On the land Archive

Cracking down on activists

THE Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien has condemned the activities of vegan animal rights activists which have led to the closure of a popular Gippsland café and caused concern among farmers throughout the region. Mr O’Brien said it was untenable that legal,

Learning about permaculture

PERMACULTURE was in the spotlight at a training day organised by the Yarram Yarram and South Gippsland Landcare Networks. Fourteen people involved in the network’s mentoring program visited Bob’s Garden Farm in Hiawatha on Saturday, March 30, to get an insight into permaculture. The

Yannathan farmer’s dream comes true

THIRTEEN young farmers headed south to broaden their horizons on the recent Don Campbell Memorial Study Tour to Tasmania. Don Campbell was a Yannathan dairy farmer and inaugural chair of GippsDairy who, at the time of his death in 1998, was organising a Tasmanian

New generation of Landcare volunteers

By Kirra Grimes AN INNOVATIVE approach to environmental conservation continues to inspire and unite young people throughout South Gippsland and Bass Coast, with the local Gippsland Intrepid Landcare group going from strength to strength. Established two years ago as a Landcare group run by

Protecting our local food bowl

THE State Government has started delivering on an election commitment to protect the state’s highly productive agricultural land areas. Labor member for Bass Jordan Crugnale attended a workshop on the issue in Koo Wee Rup last Tuesday. She was joined by around 80 other

$1 milk ‘undercut’ dairy industry

THE United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) has called on dairy supply chain members to work together and implement solutions for the industry’s long-term sustainability. “We acknowledge announcements by Coles and ALDI to abandon the $1 milk price freeze that has undercut the dairy industry

Lack of farm protection has really got Melina’s goat

THE Nationals have pressed the Andrews Government to establish an inquiry into state laws to better protect farmers from animal activism, trespass and livestock theft. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victorian Region Melina Bath moved the motion in the Victorian State Parliament upper house

Sheep prices ‘picking up’

By Kirra Grimes SELLERS were pleasantly surprised by prices achieved at the latest sheep sale at Leongatha, with some pens selling for up to $10/head more than expected, based on market trends. The relatively small yarding attracted the usual buyers, with meat processors Radford’s,

International Women’s Day lunch at Lucinda Estate

DAIRY Australia and GippsDairy organised a special International Women’s Day luncheon at Leongatha’s Lucinda Estate Winery however while there was plenty of talk, some fine wine and delightful food, there was some important business done as well. All those who attended were connected to

Help our farmers, Mr Andrews

PREMIER Daniel Andrews must visit drought-affected Gippsland farmers and offer more support if his promise to govern for all Victorians is to be believed, according to Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien. In State Parliament last week, Mr O’Brien said it was seven months since

Cassandra’s an ‘asset’ to the grains industry

THE contribution of Cassandra Schefe to the Australian grains industry has been officially recognised by way of the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s (GRDC) 2019 Southern Region Recognising and Rewarding Excellence Award. The award, voted upon by the GRDC Southern Region Panel, acknowledges Dr

Hay, what an effort!

POOWONG Landcare initiated a media campaign some months ago to remind farmers that silage wrap is a recyclable product and must not be burned or buried. Local transfer stations will accept it. Silage wrap must be uncontaminated, rope, twine and net is not recyclable.

Red Breeds export demand grows

INTERNATIONAL demand for Australian Red dairy genetics is growing with new markets opening up in Peru and China. Genetics Australia CEO Anthony Shelly said demand for Australian Red genetics has continued to grow year on year. “The past year we have seen new markets