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Bull takes top honours

JASON and Sarah Keays from Fish Creek Farm have bred another supreme champion Speckle Park exhibit, with Fish Creek Farm Storm M1 taking out the prize at the Sydney Royal Easter Show recently. Even more impressive was the bull’s top three placing in the Urquhart Trophy for the supreme beef exhibit at the show, with […]

April 4th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Honey much abuzz in Dumbalk

DUMBALK honey producers Sharon and Rob Fisher did not expect their hobby to become the big business it is today when they started beekeeping more than a decade ago. Now owners of Blue Tree Honey Farm, the couple offer honey tastings, demonstrations and work out of a farm shop cafe serving thousands of tourists and […]

April 4th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Rainfall missed in March

RECORD breaking dry conditions are impacting the region, with rainfall totals well below average for February and the first half of March. Despite being a grim situation on paper, for farmers with a reliable water supply the dry weather wasn’t a huge concern. Wooreen beef farmer Jill Forrester said while conditions have been dry for […]

April 4th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Parrots kick off premiership defence

LEONGATHA kicked off its campaign for back to back flags with a well earned win over close rivals Wonthaggi by a 49 point margin. Prior to the senior match on Good Friday in Leongatha players from both sides lined up for the unfurling of Leongatha’s senior premiership flag and the C Grade netball flag. Life […]

April 4th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Tarwin trump MDU

ALTHOUGH Tarwin came away with a massive victory, MDU put up a fight in the first game of Alberton Football Netball League’s opening match of the season. It was a perfect day for footy with the ground at Tarwin in good nick and a fantastic crowd coming out to enjoy the Easter Saturday show. Tarwin […]

April 4th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Mirboo wins the day

DRIZZLE threatened Mirboo North Secondary College’s Athletics Day, but it cleared quickly and what ensued was a perfect day. Competition was fierce and it soon became clear that Allambee and Mirboo would fight it out for first, and Mardan and Narracan for third. Mirboo won the day with 735 points, followed by Allambee on 726, […]

April 4th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Koonwarra cricketers awarded

KOONWARRA Leongatha RSL Cricket Club finished the season with a fantastic presentation night on Thursday. The evening began with the junior presentations and medals to all of the Under 12 and Under 14 players. President Nick Arnup thanked all of the sponsors for their support including Bairs Otago Hotel, Gatha Pizza, McCartin’s Hotel, Lund’s Auto Electrical, Leongatha Auto Wreckers., Buckland Painting and […]

April 4th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Visitors enjoy the Koonwarra parkrun

AN abundance of smiles and good spirit was in the air for Koonwarra’s parkrun on Saturday. Some of the local stalwarts might have been absent, but plenty of tourists, dogs and prams in attendance certainly made up the numbers. The volunteers, all eager to help out and be a part of the action, arrived early […]

April 4th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Outstanding phenotype, impressive performance

AS with life itself, once in a while extraordinary things take place that change the breeding objectives of the beef industry that are considered to be the norm. A case in hand is that of Texas Mount K002, a young sire bred by the Mayne family of Queensland and heavily used through artificial insemination and […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Top vealers make 333c

Numbers jumped and all the export buyers were back and operating. There was a much larger showing of grown steers of various weights, competition remained steady and prices held firm across all grades of heavy steers. The beef and dairy cows rose by 2c to 4c and Friesian bullocks were 4c to 8c/kg better. Lighter […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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