Viticulture

Almost as good as the Dog Star!

The Boss reckons this meteor shower, the Perseids, are worth getting up for, one of the great light shows of the year.. He was reading John Lewis's column on the subject to me the other day and said we'd better get up early over the weekend

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The General
Aug 21 2017
Viticulture

More temperature records for August broken

The last few days have seen more maximum temperatures records for August at places across the Northern part of the Nation. Daly Waters recorded 37.8 ,( 100 F ) , last Saturday 19th August and this broke the previous August high of 37.5 in 1970.. New

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Peter Nelson
Aug 21 2017
Cropping

Dealership proves it’s a class act

Two staff members of CLAAS Harvest Centre Echuca have been recognised among Australia’s best farm machinery professionals at the second Strive Annual Excellence Awards presented in Melbourne recently.. The awards recognise the best performing

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Shepparton News
Aug 21 2017
Dairy

Home-grown feeds and the profit matrix

As a general statement, few would dispute home-grown feeds are cheapest.. However, we need to look at this more closely. Should we talk just feeds per se, or energy?. It is energy we convert to milk.. We should be discussing the cost of energy in

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Shepparton News
Aug 21 2017
News

Harsh fines for wrong...

Manufacturing company Accensi Pty Ltd had been fined $100000 by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority for supplying herbicides with additional chemical ingredients that were not listed in the registered formulation.. APVM

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Shepparton News
Aug 20 2017
Dairy

Youth camp back for IDW

Young people with a passion for the dairy industry are being encouraged to submit expressions of interest for next year’s National All Breeds Dairy Youth Camp.. The camp, which runs prior to International Dairy Week, is open to participants

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Shepparton News
Aug 20 2017
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Stop fires at source

There are two basic causes of hayshed fires.. The first is due to accident and poor preparation. In hot weather dry hay is easily set alight by sparks from machinery, hot exhausts or cigarettes.. Hay is also vulnerable to bushfires or grassfires

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Shepparton News
Aug 20 2017
News

Foreign labour exploited

A Queensland labour-hire company and its manager have been penalised a total of more than $84000 after flouting record-keeping and pay slip laws relating to vulnerable foreign workers, despite having previously been cautioned by the Fair Work

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Shepparton News
Aug 19 2017
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Demand pushes price up

Gippsland is the main growth region where a boost in demand for quality cereal hay has resulted in a price rise recently.. The majority of cereal is now trading at between $150 and $170/tonne but there is poor quality feed available for around

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Shepparton News
Aug 19 2017
News

Hall set for country fun

Event organisers are gearing up for this weekend’s annual Reg Poole Country Music Concert at the Harston Memorial Hall.. The concert will be hosted by the Golden Guitar winner, who will perform old-time favourites with a sing-a-long.. Harston

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Shepparton News
Aug 19 2017
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Farmall tractors are a...

At the Dieckmann family’s 81ha farm, the lucerne hay producers have been using Case IH equipment for decades and recently purchased a trio of tractors.. Having recently purchased a Farmall 115U cab, Farmall 60B and Farmall105U with loader from

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Shepparton News
Aug 19 2017
News

Fix must come first

Brave investment is required to grow the patronage and quality of V/Line services, Nationals Member for Euroa Steph Ryan says.. Following the release of a Victorian Auditor General’s report on the regional rail network, Ms Ryan has called on

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Shepparton News
Aug 19 2017
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VIDEO: Stanhope cheese...

Fonterra's new state-of-the-art cheese plant was officially opened in Stanhope, marking the return of full production to the site two and a half years after fire destroyed the previous plant.. The $140 million plant has injected an estimated $30

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Alana Christe...
Aug 18 2017
News

VIDEO: Explore the Silo Art Trail

With the towering silos littered across the Victorian landscape, a drone has helped to deliver a different perspective to the Wimmera-Mallee's Silo Art Trail.. From vision of the intricate artistry to stunning landscapes that see these

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Alana Christe...
Aug 18 2017
Water

Blue-Green Algae warnings removed for Lake Eppalock

Goulburn Murray Water (GMW) has removed the blue-green algae warning for Lake Eppalock following a significant decline in blue-green algae levels.. GMW will continue to undertake regular water quality monitoring and if blue-green algae reach levels

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Shepparton News
Aug 18 2017
News

Space seeds get ray blast

Tomato seeds that were carried into space aboard a space shuttle and experimented on by astronauts in the 1980s only made it past Sydney’s Biosecurity officers after a blast of gamma rays.. The Tomato Rutgers California Supreme seeds were

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Shepparton News
Aug 18 2017
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Senate Economics...

The Senate Economics References Committee has today tabled its report into the Australian dairy industry.. The inquiry was initiated off the back of what the committee called unsavoury claw back practices that were conducted by Murray Goulburn and

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Rodney Woods
Aug 18 2017
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Hay is not only thing...

With recent rainfall across the Goulburn Valley, interest in Gaffy’s Tractor Hire’s hay making equipment is growing according to the company’s owner, Tim Gaffy.. Mr Gaffy has recently purchased a new 110hp John Deere tractor which

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Shepparton News
Aug 18 2017
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Vote down the CFA bill...

A bill that would see the Country Fire Authority become a volunteer-only organisation should be withdrawn, or rejected by the Legislative Council, a state committee has recommended.. The Legislative Council Select Committee on Fire Services has

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Alana Christe...
Aug 18 2017
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