Friday, 01 March 2024
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Make the right pasture call

Make the right pasture call

A tough season needs some tough decisions and being well informed helps that process. At the Gippsland Agricultural Group (GAgG) Spring Field Day on October 23, there will be a plethora of answers to all sorts of questions from feed budgeting to establishing and managing dryland lucerne varieties; perennial pasture establishment and persistence; soils and cereal varieties. Other topics include...
Bumper year for dairy farms

Bumper year for dairy farms

Agriculture Victoria has found that the last financial year was one of the most profitable for dairy farmers in the last 17 years. The 2022-2023 Dairy Farm Monitor Project, which tracks 80 dairy farm businesses has found farmers have had a bumper year thanks to high milk prices and carefully managed high costs. A partnership between Dairy Australia and Agriculture Victoria, the project collects...
Ashley Park’s best drops

Ashley Park’s best drops

The annual Ashley Park ram sale will take place next Wednesday, with the vendor offering up their best progeny for auction. Ashley Park principal, Ian Kyle is excited for what might happen, but is cautious given the current state of both the sheep and beef markets. The Kyle family will offer up 50 Poll Dorset, 40 White Suffolk and 15 Southdown rams for auction, while also having 25 Border...
Yard dog weekend

Yard dog weekend

East Gippsland Farm Dog Group (EGFDG) is planning a spectacular weekend when it hosts the 2023 State Yard Dog Championship at the Bairnsdale Racing Club from October 13-15. The championships come to Gippsland every five years, with the EGFDG, which has 60 members, jumping at the chance to run the event on behalf of the governing body, the Victorian Yard Utility Farm Dog Association. Competitors...
Don’t weaken wild dog controls

Don’t weaken wild dog controls

The State Government needs to guarantee it will continue to allow wild dog controllers to bait and trap on public land within three kilometres of private property. Control measures in these areas are currently permitted, but a 2018 five-year order that allows this is due to expire on October 1 and Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, said the silence from the government on the topic is concerning. “Here...
Tough times before price rise

Tough times before price rise

Cattle and sheep prices may have plummeted since last year's Gippsland Red Meat (GRMC) conference but two of Australia's most respected red meat industry market analysts are predicting they will start to make a comeback in 2025, peaking in 2027, at higher than previous rates. The headline act of the Gippsland Red Meat Conference held in Sale last week, Simon Quilty and Rob Herrmann, outlined the...

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