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MG’s demise guts farmers

FRIDAY’S announcement that Murray Goulburn could be sold to Canadian company Saputo has left local suppliers “gutted” and uncertain about the industry’s future. The company told suppliers at its annual general meeting on Friday it had entered into an agreement to sell the company to Saputo for around $1.3 billion. Buffalo MG supplier Peter Young […]

November 1st, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Boost for beef on the way

RECENT rainfall in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland was expected to boost cattle prices, but not to the levels seen in the previous year. Simon Henderson from Phelan and Henderson and Co said a recent prime sale at VLE Leongatha saw a modest increase in prices. “Beef prices are determined by the season, […]

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

Grass is greener for NSW cattle

A CONSIGNMENT of 600 hereford cattle were sold by Elders at the VLE Leongatha store sale last Thursday, all the way from Deniliquin in New South Wales. The 400 steers and 200 heifers were from Australian Food and Agriculture’s Boonoke Station. Ron Rutledge from Elders Melbourne said the cattle were sent to VLE Leongatha to […]

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

Protect your flock from ovine brucellosis

FOR many semi-closed flocks, the purchase and introduction of rams is when disease may be introduced. One disease to watch out for is ovine brucellosis (OB). Agriculture Victoria district veterinary officer Dr Jeff Cave said OB is a bacterial disease characterised by infertility in rams and unlike brucellosis in cattle which Australia is now officially […]

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

Wilson named Aussie champion

MIRANDA Wilson is a national champion after a spectacular performance in gymnastics at the Australian Masters Games in Tasmania on Saturday. The Meeniyan gymnast placed first overall in the 20-29 year old, open section of the competition contested by 12 athletes from across Australia. The head coach of the Leongatha Gymnastics Club scored first in […]

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

Joan receives life membership

JOAN Peters was recently inducted as a life member of the Korumburra Golf Club, which was awarded after four decades of outstanding contributions to the club. For 22 years of the past 40 years, Joan has been a member of the women’s committee, including the role of president in 1988/89 and 2011/12 and captain in […]

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

Woods wows in state championships

FOURTEEN year old Jasmine Woods from Mirboo North Secondary College had a fantastic conclusion to the Secondary Schools’ Track and Field season. At the School Sports Secondary State Track and Field Championships at Lakeside Stadium on October 23, Jas won four silver medals in the 100metres, 200metres, long jump and triple jump. In each of […]

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

Memorial shoot a success

INVERLOCH Gun Club held its annual Memorial Shoot at the Korumburra Gun Club on Sunday. This was the second of the club’s three competitions held throughout the year. It was a great turnout today with perfect weather and a great mix of skeet, tower, and continental targets. The club has held this meet for the […]

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

School inspires healthy lifestyles

HEALTH and wellbeing is of utmost importance at Wonthaggi Secondary College. The school celebrated Physical Education and Health Week last week, which is supported by the school every year. “It’s all about promoting awareness and encouraging everyone to be physically active,” health and PE coordinator Marty Chan said. To mark the occasion, a number of […]

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

Students put cricket skills to the test

STUDENTS boosted their cricket skills in a series of skill based activities last Tuesday (October 24). Some 200 students from a dozen local schools descended on Leongatha’s Scorpion Park to be part of the program. The day was designed to help students in Grade 3 and 4 prepare for competition cricket in Grade 5 and […]

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

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