Friday, 01 March 2024
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Jingles rings the final bell

Jingles rings the final bell

Graeme Neal has been carting livestock all over Victoria, and sometimes interstate, for the past 64 years. Now, at the age of 82, he has decided it's time to call it a day. Most mornings for the past six-and-a-half decades, Mr Neal, or Jingles as they call him, has fired up one of his trusty trucks and carted cattle, sheep, goats, horses and even donkeys for a band of loyal clients. "I've worked...
Rising costs of dairying

Rising costs of dairying

Bruthen dairy farmer, Peter Jennings, feeds his herd mid morning by rolling out a bale of silage. He unclips the electric ribbon keeping his cows in an adjoining paddock to allow them to come into the pasture where it has been distributed. The herd, which watches the silage being rolled out, don’t need any encouragement - they charge over to the freshly laid out feed, head butting one another...
Livestock prices readjustment underway

Livestock prices readjustment underway

Livestock producers across the country, including East Gippsland, are experiencing a readjustment of prices following a period of record highs last year. Cattle prices have been the first to take a sharp drop with one High Country farmer recently telling Primary Producer, "the bottom has fallen out of the cattle market". "I can't sell because I bought my yearlings at just under $1000 each and...
A global perspective on food security

A global perspective on food security

As the debate continues over the East Gippsland Shire’s draft Rural Land Use Strategy (RLUS) Bengworden farmer, Trevor Caithness, has come out in its support.  Mr Caithness and his family run beef on broad acreage, alongside dry land cropping, through the Red Gum Plains, west of Bairnsdale. He admits that the family farming business “operates on a scale we’ve been fortunate to have created...
Merino stud animal welfare savvy

Merino stud animal welfare savvy

A young East Gippsland couple has established a merino stud with consideration for animal welfare top of mind. Luke and Casey Nicholls purchased 85 acres of farm land in Stockdale, near Stratford and have recently set up Macehill Merino stud. The couple, who has two children - Nellie three years and 15-year-old son, Alex, lease an additional 1000 acres of pine country. Luke has built the flock...
A vintage year at Lightfoot Wines

A vintage year at Lightfoot Wines

Rob Lightfoot and winemaker, Alastair Butt, are spending the morning tasting the 2023 vintage at Lightfoot Wines in Calulu. It's a difficult job but someone has to do it. They're checking the 2023 Lightfoot Rose' straight from the tank when Primary Producer calls by. Mr Butt has been the winemaker at Lightfoot Wines since 2008 after moving to East Gippsland from the Yarra Valley. This year marks...

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