The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, is calling on the Andrews Labor Government to condemn animal activists’ actions.
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,
Mystee Unwin talked about permaculture principles during her presentation.
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
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
Passionate young conservation volunteers from across the region recently gathered at Gurneys Cidery near Foster for Gippsland Intrepid Landcare’s AGM.
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
At the recent workshop in Koo Wee Rup, from left, Dr Mary Cole from Healesville to Phillip Island Nature Link, Bass Coast Landcare Network Chair Ric Oldham, Bass MP Jordan Crugnale and DELWP senior planner Emily Allsopp.
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
When Woolworths announced a 10c per litre increase to the price of milk, United Dairyfarmers Victoria President Paul Mumford said farmers were feeling positive. Now other major supermarkets have followed suit.
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
Victorian Leader of The Nationals, Peter Walsh, The Nationals Member for Eastern Victorian Region Melina Bath with John and Penny Gommans owners of The Gippy Goat in Yarragon which has been targetted by animal rights activists.
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
The Landmark team sold some pens for up to $153/head at last week’s sheep sale at Leongatha. kg391319
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,
Women in agriculture in South Gippsland came together for an International Women’s Day luncheon at Lucinda Estate Winery where they were encouraged to put their names forward for leadership roles. m291119
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
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, is calling on Premier Daniel Andrews to visit drought-hit parts of Gippsland.
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
Cassie Schefe with her 2019 GRDC Southern Region Recognising and Rewarding Excellence Award, pictured with GRDC Southern Region Panel chair John Bennett. Photo: GRDC.
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
Poowong Landcare President Mark Walters (and dog Tilly) with a load of ‘Plasbac’ bags – on the way to a transfer station.
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.
Leading Australian Red bull Arbscarebear has been a popular export bull and will be on display at the Open Day at Genetics Australia in March.
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