Kilmore’s Agriculture
Growing Strong

Traditional sheep and cattle grazing enterprises still occupy some seventy per cent of the Kilmore district’s land, with various other small-scale animal and horticultural enterprises becoming increasingly important.
The good soils, moderate climate and reliable rainfall makes the Kilmore district a vital area for future sustainable rainfed agriculture. The close proximity to markets and selling centres also augers well for the future of agriculture in the district.
A diverse range of contractors and consultants also provides a valuable community resource. These have a vital role to play in assisting existing and new farmers to maintain the amenity of the countryside, through good farming practices.
The fact that the district can support two strong pastoral houses, who conduct regular stock sales, is indicative of agriculture’s continued sustained strength in the Kilmore district.

 

Agricultural Consultants

Ian Aberdeen & Associates - 1 Chapel Street. Tel: 5782 1029. Crop and Pasture Specialists; Legal work.

Natural Resources and Environment - 28 High Street, Seymour. Tel: 5792 1699

Agricultural Contractors

Kevin Butler - ‘Seven Oaks’, Kilmore East. Tel: 018 394 474
Pat Clarke - ‘Rathdowney’, Tantaraboo. Tel: 5429 1632
John Cleve - Bolinda Road, Darraweit Guim. Tel 5789 1240
Robert Hiscock - Costelloes Road. Tel: 5782 1419
Tom McDonell - ‘Glengarry’, Darraweit Guim. Tel: 5789 1222
Graham Palmateer - Broadford Road. Tel: 5784 2193

 

Agricultural Equipment

Alpha-McDelta - 95 Lancefield Road. Tel: 5782 2543

 

Alpaca Breeders

John & Lynn Griffiths - 5 Chapel Street.

 

Blasting Contractor

Rolf Wessel Pty Ltd - RSD 5871, Clonbinane. Tel: 57871246

 

Books & Information

The Rural Store - 29 Lisbeth Avenue, Donvale, V 3111. Tel: 9873 7202

 

Butchering Services

Kevin Butler - ‘Seven Oaks’, Kilmore East. Tel: 018 394 474
Bon Chapman - Victoria Parade. Tel: 5782 1165

 

Carriers - General

Fatchen’s Transport - 13 Albert Street. Tel: 5782 1189
Mark Fyfe - 65 Foley’s Road. Tel: 5782 1082
Kilmore Couriers - 28 Curry Road. Tel: 018 576 240
Kilmore Livestock Transport - Mooneys Road. Tel: 5782 1494

 

Cattle Breeders

Albridge Poll Hereford Stud - 6 Hanover Court. Tel: 015 566 186
Kama Angus Stud - Sunday Creek Road. Tel: 5782 1041 (John Sullivan)
Warialda Belted Galloways - RMB 5867 Ryans Road, Clonbinane, V 3658. Tel: 5787 1560 (Allen & Lizette Snaith)
Woodburn Red Poll/Woodburn Hereford Studs - ‘Woodburn’, Payne’s Road. Tel: 5782 1002 (Douglas Payne)

 

Dairy Farmers

Robert & Nancy Hiscock - Costelloes Road. Tel: 5782 1419

 

Dog Breeders

Moorlands Kelpie Stud - Campaspe Road. Tel: 5782 1142

 

Education

Goulburn-Ovens TAFE Open Learning Centre - 12 Sydney Street. Tel:

 

Farmer Organisations

Kilmore Agricultural & Pastoral Society - Secretary. Tel: 5782 2135
Victorian Farmers’ Federation (Kilmore Branch) - Secretary. Tel: 5782 1044

 

Fire Brigades

Kilmore Rural Fire Brigade - Tel: 5782 1232
Springfield Fire Brigade - Tel:

 

Earthmovers - Damsinkers

Michael Ryan - 25 Boundary Road. Tel: 5782 1372

Goat Breeders

Jenny May - Butlers Road. Tel:

 

Horse Breeders

O’Donnell Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd - ‘Killarney’, McHargs Road. Tel: 5782 0048

 

Horticultural Production

Peter & Bernadette Carter - Lancefield Road. Tel: 5782 1027
Geoff & Naomi Wilkins - Lancefield Road. Tel: 5782 1296
Silkie Gardens Rose Nursery - 87 Powlett Street. Tel: 5782 1990

 

Landcare Groups

Sunday Creek/Dry Creek - David Laurie Tel: 5784 9286
Upper Maribyrnong - Vicki Spedding. Tel: 5789 1237
Willowmavin Landcare Group - Alan Tomlinson. Tel: 5782 1106

 

Livestock Carriers

Mark Fyfe - 65 Foleys Road: Tel: 5782 1082
Reg Hearn - Costelloes Road. Tel: 5782 1945
Kilmore Livestock Transport - Mooneys Road. Tel: 5782 1494

 

Ostrich Breeders

Highgate Ostrich Farm - Highgate Road. Tel: 5782 1512

 

Poultry Breeders

Kevin Maher - Lancefield Road. Tel:
Silkie Gardens - 87 Powlett Street. Tel 5782 1990

 

Pound

Mitchell Shire Council - Ranger. Tel: 018 574 268

 

Produce Merchants

Highlands Produce - Industrial Estate, Northern Highway. Tel: 5782 2166

 

Shearers

Tom Kelly - Fitzgeralds Road, Bylands. Tel: 5782 1167
Michael Clarke - 11 Melrose Drive. Tel: 5782 1423
Ron Goodman - Lancefield Road. Tel: 5782 1406
Wayne McQueen - 28 Lamb Street. Tel: 5782 2579
Barry Milne - Foote Street. Tel: 5782 1675

 

Sheep Breeders

Brian Clancy - Anderson Road. Tel: 5782 1608
Geoff & Madelon Foletta - Willowmavin Road. Tel: 5782 1051
Andrew & David Hiscock - Costelloes Road. Tel: 5782 1419
Brian Kelly - ‘Gowrie’, Kilmore East. Tel: 5782 1068
Red Hill Southdown Stud - Willowmavin Road. Tel: 5782 1106

 

Stock & Station Agents

Kilmore Pastoral - 78 Sydney Street. Tel: 5782 1044
Brian Rodwell & Co. - 199 Northern Highway. Tel: 5782 1266

 

Veterinary Surgeons

Kilmore Veterinary Practice - Northern Highway. Tel: 5782 1574. (Dr Peter Ellis)

 


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