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THE region’s representative body for the food and fibre industry will have some new faces in key roles, with Food and Fibre Great South Coast appointing two new directors to its board last month. Experienced agribusiness banker, Rhonda Henry and Camperdown organic dairy farmer, Carlie Barry were both appointed to the board, with Ms Henry […]

Ashley Quinsey - October 10, 2021

THIS COVID pandemic is having a profound effect on all of us, but some more than others. I tried to take a closer look at what is lying under the surface and how this community is coping in this pandemic. I caught up with Hamilton Uniting Church (U.C) and St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria […]

Jodi Fry - October 9, 2021

THE Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards, planned for October 29, have been postponed until early 2022. Based on the challenges posed by the pandemic over the past 18 months, the awards’ committee made the decision to postpone the awards evening. “The committee recognises that our valued sponsors, attendees, and nominees from Victoria are significantly impacted […]

Ashley Quinsey - October 7, 2021

FARMERS across Victoria can now invest in worker accommodation on their farms without the need for a planning permit, under a new streamlined planning approval process adopted by the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture, Mary-Anne Thomas announced an amendment to the Victoria Planning Provisions on September 21 that exempts farm businesses from requiring a planning […]

Ashley Quinsey - October 3, 2021

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation chairman, Jock Laurie is urging woolgrowers to vote increase the levy to two per cent through WoolPoll 2021. Held every three years, WoolPoll is a voluntary vote of all wool levy payers through which the industry decides on its levy rate for investment in research, development and marketing activities, which are completed […]

Ashley Quinsey - October 2, 2021

THE agriculture sector is poised to smash production value records this year, with the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) predicting the gross value of production would hit $73 billion in 2021-22. ABARES released its Agricultural Commodities: September Quarter report this week and executive director, Jared Greenville said if its forecast […]

Ashley Quinsey - October 2, 2021

IN a series of industry firsts targeting early onset in-herd fertility, an entire drop of Te Mania Angus heifers have been wearing Allflex Heatime Pro collars for almost three months. Te Mania Angus director, Tom Gubbins said the project – which will be pivotal in providing data identifying vital early puberty information, as well as […]

Ashley Quinsey - October 2, 2021

FARM work doesn’t make you stronger. It doesn’t make you anything. It reveals you. There’s gym strong and then there’s farm strong. They’re mutually exclusive. The toughest women you’ll ever meet spend their days on a farm. There are more uses for twine than you can possibly imagine. You can tie up a hole in […]

Admin - October 2, 2021

VICTORIA Police is warning farmers to be vigilant for stock theft as the warmer weather approaches and lambs are weaned and drafted off into paddocks by themselves. Hamilton Police crime investigation unit farm crime liaison officer, detective sergeant Mark James warned it was the season when police saw a rise in reports of stock theft, […]

Admin - October 2, 2021

I’VE got to say, it’s pretty good to be a red meat producer at the moment. Record prices being seen across all states and locally we are staying the trend. That’s great for the producer but what effect do these prices have on the consumer – are they looking to red meat alternatives? I caught […]

Ashley Quinsey - October 2, 2021
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