Horticulture

Riparian planting day

Volunteers and the local community came out in droves to plant hundreds of tree and shrub seedlings along Taggerty’s Little River in frosty conditions.. Members of the Victorian Fly Fishing Association, Taggerty Community Progress Group and

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
Dairy

Billy the Dachshund cattle herder

Billy the Dachshund from Numurkah has become a viral sensation after being filmed rounding up a cattle herd. . Steven Dalitz said Billy is his son's dog, however during the day whilst his son is at school, the pair take to jobs around the farm

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
Cropping

Balers are ready for a challenge

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

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
News

Energy market reform

The New South Wales Farmers’ Association is calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to establish more transparency in the retail electricity market.. NSW Farmers’ Association president Derek Schoen said compared to urban areas

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
Dairy

Alpaca makes dog...

How did Fyfe get his name?. Joe: He’s named after Fyfe the footballer (Fremantle Dockers AFL player Nathan Fyfe).. How long have you had him?. Joe: We got him as a pup at about eight weeks old.. What’s his personality like?. Joe

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
Cropping

High praise for Vicon...

Vicon hay machinery is a popular choice around the Goulburn Valley and the Stammers family from Tatura is just one of the many buyers of the products from William Adams Ag’s Shepparton branch.. With Luke Stammers in the William Adams Ag

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Rodney Woods
Aug 16 2017
News

CFA change report...

A full report into the proposed changes to the CFA has been delayed, with the Fire Services Committee instead handing down an interim report into the findings.. Tabled in the Legislative Council last week, the interim report from the bipartisan

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Alana Christe...
Aug 16 2017
Cropping

Earth mite screening

Grain growers will again be able to take advantage of a screening service to detect insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mites.. Science research company Cesar Australia is screening the mites across Victoria, southern NSW, Tasmania and South

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
Cropping

Simple and reliable

For Byrneside farmer Graeme Donaldson, the decision to purchase a McHale Orbital high speed round bale wrapper came down to one thing: simplicity.. Having worked as a contractor, but also growing canola, wheat, hay and silage crops on a 1100h

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
Dairy

US dairy exchange visit

Tatura’s Tuhan family recently hosted American woman Jessica Crawley as part of the Illawarra Cattle Society of Australia and American Milking Shorthorn Society exchange program.. Michael Tuhan said the 20-year-old spent a couple of days at

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
News

V/Line is failing...

Victoria’s regional train network has consistently failed to meet targets and has been weighed down by a $535million maintenance backlog, a Victorian Auditor-General’s report has found.. Patronage on the rail service has grown by more

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Alana Christe...
Aug 16 2017
Livestock

No action from meat...

Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie is astounded at the level of inactivity in reforming the red meat industry after discovering that recommendations from an ACCC report have not been followed up.. Senator McKenzie said the ACCC handed down its final

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Shepparton News
Aug 15 2017
Dairy

Stanhope says: say...

Stanhope now has its own work of art portraying the town’s journey from pioneering dairy community to ‘Legendairy’ status.. A total of 11000 photographs taken in the Stanhope district have been used to create a photo mosaic mural

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Shepparton News
Aug 15 2017
Cropping

Clear choice to reduce damage

Many silage bale producers face having the stretch film of their round bales riddled with holes by birds and other animals.. Such damage can become a huge qualitative problem, as exposure to air has a negative impact on the anaerobic fermentation

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Shepparton News
Aug 15 2017
Cropping

Sheep graziers weather alert

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning to sheep graziers for the Wimmera, North Central, North East, South West, and central districts.. Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, rain, showers and northwesterly winds are expected

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Shepparton News
Aug 15 2017
Water

Independence needed

Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville and State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed are both calling for an independent inquiry into allegations of water theft from Murray-Darling Basin rivers in NSW.. Ms Neville is also asking for a ministerial

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Shepparton News
Aug 15 2017
News

City cycle pushes up...

Competition is the main reason for petrol prices differing among regional areas, but it’s Melbourne’s fuel price cycle that makes prices in the capital city much lower than those being paid in the Goulburn Valley.. Last week in

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Rodney Woods
Aug 15 2017
News

Money for silo art for...

Delivering a clear vision, a dedicated team and community support are key for those looking to transform silos into art, Victorian Creative Industries Minister Martin Foley says.. With the towering artworks appearing in the Wimmera-Mallee region

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Alana Christe...
Aug 15 2017
Cropping

Water allocations up...

The Northern Victoria Resource Manager has announced increases in irrigation allocations for the Goulburn, Murray and Broken systems.. The Murray system increases from 66 per cent to 70 per cent of high-reliability water shares (HRWS).. The Goulburn

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Shepparton News
Aug 15 2017
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