Sunday, April 21, 2024

The Buloke Times


Stein follows in mum’s footsteps

In September 1995 a shy young Norwegian girl, Ingvill Backman, came to work on the Campbell farm, “Springbank” at Corack. For eight months she helped Trevor and Adam with all types of agricultural activities ... Now, almost twenty-nine years later her elder son, Stein Sira, has paid a visit to the Campbells.

An opportunity for young farmers

With BCG’s Young Farmer Network rapidly expanding, Senior Manager of Extension and Communications, Grace Hosking, is encouraging more young farmers to register now. "In our role as the Vic Hub’s North West Broadacre Node, BCG has brought together hundreds of young farmers from across the region in recent weeks to build knowledge, create networks and support each other through our BCG Young Farmer Network events...."

The Buloke Times, 19 April 2024

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10 million reasons to love fishing in Victoria

The State Government’s record-breaking fish stocking program has again hit a high-water mark with 10 million fish stocked this year, so more recreational fishers can wet a line close to home across the state. Minister for Outdoor Recreation Steve Dimopoulos, last week stocked more brown trout at Lake Wendouree in Ballarat and announced the major milestone for Victorians.

The Buloke Times, 16 April 2024

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“Weighting” their weighbridge turn

Day after day they come from all around the district, their destination being the weighbridge south of the Donald township. This was the view from above on Tuesday morning.

Hay plant in construction

A new hay export plant is being constructed at Warracknabeal by farmers and businessmen Scott Somers and Paul Johns, who, after six years of planning, are finally seeing the results of their efforts with the footings for the air-conditioned production shed now under way.

The Buloke Times, 12 April 2024

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The right to healthcare for all

Everyone needs a GP, and the Australian Government must build the country’s health workforce so everyone can get the care they need today, and in the future, says the Royal Australian College of GPs (RACGP) ... RACGP vice-president, Associate Professor Michael Clements, said: “Australia has a world class health system, but investment in building our health workforce to meet growing patient needs is critical. 

Donald 2000 to tackle shortage of housing

Donald 2000 has taken a big step towards reducing the shortage of housing in the town ... Donald Housing Innovations Pty Ltd (DHIP) ... will ask the local community and local employers to invest in housing as a way to overcome a lack of property developers undertaking housing projects in small rural towns.