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New faces for Herefords

New faces for Herefords

Outgoing chief executive officer Michael Crowley was recognised for his achievements in positioning Hereford cattle as one of the breeds of choice at the Herefords Australia annual general meeting in May at Wodonga. In his chairman's address, Ian Durkin paid tribute to Mr Crowley who finished with Herefords Australia Limited (HAL) after two years as a director and 15 months as CEO to take...
There’s a weed epidemic

There’s a weed epidemic

An African lovegrass forum next week will address one of the worst local weed challenges in the region.  African lovegrass is such an issue the local Landcare group at Toms Creek has assembled three excellent speakers and will also conduct a farm visit to view how farmers tackle the problem. From cultivation to increasing soil fertility and competition from other plants, each topic will be...
Best sheep and beef conferences

Best sheep and beef conferences

Early bird tickets are available for BestWool/BestLamb and BetterBeef conferences to be held June 19-20 in Ballarat, at The Goods Shed. Agriculture Victoria senior specialist, Lyndon Kubeil, said this was the first time since 2019 the two conferences would be held together and in the new location of Ballarat. "We are holding everything under the one roof this year - the sheep and the beef...
Phenomenal goats

Phenomenal goats

As blackberries creep over landscapes, smothering areas with their prickly canes, a non-chemical way of dealing with them is coming back to the fore. Laurie Reed is best known as a mountain cattleman from the Delegate River region on the New South Wales/Victorian border, and also known as the captain of the Bonang Fire Brigade. A lesser-known fact is that Laurie has run goats on his farm for...
Grass production is the profit driver

Grass production is the profit driver

Throw away your beef hat and put on your grass hat, you’re a grass farmer more than a beef farmer. The advice was from veterinarian, consultant and beef farmer, Rod Manning, who visited East Gippsland recently, running a low-stress stockhandling workshop at Marlo and speaking in Buchan.  Decision making strategies for productive farms was the topic of discussion at the Buchan meeting, where...
Get Together heads to Omeo

Get Together heads to Omeo

A date has been set and a glorious backdrop secured for the next Mountain Cattlemen's Get Together, where the cattlemen's heritage will be the focus. 'Livingstone Waters', Omeo, owned by the Ferguson family, and set along the Livingstone Creek, will host the event on October 18-20. Local MCAV liaison officers, Amanda Pendergast and Amber Connley, are looking forward to hosting about 3500 people...

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