Monday, 30 November 2020
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Data drives profit

Data drives profit

Ear samples from young dairy heifers are creating a bank of technological data for the Evans family, allowing management decisions to be made about which heifers will join the milking herd. “The data from the sample is said to be the equivalent of having seven years of data in the herd,” Huw Evans said. “The goal is to raise less heifers. “The ones we do raise are much more likely to be in the...
Rain records continue

Rain records continue

In early January, Bairnsdale Advertiser rainfall contributor of 20 years, Alan Stickland of Sarsfield, rang in with his weekly rain total. “My rain gauge is still standing but my house isn’t,” Mr Stickland said. “We’re staying near Lucknow, do you want the rainfall for Lucknow too?” Mr Stickland and his wife Pauline used to live at Cousins Court, Sarsfield. Their attitude to losing much of their...
Wild dog politics

Wild dog politics

Polarised opinions on the issue of wild dog management have seen an awkward term for the State Government’s Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee. Last month the seven-member committee finished its three-year term and was not expected to be continued. East Gippsland farmers with experience of dog attacks on livestock, Simon Lawlor, of Omeo, and Alan Brown, of Orbost, were on the committee as...
Water storage reality

Water storage reality

Storing water from the Mitchell River’s winter flows is almost a reality for Lindenow Valley farmers who are building dams to help shore up their water supply over summer. For the Bulmer family, who farm more  than 1000 acres of vegetables, and usually produce millions of lettuces over summer, their dam on the north of the Mitchell River is the culmination of many years of lobbying. “This...
Cheap milk, but what’s the cost?

Cheap milk, but what’s the cost?

Australian milk is cheap but it’s killing our dairy industry according to an indepth paper released by John Dahlsen. It’s with a sense of urgency to help save those remaining in the industry that Mr Dahlsen has proposed a levy of 40 cents per litre on all fresh milk sold. “The key issue here is nine dairy farmers are leaving the industry a week,” Mr Dahlsen said. “They are terribly frustrated...
EGVID success

EGVID success

East Gippsland’s vegetable growers have produced three days of industry collaboration at Maddies Paddock in Lindenow, despite coronavirus. The East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation Days (EGVID), originally meant to concur with the 10th International Spinach Conference, cancelled due to COVID-19, followed the strict onsite regulations and turned to online engagement. AUSVEG chairman and third...

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