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Harvesting windfall for Girgarre
Swift action by the Girgarre Development Group earlier this month, proved there’s truth in the old adage “make hay while the sun shines”. The opportunity to harvest the bumper lucerne crop on the site of a large solar farm on Mason Road was too good to miss. The development group was more than happy when the Italian based owners of the 250-hectare site ENEL Green Energy International readily granted them access to the property for the second year running.
“Last year, the sale of the fodder to local farmers benefitted the local community to the tune of $17,000,” Deputy Chair of the development group, Greg Fitzpatrick said recently. “With the good rains and record growth this winter, we estimate we will easily double last year’s yield.
“Gaining early access from the company was a boon. The weather is always a bit of a lottery, but we were able to get in early and roll part of the crop for silage before the weather broke. With the good follow up rains we’ve had, we are now expecting a high yielding second cut. All of this season’s fodder has been pre-sold and the funds raised will go towards lighting at the netball courts and improvements at the recreation reserve.”
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SHOWCASING THE GOULBURN VALLEY'S FINEST PRODUCE
Girgarre Farmers’ Produce and Craft Market is held on the second Sunday of each month. From small beginnings, the farmers market has grown from six stalls to 120 and helped the community raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the upkeep of its key facilities...
A WORLD CLASS BOTANICAL INSTALLATION
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