Livestock

Call to delay biosecurity plans

State Member for Euroa and Deputy Nationals Leader Steph Ryan has called for the implementation of farm biosecurity plans by the meat and livestock industry to be delayed.. Ms Ryan said there was great confusion over the plans, which farmers must

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Shepparton News
Dec 10 2017
Horticulture

Growers meet

Fruit Growers Victoria continues to support and work with local young growers with another Goulburn Valley Emerging Leaders meeting being held this week.. FGV works closely with the young growers group, regularly organising orchard walks and

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Shepparton News
Dec 09 2017
News

More help for mums and bubs

More mothers and babies across Victoria will receive the support they need for the best possible start in life, thanks to the Victorian Government.. Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy recently visited IPC Health in Altona Meadows to announce

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Shepparton News
Dec 09 2017
Water

Flood study to cover levees

A $300000 flood study covering the Murray River between Barmah and Torrumbarry will be used to update flood information in surrounding areas and ascertain how current infrastructure handles varying flood conditions.. The study, which will be funded

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Shepparton News
Dec 09 2017
Water

Interim board for...

Murray Irrigation has announced an interim board comprising six shareholders and two independent directors.. An interim board had to be elected after the permanent board members all stood down over issues about their election.. Interim board member

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Rodney Woods
Dec 08 2017
News

GALLERY: The 1974...

Following last weekend's wild weather and flooding throughout the Goulburn Valley, the Country News has thrownback to another much talked about flood event - the May 1974 floods.. Hundreds turned out to fill sandbags, as the community worked

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Alana Christe...
Dec 08 2017
News

VIDEO: Farmers find...

The weekend's torrential downpour may have left crops under water and many farmers with a big clean up, but two Moama farmers decided to make the best of a bad situation.. Kate Dixon and Evan Catlow, took to their farm to have a bit of fun in

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Alana Christe...
Dec 08 2017
News

Standards slammed

The RSPCA has slammed new draft national animal welfare poultry standards for not beginning to phase-out caged hens, labelling the standards inadequate and claiming they are not based on science or evidence.. The draft standards, produced by Animal

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2017
News

Flies are not all bad

There’s no need to panic just yet about the disease-carrying potential of flies, an Australian ecologist has cautioned.. A recent study of the microbiome of 116 houseflies and blowflies from three different continents, published in the journal

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2017
Dairy

Heifers in spotlight

The first annual northern Victoria All-Breeds Heifer Classic took place on November 26 at the Numurkah Showgrounds.. There were more than 80 head exhibited by 18 different families.. Sun Vale Holsteins at Yarroweyah was the most successful stud

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2017
News

Making farms smart

A new partnership between Bosch Australia and Monash University in Melbourne will further support Victoria’s standing as Australia’s premier agriculture state and home of innovation.. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford visited the new

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Shepparton News
Dec 07 2017
News

Laws criticised

New puppy farm legislation has been branded a ‘‘failure’’ and a ‘‘dog’s breakfast’’ by the National Party, which has accused Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford of targeting law-abiding breeders

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Shepparton News
Dec 07 2017
News

Summer Barbecue...

Summer Barbecue Yoghurt Flatbreads. Serves 4. Ingredients:. Yoghurt Flatbread:. 1 cup self-raising flour. cup Greek-style natural yoghurt. Salad:. cup extra virgin olive oil. 1 tbsp red wine vinegar. clove garlic, crushed. 2 zucchini. cup each of

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Shepparton News
Dec 07 2017
Water

Efficiencies save 224 Gl

Analysis of water recovery in 41 communities across the southern Murray-Darling Basin as of October 31, 2016 has found water efficiencies have generated 224Gl in water savings.. The analysis, undertaken by Murray-Darling Basin Authority, will be

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Shepparton News
Dec 07 2017
News

Advice for wet hay

Large rectangular bales need to be about two per cent drier (12 – 14 per cent moisture) than large rounds (14 – 16 per cent) which themselves need to be about two per cent drier than the small squares (16 – 18 per cent).. To

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Country News
Dec 07 2017
Livestock

Pig iron study

A veterinary science student at Murdoch University in Perth is collaborating with industry to tackle iron deficiency in pigs.. Nicole McSeveney, from the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, is studying the effectiveness of current iron

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Shepparton News
Dec 07 2017
News

Seven seconds of sheer...

“Take deep breaths everyone…” Chris Braden’s words are muffled.. There’s an edge of panic to his voice - the vehicle roof is pressed to his face, completely obscuring his vision, and he is frantically trying to feel

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Shepparton News
Dec 07 2017
Dairy

Report labelled...

Australian dairy farmers need more power, simpler contracts and a mandatory industry-wide code of conduct, according to the competition watchdog.. But the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s interim report into the dairy industry

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Shepparton News
Dec 07 2017
Dairy

Facility sold

Murray Goulburn Co-operative has announced the sale of its Edith Creek facility in Tasmania to Australia’s subsidiary of Thai company Dutch Mill.. The Thai company is a private processor and marketer of milk and milk products throughout Asi

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Shepparton News
Dec 07 2017
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