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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

LATEST research into deer hunting in Victoria shows a significant decrease in the number of deer harvested throughout 2020. The Estimates of the 2020 deer harvest in Victoria report, released by the Game Management Authority (GMA), has found that 69,900 deer were harvested in 2020 – a 60 per cent decrease on the estimated 173,800 […]

Kristy McDonald - October 2, 2021

HOT off the back of some big prices this last year, Chrome Sheep Studs is set to capitalise on the current trend. The Trade Lamb Indicator for the eastern states is up $2.70 on the same time last year, bringing with it enormous confidence in the sheep meat industry. With this in mind, potential buyers […]

Jodi Fry - October 2, 2021

AGRICULTURE has undeniably been one of the best industries to be involved in over the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst some other industries such as tourism have been decimated, agriculture has gone from strength to strength over the last two years. COVID has obviously bought about some challenges; none arguably greater than the labour shortage our sector […]

Michelle Muir - October 2, 2021

NATIONAL Vendor Declaration forms (NVDs) are something we have as farmers and have been using for many years. Like most necessary paperwork, they generally cause minor irritation at the time of selling stock, but on the whole are not something that we put much thought into completing. However, a Gippsland farmer recently found himself in […]

Michelle Muir - October 2, 2021

THIS month marks the deadline for rollover protection being required on all new quads sold in Australia. This has been a hotly debated topic for years with many farmers, manufactures and resellers resisting the changes. On October 10, 2019, it was announced that all new quads sold in Australia must be sold with rollover protection […]

Michelle Muir - October 2, 2021

THE Victorian Farmers Federation has called on extra support for agricultural freight workers to help them comply with COVID-19 interstate border crossing requirements in the lead up to harvest. The VFF said it was “deeply concerned” by the impact the current border requirements with South Australia and New South Wales in particular would have on […]

Ash Bolt - October 1, 2021

A REZONING of land south-west of Macarthur near Budj Bim National Park has alarmed a number of farmers in the area. Recently they received notice that substantial areas of land they lived and farmed on was being reclassified as a rural conservation zone and felt that Moyne Shire was not being open of the reasons […]

Mark Rabich - October 1, 2021

AUSSIE Red dairy cattle have been making headway in many herds across the country, with some of the best examples of the breed found in Western Victoria. With increased numbers of the breed has come the ability to gather more data and build a breed genomic standard. Australian Red dairy cattle breeders can now use […]

Michelle Muir - September 22, 2021