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POWERCOP PROPOSES UPGRADES TO NETWORK TO SUPPORT GREAT SOUTH COAST DAIRY FARMERS

Electricity distributor Powercor is proposing to invest $8.7 million to upgrade power infrastructure in the Great Soputh Coast’s dairy farm-intensive communities to support future economic growth. Under the proposal, Powercor would upgrade the current single phase electricity network to three phase power in Tyrendarra, Strathdownie, Cape Bridgewater and Gorae West. With the value of the […]

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CLIMATE SNAPSHOT OF THE LAST 30 YEARS IN THE GLENELG HOPKINS REGION

Annual rainfall has been relatively stable Dry years have occurred 13 times and wet years seven times Rainfall has decreased in autumn months Winter rainfall has been reliable; summer has been unreliable The autumn break typically occurred in early May across most of the central and southern parts of the region, and in mid-to-late May […]

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SPRING IN THEIR STEP – FARMERS LOOKING FORWARD TO GOOD SEASON IF RAIN CONTINUES

Local farmers are cautiously optimistic about the season ahead, with strong prices balanced by the need for continuing good rain. With strong prices in the sheep, cattle and dairy sectors, prospects are looking as good for those on the land as they have for some time.  Courtesy of the Portland Observer, read more here and […]

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PRECISION FARMING PLATFORMS AND EQUIPMENT UPDATE

Selecting a precision farming platform can be a major decision for a primary producer. As the overall cost of precision hardware and software has generally decreased, its uptake has increased, driven by the search for efficiency and using less inputs.  Kondidin group looks at the latest technology on offer in its research report here

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PUSH FOR CO2 NEUTRAL PRODUCTION PUSHED IN HORTICULTURE ACROSS THE GLOBE

The push for CO2 neutral production is being pushed in horticulture space across the globe. Leading Dutch glasshouse provider Van der Hoeven remains at forefront.  In this newsletter they have been contracted by Costa’s to expand the Guyra tomato facility to some 40 hectares. Closed loop horticultural production under a covered and controlled environment is […]

NURTURE FOOD & FIBRE CAREERS

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED A CAREER IN FOOD & FIBRE?

Have you considered a career in food & fibre? There are so many opportunities, not just on farm but also in agri-business and right along the supply chain. Here in the Great South Coast we need more young people to move into the sector to realise the full potential of our highly productive, competitive region.  […]

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DIGITAL INNOVATION AND SMART AGRICULTURE TO BE CELEBRATED

From 20-24th May the Southern Grampians Shire Council will host the inaugural Greater Hamilton Digital Innovation and Smart Agriculture (DISA) 2019 Festival leveraging off their experience as a regional area undergoing a digital transformation program for the community. The primary focus of the Festival is to showcase how rural communities are embracing new technology and […]

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YUMBAH NYAMAT PROPOSAL A WIN FOR SOUTH WEST VICTORIA

The Great South Coast Food & Fibre Council congratulates Yumbah Aquaculture on gaining Council approval for their $73 million Nyamat abalone production proposal, which will not only grow the local economy but also continue to build global recognition of the Great South Coast as a centre of premium, sustainable food production. “Yumbah provides a great […]

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FOCUS GROUPS IDENTIFY GAP BETWEEN PERCEPTION AND REALITY

The Great South Coast Food & Fibre Council recently contracted Meridian Ag to conduct a series of focus groups with young people working in the food & fibre sector across South West Victoria.  Participants developed an insight to the brand personality perception of agriculture in South West Victoria, as well as aided in defining the […]

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AGRI-FUTURES AUSTRALIA NEWS

Agri-futures Australia is always looking for ways our rural industries can be more efficient, more productive and more sustainable. Check out their newsletter where they shine a spotlight on their AgriFutures™ Pasture Seeds Program and a new research project which will develop a more efficient and sustainable harvesting approach for Australian subterranean clover and annual […]