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Feed plan essential as big dry continues

THIS time of the year, in a normal season, most farmers would be finalising their silage harvest and locking up some paddocks for the start of the hay season. But this is no ordinary year. According to On Farm Consulting’s Matt Harms, landholders in

Dairy worth billions of dollars to Gippsland

THE Gippsland dairy industry is worth about $3 billion to the region’s economy and has the potential to increase with opportunities for further investment. The dairy industry’s importance to the Gippsland economy and the growth opportunities on the horizon were highlighted at a forum

Top breeders up for the challenge

THE South Gippsland Sub-Branch Semex on Farm Judging Competition has been finalised, with Nerrena farmers scooping the two major awards. Terry and Janine Clark, and nearby farmers Ash and Jane Harrison were the standouts and will be among the section winners who’ll progress to

Record dry month prompts early dairy cow cull

IT’S not a stampede, yet, but dairy farmers in particular are doing the sums and sending their fringe cows to market in solid numbers at a time when they should be at their peak of production. But with monthly rainfall in some areas locally

Media to help TAC’s push towards zero

THE Transport Accident Commission recently announced a renewed partnership with regional media outlets as part of the state’s efforts to stem deaths and casualties on country roads. TAC CEO Joe Calafiore said regional media outlets had a major role to play in Victoria’s march

Another crash at the Black Spur

CALLS to improve the notorious bends on the South Gippsland Highway at Black Spur were given more credence after the road was shut for 11 hours following an incident on Thursday morning. Leongatha Police Sergeant Dale McCahon attended the incident and reported the 41

Wonderful family home in best location

THIS adorable light-filled family home in Korumburra, with an enchanting garden graced by two towering oaks, has come on the market for the first time in 70 years. Built in 1895, the house has four spacious bedrooms, separate lounge, dining and kitchen area, with

Iconic business for sale

LOE’S Hardware and Hire business has been locally owned and operating in Wonthaggi for well over 40 years. Long before the big name stores were here, Loe’s Hardware had been supplying local tradesmen with quality materials and goods – a loyal tradition that still

Powlett View on 7.5 acres

THIS magnificent country style weatherboard home on Lower Powlett Road, Wonthaggi, boasts early Edwardian features. These include spacious bedrooms, high ceilings with ornate cornices, colonial architraves, wood heater, timber windows, verandahs and timber panel doors. Modern touches include a refurbished country kitchen, new kitchen

Jockey trouble mars Scadden’s Run

THERE was trouble in the camp even before the local hope in Saturday’s time-honoured Victoria Derby, Scadden’s Run, hit the racetrack. And when the horse trailed the field of 16 in the run out of the straight the first time, it was far from

Cyclists make tracks

TRACK season made a strong start with 18 riders taking part on a mild night which was great for cycling under the lights. The Leongatha Cycling Club welcomed back Rob and Felicity Waddell from the Warragul Club and Paul and Boyd Makepeace from the

Windy start for sailing

THE wind was up for the start of the South Gippsland Yacht Club’s sailing season last Sunday, so much so that a number of the club’s stalwarts decided to sit out the opening round on the beach. But the first race in the Knights

Poowong-Loch nabs first win

• A Grade, Division 2 THE A Grade, Division 2 match between Poowong-Loch and Glen Alvie at the Butch West Oval was one of few matches across the association to go ahead in a rain-affected round of cricket. Signs of play at Wonthaggi didn’t