Campaspe - Networks

Milk company supports community
2012/06/02 | Sophie Bruns

    Community groups across the Shepparton, Gannawarra and Campaspe Shires have beneftted to the tune of $20,000 in community grants from milk supply company Fonterra. The community grants are part of the companies celebrations for achieving the mile stone of 10 years of operations in northern Victoria. Site Manager of Fonterra’s Stanhope manufacturing site Brett Nilon said the company received a fantastic range of applications which made choosing the final recipients very difficult. “Each of the groups selected is making an excellent contribution to our local communities in the three key areas that Fonterra looks to support; health and wellbeing, the advancement of the dairy industry, and sustainability,” Mr Nilon said. To be eligible for a grant the groups needed to explain how their project aligned with Fonterra’s core values. “Our local communities have given our business tremendous support over the past 10 years, and we are pleased to be able to give something back to the groups and organisations making a difference here.” Each grant recipient received a $1,000 to support their project and the grant program is part of a nationwide initiative that has seen over $110,000 donated across the country side. Some of the community groups to receive the grant were the Stanhope junior football and netball club to provide junior teams with the opportunity to play at least 2 games of football and netball prior to the season at the ‘Stanhope Football Netball Club Junior Pre Season Carnival, the Shepparton District Junior Football League to purchase new equipment and uniforms for the league’s 2012 season and the Golden Cow Education Centre at Tongala to enable the centre to update a video showcasing the dairy industry to educate farmers and suppliers on the new technology that benefits sustainable farming.  

North West Sub Branch dairy sale reaches new heights.
2011/11/30 | Sophie Bruns

A change of date and venue has seen this years Stars of the Future dairy sale achieve a price well above any previous average.   Hosted by the North West Sub Branch, the 44 lots sold for an average price of $4438 - $2000 better than the previous average.   Eight month old heifer Mitch Million Rae sold for the top price of $9500, delighting Lockington’s Mitch Holstein who bred her.   Sale manager Glen Gordon said he was very pleased with the sale results considering it were a bit of a gamble changing venues and dates for the first time.   “We changed the auction date to late November, a time where it suits more farmers and Echuca is a more central place for travelling, and there is also plenty of accommodation available too,” Glen said.   “We had a really good crowd with 74 registered bidders and quality cattle - the top end of the pedigrees.”   A selection of donated embryos by members of the North West Sub Branch raised over $4000 for the Sherri Martin fund. This fund is dedicated to encouraging young people in the dairy industry.   Mitch Million Rae breeders Brent and Kim Mitchell (Mitch Holsteins) were delighted with the price of the calf who sold as lot 6.   “She is one of the best animals we have from the Roxy family – she is a nice dairy calf and we got a great price,” Brent said.   Lot 21 Gorbro Sanchez sold on account of Glamorgan Holstein for $9000. She was the next best priced animal in the sale.   The North West Sub Branch consists of Holstein breeders from Swan Hill, Timmerang, Calivil Tennyson, Lockington, Gunbower and Rochester.   Cattle were sold on behalf of some of the sub branch members and bidders came from across Victoria and interstate.   The sub branch also recently hosted theSemex-Holstein Australia On Farm Competition with a total of 31 farms visited and 241 cows judged.   Judge Michael Boyd from Coomboona Holsteins said the quality and standard of cows presented were as good as you can get.  

Murray Business Network
2009/10/05 | Fiona Lloyd

Ita Buttrose will be guest speaker at the Murray Business Network's next function.

Girgarre Farmers Produce Market hits the mark
2010/06/29 | Sophie Bruns

Promoting all things Australian, the Girgarre Farmers Produce Market attracts over 2500 visitors each month.

Echuca Builders Network
2009/10/05 | Fiona Lloyd

If you are looking to build, renovate or extend your home, you will find Echuca Builders Network invaluable for finding local tradespeople.

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