The Lions Club is delighted to have Saputo Dairy Australia as this year's Major Sponsor and Reid Stockfeeds as this year's Platinum Sponsor.
Cliff Wallace, Chairman of the Saputo Dairy Expo and a Strzelecki Lions Club member, said that since the year 2000, the Lions Club has organised the popular community-based expo that has now grown into a major regional event and this year promises to be better than ever.
"It's really positive to have reputable companies like Saputo Dairy Australia and Reid Stockfeeds support the Expo.
We are looking forward to this years' partnerships and hopefully continuing our relationships into the future." Cliff said.
"The public who come through the gates are around 90 percent farmers.
It's a place where exhibitors and farmers can deal with each other directly.
Some people also come along for a day out or to meet friends,
others come along specifically to attend something on our program." Cliff said.
"It's rewarding to see the results from the past 20 years, and this year is no exception.
This Year's Expo Looks More Exciting Than Ever:
The Saputo Dairy Expo continues to get better and better - exhibitors and the public keep coming back,
which shows it's a success."
On this one day in September Mike Brady will entertain us with his stories and music on Wednesday 11th of September at 11.00am – proudly sponsored by Saputo Dairy Australia and Reid Stockfeeds. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of his song ‘Up there Gazaly'.
Solar Power Feature
Come along and research the latest solar power innovation. Compare technology and price all in a 'one stop shop' environment featuring: JMR Solar Pumps, Gippsland Solar, Start Solar, Solar Dynamics, Cafa's Pumps, Supercharged Energy and Renewable Energy Alliance.
The Jindi Zoo Mobile Petting Zoo
Bring the kids along as Jindi Zoo offers the opportunity for young and old to get up close, pat, feed and hold our amazing team of calm and well looked after animals.
The Gumboot Gift
Our inaugural 120m footrace where entrants must be wearing gumboots will be held on Wednesday 11th of September at 1.00pm. It's a must see and do event with male and female sections. Prize pool $2,000. Proudly sponsored by Countrywide Clothing, Blogg Plumbing, Jefferis Livestock Transport Pty Ltd, Farm Depot Warragul, Agent and Walker Trading Pty Ltd, Korumburra Plumbers & Pumps, Walker Electrical, Treacy Dairy Supplies and Phillipsons Financial Planning Pty Ltd.
Back By Popular Demand
Matt Harms from OnFarm Consulting, is hosting ‘'Gippsland…the next frontier? Is Dairy Heading South?' sponsored by the South Gippsland Shire Council and Rabobank on Thursday 12th of September at 11.00am.
Panel members - dairy farmers James Dillon, Luke Zuidema and Daryl Hoey, local and respected Real Estate Agent Peter Bellingham, Professor Rob Faggian and local Rabobank Rural Manager Tracy Hollingworth – will discuss what farming was like in the north, what Gippsland has to offer in the short and longer term and what it means to our region, land prices and dairy farming in general.
The Udder Truth Showbag
Sponsored by South East Organic Fertiliser is back! Purchase a $2 showbag at the gate, visit 15 of the listed exhibitors, answer an easy question, enter the draw, and this year you could be $5,000 richer by the end of the Expo!
Participating companies include: Brown's Fertilisers, Zoetis, Vikon Precast, Ridley, Jantec Systems, Victorian Hoofcare Services, De Wit Trading/The Wrangler New Zealand, GippsDairy, Coopers Animal Health, Brown's Stockfeed, Easy Dairy Automation Systems, Reid Stockfeeds Pty Ltd, Lely Center Gippsland, TAFE Gippsland, Rural Bank, Bio-Link 4 Plants and Saputo Dairy Australia.
Volunteers from Poowong Kindergarten will be serving tasty treats on both days of the Expo.
This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Strzelecki Lions Club. Cliff said that the Club's activities, including the Saputo Dairy Expo, could not happen without the valuable dedication and support from the community, companies, and volunteers.
The Saputo Dairy Expo is supported by Gold Sponsors: Burra Foods, GippsDairy, Commonwealth Bank, Easy Dairy Automation Systems, Start Solar, SRH Milk Haulage, Dairy News Australia, Peter Stoitse Transport, Ross Chapman Cartage & Earthmoving Contractors, Lely Center Gippsland, Tow and Farm, South Gippsland Shire Council and Rabobank.
"The Lions Club Committee and the Expo volunteers put in so much effort.
It's a pleasant and enjoyable job when you're working with a great team of people." Cliff said.
"The money raised by Strzelecki Lions Club activities, goes back to benefit the community.
Over the years, we've raised $570,000."
"We've distributed it in many different ways: to schools, to send kids to camps, to fund play equipment,
Dates to Mark in Your Diary:
Saputo Dairy Expo
and to support other Lions health and wellbeing initiatives - we cover an enormous range.
If we think it's beneficial to the community, we try to help."
Korumburra Showgrounds, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th of September 2019.
Gates will open at 10.00am and close at 3.00pm on both days.
Entry is $15.00 per person; Children under 16 years old are free.