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Squeeze more out of effluent ponds

MANY dairy farmers are currently facing tight financial times but there may be a hidden, albeit small pot of gold in your effluent system that could be used to offset some fertiliser on some areas of the farm this year, or next autumn. Admittedly some effluent systems may require an input of capital to fully […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Silage keeps rolling out

FAVOURABLE seasonal conditions have seen the region’s silage yield increase dramatically compared to last year, with some even eyeing off a third cut. Leongatha South dairy farmer Maree Deenan said for her farm, this silage season has been “amazing”. “I am on a red dirt farm, so I was able to get onto my paddocks […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Small yarding buoys prices

There were approximately 780 export and 200 young cattle penned for the last sale of 2016 representing a decrease of 700 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a mostly dearer market. Quality was harder to find with fewer prime cattle on offer and cows making up almost half […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Santa joins in the fun at little athletics

FOR the final competition day before Christmas, Santa was a special visitor. Not only did he say hello to the children, but he also joined in the action. Santa started the sprint races and also had a run himself. Once again we have been lucky this season with the weather and with week 11 completed; it […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

West Gippsland competition launched

INVERLOCH-KONGWAK and Cora Lynn and will contest the first ever Alex Scott and Staff West Gippsland Football Netball Competition fixture. Cora Lynn, the two-time reigning Ellinbank and District Football League premier, will host last year’s Alberton Football Netball League grand finalist in an historic battle between two heavyweights from opposite ends of the newly-formed competition. […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Cyclists battle it out in time trial

THE racing on Friday night was under the threat of rain after a change of weather late in the afternoon, but there were only a few drops that fell during the event on what was a mild evening. As usual a one lap time trial was the first event to gauge riders form for the […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

From Surfing for Girls to Aussie champ

SAGE Goldsbury, Phillip Island Australian Under 14 Girls Champion and Under 18 Girls Champion India Robinson, Jan Juc and both started their surfing journey via the Surfing for Girls program. The 2016 Surf Dive N Ski Australian Junior Surfing Titles held on Phillip Island has highlighted the continued strength of the Victorian Junior Development pathway […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Sports hub to grow

THE Korumburra community is closer to having an even greater sporting hub. South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday voted to allocate $175,000 to upgrades at the Korumburra Indoor Recreation Centre, to fast track projects, as part of council’s Community Capital Works Allocation Project. These include automatic doors in the foyer, signs, tables and chairs, a […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

World Superbike champ gets key to the Island

BASS Coast mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield surprised recently crowned 2016 Superbike World Champion, Jonathan Rea with the key to Phillip Island and invited him to accept “adopted citizen” status of the picturesque isle. Rea returned to Australia with his family this week after a title winning year in Europe and out on a training ride […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Christmas comes to Korumburra

  THERE was lots of fun for all in Korumburra last Saturday. Korumburra Business Association hosted the Korumburra street party on Commercial Street Korumburra last Saturday. Free photos with Santa were captured by Korumburra Photographics. There was free balloon twisting thanks to Luke and Kim’s face painting and balloon twisting, along with live music performed […]

December 20th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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