Home » Rural News You are browsing entries filed in “Rural News”

Top quality silage tipped

SILAGE quality this year is said to be a lot better than last season, but there is loss of it in some areas. “It’s hard to say which areas are producing more silage,” PJ and NJ McNaughton Agricultural Contractors owner Phil McNaughton said. “The quality of the silage is really good compared to last year, however […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

New feature brings joy to John Deere fans

A NEW way of working in John Deere’s tractors is appealing to new and returning customers alike. The CommandPRO joystick may be an option on the 6230R and 6250R tractors, but it’s a feature customers are expected to choose when buying their new John Deere from Cervus Equipment at Leongatha South. Cervus Equipment’s training manager […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Bushlea cow breaks Australasian record

HISTORY was made on Wednesday, October 25 when a cow bred by Bushlea Jerseys of Leongatha South made an Australasian record price for a jersey female of $50,000 during the Global Impact Sales held at Camden Showgrounds, New South Wales. The price smashes a 36 year old record, set back in 1981 by Warwick Daisy […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Farm expo had it all

THERE was something for everyone at the Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit over the weekend. The latest in farm machinery for serious farmers or small landholders was on display with advice from the region’s best farm equipment retailers. Free face painting, chainsaw sculpture, sheep shearing and much […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Business,Rural News | Read More »

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 »

Three new faces join GippsDairy board

THREE new directors were appointed to the GippsDairy Board at last Thursday’s annual general meeting. Korumburra’s Michelle Axford, Glen Alvie dairy farmer Shiona Berry and Neerim South’s David Johnson were formally announced in their new roles at the AGM in Traralgon. The meeting also saw Grant Williams, a dairy farmer from Hallora, and Lauren Finger, […]

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

Burra Foods cut costs

BURRA Foods is moving forward, turning sustainable and cost efficient by installing 100 kilowatts of solar energy to the front warehouse roof at its Korumburra site. “Like the everyday household, Burra Foods is struggling with the ever increasing costs of energy and must do something about it,” Glenn Falcke of Burra Foods said. “Our energy […]

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

Recently Commented

  • gigamax1: Ok , so now Wonthaggi SLSC is going to want the same funding. These clubs are within 1 kilometre of each...
  • 01jk: Just wondering what sort of chicken do little warriors eat? Straight from their own coop? Or those which...
  • juliec: I hope the community can change the plan to log state forest in the Strzeleckis. The Strzelecki forests are...
  • russell: As usual Vicroads ignore their own guidelines… This from their own “Road Guide Notes”...
  • gatha4: Thankyou to The Star for your interest in and support for Aaron and his family. Trista’s Kitchen is...