Troy & Nette Fischer Press Release

Sometimes you don’t write the script, you just play your part. These are the words of a reflective Troy Fischer, whose property and white Suffolk stud was nearly completely destroyed in the Pinery fires in South Australia in 2015. His wife Nette recalls. “November 25, 2015 was a 42 degree day, with extremely high winds. We knew if a fire started it would be unstoppable.” Unfortunately, it did, and the resultant fire destroyed 85,000ha, including all of Troy and Nette’s place, all their fences, all their hay, 650 stud sheep, and all of their stud ewes. Just 550 stud ram lambs survived. Troy …
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Press Release Tickets open 2021 Red Meat Confrence

It has taken several months of intensive planning, but the Gippsland Agricultural group is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for the inaugural Gippsland Red Meat Conference, which has now been re-scheduled to Tuesday October 26th to be held at the Riviera Convention Centre in Bairnsdale. The conference programme has been finalised and an Eventbrite website created to sell tickets. While there is a general theme of Recovery and Resilience throughout the conference, there is also a wish to celebrate all that is good about agriculture. To that end, the organisers are running a photo competition, inviting people to send in …
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Rosemary Bartle Press Release

There is a Chinese proverb that says, “Wealth never lasts for three generations: First Generation creates the wealth, Second Generation grows the wealth, Third Generation spends the wealth”. While this may not be as true in farming, as many farms continue for multiple generations, the challenge of passing a farm business from one generation to another can be fraught with difficulty, and if not approached in the right manner, can split families apart. Where once the farm would automatically pass to the eldest son, today it is accepted that other children, including daughters, may have aspirations of returning to the family farm. …
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Nigel Kerin & Morgan Davies Press Release

Is it luck or is it planning that sets the best operators apart from the rest of us? It took just one trade for former NSW Farmer of the Year, Nigel Kerin, to get his business back on track after a 2½ year drought finished early this year in Yeoval in NSW. Well actually, it took a lifetime of learning, a complete disregard of established paradigms, strict adherence to grazing charts and grass budgets, the use of mentors and business coaches, the ability to be counter-intuitive and some clever marketing…… and one trade to get the business back on track. He bought heifers, …
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Bob Davie

Bob Davie, co-owner of the property “Bimbadeen”, Phillip Island’s “accidental” carbon farmer, octogenarian and contrarian, acknowledges that he sees things differently to most other people. And he credits that to a number of accidents. He tells the story of a head injury he suffered as a teenager. It was an accident that saw him unable to study and instead saw him working on a farm, despite having no familial connections with farming. That was accident number one. Accident number two was the advice he and his wife, Anne, received from the Department of Agriculture to plough in the scrub on the undeveloped …
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Red Meat Conference Rescheduled.

It has taken several months of intensive planning, but the Gippsland Agricultural group is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for the inaugural Gippsland Red Meat Conference, which has now been re-scheduled to Tuesday October 26th to be held at the Riviera Convention Centre in Bairnsdale. The conference programme has been finalised and an Eventbrite website created to sell tickets. While there is a general theme of Recovery and Resilience throughout the conference, there is also a wish to celebrate all that is good about agriculture. To that end, the organisers are running a photo competition, inviting people to send in …
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Gippsland Agricultural Group Inc
Gippsland Agricultural Group is an incorporated, not for profit, a volunteer-run organisation based across Central and East Gippsland. The group is driven and managed by local farmers who are seeking local solutions to local issues. The group’s focus is to conduct relevant research trials and demonstrations, to investigate innovation in agriculture and the feasibility of implementation in local environments. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Top Soils Macro Nutrient Omission Trial, located at the Gippsland Research Farm (near Bairnsdale, Victoria) is investigating on-farm nutrient constraints through a subtraction or omission fertiliser experiment. The experiment is designed to test the response of barley in the 2021-2022 growing season, to Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Sulphur (S) and Lime.The recent wet weather and early growth stage has highlighted the impacts of the different nutrients applied. At this stage the plots with N, P, K, S and lime applied appear the healthiest, but it is also worth noting that by just adding lime, there is a significant difference to plant health. The trial finishes at the end of the year, when all results will be available.This project is supported by East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program Southern Farming Systems (SFS) Gippsland Agricultural Group Inc ... See MoreSee Less
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Woodcote Pty Ltd.
In the world of managing our sandy soils, African Love Grass has been quite a conundrum. Our journey of education and innovation is ongoing and extensive, full of surprises and light bulb moments. It pretty much boils down to having diversity of green plants and soil biology and, crucially, strategic livestock management. By approaching our ALG using the wisdom of author Walt Davis, that "in nature there is no competition, only mutual benefit", we have made some very exciting observations. The African Love Grass plants are large, mature, alive and our seeder has cut right through them depositing a diverse mix of seeds and biology. These seeds have germinated and thrived. What is the relationship between all these plants? What is happening underground? Sometimes it is the very problem itself, if we listen and observe and react positively, that leads us to the desired solution, building layer upon layer of life and complexity. That's our aim anywaywaltdavisranch.com/booksIntegrity Soils Ltd, Integrated Soils, Gippsland Agricultural Group, Healthy Farming Systems,NutriSoil, @Down Under Covers, Ferti-Tech, Nutri-Tech Solutions, @TopSoils ... See MoreSee Less
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Jaclyn Symes
As our climate changes and gets drier, it's vital that we support our farmers in looking at new and innovative ways to grow their crops to become more resilient. 🌱This demonstration farm in Bairnsdale is a prime example of that innovation, backed by funding from our $31.6m drought package. I was really excited to go back and visit with the Gippsland Agriculture Group, and see where their 14 different trials are at.The Group told me that the most exciting part of undertaking these demos isn't just the new knowledge, but being able to share that knowledge with other farmers in the region; strengthening the resilience of the entire agricultural industry in Gippsland. Win win! 🌾 Gippsland Agricultural Group Inc ... See MoreSee Less
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