On the land Archive

Rainfall all the talk at the yards

NOT only is the VLE Leongatha Saleyards a proven performer when it comes to getting the best market prices available, whether it’s for store cattle, trade, export or breeder cattle, it’s also a good place to check the pulse of the industry. Agents, buyers

Dairy masters awarded

THE White family of Leongatha South have been recognised as Master Breeders at the Holstein Australia annual competitions and awards night in South Australia recently. The Master Breeder Award recognises the long-term achievement of herds that have bred at least 300 registered animals over

Dairy Expo starts tomorrow

THE agricultural event of the year, the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra begins tomorrow. Gates will open to the Korumburra Showgrounds at 9am on Wednesday, September 23. The Strzelecki Lions Club is hosting the event – its 16th year. As a result of

All buoyant at Leongatha

THERE were approximately 1,200 export and 400 young cattle penned at the Leongatha VLE last week representing an increase of 440 head week-on-week. There was an almost full field of buyers present and operating in a generally firm market. Young cattle to the trade

Roadshow in support of FTA

THE United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) and the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) together with the Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) will launch a state-wide roadshow to support ratifying the China- Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). The farmer focused forums will offer farmers the opportunity to

Small Farm + Lifestyle Expo returns to Phillip Island

EXHIBITORS and patrons, it’s time to mark your diary for November 7 and 8 for the second Small Farm + Lifestyle Expo, to be held at the famous Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit. This year will be bigger and better with some exciting new

Dairy Expo proudly presented by Lions

THE Strzelecki Lions Club is once again hosting the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra on Wednesday and Thursday, September 23 and 24, commencing each day at 9am. The expo provides an opportunity for members of the dairying fraternity to showcase the latest in

Young leader recognised as top agricultural student

WILL Ryan from Dumbalk is the 2015 Agricultural Student of the Year. The honour was presented to Will at the Kondinin Group-ABC Rural Australian Farmer of the Year Awards in Sydney on Wednesday, September 9. Will, who dairy farms in Dumbalk with his family,

The gloves are on for milk quality

THE Australian Milk Quality Awards recognize the best 5% of dairy farms across Australia, based on annual average bulk milk cell count (BMCC). And there is a liberal sprinkling of well-known South Gippsland milk producers among them this year. A higher milk cell count

In search of the dream cow

SHE’D be a dairy farmer’s dream: a cow that yields more milk from fewer milking sessions. This is just the cow that the FutureDairy team has been looking for; and automatic milking systems (AMS) collect the information needed to track her down. In a

MG directors re-elected

MURRAY Goulburn supplier shareholders elected its Gippsland directors for another three-year term. The three returning directors include Bill Bodman, Max Jelbart and Philip Tracy (Yanakie). Mr Bodman has served the Murray Goulburn board since 2009. Mr Bodman, in his election material, strongly supported Murray

‘Mootel Rooms’ a vital link in dairy research

NEW climate-controlled calorimeters, or ‘mootel rooms for cows’ have been established at the National Dairy Centre at Ellinbank and are being used for research to measure heat tolerance and methane mitigation in dairy cows. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, officially opened the six new

New beginnings for Pound Creek farm

A CLEARING sale at 125 Millars Road, Pound Creek on Friday marked the end of an era for Alan and Tracey Ronalds. The couple sold the property to move to the warmer pastures of Coffs Harbour, after using the property as a grazing farm