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Praise for Saputo opening price

LOCAL dairy farmers have been buoyed by Saputo’s opening average milk price of $6.80 per kilogram of milk solids. Leongatha South dairy farmer Chris Moscript said the record opening price was “very pleasing”. “It makes up for the years we’ve been battling. It will allow us to do a lot of the things you put […]

June 17th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Sustainability key to Lileys’ vision

FOR more than 40 years, Joan and Robert Liley have worked tirelessly to ensure their 450 hectares at Fish Creek will be returned in a better state than when they took it over. “Over the 40 years plus that we’ve been on our farm, we’ve fenced off our major waterways, we’ve fenced off tributaries, we’ve […]

June 17th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Make the most of winter pastures

IN A challenging season, many dairy farmers will be focusing on gaining the best return from the resources available. Grazing management of pastures can be used to maximise pasture growth and utilisation.  The aim of good grazing management is to balance the requirements of the pasture and herd. Grazing ryegrass pastures between the two to […]

June 12th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Burra jumps out of gate

BURRA Foods has revealed a positive opening milk price for the forthcoming season, up 14.5 percent on the current year. The Korumburra-based processor is the first company to announce its opening price, revealing a farmgate milk price range of $6.40-6.70/kg of milk solids for July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Burra Foods chief executive […]

May 7th, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Dairy code on hold

FRUSTRATED dairy farmers will have to wait until after the federal election for the mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct to be released. The policy is waiting for approval, but the federal government has gone into caretaker mode in the lead up to the May 18 election. “It is frustrating because dairy farming is a 24/7 […]

May 7th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Inquiry to probe farm trespass laws

A PARLIAMENTARY inquiry to investigate farm trespass laws and protect Victorian farmers will be established. While the Coalition and the Victorian Farmers Federation have welcomed the inquiry, an MP has said the inquiry could deter whistle-blowers from revealing animal abuse. The Liberal Nationals proposed the inquiry after calls from farmers to strengthen laws and better […]

May 7th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Mentors lend a hand on-farm

A PROGRAM to mentor farmers and help them manage and develop their properties is being trialled through the South Gippsland and Yarram Yarram Landcare networks. The aim is to match farmers with suitable local mentors who can provide advice and help them develop farm management plans. As well as working with their individual mentors and […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Can-Am vehicles turn heads

FARMERS appreciated the versatility of Can-Am utility vehicles at a demo day at Koorooman last Tuesday, April 16. The event, hosted by Marriotts MPE and Can-Am, allowed farmers to test drive a range of vehicles and take up special offers. From all-terrain to side by side vehicles and sports side by side vehicles, the Can-Am […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Burra’s optimism buoys farmers

DAIRY processor Burra Foods is expecting milk production in Gippsland to rise over coming months, after a regional drop as the dry spell continues. The company has also given farmers reason for optimism by tipping a farmgate milk price of more than $6.50 in the 12 months of the next financial year. Burra Foods managing […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Aaron inspires farmers through hardship

AARON Thomas reckons he wouldn’t be here today if he wasn’t a dairy farmer. Having suffered a serious mental health breakdown and endured the ravages of alcoholism, Aaron is now back on his feet and keen to share his story with other farmers who may be struggling through difficult times. “It’s about one person reading […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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