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Stony could reap expo benefits

ANOTHER International Dairy Week has just wrapped up at Tatura Park, near Shepparton, with many local dairy producers coming home from the event winners. The Kuhne family’s Jersey cow, Bushlea Van Fernleaf 10 was named Australia’s grand champion exhibit, while a calf owned by Callum Moscript smashed the Australian record when it sold for $251,000. […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Record yarding for SEJ

SEJ Leongatha yarded 3063 cattle at the VLE Leongatha store sale as the lone selling agents last Friday. The sale was one of the largest single agent sales ever held at Koonwarra. SEJ livestock agent Bill Egan said, “It was a good solid sale with outstanding run of cattle.” There were 232 grown steers, in […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Dairy inquiry reaches out to farmers

DAIRY farmers are being urged to contribute at forums being held by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in February. The most accessible forum for South Gippsland farmers will be held in Traralgon on Tuesday, February 14. Information gathered at the forums will form part of an inquiry into pricing and competitiveness across the dairy […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

McKenzie breaks record

PERFECT conditions prevailed on Saturday morning and 73 athletes enjoyed the fine conditions. Camryn McKenzie had a brilliant morning collecting a swag of personal bests and breaking the Under 9 Girls 700m record with a time of 3:10.36. Hayden Purton (U6B) also set a new record with a time of 1:23.39 in the 300m. Our […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Ally strives for football dream

GLEN Alvie’s Ally Kershaw aspires to be involved in the new women’s national football league. The 17 year old is in her third year developing her skills with both the Dalyston youth girls team and Gippsland Power. “For six weeks we trained in Leongatha on Friday nights and at the stadium in Morwell on Tuesday […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

South Gippsland sport leads the way

SOUTH Gippsland has been identified as the second highest area for sport participation in Victoria, according to State Government research. The Sport Participation Rates – Victoria 2015 report indentified 33.5 player registrations were completed for every 100 residents in South Gippsland. This participation rate ranked South Gippsland as the second highest in the state following […]

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Generosity buoys farmers

KIND hearted South Gippslanders are helping to keep dairy farmers in business. A convoy of vehicles laden with hay left Korumburra last Thursday for Ballarat, as part of the 10th hay run by Need for Feed, a project of Lions clubs. At Ballarat, the local hay was distributed with a total of 12 semi trailer […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Seniors up the ante at track cycling

ONE of the more pleasant nights greeted riders for the club’s weekly track racing. A good turn-up of seniors meant a night of fairly intense racing for them, whereas junior numbers were down, but they still enjoyed some competitive racing. As usual the race started with the customary one lap time trials. The juniors rode […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Shark alert

VENUS Bay beach was closed for a short time last Monday, January 23, after a possible shark sighting. Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club vice president David Cumming said, “There was a sighting of a dark object at the main beach at Venus Bay at around 4pm Monday afternoon, however it was not confirmed as […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Follow the rainbow to cancer fundraiser

INVERLOCH’S Leah Baud is urging South Gippslanders to don colourful attire to raise money for cancer research and awareness. After losing her aunty Pam Doyle in 2016 after a courageous two year battle with lung, liver and bowel cancer, aged just 63, Mrs Baud has initiated the fundraiser Pam’s Rainbow Month. The event began on […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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