Tag: Tour

Bega Valley Dairy Tour by Notman Pasture Seeds

Seventeen Gippsland dairy farmers recently returned from a four-day tour of the Bega Valley with Notman Pasture Seeds, stepping on farm with enthusiastic dairy operators. The tour, organised by Notman Pasture Seeds, developed opportunities to engage and learn from fellow dairy farmers in the Bega Valley, visiting leading dairy & fodder operations, networking with Dairy Australia, Far South Coast Development Group, Bega Cheese & Rabobank representatives. Whilst the current challenging dairy economics were present in most conversations, the group were keen to pick up farming developments translatable to operations in Gippsland. Extensive development highlights included the Kimber’s sustainable large scale lucerne and Pioneer maize fodder farm at Chakola supporting their 1200 cows at Bega, Trevor Platt’s passion for developing dryland […]

Gippsland discussion group visits northern NSW

Visits to some of northern NSW’s leading dairy and beef farms were among the highlights of a 4 day agricultural tour organised by Notman Pasture Seeds in late January. A group of seventeen dairy farmers from West and South Gippsland toured Neal’s Dairy on Oxley Island, Hurrell’s Dairy in Comboyne, Sundown Valley Pastoral Company, Walcha Dairy, Cordingley’ s at Walcha & Maslen’s Dairy at Gloucester. The focus of the tour was to provide farmers, many from the Drouin South Discussion Group, with an opportunity to look at the way in which the dairy & beef industry in other states had developed. “The tour explored first-hand the opportunities and challenges that face dairy & beef farmers in other parts of Australia,” […]