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Store sales return to VLE Leongatha

  Thursday, January 5 Steers: B. & D. Buckland, Yea, 9 x $1740; Gippsland Grazing P/L, 12 x $1580; M. Wight, Meeniyan, 13 x $1570; Sugarloaf Nominees, Bass, 18 x $1560; L. & M. Fajerman, Toora, 13 x $1540; J.H. & J.I. MacDonald, Leongatha South, 5 x $1480. Heifers: N.R. & L.J. Andrews, Mirboo North, […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Squeeze more out of effluent ponds

MANY dairy farmers are currently facing tight financial times but there may be a hidden, albeit small pot of gold in your effluent system that could be used to offset some fertiliser on some areas of the farm this year, or next autumn. Admittedly some effluent systems may require an input of capital to fully […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Silage keeps rolling out

FAVOURABLE seasonal conditions have seen the region’s silage yield increase dramatically compared to last year, with some even eyeing off a third cut. Leongatha South dairy farmer Maree Deenan said for her farm, this silage season has been “amazing”. “I am on a red dirt farm, so I was able to get onto my paddocks […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Small yarding buoys prices

There were approximately 780 export and 200 young cattle penned for the last sale of 2016 representing a decrease of 700 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a mostly dearer market. Quality was harder to find with fewer prime cattle on offer and cows making up almost half […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Victory masters challenge

THIS year’s Semex Holstein Australia on Farm Challenge Victoria and South-Eastern South Australia annual luncheon was held recently in Melton. The luncheon celebrates champions in their respective age classes in the biggest and arguably most competitive state of the nationwide competition. This year, Maree Deenan from Leongatha South won the four year old champion class […]

December 13th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Burra barbie

A COMMUNITY barbecue for dairy farmers brought people from across Victoria together at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra, on Sunday. The event was organised by the Leos Club of Korumburra, Lions Club of Korumburra and The Need for Feed team. A Tough Times grant from South Gippsland Shire Council helped fund a number […]

December 13th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Leaner cattle stand out

There were approximately 1400 export and 300 young cattle penned representing an increase of 220 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a mixed market, with most prime cattle easing in price, while lean manufacturing cattle sold to stronger demand. Quality was good, with most prime cattle holding plenty […]

December 13th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Silage season back on track

AFTER last year’s dismal silage and hay season, the region’s farmers are experiencing a return to decent yields and high quality. Continued rain and a rise in temperature are now needed to continue the good growth into the hay season. Agricultural contractor Phil McNaughton from Kardella said crops are up at least 30 or 40 […]

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Dairy documentary celebrates Meeniyan

MEENIYAN will feature in a documentary showing dairying communities across Australia. To celebrate the success of the LEGENDAIRY Capital program, Dairy Australia has launched the documentary featuring dairy farmers and the regional communities that participated in last year’s inaugural program. Meeniyan was named one of Australia’s LEGENDAIRY capitals in the Dairy Australia campaign. Among the […]

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

One potato, two potato not too many more

IN a bizarre set of circumstances, a week ago a spring heatwave sparked fires in NSW. The fires raged all along the NSW coast from the Victorian border all the way up the coast to the Queensland border. Have you noticed the price of potatoes in the supermarket in the past week? It is almost […]

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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