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Former MG chief Gary Helou to pay $200,000 penalty

THE Federal Court has ordered former Murray Goulburn Co-operative managing director Gary Helou to pay $200,000 in penalties for being knowingly concerned in Murray Goulburn’s false or misleading claims about the farmgate milk price it expected to pay dairy farmers during the 2015-16 milk season. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission deputy chair Mick Keogh said, “The […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Jelbart joins DataGene

LEONGATHA South dairy farmer Tim Jelbart has been appointed to the board of DataGene, the dairy industry’s organisation to drive herd improvement. He was appointed at DataGene’s recent annual general meeting at which Simone Jolliffe, dairy farmer from Wagga Wagga and Graeme Gillan, Holstein Australia CEO were re-appointed to the board. Mr Jelbart is general […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Great spring kick starts Focus Farm

IT would be fair to say the Moon family’s first few months as Focus Farmers have been as good as it gets. Jared, who is in a business partnership with wife Melissa and his parents Alex and Tricia, is about to cut November silage on their Yanakie farm for the first time in memory. To […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Cervus serves up fun of the farm

THE Leongatha South branch of Cervus Equipment Australia held a free Kids and Family Day at its Hogans Road premises last Saturday. The event attracted more than 300 people, with Santa Claus making a special appearance to the delight of children for photo opportunities. A sausage sizzle, generously provided the Leongatha Lions Club, sold out […]

November 29th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

State award for Tarwin farm

MIDDLE Tarwin Schreurs and Sons vegetable growers have won a state award for surface water for their multimillion dollar celery growing business at Middle Tarwin. Adam and Chris Schreurs won the state award for their achievements in sustainable and efficient surface water use. The irrigation system at their multimillion dollar celery growing business is networked […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Dairy farmers mix pizza with nutrition

YOUNG Dairy Network (YDN) South Gippsland hosted a fun and informative night at Meeniyan with pizza on the menu and summer herd feeding the focus of discussion, last Wednesday evening. Guest speakers Damien Adcock from Heritage Seeds, Gerard Murphy from GDM Agricultural Consulting and Greg Pate from Irwin Stockfeeds led an interesting discussion on dairy […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Rain lifts prices in big yarding

By South Gippsland Stock Agents Association Agents drew for 4000 store cattle which resulted in some producers holding some stock back, but this didn’t deter the buyers as the 3600 head mixed quality yarding that came forward met a very strong market for all types of stock . The yarding consisted of 2500 steers, 850 […]

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

Candidates back farmers

STATE election candidates appealed to local farmers last week. A debate was held by the Victorian Farmers Federation in Grantville on Tuesday, October 30. Farmers and community areas in rural and regional areas were given the opportunity to discuss important local issues. Farmers have been demanding action for a fairer rate system, well maintained roads […]

November 7th, 2018 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Numbers and prices lift

By South Gippsland Stock Agents Association A TOTAL yarding of 2500 head came forward consisting of 1800 steers, 550 heifers and 150 cows and calves and springers in a mixed quality yarding. Cattle were consigned from the local area and once again many came forward from the East Gippsland district due to the failing season […]

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

Part of the furniture

AFTER almost 50 years at the local John Deere dealership, Ron Davison is still very much part of the day to day running of the Leongatha South based business. In the time Ron has been at the business it has morphed from Meeniyan Tractor Service, then Windmill Ag and finally Cervus Equipment, based on the […]

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

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