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Cows pave the way to dairying careers for South Gippsland students

STUDENTS across South Gippsland continue to gain an insight into dairying careers, thanks to an innovative program. The Cows Create Careers program is exposing students to job opportunities within the industry and not just as farmers. Year 9 students at Newhaven College recently hosted two calves for three weeks as part of the program. Calves […]

September 20th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

DISCO mowers have the moves

NEW CLAAS DISCO MOVE 3600 and 3200 mowers can really shake their stuff. The mowers have an impressive ‘give’ of up to one metre vertically and 30 degrees laterally, allowing them to work with optimal efficiency and safety in even the roughest of paddocks. Available with mowing widths of 3.4 and 3m, respectively, the new […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

South Gippsland Landcare groups awarded

SOUTH Gippsland groups took awards at the recent bi-annual Victorian Landcare Awards. Among them was Gippsland Intrepid Landcare – a group that aims to engage youth in environmental work – which claimed the Young Landcare Leadership Award. The commendation was in recognition of the group’s work in attracting more than 300 young people to volunteer […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Make the right call this silage season

DAIRY farmers will need to restock their silage storages and hay sheds after a dry autumn in some areas. Indications are that we may be heading into a poor late spring, which means we need to make the most of any good spring growth this year. If the El Niño does eventuate, the upside is […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Dairy expo looks to the future

FIND out what Gippsland has to offer the dairy industry in the short and long term, at a panel discussion at the Saputo Dairy Expo. Back by popular demand, Matt Harms, from OnFarm Consulting, is hosting the panel discussion, Gippsland…the next frontier? Is Dairy Heading South?, sponsored by the South Gippsland Shire Council and Rabobank […]

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

Watch for bladder stones in livestock

AS producers have been supplementary feeding for some time, it is worth highlighting several related animal health issues that may develop. One of those issues is urolithiasis due to bladder stones. Bladder stones form as a result of minerals in livestock’s urine, forming crystals that grow to become stones. Bladder stones may either pass in […]

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

Website tackles serrated tussock

RESOURCES to help farmers manage serrated tussock are now just a click away thanks to a major upgrade of the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party’s website. The website has been completely overhauled and includes the addition of a new video gallery, information notes and the latest research. The working party has also developed new online […]

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

Saputo Dairy Expo is the centre of innovation this September

THE Strzelecki Lions Club is proud to host the 2019 Saputo Dairy Expo in Korumburra in September. The annual event will be held on Wednesday, September 11 and Thursday, September 12.  The expo provides an opportunity for the dairying community to see the latest in dairy innovation and technology in an easy ‘one stop shop’, […]

August 30th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Foxes, rabbits in Landcare’s sights

THE South Gippsland Landcare Network has started working on a new fox and rabbit control program. Covering 16,000ha of coast and farmland, project planning and works have been underway for six months, with another two years of onground work to come. Fox control will be undertaken through baiting on farmland and public land, with fox […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Jersey chief, Glen Barrett, pursues Chinese market

A FORMER Korumburra man was an instrumental part of a dairy delegation to China to open opportunities for the Jersey breed. China needs 109 million tonnes of dairy to meet current nutritional targets but last year Australia exported only 840,000 tonnes. A recent dairy trade mission to China has identified Jersey as a potential growth […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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