Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:04

Mobile calf shed inspired by chooks

"I looked at my neighbour's farm and thought, I can do that," said Rohan Bingley.

'That' was replicating the caravans used to house chooks on the neighbouring free range egg farm. Mr Bingley was looking for a solution to raise his dairy calves.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 13:24

Moving from Bega to Gippsland to pursue dream

A fierce desire to grow their equity, and the unpredictability of the Bega seasons, has seen Tom and Gemma Otton take up a share farming role with Peter and Jeanette Clark at Kongwak.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 September 2017 10:54

Ready to capitalise on herd, farm expansion

It’s fair to say Jindivick farmer Ben Elliott has had a bit on his plate and he’s now looking forward to capitalising on his work.

Published in Management

The first step to achieving premium milk quality starts almost two years before a heifer is first milked, according to Drouin South farmers Sean Allen and Jen Clough.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 09:18

Boutique or battle on?

WITH the low farm gate price weighing heavily on many farmers’ minds, OnFarm Consulting’s Matt Harms presented the panellists at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo recently with a curly question: does finding a niche and moving into processing of dairy products create a realistic buffer against downturns, or is it an approach riddled with risk and in danger of reaching saturation point?

Published in General News
Thursday, 06 October 2016 09:47

Panel tackles the elephant in the room

GIPPSLAND farmer Les Hornby has a good approach to making the most of the milk cheque.

Published in General News
Monday, 25 July 2016 13:59

Rugs improving recovery in winter

LIKE many good ideas, it started with a glass of wine.

Published in Machinery & Products
Saturday, 23 July 2016 15:05

Using 1% advantages to gain 4% more fat

RUNNING a high production 700-cow Friesian milking herd on a dryland dairy farm at Fish Creek, in a drought, would be enough to keep most people busy.

Published in Management

THE past month of flooding and heavy rainfall across Gippsland was topped last week with the third fall of 100mm and more last Tuesday and Wednesday.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 11:46

Community support offers welcome relief

THANKFUL dairy farmers have been reduced to tears as local communities rally to support them in the wake of the price crash crisis.

Published in General News
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