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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 […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Sport | 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 »

Calling underwater hockey players

UNDERWATER hockey is developing into a nationally acclaimed sport, and Wonthaggi is now recruiting. Players from Wonthaggi recently participated in the Australian Titles, but teammates had to be borrowed by some of the other teams to allow play to go ahead. “Victoria is struggling. States like Western Australia and Queensland have great numbers competing so […]

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

Gippsland’s own bat man

IT takes 22 years for an English willow to mature, before it can be harvested to be made into cricket bats, which is what Moyarra’s Andrew O’Hoy has recently started to do. Under the name of Lyrebird Cricket, Mr O’Hoy has been creating his own range of custom made cricket bats for just over 12 […]

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

Australia’s genetic showcase for beef cattle

THE outstanding beef cattle seedstock available in south-east Australia will be on display again with 200 plus studs opening their properties for the 26th Stock & Land Beef Week from January 27 to February 4. Beef Week is the biggest event of its type in Australia. It has been said, and it could possibly be […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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