Dairy

Field days to focus on dairy

The International Dairy Week Farm and Machinery Field Days will return for 2018.. The three-day event, now in its sixth year, will see more than 50 exhibitors showing off anything and everything the dairy industry has to offer.. ‘‘We

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Livestock

Goat figures fall

A report analysing rangeland goat population figures shows numbers have declined from a record high of 5.7million in 2016 to 3.4million in 2017.. The NSW DPI report, based on figures from the Office of Environment and Heritage 2017 aerial survey of

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Dairy

Dedicated to farmers

Supporting people who support it is the reason for Reid Stockfeeds’ long-standing sponsorship of International Dairy Week.. The Colbinabbin business will again venture to Tatura Park for the 2018 event, where the Goulburn Valley branch’s

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
News

Talking about turtles

Turtles Australia and RiverConnect are joining forces to host the annual school holiday program, Turtle Talk, this Friday.. The free, family-friendly, interactive live turtle exhibit will feature long-necked, short-necked, broad-shelled, eastern

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Cropping

RWA battle lines drawn

Effective management of the ‘green bridge’ over the coming months will place grain growers on the front foot in their efforts to control Russian wheat aphid in 2018.. Crop pest experts say eliminating the green bridge of volunteer

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
News

Donation helps CFA

The City of Greater Shepparton Country Fire Authority group has received a funding injection of almost $6000 thanks to Fairley’s Supa IGA supermarket.. Group manager Ian Martin accepted a cheque of $5694 from Fairley’s Supa IGA owner

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
News

Records broken

Recreational anglers in Victoria are celebrating the release of more than a million trout in 2017 — a new record that will substantially improve freshwater fishing opportunities for keen anglers and their families.. Increasing fish stocking is

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Dairy

Holsteins to go under hammer

Fifth generation dairy farmer Darren Crawford has owned his own farm since mid-2012 and he has been dairying ever since he left school at the end of 2000.. But after five years of ownership, the Invergordon farmer and his young family have decided

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Rodney Woods
Jan 18 2018
Dairy

Aiming for quality, not quantity

The Railtons don’t have a dairy on their property, but they will be entering five young stock in International Dairy Week.. In fact, if you see their 40ha farm near Echuca you might find more sheep than dairy cattle.. But don’t mistake

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
Livestock

Survey listens to rural voices

Australian livestock producers are being encouraged to participate in a number of surveys that will contribute to research to improve animal health and biosecurity.. Researchers from the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation are calling for

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
Dairy

Elite genetics for sale

High-achieving cattle sales are a regular part of International Dairy Week and the industry is still talking about the record set last year.. A Holstein calf with a superb genetic history sold for $251000 at the Wednesday night sale.. The calf was

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
News

Heat kills flying foxes

More than 500 flying foxes died in Sydney during the recent heatwave and experts say global warming could lead to more fatalities and a reduction in tree cover because bats are key to seed dispersal.. With temperatures reaching 45.1°C on January

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
Livestock

New product a real...

Yarrawonga sheep producer Daimien Vodusek was one of Australia’s first farmers to purchase a brand new product that’s being heralded as a huge step forward in the fight against worms — and in doing so won a pair of Samsung Gear

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
News

2018 duck season sees new rules introduced

The Game Management Authority (GMA) has outlined the arrangements for the 2018 duck season, including changes made by the Government to hunting regulations. The 2018 season will commence on Saturday 17 March, and will last 12 weeks, closing on

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
News

Embrace new lamb ad

Meat & Livestock Australia has launched its annual summer lamb campaign, which this year features singing, dancing and celebrating the one thing all Australians can agree on — Aussie lamb.. Building on the long established We Love Our Lamb

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
Dairy

IDW veterans may call it a day

When December rolls around each year at Dean and Dianna Malcolm’s Zeerust property, it’s a sign that their favourite time of year is near — International Dairy Week.. Having attended dairy week for more than a decade under the

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Alana Christe...
Jan 17 2018
News

High hopes for plan

The Liberal-Nationals coalition says it will establish a new High Country Hall of Fame if it wins November’s Victorian election.. Regional Victoria and Decentralisation Shadow Minister Peter Walsh announced the plan with State Member for Ovens

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
Cropping

First food hemp is...

The start of 2018 marks the first harvest of Australian-grown hemp seed since the Federal Government legalised its consumption as food last November.. Geelong-based company Australian Primary Hemp has worked with more than 10 farmers around the

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
News

Council makes wish...

Any plans to establish solar farms in the Edward River Council region must have limited community impact, according to Mayor Norm Brennan.. Cr Brennan said that was why council had developed a list of development conditions for RES Australia, which

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Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
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