SOUTH GIPPSLAND DAIRY EXPO
SEE THE LATEST IN DAIRY INNOVATION AND ENJOY A GREAT DAY OUT
The Strzelecki Lions Club is proud to host the 2018 South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September.
South Gippsland is home to many exceptional dairy farm enterprises that form a significant part of the rural community. The Expo provides an opportunity for the community to see the latest in dairy innovation and technology - in an easy ‘one stop shop’ - while offering a host of entertainment for the whole family.
The Lions Club is delighted to have Fonterra, long term supporters of the Expo, as this year’s Major Sponsor. Fonterra Farm Source will host a stand on both days of the Expo, where community members can meet the team.
This year's Expo looks to be bigger and better, than ever:
The popular industry breakfast is on again, co-hosted by Fonterra and Reid Stockfeeds. The breakfast will take place at 8.30am, Thursday 27 September – but get in quick, bookings are essential (see below).
The Sanders Kids Farm Animal Pavilion, will offer plenty of interactive fun with animal pens, cow-mould painting, a dairy dress-up corner and more. This pavilion is hosted by the Rotary Club of Korumburra and sponsored by Poowong Dairy & Hardware and Westfalia Warragul.
Back by popular demand, Matt Harms, from OnFarm Consulting, is hosting "Love makes the world go round, what makes dairy go round… PEACE - LOVE - RYEGRASS" on Wednesday 26 September at 11.00am, sponsored by the South Gippsland Shire Council and Rabobank.
Panel members - Mark Wilms and Andrew Balfour (Wilfour Farms) and sharefarmer Michael O’Brien (Nambrok), Paul and Lisa Mumford and employee Aaron Thomas (Won Wron), Gordon and Sylvia Vagg and farm manager Paul Cocksedge (Leongatha South), and Matt Long (Rabobank) - will discuss what makes for a harmonious working relationship in the dairy industry. Learn how employee/employer, sharefarming and farm manager arrangements can be harmonious for both parties - is it easy, or does it take hard work?
The Udder Truth Showbag sponsored by South East Organic Fertiliser is back! is back! Purchase a $2 showbag at the gate, visit 10 of the listed exhibitors, answer an easy question, enter the draw, and you could be $3,000 richer by the end of the Expo!
Participating companies include: Fonterra, Federation Training, De Wit Trading/The Wrangler New Zealand, Browns Stockfeed Pty Ltd, Coopers Animal Health, Lely Center Gippsland, Easy Dairy Automation Systems, Gendore Tractors & Machinery Pty Ltd, GippsDairy/Dairy Australia, MaxCare, ProviCo, Rabobank, Reid Stockfeeds, Rural Bank, and Victorian Hoofcare Services.
For some fun competitive banter, "The Big Gippsland Jersey – Dunk-Off" is a must-see. A daily competition featuring star guests to dunk… in milk of course! The rules are simple: one dollar, one throw, and aim well.
In an Expo first, Cows Create Careers students from Gippsland schools will go head-to-head in a "Race About Dairy" - a game of speed, accuracy and knowledge. Students will complete activities and questions about the Australian dairy industry. First school over the line, wins. An initiative of Federation Training and Dairy Australia.
Hungry? Volunteers from Poowong Kindergarten will be serving tasty treats on both days of the Expo.
This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Strzelecki Lions Club. To date, the Club has raised raised $540,000, which has been distributed throughout the community. The Club’s activities and the Dairy Expo, could not happen without valuable support from the community, companies, and volunteers.
The Expo is supported by Gold Sponsors GippsDairy, Dairy Australia, Reid Stockfeeds, Rabobank, Federation Training, Burra Foods, South Gippsland Shire Council, and Dairy News Australia.
DATES TO MARK IN YOUR DIARY:
South Gippsland Dairy Expo
Korumburra Showgrounds, Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September 2018.
Gates will open at 9.00am and close at 3.30pm on both days.
Entry is $12.00 per person; Children under 16 years old are free.
Fonterra and Reid Stockfeeds Industry Breakfast
Thursday 27 September 2018, 8.30am.
Places are limited, so bookings are essential.
For media and photo opportunities: Deanne Kennedy, 0419 878 055 or firstname.lastname@example.org