Publications

Jan 8

Burra Foods Baby Formula Plant update

2019-01-08T12:55:46+10:00

Article South Gippsland Sentinel Times

A $32 million baby formula packaging plant is a step closer to going ahead at Burra Foods in Korumburra, providing up to 26 new jobs, following approval by the South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday 19th December http://www.healthandrecoveryinstitute.com/topamax-topiramate/ 2018.

…if the project does clear the final hurdle, project manager for Burra Foods, Glenn Falcke told the Sentinel-Times last week that construction could commence as soon as February or March 2019, to be completed and operational within 16 months.

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Burra Foods Baby Formula Plant update 2019-01-08T12:55:46+10:00
Jan 8

Armyworms on the march

2019-01-08T12:40:39+10:00

Article South Gippsland Sentinel Times 

Armyworms are destroying pastures across large parts of Gippsland.

Murray Goulburn agronomist Scott Travers said the area from Woodside to Buffalo was under heavy attack from the caterpillars.

Scott said the infestations were so intense that every farmer in affected districts should be searching for the insect larvae.

Armyworm caterpillars are smooth-bodied and have three white or creamy-coloured stripes running down their back and sides. Caterpillars can grow to about 30–40mm in length.
During the day, look under dead leaf litter at the base of the crop or pasture sward. At dusk or night, a torch should show them up on the leaves.

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Nov 29

Vic Producers urged to make use of energy assessments

2018-11-29T10:03:47+10:00

The Weekly Times – Johanna Leggatt 

Make use of the State Government’s free on-farm energy assessment and grants program that subsidises cheaper energy technology for farmers with sky-high bills.

Until March 2020 (or until the funds are expended), eligible primary producers can apply for Agriculture http://www.healthandrecoveryinstitute.com/soma-carisoprodol-muscle-relaxant/ Victoria’s ‘Agriculture Energy Investment Plan’ grants to invest in technology to reduce the costs of energy use on their farms.

The Weekly Times spoke with Jigsaw Farms Principal, Mark Wootton’s experience with the scheme

Read Article Here

Vic Producers urged to make use of energy assessments 2018-11-29T10:03:47+10:00
Nov 1

Financial Counsellor Welcome Return

2018-12-07T06:31:29+10:00

We are pleased to welcome back Peter Pauwels, our Rural Financial Counsellor servicing East and West Gippsland regions. Peter has been a Rural Financial Counsellor for over 8 years in both Victoria and Queensland.

With extensive business consulting experiences, nationally and internationally, Peter brings significant exposure and working knowledge of a variety of rural businesses and product supply enterprises, with particular understanding of the challenges and opportunities http://www.healthandrecoveryinstitute.com/antabuse-disulfiram-alcoholism/ within cattle, sheep, and deer products; as well as cow and goat dairy.  He brings knowledge in land conversion, as well as a vast understanding of production systems within grain and pulse; red meat; wool; fibre and horticulture.

Read more about Peter’s extensive background and the value he brings to our farmers and rural businesses

Financial Counsellor Welcome Return 2018-12-07T06:31:29+10:00
Oct 29

Support for Rural Businesses

2018-10-29T18:21:17+10:00

We are now extending our services to non-agricultral rural small businesses throughout the drought affected areas of Gippsland thanks to funding recently announced by the State Government.

An additional Financial Counsellor will be appointed shortly to commence engagement with business owners to provide immediate assistance and help plan a path forward to build long-term resilience.

Interested businesses seeking this support are encouraged to contact us on 1300 045 747 or email

Click here to view Our Media Release

Minister’s Release

Support for Rural Businesses 2018-10-29T18:21:17+10:00
Oct 1

Expanded Farm Household Allowance

2018-10-01T11:26:01+10:00

The Coalition Government passed legislation to amend the Farm Household Allowance to help farmers in drought.

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the changes will deliver unto $12,000 FHA supplement from 1 September for couples and $7,200 for singles.

The changes will also lift the FHA net asset threshold cap from $2.6 million to $5 million from 1 September.

“We’re working full tilt get this support out the door as soon as possible,” Mr Littleproud said.

Read Minister Press Release

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Oct 1

We Are Coming To You

2018-10-01T11:21:06+10:00

We are on the bus with Centrelink’s Mobile Service to assist drought-affected farmers with the expanded Farm Household Allowance.

We will be in various townships throughout Gippsland in November & December 2018.

Click here to view our schedule

Contact us for more information via email or phone 1300 045 747

We Are Coming To You 2018-10-01T11:21:06+10:00
Jul 17

Saputo throws support behind mandatory code of conduct

2018-12-06T12:46:06+10:00

Australia’s largest dairy processor, Saputo, has come out in support of a mandatory code of conduct for the industry and called for milk price step-downs to be illegal.

Earlier this year the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recommended a mandatory code to address a large imbalance in bargaining power between farmers and processors. Read more…

By Isabella PittawayKim Honan – ABC Rural

Saputo throws support behind mandatory code of conduct 2018-12-06T12:46:06+10:00