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Argentos hang up milking aprons

Moving on: from left, Larissa, Leo, Karen and Rebecca Argento at the clearing sale on the family farm on Friday morning.

FARMERS turned out in droves for Leo and Karen Argento’s clearing sale on Friday morning. Mr Argento has lived on the dairy farm at 670 Yarragon Road, Wooreen since his parents moved there in 1964 when he was just four. He married Karen Hanks in 1989 and bought the farm, but now it is time […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Wendy’s brave battle

Aiming high: Toora’s Wendy Whelan wants her achievements as a dairy farmer to define her.

WENDY Whelan doesn’t believe recovering from a stroke at age 38 is her defining achievement. It’s becoming a share farmer on a dairy property that she sees as a more notable accomplishment – and one that wasn’t going to be stolen from her by a rare medical condition. The Legendairy farmer from Toora in South […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Farmers test drive Gendore’s latest

Nice rig: Bass grazier Bruce Adkins (left) chats with Gendore Tractors and Machinery’s Tooradin salesman Trevor Van Der Heyden about the New Holland Roll-Belt 180 baler hitched to a New Holland T7.170 Autocommand tractor.

FARMERS travelled from across Gippsland to Gendore Tractors and Machinery’s Demo Day at Lardner Park last Wednesday. The reputable dealership is Gippsland’s only New Holland dealership and sells the quality brand to customers from Melbourne through to Mallacoota. Farmers, from dairy and beef producers to those in the horticultural industry, joined with agricultural contractors to […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

MG’s milk price to drop

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Murray Goulburn dairy co-operative has just released a lower than expected Available Southern Milk Region FMP milk price of between $4.75 to $5 per kg of milk solids for the financial year. In a bid to keep suppliers, MG will offer a Milk Supply Support Package by providing a milk support payment so that suppliers […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News,Rural News | Read More »

54th farm world flies high

Bronwen Russell and Kevin Smith from Gendore in Leongatha were at Farm World last Thursday, happy to show off the New Holland range of tractors and hay making equipment.

FARM World 2016 proved to be an outstanding success, attracting crowds of more than 50,000 over four days, to visit more than 700 exhibitors. Held at Warragul’s Lardner Park, heavy rain the day before the field days got underway did nothing to deter the crowd across the weekend. The theme for the field days in […]

April 12th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Farmers relish rain relief

Downpour welcome: Inverloch farmer Gordon Beard was pleased with recent rain after having to use town water to get through the drought.

INVERLOCH farmer Gordon Beard relished last Wednesday’s rain of more than 17mm but was more grateful for access to town water that saved his business during the recent drought. Farmers have been struggling to make ends meet after the driest summer in 50 years, but thanks to access to town water on land Mr Beard […]

April 12th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Poulton cares for cattle

Congratulations: Tarwin Vet Group’s Doctor Phil Poulton PhD at his graduation on March 18. He is pictured with Melbourne University’s vet faculty associate professor Michael Pyman, formerly of the Korumburra Vet Group.

GOOD nursing and quality care from farmers can get downer cows back on their feet. Treating downer cows can be a complex process, but Doctor Phil Poulton PhD of the Tarwin Vet Group has been collating information to help farmers achieve desirable outcomes. After 35 years at Tarwin Vet Group specialising in cattle, Phil has […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Discover the benefits of whole farm planning

Broadening horizons: trainer Nick Dudley shows a participant how to use iFarm at a course delivered in Leongatha last year.

FROM April 13, landholders have the opportunity to undertake a six week course in whole farm planning and computerised farm mapping through the FarmPlan21 program. The course is being delivered by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) in partnership with the South Gippsland Landcare Network. FarmPlan 21 is a version of […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Lots to see and do at field days

Future of farming: the annual Farm World Field Days showcase the latest developments in agriculture.

FARM World Field Days will be held at Lardner Park near Warragul from Thursday, April 7 to Sunday, April 10, and they will be bigger and better than ever. Farm World has grown to be one of Australia’s largest regional agricultural events, allowing farm machinery manufacturers, suppliers and distributors to launch new products and showcase […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Farmers battle towards autumn break

Sharing ideas: host farmer Rod Cope with Murray Goulburn’s Gerard Murphy at the Middle Tarwin Shed Day.

THE latest Tactics for Dry Times Shed Day was moved into the cool of the farm-house because it was too hot in the shed. It’s been that sort of season in South Gippsland. Rod and Lyndell Cope hosted the event at their Middle Tarwin dairy farm, where challenging conditions do not look like changing in […]

March 16th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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