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Facial eczema warning

SOUTH Gippsland farmers are being urged to consider zinc oxide supplements with reports of alarmingly high spore counts that could quickly lead to facial eczema outbreaks. One farmer in the Macalister Irrigation District reported 55,000 spores per gram of pasture – a number that should have every farmer across Gippsland talking to their vet or […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Beef prices low on last year

WHILE beef prices are not what they were this time last year, local agents hope a wet autumn will change the dynamic in the oversupplied market. Leongatha Landmark’s Terry Ginnane said many factors pointed to why beef prices are low. “Beef has less demand on the world market right now. In New South Wales it […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Local cattle win big

FARMERS did South Gippsland proud when they showed cattle at International Dairy Week in Tatura last week. Bushlea Farms Leongatha proved once again to be a standout, with its Ottens Maybell Jersey cow bagging the top price in its lot. Breeder Wayne Kuhne said the jersey went for an impressive $14,000 when Bald Hills’ farmer […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Fonterra to chase South Gippsland milk

FONTERRA Australia aims to increase its milk supply in South Gippsland after announcing a $7 million upgrade of its milk factory at Darnum. The factory is one of seven sites to benefit from expansion under Fonterra Australia’s recently announced $165 million capacity investment. Fonterra Australia has increased its milk supply after farmers left Murray Goulburn […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Sheep provide returns

LAMB and sheep are continuing to return good results for producers as prices for both the meat and wool markets continue to improve. SEJ stock agent James Kyle said the local sheep and lamb market was solid at the moment. He said the stock coming through Leongatha VLE was of good quality at recent sales, […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Quality mixed in cheaper market

There were approximately 1200 export and 230 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 124 head week on week. The usual buying group was present, but not all operating fully in a cheaper market with one interstate exporter re-entering the sale after a short absence. Quality was mixed with a lot of weight in the […]

January 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Farmers, protect yourselves from sun

NEW data from a Cancer Council Victoria survey shows more than a third of Victorians do not know the correct indicator of sunburn risk – putting themselves and their families at risk of sun damage and ultimately skin cancer. Farmers are particularly at risk, given their profession entails outdoor work and often for long hours […]

January 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Keep an eye out for pinkeye

AGRICULTURE Victoria is reminding cattle producers to be on the lookout for pinkeye. District veterinary officer Jeff Cave said current conditions meant the risk of a pinkeye outbreak was high and farmers needed to be vigilant. “With the summer season will bring increased sunlight and dust, which can make the eye more vulnerable to the […]

January 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Nursery’s future secure

THE vision of long term Phillip Island resident Barb Martin to establish, preserve and defend Phillip Island’s indigenous plant and wildlife habitat will live on. Phillip Island Nature Parks recently announced it would continue the operations of the Barb Martin Bushbank, named in her honour. Almost 20 years after the not for profit native plant […]

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

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 »

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