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Quality stock return top prices


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


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 »

Be ready for opportunities


DAIRY prices may have plateaued in the short term but farmers should feel they still get ahead. Planning for the long term was the key to maximising opportunities to grow dairy businesses, according to a dairy industry forum held in Leongatha recently. The Future Outlook of Dairy in 2015 event attracted 80 farmers from across […]

March 12th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Profiting from performance

Family farm: Cindy, Dan and little Tully Knee with focus farm facilitator Matt Hall at the first field day held at the Knees’ farm recently.

THE question being asked at the Toora North focus farm is how to improve a dairy business that is already running smoothly and profitably. For Dan and Cindy Knee, who took on farm ownership at the beginning of this season, the answer would be to keep doing what they do well while reducing the costs […]

March 12th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Farmers, get ready for climate change

Farmers prepare: Stella Carlisle with grandmother Jill Vella, project officer of the Southern Gippsland Agricultural Climate Resilience Project, preparing farmers for the impacts of climate change.

SOUTH Gippsland farmers have been urged to prepare for a warmer, drier climate and the challenges those conditions will pose. “It has been postulated that for every degree warmer it gets, your climate is the same as that about a further 160km north,” said Jill Vella, the project officer now overseeing the Southern Gippsland Agricultural […]

March 12th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Cervus boosts sales team

Sales team strengthened: Shaun O’Hara is the newest addition to the Cervus Equipment sales team.

CERVUS Equipment Leongatha South has added strength to its sales team with Shaun O’Hara joining Mark Le Page and Glen Vernon at the company. Shaun, who has had years of experience in the sales of agricultural machinery, will help drive the sales of all of Cervus Equipment’s products including icon brands John Deere (tractors, machinery […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Debt reduction the focus

Spotlight on: from left, facilitator Jeff Urie and farmers Bruce Manintveld and Fiona Baker were the hosts of the first focus farm field day at their Mirboo North property.

BRUCE Manintveld and Fiona Baker from Mirboo North have opened their farm and finances for the latest round of focus farms across Gippsland. Their first field day was held recently and attracted more than 50 people. Having taken on the farm and $1.6 million in debt just 20 months ago, the couple was keen to […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Quality lifts prices


There were approximately 2250 export and 500 young cattle penned, representing a decrease of 900 head week on week. There was a full field of buyers present and competing in a dearer market. The young drafts were mixed in quality, with a better draft of yearling heifers but fewer yearling steers suited to the trade. […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Competition drops slightly

Buy or not to buy: Gilmore Douglas from Poowong was inspecting cattle at the store sale at Leongatha VLE last Thursday.

There were approximately 3000 export and 650 young cattle penned representing an increase of 300 head week on week. There was a full field of buyers present and operating in a cheaper market. The 500 young cattle were very mixed in quality with a smaller proportion being suited to the trade. Trade cattle sold at […]

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

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