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Take charge of fertility

FOR Gippsland dairy farmers Mick and Julie Fusinato, completing an In Charge Fertility workshop has meant better calving outcomes and healthier cows. The Neerim South couple made the five day commitment to the workshops and have since noticed lower empty rates in their younger cows. “I initially baulked at the five day commitment, but when […]

May 9th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Lamb demand grows

STRONG demand and limited supply is being credited for lifting lamb prices in the first quarter of 2017, which is good news for the region’s sheep producers. Continued demand for Australian lamb both domestically and internationally should ensure the outlook for prices remains positive for the rest of the year. SEJ livestock agent Bill Egan […]

May 9th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Cattle theft mystery

POLICE are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the theft of 16 Angus steers from Andrew Harmon’s Pound Creek farm in December 2016. He is offering a $10,000 reward to find out who stole his cattle. Mr Harmon believes several people loaded the steers, aged 18 to 20 months, on to a truck, after drafting them […]

May 9th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

MG considers reaction to ACCC court action

DAIRY company Murray Goulburn is considering its options after being told the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against it. The ACCC alleges MG engaged in unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC also alleges that former managing […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Heavy steers stand out

There were approximately 1800 export and 300 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 450 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and competing in a dearer market. Quality declined with fewer well finished grown steers and bullocks and a similar trade offering with a few more light weights. Trade cattle sold […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Moving on from price crash

THE farmgate price paid for milk in late April last year by Murray Goulburn and other processors came crashing down, devastating farmers in an already trying season. The previous spring and summer had been particularly dry, slashing hay and silage yields and forcing farmers to buy in fodder, which cost them around $100 above average […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

MG faces Federal Court action

ACCC takes action against Murray Goulburn The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Australia’s largest milk processor, Murray Goulburn Cooperative Co. Limited (Murray Goulburn) The ACCC, alleges MG engaged in unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC also […]

April 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News,Rural News | Read More »

MP optimistic about Leongatha dairy factory

MURRAY Goulburn’s Leongatha factory looks to be less affected by a review of the co-operative’s operations than other factories. That is the view of Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien, who met with MG’s leadership team of chairman John Spark and CEO Ari Mervis in Leongatha last Wednesday. “There are no decisions yet on the factories […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Prime yarding up by 350 head

  Store sale report Thursday, March 30 Steers: K.A., M. & G.E. Smith, Jumbunna, 1 x $1820; A.J. Vuillermin, Doomburrim, 7 x $1820; Gippsland Grazing P/L, 1 x $1740; G. & J. Schepers, Won Wron, 2 x $1730; A.L. & K. Houston, Nerrena, 2 x $1700; Glen Alvie Dairies, Glen Alvie, 1 x $1690. Heifers: […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Germano to lead VFF Horticulture

THE Victorian horticulture industry just got a makeover with the election of Mirboo North vegetable grower Emma Germano as president of the Victorian Farmers Federation Horticulture Group. Ms Germano, a 2014 Nuffield Scholar who manages her family’s mixed farming business, was elected unopposed after serving two years as the group’s vice president. As vice president, […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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