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Steamy, aerial attacks on ragwort

THE South Gippsland Landcare Network held a ragwort control field day in Fish Creek last Thursday, which demonstrated alternative methods to combat the noxious weed. The field day was held as part of the network’s innovative solutions to controlling agricultural weeds project. Network coordinator Jill Vella said more than 50 participants attended to see the […]

August 30th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Scholarship refreshes farm thinking for Gillian

GILLIAN Hayman will investigate opportunities for efficiencies on the farm she manages with her husband at Hoddle after receiving a scholarship from the Gardiner Dairy Foundation. Ms Hayman was one of two dairy farmers in Gippsland to receive a scholarship under the Farm Business Management Program, managed and funded by the foundation in partnership with […]

August 30th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Positive outlook for spring

RECENT rain has been welcomed by South Gippsland farmers, while other parts of the state remain unseasonably dry in the lead up to spring. While June and July were dry compared to previous years, August has so far provided much needed moisture before the warmer months hit. Beef and sheep farmer Paul Crock said Fish […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Top fodder for the bottom line

BETTER quality home grown silage is the cheapest way to feed your cows while still producing high quality milk. To help farmers improve their silage making skills, GippsDairy and Dairy Australia are once again presenting Topfodder. The popular program aims to help farmers to: • improve the quality of silage made; • evaluate the role […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Dairy genetics open doors for farmers

THE rising popularity of genomic (DNA) testing of female dairy cattle means DataGene’s release of Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) puts the spotlight on the top herds and cows, as well as bulls. DataGene’s genetic evaluation manager Michelle Axford, of Korumburra, said the August ABV release saw more herds competing for the top genomic females lists […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Safety first at Pound Creek

MAKING sure everyone goes home safely was the message from GippsDairy’s farm safety day at Pound Creek recently. More than 30 people turned out on a cold and wet day at the Jelbart farm to learn more about how they can protect themselves, their family and their staff from the many risks associated with a […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Fishy farmer nominates for Dairy Australia board

  FISH Creek dairy farmer Graeme Nicoll has nominated for election to the board of Dairy Australia. He is among candidates standing for two vacancies this year, for directors with milk producer skills. Nominees will stand for election to the board as non-executive directors at the annual general meeting in November. Mr Nicoll was appointed […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Co-op building now easier

SOUTH Gippsland farmers will be able to draw on local knowledge to use a new, free DIY co-op builder. Leongatha-based ag consultant Richard Jackson learned about the simple online tool at the recent Farming Together forum, supported by the Federal Government. The Farm Co-op builder was developed by Farming Together in conjunction with Australia’s peak […]

August 1st, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Steer trial offers insight

NICK Browne, Gallagher territory manager Gippsland, is thrilled the livestock handling systems company is part of the Lardner Park Steer Trial for 2017. “It really demonstrates what our brand-new product the TW1 weigh scale is geared around being able to see animal performance at the touch of a finger,” he said. “It gives a producer […]

August 1st, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Gippsland Intrepid Landcare kicks off

INTREPID Landcare is not your usual on the ground Landcare group. They are an adventurous nation-wide organisation that empowers young people to lead on stuff that matters, providing a common space to inspire, connect and empower young people to act and lead with Landcare. The Gippsland Intrepid Landcare Group, the first Intrepid Landcare Group in […]

August 1st, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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