Welcome to the
      Central Gippsland BeefCheque Group

This discussion group is the amalgamation of three groups (Flynn, Glengarry and Central Gippsland) that completed the BeefCheque course.

BeefCheque is a three year course about growing more grass, utilising more grass, growing more beef and ultimately making more money. Participants also gain a greater understanding of drought tolerant and summer action perennials, as well as managing and maximising water usage. This invaluable program delves into the interaction between pasture & livestock and the principles behind improving the management of both.

Membership to the Central Gippsland BeefCheque group is open to all and the meetings for the year can be found below. If you have an interest in joining or attending a particular session please email me to add your name to the mailing list and receive details on how to get to the meeting venue. The meetings usually occur at 9:30am on the third or fourth Friday of the month.

Meetings for 2018





Host Farm/Venue

January 19th
Planning Session for 2018
Greg Steer Glengarry Park
February 16th
Vet Session  - Calving, Q-Fever and General Discussion
Trystan - Maffra Veterinary Centre Melissa Ainsworth DPI Maffra
March 23rd
Pasture Renovation & Management
Fiona Baker
Greg Steer
Graeme & Wendy Calway
April 20th
When to Spray? Dock, Barley Grass, Cape Weed, etc
Billy Marshall Greg Steer
Bev Hookey
May 18th
Greenhams Bass Strait - Pure Southern Beef
Peter Greenham, Nicola Gilder
Greg Steer Sale
June 15th
Low Stress Cattle Handling/Yard Design
Stuart White/Norton representative
Chris Bowlen Stuart White
Vacant at the moment

August 17th
Pulp Mill Waste - Trials and Results Jason Muldoon - Gippsland Soil Solutions Chris Bowlen Field Trip - Loy Yang
September 21st
Going Organic - What is Involved?
Chris Bowlen Chris Bowlen
Chris Bowlen
Combined with Stratford FarmCheque

November 16th
End of Year Session - Favourite Tomatoes and Neerim Trout Farm

Greg Symons Field Trip

Useful Farm Links

Updated 2 November 2018