Dairy

Butter is back on our menus

Australian consumers are rediscovering butter, Dairy Australia chief executive officer Ian Halliday told a dairy conference in Shepparton last week.. He pointed to a growing demand for butter in Australia and said the message about butter being

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Shepparton News
Oct 24 2017
News

Old and new meet at Dookie campus

There was a building opening, researchers to talk to, wine tasting and animal displays.. But it was the new technology, in the shape of a drone, which drew a lot of attention from prospective young students at the University of Melbourne’s

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Geoff Adams
Oct 24 2017
News

Support for GV silo state

Victoria has the ability to become a state of silo art and put small towns and regions on the international stage, according to artist Tank.. Tank, who is the artist in residence for Shepparton’s Mooving Art installation, said the success of

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Alana Christe...
Oct 24 2017
News

Giving cancer the wrap

One in eight Australian women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and in January, Katandra’s Donna McNab was one such woman.. After coming to terms with her diagnosis, the following months were filled with appointments and treatments as

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Alana Christe...
Oct 24 2017
Dairy

Bluetongue virus found...

Bluetongue virus has been detected in seven dairy heifers near Echuca, forcing authorities to establish a 50km designated virus zone as they determine the source.. The virus was detected in three 12-month-old heifers near Echuca on October 14 during

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Alana Christe...
Oct 24 2017
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Irrigators lash...

Comments by an environmental scientist about the lack of water for forests and wetlands in the Murray Darling Basin has irritated irrigators.. Assoc Prof Jamie Pittock, who wants to see water buy-backs from irrigators recommenced, recently visited

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Geoff Adams
Oct 24 2017
Horticulture

Tree offer for home...

Goulburn Valley residents are voluntarily giving up unwanted fruit trees to assist in the fight against fruit fly.. Retired farmer Robert Hicks now lives in Echuca and has participated in a program to remove his backyard trees so they don’t

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Shepparton News
Oct 24 2017
Water

MDBA water model criticised

A new report on a key mechanism used by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to determine how much water can be taken out of the basin is critical of a model used to determine the diversions.. The report by an expert panel was commissioned by the NSW

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Geoff Adams
Oct 24 2017
Dairy

Shepparton factory seeking suppliers

Shepparton’s own milk processing plant, run by Australian company Freedom Foods, is ramping up its processing capacity and is looking to this region for more milk supply.. The UHT factory exports about half of its production, with 85 per cent

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Geoff Adams
Oct 24 2017
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Blackmore report critical of MDBA benchmarking

A new report on a key mechanism used by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to determine how much water can be taken out of the basin is critical of a model used to determine the diversions. The report by an expert panel was commissioned by the NSW

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Geoff Adams
Oct 23 2017
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Cohuna beaten by...

Ringarooma, a remote dairy farming town in Tasmania's north-east, has been named Australia’s Legendairy Capital for 2017.. Home to just 232 people, the town is the second national Legendairy Capital, after Stanhope won the title in 2015

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Shepparton News
Oct 23 2017
News

Last chance to apply...

Agriculture Victoria encourages Victorian women to apply for the 2018 AgriFutures TM Rural Women’s Award before applications close this Sunday 29 October. . The award has been running for two decades, supporting Australian women to use and

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Shepparton News
Oct 23 2017
Viticulture

Thunderstorms bring...

The passage of a low pressure trough with a cold front brought scattered thunderstorms which brought useful moderate to heavy rainfalls at several places in our region last Thursday and Friday the 19th and 20th October.. Some notable heavy falls

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Peter Nelson
Oct 23 2017
News

Big boost for AgriBio

Agriculture Victoria has received an infrastructure boost to its metabolomics and proteomics facility at the AgriBio Centre for AgriBioscience in Bundoora, Melbourne.. The enhancements represent a $1 million investment by the Victorian Government

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Shepparton News
Oct 23 2017
News

Energy crisis leads to industry alliances

Australia’s energy crisis is helping forge new alliances between the dairy sector and industry groups hit by soaring prices and renewable energy suppliers keen to reach out to new markets.. Industry advocacy group Dairy Connect and renewables

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Shepparton News
Oct 22 2017
News

Survey looks at farm use

Agriculture Victoria is working closely with the VFF to get a better understanding of on-farm energy use.. Global energy prices are rising and it is affecting farmers, who contribute more than $13billion to Victoria’s economy.. With this in

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Shepparton News
Oct 22 2017
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Wide drill folds away...

A 24m wide drill able to fold to a transport width of 5.4m within minutes was awarded the coveted Henty Machine of the Year Award.. The 3420 PHD Paralink Hoe Drill, entered by Canadian manufacturer Bourgault, impressed judges with its unique folding

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Shepparton News
Oct 21 2017
News

Food festival will...

The Numurkah Food Bowl Festival is dishing up a range of goodies as it enters its ninth year.. With something for everyone, the three-day festival is set to showcase all Numurkah has to offer.. ‘‘Numurkah is such a rare gem and if you

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Shepparton News
Oct 21 2017
News

A taste of history

The history of the Dhurringile mansion will be explained and explored at the inaugural Heritage Open Day next weekend.. Residents and visitors to Greater Shepparton will have an opportunity to visit more than 40 places of historic interest, never

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Alana Christe...
Oct 20 2017
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