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Prices continue to ease

By South Gippsland Stock Agents Association AGENTS yarded a reduced yarding of 1650 cattle, consisting 1085 steers, 535 heifers, 25 cows and calves. The quality of the yarding was generally good with some annual feature drafts of weaners being offered. Prices improved across the board for most grades of cattle by $30 to $50 and […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Canberra to hear of mastitis reduction

A LEONGATHA vet and a Stony Creek dairy farmer are heading to the Australian Dairy Conference in Canberra later this month. Dr Peter DeGaris of Gippsland Veterinary Group and Peter Hanrahan of Homebush Pastoral Company, Stony Creek will participate in the ‘Behind the farm gate’ session on the dairy industry’s approach to using antibiotics with […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Sage tastes Dairy Week success

A LEONGATHA girl has succeeded at International Dairy Week at Tatura. Sage Deenen won four first place ribbons, with two in the youth show and two in the Jersey show. These included heifer born September 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, with Carisma Jacot Paradise and Jersey Regal Park Joels Laramie, which won class 10. […]

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

Price rises buoy dairying

DAIRY farmers have more to be optimistic about after the first step-ups of 2019 were announced recently, with hopes other milk processors will follow. Saputo Dairy Australia announced a step-up in its farmgate milk price for 2018-19 of seven cents per kilogram of butterfat and 14 cents per kilogram of protein. Media Statement Bega Cheese […]

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

Heifer sale defies expectations

The 30th Annual F1 heifer sale, held at Victorian Livestock Exchange in Leongatha on Monday, saw the sale of heifers and calves do much better than anticipated. As a result of such a dry season, prices have recently plummeted all over the state, causing some concern of how Monday’s sale would unfold. Brian McCormack from […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Farmer chosen for leadership program

POUND Creek beef farmer James Campkin-Smith has been selected to participate in the inaugural GenAngus Future Leaders Program. The program is designed by Angus Youth and partner, farm insurer Achmea. Mr Campkin-Smith is one of 12 future beef industry leaders selected for inaugural GenAngus Future Leaders Program. He will attend a three-day intensive workshop from […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Farmers deserve greater chance

DAIRY farmers need more face to face meetings during the second round of consultation for the Mandatory Code of Conduct for the dairy industry, according to the dairy farmers’ peak group. Farmers wishing to have a say in person about the Mandatory Code of Conduct consultation process will have to travel to Warragul, during the […]

January 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Prices ease for the first sale of the year

By South Gippsland Stock Agents Association The first store for 2019 drew a very large penning of 3360 for the first sale of the year. There were 2250 steers, 1100 heifers, 30 cows and calves and 25 springers yarded in a mixed quality yarding which once again including a large number of cattle from East […]

January 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Farmers to get cheaper sheds

THE agriculture industry is expected to save thousands of dollars a month thanks to a major change to building permits for farm shed builds. Following a motion passed by South Gippsland Shire Council at its December 2018 council meeting, farmers will now be allowed to cut back on permit requirements by applying for a specific […]

January 3rd, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

A step in the right direction

WHETHER you’re new to the dairy industry or have seen it all and are looking to move away from the daily grind, GippsDairy has a course to help you step along the right path. OMJ consultant John Mulvany will present three courses in the first half of 2019 – Stepping Up, Stepping Back and Taking […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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