Farmer in Focus: Will Koop

BCG recently chased down Ni Ni Well farmer, Will Koop: Can you give us a bit of background on yourself and your farm? Our family has been farming at Ni Ni Well, 25km north of Nhill, since the 1880s. I’m the sixth generation on the farm. I farm with my Dad Andrew, Mum Di and […]

O’Connors consolidate growth with acquisition of sixteenth dealership

O’CONNORS HAVE CONSOLIDATED THEIR VICTORIAN FOOTPRINT WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE COMPANY WILL ACQUIRE THE CASE IH DEALERSHIP IN ECHUCA. O’Connors, who currently own and operate 15 Case IH dealerships across Victoria, NSW and SA, are Case IH’s largest dealer in Australia and New Zealand were thrilled to announce the purchase of Echuca CIH on […]

Work in the BCG team 

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a dedicated team of people committed to supporting Victorian farmers prepare for the challenges of the future? The Birchip Cropping Group Inc (BCG) needs more people to help deliver an expanding program of work. We offer An opportunity to work for a highly respected organisation A […]

BCG urging growers this harvest to think to 2023

With harvest for many growers in the Mallee underway despite challenging weather conditions, BCG is encouraging farmers to gather information for their 2023 sowing program while harvesting. “With such an unusual season for our region, there are some actions growers can be thinking about while on the header now that will help set up their […]

Overcoming disease pressure – Trials Review Day 24 Feb

Disease management will be a key focus of BCG’s Trials Review Day on Friday the 24th of February at the Birchip Leisure Centre. Stripe rust, chocolate spot and grey mould have caused heavy yield losses across large areas of the Wimmera, Mallee and North Central. Issues with disease have been two-fold. While the wet weather has […]

Over 550 at BCG’s Safely Recovering Machinery event

Over 550 farmers and industry attended BCG’s Safely Recovering Machinery Field Day at Warracknabeal on Friday. BCG Senior Manager of Extension and Communication Kelly Angel, who organised and facilitated the event said: “Having a good plan was imperative and remembering: the best way to get out of a bog is not to get bogged! Using […]

Farmer in Focus: James Taylor

BCG recently chased down Tandarra farmer, James Taylor: Can you give us a bit of background on yourself and your farm? We run a mixed farm in the East Loddon region on both dryland and irrigated country. I farm with mum, Jacinta and dad, Barry and we produce cattle, sheep, crop and lucerne hay. We […]

Meet the Team: Thomas Jones

BCG is pleased to welcome Thomas Jones to the team in as Research Agronomist. What is your background?  I was raised 10km west of Horsham on a small property in Quantong. Prior to joining BCG, I had just finished Bachelor of Science which I completed at Horsham through Federation Universities. During my time at university, […]

Safely Recovering Machinery Field Day Friday 4th

BCG is hosting a free Safely Recovering Machinery Field Day on Friday the 4th of November. The event will run from 2pm until 5pm and will be held at Ross Johns’ farm at 168 Rainbow Road, Warracknabeal. To register for the event visit Given the ongoing wet weather, which is forecast to continue into […]

Young farmers meet to discuss Weed-It, safety and stripe rust

Stripe rust, Weed-It spray technology and farm safety were discussed at the farmer-driven BCG Young Farmer Network’s (YFN) latest meetings. Jeparit and surrounds and West Wimmera Stripe rust and what it means for 2023 and farm safety were the topics chosen by the Jeparit and surrounds and West Wimmera groups for their first Young Farmer […]

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