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Award for innovation

New Holland’s ingenuity and innovative approach has received recognition from the international jury panel of agricultural experts, who awarded the coveted Silver Innovation Medal to the New Holland NHDrive concept autonomous tractor.. The tractor

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Shepparton News
Apr 22 2017
Cropping

New balers built tough

Case IH has unveiled its new series of large square balers, designed for the toughest crop types in the most challenging of conditions, to the Australian market.. The Case IH LB434 XL series retains the features and adaptability of the current LB434

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Shepparton News
Apr 21 2017
Livestock

Reduce risk of ISLs forming

Liz Cresswell is an English vet currently working at the Kyabram Veterinary Clinic. She qualified as a vet in Nottingham in the United Kingdom and worked there for 15 months to complete a postgraduate qualification in farm animal veterinary

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Shepparton News
Apr 21 2017
News

South Coast Holstein wins Supreme Champion for second...

After a detailed countback process which resulted in the need for a final adjudicator, a Holstein cow from Jaspers Brush in the NSW Shoalhaven has won the title of Supreme Champion Dairy Female at the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show. . But the story

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Shepparton News
Apr 21 2017
News

Recipe of the week

Lamb Steaks with Cheesy Mashed Potatoes and Silverbeet. Serves 4. Ingredients:. 4 x 200g lamb steaks, fat trimmed. 800g desiree potatoes, peeled, roughly chopped. 175g unsalted butter, roughly chopped. 160ml ( cups) milk. 60g ( cup) finely grated

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Shepparton News
Apr 21 2017
Livestock

Young bulls on rise

The recent release of Australian Breeding Values by DataGene shows more young, high quality Holstein bulls coming through the ranks over the past year.. The April ABV release is the first published by DataGene, which has taken on the genetic

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Shepparton News
Apr 21 2017
Water

Kioti a good fit

The Farm at Byron Bay currently has three Kioti tractors and two Mechron UTVs from KC Farm Machinery in Lismore, NSW.. Visitors and online viewers at The Farm can catch on-site action with the 80hp RX8030 tractor and loader; the 42hp CK4210 with

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Shepparton News
Apr 21 2017
News

VFF seeks extension

Victoria’s peak farm body is calling on the Federal Government to double-down on investment in agricultural businesses by extending an initiative for small businesses to instantly write-off assets worth up to $20000.. In a new campaign to

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Shepparton News
Apr 20 2017
Water

Women are taking the lead

Women are leading the fight to revitalise communities, according to the Southern Riverina Irrigators group, with three women from the region attending the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal hearing into fees and charges for food producers

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Shepparton News
Apr 20 2017
News

Free transport webinar

A free webinar covering road safety and infrastructure challenges posed by the operation of agriculture vehicles and equipment on public roads will be held next week.. Hosted by Advantia Transport Consulting senior engineer Adam Ritzinger on Friday

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Shepparton News
Apr 20 2017
Cropping

Soil disease levels...

Take-all could pose a significant risk to southern NSW wheat crops this year, prompting calls for growers to prioritise PREDICTA B testing in the lead-up to the winter season.. Results from PREDICTA B DNA-based soil tests suggest that take-all

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Shepparton News
Apr 20 2017
Viticulture

The student and the...

Doug James lives on his family sheep farm in Bungeet (34 km west of Wangaratta) and has two dogs, Rosie (10-years-plus) and Hatty (nine months). The dogs are the most recent on a long list of female Kelpies the family has had at View Bank. With

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Shepparton News
Apr 20 2017
Livestock

Producers let down

The livestock industry is outraged at the failure of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to deal with transparency at cattle saleyards in its review of the beef industry, says Victoria’s peak producer group.. The VFF Livestock Group

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Shepparton News
Apr 19 2017
News

On top of industry

Start-up accelerator SproutX is seeking to make Australia the world capital in agriculture technology, bringing together those in the industry and infusing a Silicon Valley mentality when it undertakes its first accelerator program in May.. The

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Shepparton News
Apr 19 2017
Cropping

JBS Cobram stand down extended for months

Workers at JBS's Cobram plant have been told they won't be returning to work for months, with the current stand down expected to now run until September or October.. It's understood the extension could stretch the stand down out for as long as eight

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Shepparton News
Apr 19 2017
Livestock

Youngsters in the show ring

The weather was superb but the numbers were down a little on last year at the Goulburn Murray Jersey Breeders Club annual calf show at Numurkah last week.. There were 16 junior handlers ranging in age from two to 14 years old and 30 Jersey calves to

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Shepparton News
Apr 19 2017
News

Dispute over cyclone...

Queensland farmers hit by Tropical Cyclone Debbie are yet to receive much-needed disaster relief money because the state and federal governments are arguing over the paperwork.. The Federal Government has rejected the Queensland Government’s

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Shepparton News
Apr 19 2017
Viticulture

Heathcote wines get...

International wine stewards drank in the region’s delights when the Somms of the World program stopped in Heathcote recently.. Organised by Wine Australia, the program toured 50 sommeliers around the country to showcase the diversity and quality

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Shepparton News
Apr 19 2017
News

Bestselling rural...

Bestselling Australian author Rachael Treasure will visit Cobram Library this month, speaking about her books and writing.. Ms Treasure said she was looking forward to visiting Cobram Library and talking about her life as a writer and the importance

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Shepparton News
Apr 19 2017
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