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AMAZONE makes history

Quality name: farm machinery manufacturer AMAZONE has announced the sale of its 750,000th ZA series twin-disc centrifugal fertiliser spreader. Visit CLAAS Harvest Centre South Gippsland to learn how the machine can benefit you.

LEADING European farm machinery manufacturer AMAZONE has announced the sale of its 750,000th ZA series twin-disc centrifugal fertiliser spreader. Claas Harvest Centre dealer principal Anthony Blackshaw said the feat was probably unmatched by any other manufacturer. “AMAZONE has now sold in excess of one million spreaders, with three quarters of these being from the ZA […]

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

Farmer thinks beyond boundary

Environmental focus: Glen Alvie farmer Caleb Berry and his daughter Olivia are taking care of the Powlett River catchment.

CALEB Berry and his wife Shiona have been farming on their Glen Alvie dairy farm for around a decade. Together with their young family, they have built their farm from a relatively small dairy property, to a highly productive enterprise milking up to 750 cows Their farm is located in the upper reaches of the […]

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

Steers, bullocks shine in winter

Market report: Chloe Stock from Dumbalk and John Giliam from Dumbalk were at VLE Leongatha store sale last Thursday to scope out the market. Mr Giliam has cattle to sell in about a month and wanted to see how the market was looking. He said cattle seem to be coming out of winter well.

There were approximately 1900 export and 500 young cattle penned representing an increase of 260 head week on week. There was a full field of buyers present and competing in a mostly dearer market. Quality was similar to last sale with winter affected cattle well supplied and a good supply of prime conditioned steers and […]

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

Sustainable living celebrated

Garden growth: Juneen Schulz of the Foster and Fish Creek community gardens displays a wicking bed made at the Foster community garden several years ago. A new wicking bed was made during her workshop at the sustainable living open day recently.

FOSTER Community House opened its doors for a sustainable living open day recently. Visitors listened to environmental stability representatives including Gippsland 20/20, the anti coal seam gas community energy group, Parks Victoria, South Gippsland Shire Council’s environment officer Skye Radcliffe –Scott and Juneen Schulz of the Foster and Fish Creek community gardens. Ms Schulz led […]

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

Quad bike safety plea

Well alert: Tony Byers of Foster knows the dangers of using a quad bike, having been involved in a serious accident.

FOSTER resident Tony Byers was working as a dairy farm hand in Fish Creek in December 2010 when he was injured in a quad bike accident. He moved cattle using a quad bike that had a 100 litre spray tank fixed to the back, with about 70 litres of spray. “As I was going up […]

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

MG welcomes investors

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THE Devondale Murray Goulburn unit trust was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on Friday, at a final price of $2.10. MG chairman Phil Tracy said in a letter to supplier shareholders last week, “As suppliers will be aware, recent global events have weighed heavily on financial markets across the world and our capital […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Debut for new stock agents

New stock agents: from left, Sarah Phelan has joined her father David Phelan, stock and station agent, Yarram in his new business Phelan Henderson and Co Pty Ltd, with well known auctioneer Simon Henderson of Inverloch.

PHELAN and Henderson will be names you will be hearing a lot more of around South Gippsland saleyards. Well known stock and station agent David Phelan of Yarram and auctioneer Simon Henderson of Inverloch have formed a new company. The new business will hit the ground running with its first sale this Wednesday at the […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Rural News | Read More »

Think feed wedge

Clear benefit: establishing a feed wedge will help ensure adequate pasture to meet grazing demands over winter.

FARMERS are urged to use a feed wedge of pasture to survive winter, according to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. A well established pasture wedge will have the next paddock to be grazed (paddock with the most feed in it) somewhere near three green leaves and leaving pasture residuals of 4cm […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Focus on feeding

Talk about it: Leongatha vet Peter DeGaris (right) leads the discussion with Focus Farmer Dan Knee at the field day held at Toora North.

A FOCUS Farm field day at Toora North recently took some of the focus off Dan and Cindy Knee and put it on dry and transition cow feeding. Tarwin Veterinary Clinic’s Peter DeGaris was the guest speaker at the event, which saw around 40 farmers and service providers turnout for a fascinating insight into an […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Average season on the way

On the level: Toora dairy farmer Ray Argento is expecting the 2015-16 season to be average, in terms of both milk price and production.

MURRAY Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) has opened the 2015-16 season with the second highest price in the company’s history. It has set its southern milk region opening price at $5.60 per kilogram milk solids and forecast a full year price of $6.05kgMS. Traditionally milk companies start the new financial year with an opening price […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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