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Stories written by sarah

Firm prices the trend

There were approximately 1,050 export and 250 young cattle penned representing an increase of 540 head week on week. The usual buying group was present but not all operating fully in a mostly firm market which was a little easier in places. Quality improved with greater numbers of prime cattle on offer, while there was […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

VFF calls for illegal workers amnesty

THE Victorian Farmers Federation is hoping to establish a dedicated agriculture visa to ensure the horticultural industry has access to the labour it needs to remain sustainable. VFF horticulture president Emma Germano, whose family grows vegetables in Mirboo North, said the whole purpose of the visa would be to get fruit and vegetables picked. In […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Melbourne Cup winner at Stony Creek

MELBOURNE Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne took to the Stony Creek track this week trialling her racehorse trainer and brother Patrick Payne’s horses. In 2015, Michelle was the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup and only the fifth woman to ride in the race that stops a nation with Stony Creek Racing Club CEO […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Ideal conditions make for a fast Tarwin Marathon

ONCE a year, South Gippsland Yacht Club abandons its short course racing format and sends its sailors on an adventure to the upper reaches of Anderson Inlet in what is termed the Tarwin River Marathon. In days past, boats would sail up the river to the Tarwin Lower Hotel. In recent years however, the entrance […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Rain forces players off the field

NO A1 games were played to completion this week due to heavy rainfall. While Town and Kilcunda Bass abandoned their match from the beginning, the rest of the teams made an attempt at play. Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club almost finished the game against OMK. Batting first, a 78 run stint from Sam Huitema put the Workers […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

80 years of surf life saving

WONTHAGGI Life Saving Club celebrated its 80th anniversary over the weekend. To mark the occasion, current and past members of the club enjoyed a dinner at the club’s hall on Saturday night. Around 150 people came together to relive the past though memorabilia, enjoy live music and swap stories about the club’s history. “It was […]

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Aussie cricket coach visits

IN the wake of Australia’s Ashes victory, Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann made the trip to Leongatha to celebrate with local cricketers. Together with former local and AFL football great Stuart Wigney and current Hawthorn captain Jarryd Roughead, Lehmann took part ownership of Leongatha’s McCartin’s Hotel. He travelled to Leongatha last Tuesday and Wednesday for […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Safe to swim

VICSWIM is helping children increase their confidence at the beach. With the aim of keeping children safe in the ocean, the program teaches children how to be calm in a dangerous situation and how to read the current. The program has been running at Anderson Inlet, Inverloch, since the start of January. The program will […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Cow wows judges

OVERWHELMED, shocked and excited is how Outtrim dairy farmers Lyn and Les Hornby felt when one of their cows was awarded overall champion in the eighth Leading Edge Genetics on farm competition recently. The three year old cow, sired by Dorcy, was one of 384 entries from 58 Gippsland farmers, and also won the three […]

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Dairy cows get groovy

A DAIRY yard surface must provide confident footing for cows under all conditions. CowTime’s Darold Klindworth said simple grooving in the cement can make a world of difference to cow flow into the dairy and safety for cows and workers alike. “Some dairy yards become very slippery when wet or worn. Injury is inevitable when […]

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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