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Balers pose fire danger

EACH year we hear about hay stack fires in sheds and in paddocks and the financial loss of outside haystacks, sheds and unfortunately, equipment. However, not so commonly known is that there are also many baler fires that start while baling, many of which could have been avoided or at least, with much reduced damage. […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Angus cattle in demand

YANCOWINNA Angus conducted its spring sale on Monday, October 9, welcoming plenty of new and repeat clients. Bulls sold at an average of $4891. With 30 bulls up for sale, 21 sold to farmers from Yinnar, Foster and Dalyston. A bull has also been sold privately since the spring sale. All 30 heifers offered sold […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Pen attracts pleasing price

There were approximately 860 export and 100 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 40 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and showing more interest in a dearer market. Quality improved in the prime categories with a better supply of grown steers, bullocks and trade cattle although still in limited numbers. […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Poowong’s spirit captured on film

POOWONG was chosen as Dairy Australia’s 2017 Gippsland Legendairy capital and a short film recognising the town’s achievement was recently released. Poowong Community Consultative Committee member Jackie Wilmann nominated the town in the Legendairy capital program. She said the video was a positive way to show Poowong’s history and to have the community recognised. “It […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Jelbarts’ auction a success

ALMOST 300 cows were sold in the Jelbart family’s complete herd dispersal sale at Leongatha VLE on Friday. The Jelbarts were selling their stock from the Caldermeade farm. In total, 272 milking cows and 21 heifers were sold at an overall average price of $1931 per head. The highest priced milking cow went for $3900 […]

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

Focus Farm looks at bigger picture 

THE Fish Creek Focus Farm has been about more efficient pasture usage and a bigger role for Shaun Cope in the family business. Graeme, Jenny, Shaun’s wife Sharna and Shaun himself have been working with co-facilitator John Mulvany as the family seeks to transition the farm business from one generation to the next. While that has been […]

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

Mardan stud raises the baa

A FAMILY passion for producing tasty meat has paid off for a Mardan sheep stud. Baaramu White Dorper Stud won champion white dorper ram at the Royal Melbourne Show recently, with their young ram Mardan Man. Judges praised the 15 month old for his superb ultrasound scan results, with an eye muscle depth of 48mm […]

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

Jelbart’s Caldermeade herd to sell

THE Caldermeade Dairy and Cafe, which was owned by the Jelbart family has sold, after around 12 months on the market. The entire milking herd of around 340 Holstein Friesian autumn calvers will be dispersed at a sale on Friday, October 6 at 10.30am at VLE Leongatha. Tim Jelbart said the quality of the herd […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Tim shows his auctioneering flair

TIM Gibson flew the flag for Alex Scott and Staff’s Korumburra office in a recent state-wide auctioneering competition. The livestock agent competed in the 2017 ALPA Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition at the Victorian Livestock Exchange at Pakenham. The event was hosted by the Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association and saw contestants auction three pens […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Expo excitement builds

THE Strzelecki Lions Club is proud to be hosting the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra on September 27 and 28. The event will open at 9am and close at 3.30pm on both days. Entry is $10 per person and children under 16 are free. The Dairy Expo started in 2000 with the committee having […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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