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.

Summer means a focus on nutrition

By |2016-11-27T09:17:22+00:00November 16th, 2016|Expert Advice, Uncategorized|

Reid Stockfeed’s know that currently milk prices are poor – that’s no big news – but they say the season is fantastic. And that means it’s a good time to focus on maintaining production, says Reid’s Stockfeed sales and technical representative Laura Conheady. […]

Cows Create Careers (& Education)

By |2016-11-27T09:12:33+00:00November 14th, 2016|Cows Create Careers|

Reid Stockfeeds has sponsored Cows Create Careers since its inception in 2004. For twelve years the Victorian-based company has supported the project by donating calf meal across all major dairy regions of Victoria. “We’re a family business and we love to get involved with community organisations at a grass roots level,” Nick Reid, Reid Stockfeeds [...]

Ruminant Nutrition – Summer Placement Opportunities

By |2016-11-22T13:38:03+00:00September 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Reid Stockfeeds are offering a 3 month industry Summer placement for University students studying (or who have studied) an Agricultural related degree and hold a strong interest in the betterment of animal livestock feeding. […]

RSF Top Tippers 2016

By |2016-11-22T13:38:06+00:00March 10th, 2016|Announcement, Customer, Gippsland, Victoria, North Central Victoria, Western Victoria|

It’s year-two for RSF Top Tippers with 27 entering last year we hope to double those numbers and make the job of back-to-back just that wee bit harder for Top Tipper 2015 Rebecca Sutherland. The only criteria? That you’re a current customer, supplier or RSF team member. Easy peesy. […]

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Getting down to Business

By |2016-11-22T13:38:06+00:00January 11th, 2016|North Central Victoria|

The rollout of our stockfeed bags in Ag stores across the state continues to gather momentum. A new warehouse shed is expected to be started in February 2016 making Trevor Cotton a much happier man. The infrastructure required for the new line of bags is being installed with their launch at the Sungold Field Days and distribution [...]

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Water-cooler Warbles

By |2016-11-22T13:38:06+00:00January 11th, 2016|General News, Gippsland, Victoria, North Central Victoria, Staff News, Western Victoria|

Trafalgar Shorty was promoted to Production manager, congratulations on the deserving appointment. Lucas Jenkinson joined our team. Lucas is playing football this year for Yallourn North and already training hard. A first home purchase is also on the cards and an early nomination for 2016’s “best boyfriend” awards. Addam Whitehead is back at work after breaking [...]

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Out to Pasture with Nicolas Pineda

By |2016-11-22T13:38:07+00:00January 10th, 2016|Staff News, Western Victoria|

Interview with Cobden Nutritionist Nicolas Pineda Six months ago we were wrapped to have Colombian Nicolas Pineda join our nutritional service team. He brings a wide knowledge of livestock farming and it’s a great honour to have him as part of the team. I sat down with him recently to find out more about his interesting [...]

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Meiji Group visit Cobden

By |2016-11-22T13:38:07+00:00November 17th, 2015|Customer, Western Victoria|

Nine dairy nutritionists from the Japanese Dairy consortium Meiji recently toured our Cobden Mill and a customer’s dairy farm in the South-West. They were fascinated with the daily mechanics of an Australian dairy farm. They sighted limited pasture grazing and a predominant focus on Total Mixed Rations as some of the considerable differences between the [...]

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