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Farmers bat for cancer patients at Outtrim-Moyarra-Kongwak Cricket Club

FARMERS have opened up their paddocks to help raise funds to support breast cancer patients. Every year, the Outtrim-Moyarra-Kongwak Cricket Club holds its annual Pink Stumps Day event to raise money for breast cancer initiatives. The day, on Saturday, was a success and as part of that, the cricketers sold steers at the VLE Leongatha […]

February 18th, 2020 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Dairying life inspires teen’s rural passion

A YANAKIE woman knows how lucky she has been to grow up on a dairy farm. Courtney Zuidema, a member of a South Gippsland dairying dynasty, credits her farming upbringing with helping her to secure a tertiary scholarship to pursue university studies. She will now pursue a teaching degree and wants to return to a […]

February 11th, 2020 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Beef Week field days attract cattle buyers

SOUTH Gippsland’s beef studs were at their best despite the wet weather on Saturday for the highly-anticipated Beef Week open day. Hundreds of farmers and breeders alike travelled around the region to assess some of the unique cattle being bred at studs. Bill and Minnie Kees’ Warringa Herefords, Wayne and Alison Sanders’ Laverna Park Limousin, […]

February 4th, 2020 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Buffalo surprise in the paddock

  THINK of South Gippsland and milk, and one typically conjures up the image of a herd of Friesian or Jersey cows. But in the far east of the region, there is an animal of a different kind in a milking shed, a bovine usually associated with Australia’s tropical top end. Buffalo are being milked […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Farmers gave hay to mates in need

FARMERS from South Gippsland have donated hundreds of hay bales to farmers affected by bushfires in East Gippsland. Leongatha South CFA and Leongatha Lions Club united to organise a hay drive, with donations coming from as far as Poowong and Dumbalk. Leongatha South machinery dealership Cervus Equipment donated a tractor for use in loading the […]

January 7th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Farmers urged to focus on biosecurity

SOUTH Gippsland farmers have learned valuable lessons about the importance of rigorous on-farm biosecurity. During a recent state-wide webinar, Agriculture Victoria’s Dr Jeff Cave shared his recollections of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the United Kingdom in 2001. Dr Cave was deployed to Cumbria – the most severely affected part of the country – […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Crothers to step down from Burra Foods’ helm

  GRANT Crothers is standing down as the leader of Korumburra dairy processor, Burra Foods. He wrote to suppliers advising that as of December 31, he would step aside as CEO and move to “the less active role of executive director”. “The last 29 years as CEO and managing director have been a wonderful journey, […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Scholarship keeps rural dream alive

HANNAH Thorson has gone to the city to learn more about agriculture but her heart remains in South Gippsland. Thanks to receiving Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s 2017 Bill Pyle Tertiary Scholarship to support her Bachelor of Agricultural Science study at La Trobe University, Hannah has been able to bring her new knowledge back to the farm […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Farmer says it’s time to speak out

LEONGATHA South dairy farmer Benjamin Vagg says it’s time for farmers to show the world what they have to offer. Benjamin, who has recently taken on a senior role with the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria, says the views of farmers are too often ignored but they will become more important as the world meets the […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Hundreds support clearing sale of Ginn family

MORE than 100 farmers and their families attended the clearing sale of Dennis Ginn and Christine Gicquel at their Cape Paterson property, Yancowinna, last Friday. It was a “bittersweet day” for Dennis and Christine as they auctioned their farm machinery and equipment. Dennis said a lot of familiar faces from the farming community were there, […]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

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