On the land Archive

Sweet 16 for Dairy Expo

THE South Gippsland Dairy Expo, organised by the Strzelecki Lions Club, will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, September 23 and 24 at the Korumburra Showgrounds, Korumburra. “We are pleased to be once again hosting the event in Korumburra and we look forward to

Award-winning cheese secrets revealed

THEY weren’t resting on their laurels at Prom Country Cheese after their success at the 2015 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards last Friday night in Traralgon. With their trophy for the best ‘Food and Wine production’ business in Gippsland sitting in pride of place

MG to dry more

LEONGATHA community members were recently given the chance to have their questions answered about Murray Goulburn’s plans to expand their dryer production. The company has lodged an application to increase production of converting milk products into long life powdered goods during peak spring periods.

Avoid time-wasting injuries in the yard

PREPARATION, planning and understanding livestock behaviour are the keys to avoiding injuries in stockyards, which are a major cause of lost productivity and can keep livestock producers and their staff away from work for weeks at a time. Research commissioned by the Primary Industries

Foxes culled in South Gippsland

SOUTH Gippsland Field and Game held its August fox drive on Sunday 16, which was attended by 12 members, including four juniors. The weather started out fine and sunny but soon changed to overcast with a cold north westerly. The first drive was at

The South Gippsland Dairy Expo – A great dairy story

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

Arion is a model for everyone

WITH seven models spanning 140hp (103 kW) to 184hp (129 kW), Claas Arion 600/500 boasts an impressive array of technology, comfort and user-friendliness normally only found in high-horsepower tractors. The new series comprises four six-cylinder models (158 to 184hp) and three four-cylinder models (145

Is the global auction a drag on dairy?

DAIRY industry leaders have expressed interest in temporarily suspending Fonterra’s GlobalDairyTrade following a run of falls in the past 10 auction rounds. It’s a call that Burra Foods’ CEO Grant Crothers has noted in his latest communique to suppliers He recommended an online article

The best start to life begins with colostrum

Dr Jeff Cave, DEDJTR District Veterinary Officer THE health and survival of an animal depends on how quickly and how much it drinks in its first few hours of life. It’s common knowledge that animals need to suckle soon after birth. This is vital

Workshop for Landcare groups keen on grants

LANDCARE groups are invited to a workshop to learn more about current funding opportunities for large group-scale projects. Attendees will learn about the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Program and Victorian Government’s Threatened Species Protection Initiative, two major grants currently open for application that

Seismic testing may have woken snakes

THE recent spate of snake sightings in South Gippsland in what has been a bitterly cold few weeks has intrigued experts. Nick Clemann is a scientist with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. His area of expertise is reptiles and frogs.

Prices continue to soar at Koonwarra

MORE records were broken at VLE Leongatha’s Koonwarra saleyards last Wednesday when grown steers were sold to 372c/kg. There were approximately 1600 export and 400 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 330 head week-on-week. There was a full field of buyers present and

Will Ryan up for dairy awards

DUMBALK dairy farmer/student/researcher/CFA volunteer and all round young dairy industry leader Will Ryan is in the running to win the Australian Farmer of the Year and Agricultural Student of the Year award. The Kondinin/ABC Rural Farmer of the Year Awards celebrate the highly professional,