NZ to Gippsland move

A MOVE to Australia from New Zealand 10 years ago has paid off for the dairy farming Whittaker family, milking 1000 cows at Denison.
A MOVE to Australia from New Zealand 10 years ago has paid off for the dairy farming Whittaker family, milking 1000 cows at Denison.
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THE Pakenham fortnightly sale on Thursday consisted mainly of well-bred lines of cattle. THE Pakenham fortnightly sale on Thursday consisted mainly of well-bred lines of cattle.
MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW. MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW.
AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival. AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival.
AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB. AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB.
THE Pakenham fortnightly sale on Thursday consisted mainly of well-bred lines of cattle.
24 Apr 15 THE Pakenham fortnightly sale on Thursday consisted mainly of well-bred lines of cattle.
ACCOUNT and note holders of failed financial investor, Gippsland Secured Investments (GSI), received a further three cents in the dollar payment this week (from Monday, April 20).
24 Apr 15 ACCOUNT and note holders of failed financial investor, Gippsland Secured Investments (GSI), received a further three cents in the dollar payment this week (from Monday, April 20).
The positive and innovative contribution young people are making to dairy was celebrated at the Australian Dairy Industry Council’s (ADIC) Business Breakfast yesterday.
23 Apr 15 The positive and innovative contribution young people are making to dairy was celebrated at the Australian Dairy Industry Council’s (ADIC) Business Breakfast yesterday.
DAIRY farmers are encouraged to have their say on social licence at next week’s United Dairyfarmers of Victoria conference.
23 Apr 15 DAIRY farmers are encouraged to have their say on social licence at next week’s United Dairyfarmers of Victoria conference.
A FEW weeks out from the vote on Murray Goulburn's (MG) new capital structure, shareholder scrutiny is increasing.
23 Apr 15 A FEW weeks out from the vote on Murray Goulburn's (MG) new capital structure, shareholder scrutiny is increasing.
RAINFALL throughout Victoria has been welcomed by farmers.
In the Orbost Valley, dairy and beef farmer Chris Nixon, Bete Bolong, said the rain was very timely.
22 Apr 15 RAINFALL throughout Victoria has been welcomed by farmers. In the Orbost Valley, dairy and beef farmer Chris Nixon, Bete Bolong, said the rain was very timely.
Necessity was the mother of innovation for Stoney Creek Oil Products.
22 Apr 15 Necessity was the mother of innovation for Stoney Creek Oil Products.
22 Apr 15 Burra Foods has announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase the Gippsland assets of United Dairy Power and Five Star Foods Pty Ltd and importantly underwrite the payment terms...
THE TASMANIAN government has urged its Victorian counterparts to push the Port of Melbourne into talks with exporters and shipping companies, concerned with possible fee hikes at the facility.
22 Apr 15 THE TASMANIAN government has urged its Victorian counterparts to push the Port of Melbourne into talks with exporters and shipping companies, concerned with possible fee hikes at the...
A NEW logo has been launched to recognise impending changes to Australia's clean air legislation.
22 Apr 15 A NEW logo has been launched to recognise impending changes to Australia's clean air legislation.
LANDMARK, John Mooney & Co, and Boller & Co, combined to offer a good quality yarding mostly of 2014-drop steer and heifer calves at last week's Cooma cattle sale.
20 Apr 15 LANDMARK, John Mooney & Co, and Boller & Co, combined to offer a good quality yarding mostly of 2014-drop steer and heifer calves at last week's Cooma cattle sale.
The results are in for the six-year Elmore Field Days' Ewes for the Future trial, and Merinos have performed well at the northern Victoria site compared to the first-cross and composite types.
20 Apr 15 The results are in for the six-year Elmore Field Days' Ewes for the Future trial, and Merinos have performed well at the northern Victoria site compared to the first-cross and composite...
OUTSTANDING feeder demand drove steer and heifer prices to extremes at Ballarat’s monthly store cattle market on Friday.
20 Apr 15 OUTSTANDING feeder demand drove steer and heifer prices to extremes at Ballarat’s monthly store cattle market on Friday.
A BIG crowd gathered for the annual Bombala, NSW, calf sale last week, where a small amount of South Gippsland competition competed with feedlot buyers and local producers to secure quality bred steers and heifers.
20 Apr 15 A BIG crowd gathered for the annual Bombala, NSW, calf sale last week, where a small amount of South Gippsland competition competed with feedlot buyers and local producers to secure...
TAMBO Angus co-principal Mandy Dean welcomed last Wednesday's clearance of bulls, that saw nine of 10 sires sold to a top price of $4500, average $3278.
17 Apr 15 TAMBO Angus co-principal Mandy Dean welcomed last Wednesday's clearance of bulls, that saw nine of 10 sires sold to a top price of $4500, average $3278.
Cattle - Beef
AUSTRALIAN farmers and consumers, working closely together, would have tremendous power over the supermarket duopoly and animal activists, the head of the National Farmers Federation (NFF) says.
17 Apr 15  6 AUSTRALIAN farmers and consumers, working closely together, would have tremendous power over the supermarket duopoly and animal activists, the head of the National Farmers Federation...
THE forecast of a general rain along northern border regions halved advertised numbers offered at the Independent Agents’ monthly store cattle sale at the NVLX Barnawartha saleyards yesterday.
17 Apr 15 THE forecast of a general rain along northern border regions halved advertised numbers offered at the Independent Agents’ monthly store cattle sale at the NVLX Barnawartha saleyards...
AN abattoir for Bairnsdale took a step closer to reality after a community meeting on Monday.
17 Apr 15 AN abattoir for Bairnsdale took a step closer to reality after a community meeting on Monday.
Victoria's water administration landscape looks set to change as the State Government expresses its dissatisfaction with authorities' capacity to engage with their local communities and understand future rainfall patterns.
17 Apr 15 Victoria's water administration landscape looks set to change as the State Government expresses its dissatisfaction with authorities' capacity to engage with their local communities and...
To deal with the immediate challenges of depressed milk prices and China’s growth slowing, Fonterra’s managing director of people, culture and strategy Maury Leyland said the global dairy giant was looking to strengthen its presence in Asia and look to produce higher margin products.
17 Apr 15 To deal with the immediate challenges of depressed milk prices and China’s growth slowing, Fonterra’s managing director of people, culture and strategy Maury Leyland said the global...
THE Malton Shorthorn principal Peter Falls, Malton Shorthorns, Finley, NSW, said he was pleased with last month's solid bull sale.
16 Apr 15 THE Malton Shorthorn principal Peter Falls, Malton Shorthorns, Finley, NSW, said he was pleased with last month's solid bull sale.
Cattle - Beef
THE newest Victorian upper house politician, a dairyfarmer's daughter, describes herself as Nationals to her core.
16 Apr 15 THE newest Victorian upper house politician, a dairyfarmer's daughter, describes herself as Nationals to her core.
FAIRFAX Media’s restructure of its operations in regional Victoria will result in fewer job losses than originally planned, the company has told staff.
16 Apr 15 FAIRFAX Media’s restructure of its operations in regional Victoria will result in fewer job losses than originally planned, the company has told staff.
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Well OC if you see "climate alarmists" as a problem, it must be quite exacerbating for you that,
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There you go again Nico, jumping to assumptions where there are none. I never referred to the
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Yes Kanzi, I was quite wrong - now there is a triopoly - what is Canberra going to do about how
Necessity was the mother of innovation for Stoney Creek Oil Products.22 Apr 15 Necessity was the mother of innovation for Stoney Creek Oil Products.
A NEW logo has been launched to recognise impending changes to Australia's clean air legislation. 
22 Apr 15 A NEW logo has been launched to recognise impending changes to Australia's clean air legislation.