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Martins see benefits in red

A PASSION for dairying and a love of the Aussie Red breed has helped Korumburra sharefarmers Dave and Amanda Martin produce a championship winning cow. In the recent Australian Red Dairy Breed on Farm Challenge, the Martins’ cow Glenroy Waratah was crowned overall champion, beating 200 other entries. Glenroy Waratah was also named best cow […]

April 10th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

So much to see at Farm World

FARM World attracts more than 55,000 visitors and 850 exhibitors over four days to Lardner Park near Warragul. The event from Thursday, April 12 to Sunday, April 15 offers the latest in technology, equipment and information, and an opportunity to chat with the experts. There’s plenty for professional and lifestyle farmers interested in equipment, livestock, […]

April 10th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Equestrian Expo to excite

FARM World is held in conjunction with the Equestrian Expo, which now in its third year, offers a program that will excite both professional and equine enthusiasts. Held from April 12 to 15, this year’s event will feature some of Australia’s finest competitors who will compete across a four-day program, which kicks off on Thursday […]

April 10th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Bull takes top honours

JASON and Sarah Keays from Fish Creek Farm have bred another supreme champion Speckle Park exhibit, with Fish Creek Farm Storm M1 taking out the prize at the Sydney Royal Easter Show recently. Even more impressive was the bull’s top three placing in the Urquhart Trophy for the supreme beef exhibit at the show, with […]

April 4th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Honey much abuzz in Dumbalk

DUMBALK honey producers Sharon and Rob Fisher did not expect their hobby to become the big business it is today when they started beekeeping more than a decade ago. Now owners of Blue Tree Honey Farm, the couple offer honey tastings, demonstrations and work out of a farm shop cafe serving thousands of tourists and […]

April 4th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Rainfall missed in March

RECORD breaking dry conditions are impacting the region, with rainfall totals well below average for February and the first half of March. Despite being a grim situation on paper, for farmers with a reliable water supply the dry weather wasn’t a huge concern. Wooreen beef farmer Jill Forrester said while conditions have been dry for […]

April 4th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Outstanding phenotype, impressive performance

AS with life itself, once in a while extraordinary things take place that change the breeding objectives of the beef industry that are considered to be the norm. A case in hand is that of Texas Mount K002, a young sire bred by the Mayne family of Queensland and heavily used through artificial insemination and […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Top vealers make 333c

Numbers jumped and all the export buyers were back and operating. There was a much larger showing of grown steers of various weights, competition remained steady and prices held firm across all grades of heavy steers. The beef and dairy cows rose by 2c to 4c and Friesian bullocks were 4c to 8c/kg better. Lighter […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Farming icons retire

TWO Ellinbank farming researchers who made an impact on agriculture in Gippsland retired recently. They were senior Ellinbank dairy extension officer Greg O’Brien and Frank Mickan, both worked with Agriculture Victoria. Mr O’Brien spent 38 years with Agriculture Victoria, working predominately in dairy extension, and pasture and grazing animal research, whilst in his own time […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Technology keeps sheep secure

VICTORIAN Livestock Exchange in Koonwarra has secured funding to ensure all sheep passing through the saleyards are identified electronically. The exchange received State Government funding for the microchip and scanning equipment which will be enforced with new policies by the end of the month. VLE managing director Wayne Osborne said staff are already familiar with […]

March 14th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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