

Beef and sheepmeat prices to remain strong

WHILE African Swine Fever continues to grip the global animal protein sector and pull down overall sectoral growth, Australian beef and sheepmeat prices are set to remain strong in 2020, according to Rabobank’s Global Animal Protein Outlook 2020. Bringing uncertainty to all markets, however,

Laying the foundations for a supportive workplace

AN East Gippsland egg farm forging the way in inclusive employment and reaping the benefits is urging other local businesses to follow suit by offering people with a disability a day of work experience this month. The AccessAbility Day initiative will see businesses give

Great Berrys Creek Wall brings good tidings

AS MUCH a part of the end of each year in South Gippsland as Christmas, Mark Dowling’s famous wall of silage has gone up at Berrys Creek in the past few weeks. And all that remains now is for this year’s theme. As you

Gippslander leads local EPA

ENVIRONMENT Protection Authority Victoria’s (EPA’s) new Regional Manager says the community and local businesses will play a greater part in protecting Gippsland’s environment from next year. Jessica Bandiera says new legislation taking effect in July 2020 will give EPA more power to protect the

‘Unjustifiable’ scrutiny and pressure on farmers

GIPPSLAND public hearings for the Victorian parliamentary inquiry to fix farm trespass laws saw local farmers detail the profound impact of farm invasions on their operations earlier this year. Gippsland farmers and agriculture producers provided evidence to State Parliament’s Economic and Infrastructure Committee on

Watch out for weeds in different feeds

By John Bowman, Agriculture Victoria LARGE quantities of grain and hay have been transported into Gippsland over the last two years to feed livestock, which has increased the risk of some unwanted weeds being brought into the region. Feeding your stock in either a

Scholarship helps set up Hannah for a bright future

HANNAH Thorson has gone to the city to learn more about agriculture but her heart remains in Gippsland. Thanks to receiving Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s 2017 Bill Pyle Tertiary Scholarship to support her Bachelor of Agricultural Science study at La Trobe University, Hannah has been

Farm Challenge judge had his work cut out for him

SOUTH Gippsland Jersey Breeders Club recently hosted their ‘2019 On Farm Challenge’. Judging took place over two days culminating in their presentation evening held at the Meeniyan footy clubrooms on Thursday, October 24. Over 65 people were in attendance comprising of members and sponsors.

Australian farmers report increasing appetite for succession planning

AUSTRALIAN farmers are becoming increasingly proactive when it comes to succession planning, with close to 70 per cent reporting they are actively looking to incorporate the next generation into their business through transfer of assets or shared ownership, according to a recent survey commissioned

Retiring farmer Ginn still wears his grin

AMONGST the hustle and bids of last Friday’s clearing sale at Yancowinna, there was a smooth moving gentleman, though he seemed under the weather there was no escaping the hardy-farmer grin of Dennis Ginn. With share farmers set to take the reins, Dennis Ginn

City kids’ eyes opened to opportunities in agriculture

By Kirra Grimes CITY kids found out where their food comes from and had their eyes opened to career opportunities in agriculture as they visited South Gippsland farms last week. Year 7 to 11 students from Flemington’s Mount Alexander College spent the day at

Time for farmers to be heard

LEONGATHA South dairy farmer Benjamin Vagg says it’s time for farmers to speak out and show the world what they have to offer. Benjamin, who has recently taken on a senior role with the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV), says the views of farmers

Cape Paterson clearing sale the end of an era

TED Grambeau, the world-famous ocean photographer, reckons the Super8 film footage he’s seen of Dennis Ginn surfing Jeffreys Bay in South Africa, in the heady days of the late 1970s, is among the best he’s seen. Ah, those were the days, says Dennis as