FARM­ERS SHARE COP­ING STRATE­GIES AT DAIRY EXPO

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A panel of lo­cal farm­ers will share how they man­age the pres­sure caused by milk prices, sea­sons and other un­pre­dictable ex­ter­nal fac­tors at the South Gipp­s­land Dairy Expo later this month. Lo­cal farm man­age­ment con­sul­tant, Matt Harms, On­Farm Con­sult­ing, will host the panel, fea­tur­ing Dean Turner, Yan­nathan; War­ren and Ker­rie Redmond, In­ver­loch; and An­drew and Sue Lamers, Out­trim. The ses­sion will run on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 27, from 11 am. The Dairy Expo runs for two days, start­ing 9 am that day. “Our pre­dic­tion for the com­ing sea­son is un­pre­dictable,” Mr Harms said. “With milk prices, sea­sons, ill­ness and other ex­ter­nal fac­tors that are all highly un­pre­dictable, we will hear how oth­ers have pre­vi­ously man­aged th­ese pres­sures. “When thrown an un­pre­dictable event, how have they per­sisted and strength­ened their busi­ness to with­stand fu­ture events? “Panel mem­bers will share their ex­pe­ri­ences, how their busi­nesses have per­formed un­der pres­sure and how they have come out trumps.” It is the 18th year of the South Gipp­s­land Dairy Ex­port, or­gan­ised by the Strz­elecki Lions Club. The funds raised from the Dairy Expo have helped the Club dis­trib­ute over $500 000 back into the com­mu­nity over the last 20 years. Mur­ray Goulburn and Reid Stock­feeds will also host a break­fast on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 28 at 8.30 am. The Dairy Expo will be open from 9 am to 3.30 pm both days. Ad­mis­sion is $10 per per­son with chil­dren un­der 16 free.

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