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Beef prices hold steady

CATTLE numbers are dwindling at sales across the state, causing a flurry of buyers at last week’s VLE Leongatha store sale and a subsequent jump in prices. Agents are anticipating lower numbers for most of winter, which could see prices hold steady in the lead up to spring. SEJ livestock agent Terry Johnston said the […]

June 13th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Dairy code under review

DAIRY farmers are awaiting the outcome of a 12 month review of the industry’s voluntary code of practice by the Australian Dairy Industry Council, 12 months after its introduction. Dumbalk dairy farmer Damian Murphy said after the events of April 2016, something needed to be done to rebuild trust and relationships between farmers and processors. […]

June 13th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Demand for land drives value

FARMLAND values in Bass Coast and South Gippsland continued to increase in 2017, a trend replicated across most of the state. Last year in Bass Coast Shire, the median price per hectare was $16,144, nearly $2000 up on the three year average of $14,164. There was an estimated 26 farm sales in Bass Coast in […]

June 13th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Parrots in decisive win

LEONGATHA has moved one rung up the ladder by beating Sale and consigning the Magpies to third as the Parrots fill second spot. The loss by Sale sees Maffra all clear on top of the ladder two games ahead, while the Parrots’ win has also given it some breathing space two games clear of Moe […]

June 13th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Lion’s defence too strong

ALTHOUGH Stony Creek stood the clear winner of the battle, a tough contest took place against Toora at the Stony Creek Recreation Reserve on Saturday. Toora was missing some key players in Jack Weston and Luke Manders. Likewise, Stony Creek was missing Anthony Sigeti and Sam Marriott. Play in the first quarter was scrappy, but […]

June 13th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Bulldogs upset the Sea Eagles

PHILLIP Island caused Inverloch-Kongwak’s first loss for the season on Saturday. However, it did take the Bulldogs a while to warm up. Conditions were slippery early, but it was quick to dry up. The first quarter looked like Inverloch-Kongwak would remain in control of the game, quickly getting a 22 point lead. Phillip Island only […]

June 13th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Leongatha cyclists shine

THE three day Gippsland cycling tour took place over the long weekend with riders racing around the Lindenow, Darnum and Mardan circuits. Leongatha Cycling Club successfully hosted day three on Monday, June 11 with volunteers manning the corners and coordinating the starts and finishes, starting at the Leongatha Secondary College. Former Warragul rider Cyrus Monk […]

June 13th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Dane takes out the title

LEONGATHA boxer Dane Herbert claimed the Masters Champion belt after competing in the WBF Australian Championships on Saturday, June 2. Held in Caloundra, Dane fought for the open heavyweight title. Coming up against a Queensland local, the odds were stacked against Dane with supporters eagerly backing the opposition. However, with his wife Colleen – an […]

June 13th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Milestones achieved in Koonwarra

A CROWD of 90 brought a warm glow on a chilly morning to the Great Southern Rail Trail parkrun course at Koonwarra on Saturday. There were 11 first timers and a few tourists, from Traralgon and Frankston. It’s rare to have an event without any milestones and everyone loves to celebrate them. Two junior 10s […]

June 13th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Burra Foods makes electricity savings

KORUMBURRA dairy processor Burra Foods has entered into a Renewable Corporate Power Purchase Agreement with Melbourne-based energy retailer Flow Power. The deal will bring Burra Foods closer to meeting its energy efficiency goals and give the business access to secure low-cost renewable energy over 10 years. The renewable power, sourced from Ararat Wind Farm, is […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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