CARLIE Barry has long been on the lookout for sustainable opportunities in agriculture. Carlie and husband Owen have been dairy farming in their own right for over 10 years; first as share farmers, then as farm owners, and finally as lessees. Currently they lease an organic farm near Camperdown, where they milk their jersey. In […]
COULD Maya Linnell have imagined that she would be on top of the best sellers list and be a prize-winning author? For a small-town country girl, she has travelled an amazing road to be both of those things.Maya lives the life that she writes about, thus her books ooze a warmth and authenticity that others […]
THE Andrews Government has yielded to mounting pressure to rethink the crown land camping arrangements due to start in September. Backlash came from many directions, with farmers, other land holders, traditional owners, and environmental groups banding together to rally against the thoughtlessness of the changes. While each group had different worries, the common concern was […]
WE have all said it over and over, “the mobile phone service and internet reception here is terrible!” The scariest situations locally have been bushfire and emergency situations when mobile service has been non-existent or unreliable. There have been life threatening situations. Well, here is your chance to get online and put in your complaint. […]
FATALITIES on Australian farms have dropped by almost half in 2021 but serious farm-related injuries were still a concern, according to a new report from Farmsafe Australia.
DUNKELD’S Kelly Barnes will represent Victoria in the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Gala Dinner and National Announcement in Canberra later this year.
SOUTH-West livestock selling yards are celebrating big achievements to kick-off 2021, with records smashed at Hamilton, Casterton and Mortlake and the three facilities setting the bar in a competitive Victorian market. Hamilton agents topped the yardings in state markets for weaner sales in the first week in January, with 10,438 calves sold over four days […]
WITH short odds for a vendors’ market, the combined agents Casterton Spring Store Cattle Sale did not disappoint, paying top dividends for local producers.
FARMERS are being urged to check their crop closely as armyworms are becoming more frequent and increasingly more damaging. Agriculture Victoria land management extension officer, Heather Drendel said there were higher numbers of armyworm and she urged farmers to address the issue promptly. “There are higher numbers than usual this year in some crops,” she […]
VRFish, the peak body representing Victorian recreational fishers, is backing the Victorian Government’s commitment to guarantee access to fishing and camping on Crown land that have grazing licences and river frontage.