Dairy

Not bored with this lot

What are their personalities like?. They all have different personalities. The Jack Russell is energetic and is always running around, the two staghounds are calm and lazy. They don’t do much until we’re out hunting and the kelpie is also

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
News

Upton Hill clearing sale

This is a clearing sale not to be missed, with tractors, vehicles and collectables all to go under the hammer.. Stationary engines and farm plant, and everything in between will be on offer.. Goods for sale include a tractor with front-end loader

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
News

Rain no threat to crops at present

Wet weather at this time of year has little impact on crops, regardless of how far through the season they may be.. With winter crops yet to be sown and horticulture crops in the latter part of their season, it is summer crops such as maize that are

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
News

New Chinese deal

China has agreed to a trade deal to allow greater access for Australian chilled meat exports.. The deal, to expand access from 11 exporters to all eligible Australian exporters, was announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a joint medi

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
Livestock

Program boosts profit

Red meat producers will have long-term access to specialist coaches to help boost their management skills and increase on-farm adoption of research and development under a ground-breaking new program to be launched by Meat & Livestock Australi

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
Dairy

Parmalat lock-out ends

After two months locked out of the workplace by their own company, employees at Echuca’s Parmalat plant have accepted a renewed enterprise bargaining agreement.. The agreement, decided upon on March 20, means the plant will re-open and Parmalat

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Rodney Woods
Mar 28 2017
News

Country- City gap...

The Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition took calls for better and more reliable telecommunications services to Canberra last week, with a total of 16 groups lobbying members of parliament to bridge the telecommunication divide

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Alana Christe...
Mar 28 2017
Water

Communities playing waiting game

Cautious optimism has greeted the news that an independent body will conduct detailed analysis of more than 30 communities as it works to compile a detailed report into the socio-economic effects of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in the southern

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Alana Christe...
Mar 28 2017
News

Organic matter essential

Soil organic matter plays a key role in ensuring healthy soils and sustainable agriculture production, but Australian soils are generally lower in organic matter compared to the rest of the world according to Grains Research and Development

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Shepparton News
Mar 27 2017
Viticulture

Last week's rain event and more to come

The rain which fell early last week in our regions was welcome. Rainfalls were quite variable. The heaviest falls were around the Dubbo, Parkes, Forbes and Condobolin areas. Dubbo which has had 195 mms so far this month is having it's wettest March

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Peter Nelson
Mar 27 2017
Livestock

Meat industry put on...

Victorian cattle producers have welcomed recommendations to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour across the livestock supply chain in a landmark report released last week by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.. VFF livestock

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Shepparton News
Mar 27 2017
News

GMA board resolution

Game Management Authority chair Brian Hine has welcomed the decision to extend his appointment just four months into the job, as he now turns his focus to the the possibility of leading the authority with an entirely new board.. Mr Hine will lead

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Alana Christe...
Mar 26 2017
Cropping

GRDC holds meetings

Grain growers and agronomists in southern NSW are being invited to a series of regional meetings run by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.. The meetings — including those in Finley, Mulwala and Temora — have been initiated by the

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Shepparton News
Mar 26 2017
News

Farmers feel upbeat about the new year

Victorian farmers have started 2017 on a positive note, with four out of five expecting this year to be similar to, or even better than, the last.. But low wheat prices have put a dent in grain grower confidence, although buffered by the bumper

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Shepparton News
Mar 26 2017
News

Good health can lift happiness

New research released to coincide with the International Day of Happiness (March 20) reveals that when we feel good about ourselves physically, it can lead to us taking greater care of other areas in our life, shifting momentum to a happier you

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
Livestock

Call to confine RSPCA to domestic cases

The VFF has called on the Victorian Government to prevent animal activist groups from gaining the power to police farm practices in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA.. The organisation urged the

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
News

Farmer wants answers...

A sixth-generation Pine Lodge farmer is concerned his property is the preferred site for the potential relocation of the Shepparton Aerodrome.. Pork producer John Laws says the future of his farm might be ‘‘up in the air’’ after he was last

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
News

Carp on the rise

A leading river systems expert says unregulated flooding and increased environmental flows will also increase the numbers of invasive fish species such as carp.. Dr John Conallin said the current Murray-Darling Basin Plan approach of inundating

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
Cropping

Soil innovator visits...

The country’s future agricultural innovators are among those who heard from one of the world’s best soil farmers recently.. Rick Bieber from South Dakota in the United States visited the Pine Lodge farm of David Cook as part of his Australian

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
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