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Glass half full approach to prices

DAIRY farmers are experiencing a great season with milk production and sales up across the nation, according to data collected by Dairy Australia. Koorooman farmer Ross Berryman said his milk production has been up since December, with the farm fairing well throughout the season prior. “December and January were quite wet months for us so […]

March 14th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Merlewood produces premium angus

MERLEWOOD Angus is committed to breeding premium black angus cattle at the Mirboo North farm, where farmers Anne Marie and Daniel Barrow will host their Second Annual Autumn Bull Sale on March 23. The couple have been breeding black angus on their property for almost nine years and have fast established themselves as producers of […]

March 6th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Classy vealers in demand

There were approximately 1540 export and 200 young cattle penned representing an increase of 475 head week on week. A northern export processor rejoined the usual buying group after a short absence in a dearer market in places. A better selection of vealers sold to solid demand while yearling heifers to the trade improved 5c/kg. […]

March 6th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

North meets south for dairy discussion

THE Biogipps Discussion Group recently hosted a group of dairy farmers from northern Victoria during one of its regular meetings. Krowera farmers Sean and Lisa Monson were the host farmers, welcoming the Murray Dairy region farmers on an unseasonably wet and windy summer’s day. The Murray Dairy farmers were keen to come down and see […]

February 27th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Dairy industry on show

THE Australian Dairy Conference tour travelled through Gippsland last week, with 30 farmers and service providers from around Australia enjoying insights into the region’s production systems. The tour took in some of the most productive and attractive farmland in the region as it headed towards Monday’s first stop in the heart of the Strzelecki Ranges […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Dairy industry students get training boost

FEDERATION Training and GippsDairy have jointly announced that dairy industry training programs will be offered in Gippsland during 2018. The announcement will provide certainty to former GOTAFE students after GOTAFE ceased its training delivery in Warragul and Leongatha at the end of 2017 to focus on northern Victoria. Federation Training’s executive director, strategic engagement, Tim […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Track quality can impact cows’ feet

AROUND 10 per cent of Australia’s dairy cows suffer from lameness each year. Economically, the results of foot disease are much greater than the treatment costs. Reduced milk yield, lower reproductive performance, increased involuntary cull rates, discarded milk, and the additional labour costs to manage these cows accounts for the largest monetary loss. Poor track […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Facial eczema warning

SOUTH Gippsland farmers are being urged to consider zinc oxide supplements with reports of alarmingly high spore counts that could quickly lead to facial eczema outbreaks. One farmer in the Macalister Irrigation District reported 55,000 spores per gram of pasture – a number that should have every farmer across Gippsland talking to their vet or […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Beef prices low on last year

WHILE beef prices are not what they were this time last year, local agents hope a wet autumn will change the dynamic in the oversupplied market. Leongatha Landmark’s Terry Ginnane said many factors pointed to why beef prices are low. “Beef has less demand on the world market right now. In New South Wales it […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Local cattle win big

FARMERS did South Gippsland proud when they showed cattle at International Dairy Week in Tatura last week. Bushlea Farms Leongatha proved once again to be a standout, with its Ottens Maybell Jersey cow bagging the top price in its lot. Breeder Wayne Kuhne said the jersey went for an impressive $14,000 when Bald Hills’ farmer […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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