Friday, 01 March 2024
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Assisting foreign workers

Assisting foreign workers

TAFE Gippsland is working with one of the region's leading vegetable and salad leaf growers to provide English language lessons for a group of international workers. Ten Kiribati and Timor Leste team members from Bulmer Farms are one month into a three-month intensive English language course at TAFE Gippsland's Bairnsdale campus. The course content, created by the TAFE Gippsland team in...
Shear smart, shear early

Shear smart, shear early

Local sheep farmers, John and Leanne White, of Lindenow South, have the smarts. The couple who run a few thousand sheep on their property have managed to avoid the ongoing drought of shearer availability by arranging their flock to be shorn earlier than most. “Our shearing was completed a month ago, we’re done and dusted,” Mr White, who is also an East Gippsland Shire councillor, told Primary...
Embracing the technology

Embracing the technology

Commercial beef producers will be able to market and sell their cattle through FarmGate Auctions (FarmGate) with verified data backed by genomic testing and on a new digital platform, taking them to next-level marketing and product branding. The new platform will allow producers to add their biodiversity credentials, emission reduction programs, previous product performance, product branding and...
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Gippsland Agricultural Group (GAgG) in conjunction with Melbourne University has been trialling a project at an East Gippsland farm aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The ‘Nexus’ project explored how sheep and beef farms can adapt to the changing climatic conditions the world, including Australia, is experiencing and how farmers can play a leading role in reducing emissions. With the...
Shifting away from mulesing

Shifting away from mulesing

The Australian arm of Humane Society International (HSI) has launched the latest edition of its ‘Better Wool Guide’ which features over 200 brands that are part of the growing movement to phase out mulesing. HSI Australia’s guide highlights 221 brands available to Australian consumers with a commitment to remove mulesed wool from their supply chains, with many already claiming to be mulesing...
Managing dairy effluent systems

Managing dairy effluent systems

Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) says some farmers are still failing to manage dairy effluent, after it fined a West Gippsland company more than $9000 for letting more than 1000 litres of effluent escape into a creek. The company was issued with remedial notices requiring it to stop any discharges from the property and fix its dairy effluent management system. EPA Gippsland...

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