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Landcare to celebrate duo

Insightful findings: Cara Brammar has been nominated in the Young Landcarer or Sustainable Agriculture Innovator category for her work in researching birds.

TWO South Gippslanders will receive major Landcare awards this Friday. Brian Enbom of Jumbunna and Cara Brammar of Strzelecki will be recognised at an event at Traralgon to be hosted by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. The Landcare in West Gippsland Green Carpet Showcase awards will feature 25 Landcarers in five categories. Anthony Carbines, […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Mike chairs Landcare network

Enthusiastic chief: New Bass Coast Landcare Network chair Mike Cleeland (right) and his wife Pipe Cleeland.

BASS Coast Landcare Network board has welcomed the election of its new chair Mike Cleeland. He has been involved with the Bass Coast Landcare Network since its inception, and is a long time, active volunteer with the Landcare movement. He is also well known as an enthusiastic dinosaur fossil hunter, enemy of weed infestations and […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

High prices at store sale

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BIG numbers promised good prices at the Koonwarra store sale on Thursday. Farmers attended the day hoping to sell well with good prices or buy cattle. Landmark’s Terry Ginnane said there was a big yarding of cattle for the time of the year, with some of the most high end beef on offer he had […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Duo awarded dairy scholarships

Benefiting agriculture: Gardiner Dairy Foundation scholarship winner Samantha Conn (centre) of Hedley celebrates with her parents Ian and Michelle Conn.

have been awarded tertiary scholarships to help them pursue careers that will benefit the dairy industry. Owen Cumming from Sandy Point and Samantha Conn from Hedley received the Gardiner Dairy Foundation scholarships. The foundation funds the scholarships to attract, retain and develop young people towards careers that benefit the dairy industry and dairy communities. Mr […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Top heifers rise by 5 cents/kg

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There were approximately 2500 export and 500 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 150 head week on week. There was a full field of buyers present and operating in a generally firm market. The trade cattle were mixed in quality and sold to firm demand, with the yearling heifers up by 3c to 5c/kg […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Funding for farmers

Considering options: attending the CORE 4 session in Leongatha recently were, from left, John Gallienne, agricultural consultant and CORE 4 program mentor, and Leongatha South dairy farmers Sylvia Vagg, George Occhinpinti, Grit Cashin and Max Behmer.

FOURTEEN farmers from the Berrys Creek area attended an information session recently to learn how they can access funding to retain sediment and nutrients on farm. West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s land team leader Shayne Haywood said the funding was available through WGCMA’s CORE 4 program. “CORE 4 is about helping farmers reduce production costs […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Farm World attracts a crowd

Latest models: from left, Cervus Equipment sales consultants Andrew Cherry and Shaun O’Hara were showing off the new John Deere models and the latest GPS technology.

FARM World 2015 proved to be an outstanding success despite inclement weather patterns. With more than 700 exhibitors and crowd numbers up by five per cent on the first day, Warragul’s Lardner Park was buzzing with activity. “It’s an absolute full house and we anticipated a good turn out,” Lardner Park events CEO Mark Cockerell […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Quality stock return top prices

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There were approximately 2,250 export and 600 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 350 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a generally firm market. Quality was mixed with some excellent grown steersand bullocks along with a limited selection of quality trade cattle penned. However there was a […]

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

Cervus Equipment gives sneak peak

Good season: looking back over the season at the Harvest Party last Tuesday night were, from left, Jarrod Maskell from Kuhn, Gary Davison, Adam Davison and regional manager with Cervus Equipment Travers Scott.

FARMERS were given a preview of what will be on offer at this year’s Farm World last week. Cervus Equipment held a Drive Green event in Leongatha South on Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18 to showcase its quality machinery. John Deere tractors and Kuhn equipment were on display during the test drive day. […]

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

Farm World 2015 is here

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FARM World Field Days, starting this Thursday, March 26 to Sunday, March 29, feature more than 700 exhibitors to provide visitors with a comprehensive range of products to inspect and to gather the latest information to make important buying decisions. Farm World 2015 takes place at Lardner Park, near Warragul and will provide a unique […]

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

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