Saturday, 31 October 2020
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Perennial demo

Perennial demo

A demonstration spanning six years and involving producer demonstrations, is underway at the Gippsland Research Farm on the Bengworden Road.   Gippsland Agricultural Group (GAgG) board member and pasture sub-committee lead, Dave Caldwell, is looking forward to bringing other producers into theˇproject.  The demonstration is half funded by Meat and Livestock Australia and is titled...
Assisting Covid research

Assisting Covid research

Alpacas at Bairnsdale have sprung to national fame lately, involved in research that may help in the fight against COVID-19. Bairnsdale researcher and veterinarian, Andrew Padula, previously the owner of the Bairnsdale Animal Hospital, is facilitating the animal side of the research for the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. After recent media reports, Dr Padula stresses...
Local ram sale goes online

Local ram sale goes online

The traditional open auction of the Gippsland Merino Breeders annual sale has been replaced this year by the AuctionsPlus system. The sale will run online on September 1, with 184? Head registered for sale, however, studs will still host inspection days on August 24 and 25, with Pendarra and Round Hill at Benambra and Omeo, pencilled in for the first day, and Stockton at Hillside, The Fringe at...
Tambo truffles have risen

Tambo truffles have risen

They may retail at $3000 a kilogram but truffles don’t actually grow on trees, rather, they grow on tree roots underground. At Tambo Upper, a variety of factors including a trip to New Zealand, a rescue dog and a penchant for the unusual, have come together to form a working truffière that has produced its first crop this year. Truffière is the term for a truffle tree orchard where the truffle,...
Purple Hives saving lives

Purple Hives saving lives

New technology that monitors beehives is being heralded as a world first. Australia is the only populated country in the world where bees have not been impacted by the Varroa mite but experts predict it’s only a matter of time before it establishes itself in Australia. The Varroa mite attaches itself to bees, is known to transmit viruses among them and mainly feeds and reproduces on larvae and...
Illegal hunting worry

Illegal hunting worry

Poachers are using thermal imaging scopes to illegally shoot deer in private property at night at Castleburn, 20 minutes south of Dargo. Farmers then find the evidence in the daylight, usually a headless deer carcass. At Castleburn, Emile Theodore, believes it’s only a matter of time before livestock or horses kept in paddocks along the roadside will be mistakenly shot. “It’s really difficult to...

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