Friday, 01 March 2024
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Wild dog explosion

Wild dog explosion

Beef and sheep producers up around the Black Mountain, Gelantipy and Buchan regions are warning of a disastrous situation, where they say wild dog populations will ‘explode’ and affect everyone, not just livestock but campers too. The region’s number of wild dog trappers are declining. The concerned group says of the three dog trappers in the district, one has retired, and his job hasn’t been...
Genoa producers on the paddock

Genoa producers on the paddock

Dry time farming, an import-ant topic in any farming situa-tion, was on the table at Genoa last week. Presenters and attendees met at the Genoa Hall for a presentation then took part in two paddock walks, one in a pasture paddock and one in a cropped paddock. Ensay agronomist, Nicole Frost, assisted with agronomy, pasture and crop species selection, Brad Smith assisted with on-farm...
Goats the answer to fuel and weeds

Goats the answer to fuel and weeds

Blackberries, African lovegrass, gorse – put a goat on it and watch it disappear.  Calulu goat producer, Heather Osborn, says there are many examples of goats clearing up weeds and vegetation on private properties, but she is fed up with the lack of fuel reduction on public land in the region. "The fact of the matter is it's our public land that's in the worst condition," Ms Osborn...
High Country visit

High Country visit

A recent trip around the High Country was an excellent way for local farming women to gather and learn from each other. Run by the East Gippsland Women in Agriculture Network, the Women of the High Country farm visit meant local ladies from Buchan to Bairnsdale and everywhere in between, visited several farmers including Dee Commins and Jill Hill, starting at Benambra and finishing with lunch at...
Possibilities in ag

Possibilities in ag

New ideas and shared findings on everything from creating better topsoil to lucerne suitability, feed budgeting for stock and forage trials comparing hundreds of varieties created endless agricultural possibilities last week. Aside from offering social interaction and communication, the Gippsland Agricultural Group (GAgG) Spring Field Day last Thursday meant the 117 attendees could choose a...
Sharing ag knowledge

Sharing ag knowledge

Gippsland Ag Group members are farmers who are always asking questions. Some of those questions turn into trials and demonstrations at the Gippsland Research Farm, run by an efficient crew, to determine what might be the best way  of growing something or producing something. The best part of the process is sharing the learning and knowledge and at tomorrow’s Spring Field Day, everything...

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