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Cervus boosts sales team

Sales team strengthened: Shaun O’Hara is the newest addition to the Cervus Equipment sales team.

CERVUS Equipment Leongatha South has added strength to its sales team with Shaun O’Hara joining Mark Le Page and Glen Vernon at the company. Shaun, who has had years of experience in the sales of agricultural machinery, will help drive the sales of all of Cervus Equipment’s products including icon brands John Deere (tractors, machinery […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Debt reduction the focus

Spotlight on: from left, facilitator Jeff Urie and farmers Bruce Manintveld and Fiona Baker were the hosts of the first focus farm field day at their Mirboo North property.

BRUCE Manintveld and Fiona Baker from Mirboo North have opened their farm and finances for the latest round of focus farms across Gippsland. Their first field day was held recently and attracted more than 50 people. Having taken on the farm and $1.6 million in debt just 20 months ago, the couple was keen to […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Quality lifts prices


There were approximately 2250 export and 500 young cattle penned, representing a decrease of 900 head week on week. There was a full field of buyers present and competing in a dearer market. The young drafts were mixed in quality, with a better draft of yearling heifers but fewer yearling steers suited to the trade. […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Competition drops slightly

Buy or not to buy: Gilmore Douglas from Poowong was inspecting cattle at the store sale at Leongatha VLE last Thursday.

There were approximately 3000 export and 650 young cattle penned representing an increase of 300 head week on week. There was a full field of buyers present and operating in a cheaper market. The 500 young cattle were very mixed in quality with a smaller proportion being suited to the trade. Trade cattle sold at […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

NZ addition to Southdown flock

New blood: Athlone Southdown breeder Ben Hatch is pleased with the ram he recently imported from New Zealand, which will be added to his breeding program.

A RAM imported from New Zealand will bolster the breeding capabilities of Ben Hatch’s Three Oaks Southdown stud in Athlone. Mr Hatch has high hopes for the ram. He chose the animal for his clean head and legs, long deep body, wide loin and terrific hindquarter, faultless structure and exceptionally good feet. He first saw […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Award winning bale feeders

Great feeders: Claas Harvest Centre South Gippsland (based in Leongatha’s Industrial Estate), is proud to stock the McIntosh bale feeder which won best non powered machine at last year’s Lardner Farmworld. Pictured with the baler are, left, sales consultant Scott Sellings and dealer principal Anthony Blackshaw.

THE McIntosh Bale Feeder, stocked and sold by Claas Harvest Centre South Gippsland, was announced best non powered machine at Farmworld 2014. The McIntosh double bale feeder has been designed to incorporate strength, ease of use and proven years of trouble free use. With a spear loading system and low centre of gravity, the feeder […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Clearing sale success

Auction day: from left, children of Elders auctioneer Alex Dixon, Keira, Logan and Zahli Dixon, braved the wet weather at the clearing sale in Mirboo North on Saturday with Wonthaggi’s Lilly Dellamina (front).

DESPITE heavy rain, a fantastic crowd turned out for Elders’ clearing sale in Mirboo North on Saturday. “We had 29ml of rain but that didn’t force anyone to go home early,” Elders auctioneer Alex Dixon said. All items sold on the day and 300 people registered, including interstate bidders. “We had a few bidders contact […]

February 20th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Rural News | Read More »

Camp inspires rising farmers

Learning experience: Jonte Berryman from Leongatha was one of 38 participants in the recent National All Dairy Breeds Youth Camp, held at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

PASSIONATE young dairy enthusiasts got the inside scoop on preparing their heifers for show competitions at the National Dairy Youth Camp in Melbourne recently. One of the participants was Jonte Berryman from Leongatha. Event organiser and industry trainer for GOTAFE and NCDEA, Beate Barnes said the camp at the Melbourne Showgrounds provided participants aged between […]

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Top start for dairy farmers

Ideal conditions: Inverloch farmer Rebecca Casey said the cooler summer and mild winter have created a better farming season than last year.

THIS summer’s cool weather has given most dairy farmers an ideal start to 2015. Inverloch farmers Rebecca and Glenn Casey said the mild winter helped their crops to grow earlier. “We recently finished our second cart of silage,” Rebecca said. “The cattle are doing really well too. They enjoy the sprinklers in the paddocks.” The […]

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Yarding rises to satisfy interstate interest

Buying up: Alex Scott and Staff livestock agent Simon Henderson with Alan Gibbons from Toora at the store sale at Koonwarra last Thursday. Mr Gibbons was looking to buy, if prices were reasonable.

There were approximately 2800 export and 700 young cattle penned representing an increase of 1400 head week on week. There was a full field of buyers present and competing in a dearer market filling local and interstate processing orders. Quality was mixed but generally good throughout. Yearling steers and heifers to the trade sold 6c […]

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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