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Jelbart’s Caldermeade herd to sell

THE Caldermeade Dairy and Cafe, which was owned by the Jelbart family has sold, after around 12 months on the market. The entire milking herd of around 340 Holstein Friesian autumn calvers will be dispersed at a sale on Friday, October 6 at 10.30am at VLE Leongatha. Tim Jelbart said the quality of the herd […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Tim shows his auctioneering flair

TIM Gibson flew the flag for Alex Scott and Staff’s Korumburra office in a recent state-wide auctioneering competition. The livestock agent competed in the 2017 ALPA Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition at the Victorian Livestock Exchange at Pakenham. The event was hosted by the Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association and saw contestants auction three pens […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Expo excitement builds

THE Strzelecki Lions Club is proud to be hosting the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra on September 27 and 28. The event will open at 9am and close at 3.30pm on both days. Entry is $10 per person and children under 16 are free. The Dairy Expo started in 2000 with the committee having […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Brown champions beef

FOR the second year in a row, a South Gippslander has been named as the state finalist for the Cattle Council of Australia’s rising beef industry champion program. This year Wattle Bank’s Aaron Brown is the Victorian finalist. In 2016, the Victorian finalist was Cape Paterson Angus stud farm manager Rob Ewing. Now in its […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Landcare passion wins Kathleen a state award

A VENUS Bay woman is changing the way the Landcare story is being told. Kathleen Brack, the regional Landcare program officer for the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority for just three years, has created new messages and found innovative ways of engaging with her community. Her efforts resulting is Ms Brack receiving the Austcover Young […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Backyard farmer’s guide to strong chicken eggs

ACCORDING to the age-old tale, chickens have been laying eggs since the dawn of time, if not before however, producing an object as big as your own head every day, is a feat that should not be understated. As the backyard farmer knows well, it’s easy to make a scramble of the process, with soft […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Focus Farm brings growth

PASTURE management has been a big talking point during the past year on Graeme, Jenny and Shaun Cope’s Fish Creek Focus Farm. With advice from joint facilitators John Mulvany and Karen Romano, as well as a support group of local farmers and service providers, the Copes have made significant improvement to the way they grow […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Meet with Landcare, get a free tree

THE South Gippsland Landcare Network’s AGM will be held on Saturday, October 7 at the Grand Ridge Brewery in Mirboo North. The menu on the night will feature local food and the guest speaker and entertainment will be Alan Pentland. Alan qualified as an architect and then became a comedian. He ran Melbourne’s first stand […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Caring spirit restores Bass Coast

SOUTH Gippsland’s countryside is looking all the better thanks to the efforts of the staff and volunteers of the Bass Coast Landcare Network. Working with landholders, the Landcare team is revegetating the Bass Coast Shire and also parts of the shires of South Gippsland and Cardinia. A team of volunteers grows trees and understorey species […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Farmers united

DESPITE recording a large net loss and an expected reduction in milk supply, South Gippsland Murray Goulburn suppliers remain dedicated to the cooperative. The company recorded a net loss after tax of $370.8 million for the 2016-17 year, but managed to reduce its debt from $480 million at June 30 last year to $445 million […]

August 30th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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