the bunker rat


About the bunker rat

Grew up in a grain bunker at Colbinabbin. Often noted for complaining about missing sunglasses, rolling tyres and frantically pulling on tarps to beat late Summer storms.

Around the Silos – Winter 2019

By |2019-07-17T04:17:53+00:00July 15th, 2019|Customer|

Without sounding too much like we’re tooting our own trumpet, a coffee table book of Reid Stockfeed’s history called “Ingrained” was published earlier this year. We’re proud to play a small part in Australia’s food chain and this history book traces the origins of our business from its meagre outset, steering off farming bankruptcy, to [...]

Around the Silo’s in Autumn

By |2019-05-26T07:33:34+00:00May 5th, 2019|Customer|

Colbinabbin Senior Miller, Daniel Everleigh, giving recent changes the thumbs up. Biosecurity became a hot topic this quarter with regular farm intrusions by Animal Activists and an egg recall issued by government authorities affecting retailers across multiple Eastern States. Salmonella enteritidis was the culprit for this recall, an “exotic” strain of salmonella located [...]

Cows Create Careers – Warragul 2018

By |2018-10-11T19:09:22+00:00October 11th, 2018|Cows Create Careers, Gippsland, Victoria|

Superstars: Deanne Kennedy & John Hutchison of Jaydee Events & program facilitators for Cows Create Careers. Yesterday I had the privilege and pleasure to attend the end of year wrap-up for primary and secondary schools involved in Cows Create Careers Gippsland. […]

Social Wrap – Winter, July 2018

By |2018-07-17T05:40:19+00:00July 17th, 2018|Announcement, Customer|

Let’s kick thing’s off by thanking everyone who contributed to our 2018 customer survey. Certainly not a “sexy” task by any means, but one we’re grateful for as an improvement opportunity and giving a pat on the back to those in the team mentioned for outstanding service. Congratulations to Richard Rayner who was the lucky [...]

Reid Stockfeeds & Murray Goulburn Breakfast, Thurs Sept 28

By |2017-09-19T02:13:18+00:00September 19th, 2017|Announcement, Customer, Gippsland, Victoria|

Reid Stockfeeds & Murray Goulburn Breakfast 2015 The annual Reid Stockfeeds and Murray Goulburn Breakfast is on again at the South Gippsland Field Days, the morning of Thursday September 28 (8:30am-10am). […]

A Backyard Farmer’s Guide to Harvesting a Strong Chicken Egg

By |2017-07-16T07:26:38+00:00July 16th, 2017|Expert Advice, Stock Health|

According to the age-old tale, chickens have been laying eggs since the dawn of time, if not before however, producing an object as big as your own head every day, is a feat that should not be understated. As the backyard farmer knows well, it’s easy to make a scramble of the process, with soft [...]

Reid Stockfeeds Creates Greener Pastures for Young Dairy Farmers

By |2017-07-16T06:52:04+00:00July 16th, 2017|Cows Create Careers, Dairy Australia|

Since 1975 the number of Australian farmers aged under 35 years has declined by 75% and the shortfall of local labour is now putting a strain on production capabilities. […]

It’s Not Just Layer Feed – Why Crushed Grains Reign Supreme

By |2017-07-16T06:18:01+00:00July 16th, 2017|Customer, Expert Advice, Stock Health|

Within a single egg there’s 11 different vitamins and minerals, plus an intense concentrate of proteins and healthy fatty acids such as omega-3. It’s an impressive feat for a hen to produce such a nutritious cocktail every day, a feat that can only be sustained by being well fed each and every day! […]

Ryegrass Staggers – The Mycotoxin Challenge of Summer & Autumn

By |2017-03-26T08:54:13+00:00March 26th, 2017|Customer, Stock Health|

The condition commonly known as “Ryegrass Staggers”, or more accurately as Perennial Ryegrass Toxicosis (PRGT), can be a serious and widespread problem in livestock grazing perennial ryegrass dominant pastures during summer and autumn months.  It affects sheep, cattle, horses, dear and alpacas. […]