Strzelecki Lions Club South Gippsland Dairy Expo 2017

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South Gippsland Dairy Expo 2017

Korumburra Showgrounds

Dairy Expo: Meet & Greet with our Industry

The Strzelecki Lions Club is proud to be hosting the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th of September 2017. The event will open at 9.00am and close at 3.30pm on both days. Entry is $10.00/ person and children under 16 years old are free.

The Dairy Expo started in the year 2000 with the committee having a core objective to deliver a "one stop shop" to local farmers, so that if they were busy, they could visit, do their business and leave having spent a valuable couple of hours researching. Today, the event still has the same focus…

The South Gippsland Dairy Expo provides an opportunity for members of the dairying fraternity to be able to showcase the latest in dairy innovation and technology to local farmers.

The Dairy Expo could not happen without the loyal support of our major sponsor, Murray Goulburn and MG Trading. This relationship has been in place for seventeen years and we encourage everyone to call in and visit their hospitality area and have a chat to their enthusiastic team.

South Gippsland is lucky to be the home of some exceptional dairy farm enterprises which form a significant part of our rural community. The Dairy Expo would not be an 18-year success story without the tremendous support and help from its community and their volunteers.

The Korumburra Rotary Club will be in charge of the Kids Activity Pavilion. The Kids Activity Pavilion will include some farm animal pens, cow moulds for painting a dairy dress-up corner and lots more, so be sure to bring the children along to enjoy these free activities. A big thank you to Parmalat who have sponsored the Kids Activity Pavilion and offered this free entertainment for the children in our rural communities.

The South Gippsland Dairy Expo is an event that is organised and run by volunteers, each year enthusiastic parents and volunteers from the Poowong Kindergarten organise the catering for all our attendees. The Strzelecki Lions Club would like to thank the other community volunteers who assist with the event each year.

Matt Harms will be hosting a session sponsored by the South Gippsland Shire Council and Rabobank on Wednesday 27th September at 11.00am.

The session is titled: Our prediction for the coming season is unpredictable.

Following is a snapshot of what will be covered... 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 share their experiences, how their businesses have performed under pressure and how they have come out TRUMPS!

Panel members: Dean Turner (Yannathan) Warren & Kerrie Redmond (Inverloch) Penni Ellicott (South Gippsland Shire), Jamie Murphy (Rabobank) and Andrew & Sue Lamers (Outtrim)

And for exciting news, the Udder Truth Showbag sponsored by South East Organic Fertiliser is back! Our participating exhibitors are extremely enthusiastic for expo visitors to be able to participate. This is how it works, purchase a $2 showbag at the gate, visit 10 of the listed exhibitors, answer an easy question, place your entry in the draw and you could be $3,000 richer by the end of the Dairy Expo!

Now for something new to our event. Each year the committee like to encourage some competitive banter amongst our exhibitors and patrons. This year the Expo has invited The Big Gippsland Jersey Milk Off. The rules are simple, one hand, one teat, one minute, most milk. There will be a competition daily, so exhibitors, farmers and children let your fingers do the talking and check out the competition time at the event. Don't miss out, if you snooze you lose!

The well-known Murray Goulburn and Reid Stockfeeds breakfast will be on again this year. Be sure to book your place at the breakfast on Thursday 28th September 2017 at 8.30am.

In 2018 the Strzelecki Lions Club celebrates their 20th anniversary. The club during this time raised and disbursed over $500,000 back into the local community.

This contribution is not possible without many loyal companies who support the Lions and their activities and events such as the South Gippsland Dairy Expo.

At the Dairy Expo we are lucky enough to have our Gold Sponsors, so call in and show your appreciation to: GippsDairy/Dairy Australia, Reid Stockfeeds, Rabobank and Burra Foods.

The details are simple, mark it in your diary now, the South Gippsland Dairy Expo, Korumburra Showgrounds on Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th September 2017.

Further inquiries about the Dairy Expo should be addressed to the Event Secretary, Deanne Kennedy by calling 0419 878 055 or emailing deanne@jaydee.net.au

Major Sponsor

devondale
MG Trading
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Participating Showbag Sponsors:

  • Coopers Animal Health
  • Lely Centre Gippsland
  • DeLaval Pty Ltd
  • Easy Dairy Automation Systems
  • Gendore Tractors & Machinery Pty Ltd
  • GippsDairy
  • Maxum Animal Nutrition
  • ProviCo
  • Phibro Animal Health
  • Rabobank
  • Reid Stockfeeds
  • Rural Finance
  • Vic Feeds (Chapman Grain Services)
  • WOPA Australia
  • Browns Stockfeeds