Cropping

Sun shines on Dookie open day

The Melbourne University's Dookie campus threw open the doors today for prospective students on a fine example of a northern Victorian day.. The University offered tours and exhibitions demonstrating its breadth of rural and agricultural

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Shepparton News
Oct 18 2017
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Cats killing millions of birds

More than one million native Australian birds are killed across the country by cats every day, new research shows.. The study, published in the journal Biological Conversation, estimates feral cats kill 316million birds a year, while pet cats kill

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Shepparton News
Oct 18 2017
Cropping

Smith's happy with first stage sale

Charles and Carolyn Smith, of St Germains, held a First Stage Complete Dispersal Sale of their Andes Holsteins and Eurarie Jersey herds yesterday (October 17).. All but one of the 145 cows sold, totaling more than $400 000 for the Smith family

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Rodney Woods
Oct 18 2017
News

Glorious weather for celebration of Heathcote's wine

More than 3800 people were at the Heathcote Showgrounds for the recent celebration of the new jewel in Victoria's wine crown - the annual Heathcote Wine and Food Festival.. In glorious weather, more than 40 wineries shared their passion with new

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Shepparton News
Oct 18 2017
Dairy

MG to shed more staff

Murray Goulburn Co-operative is expected to shed up to 60 jobs in its transport division due to the decline in milk supply.. The company has been under pressure because of farmers leaving the company and the resulting milk supply cut.. The company

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Shepparton News
Oct 18 2017
Dairy

This little dog has...

How did he get his name?. Carolyn: When our son (James) was two years old, he called him Bow Wow. I thought, ‘I don’t want to be calling him Bow Wow when he’s 15’ so we changed it to Bowsie.. What is Bowsie’s

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Shepparton News
Oct 18 2017
Cropping

Walks bust frost myth

The Riverine Plains’ most recent paddock walks, which included walks at Yarrawonga and Dookie, busted some myths around stubble retention and its impacts on how often frosts occur.. Riverine Plains research and extension officer Cassie Schefe

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Rodney Woods
Oct 18 2017
News

New cow joins the herd

Greater Shepparton City Council has welcomed a new addition to the Moooving Art herd.. Local indigenous artist Ross Morgan, from Deadly Creations, recently completed painting the new cow called ‘Family’.. The design links Mr Morgan, his

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Shepparton News
Oct 18 2017
Water

Meetings on carp control

Recreational anglers, nature lovers, farmers and waterway users are invited to community meetings to hear about plans to reduce carp numbers.. National Carp Control Plan Victorian director Craig Ingram said carp were an unwanted pest in lakes and

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Shepparton News
Oct 18 2017
Cropping

Vertical the way to go

Late season rainfall may have come too late for winter crops in some parts of the country, but vertical tillage offers farmers an opportunity to harness the benefit of increased soil moisture levels.. KUHN Machinery NSW territory manager Gerard

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Shepparton News
Oct 18 2017
News

Parasites key to koala...

Research is beginning to unlock the secret role of blood-sucking ticks in sick koalas in an attempt to help conserve the marsupial.. In one of the biggest studies of sick koalas in Australia, Murdoch University researcher Amanda Barbosa has analysed

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Shepparton News
Oct 18 2017
News

Lucky win sinking in

Violet Town’s Lindsay Kitchingman and Kerry Clarke from Numurkah had a huge surprise last week when they were told they had won the major prizes of the WB Hunter’s 70th anniversary raffle.. Mr Kitchingman took home the Barastoc Kara Kar

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Rodney Woods
Oct 18 2017
Water

Farmer says stop water...

For years, Tongala irrigator Peter Hacon has seen Goulburn Valley irrigators give up water for the environment but he believes the time has come to slow down the transfer of water from agriculture to the environment.. ‘‘We are in danger

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Geoff Adams
Oct 18 2017
Dairy

Dairy best in business

Kyabram dairy company Kyvalley Dairy Group was awarded two awards, including top award Business of the Year, at last Wednesday night’s 2017 GMCU Allianz Campaspe Murray Business Awards at Moama Bowling Club.. The Kyabram company took out the

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Shepparton News
Oct 18 2017
News

Red-bellied black snakes fighting

Frank Trezise from Cohuna captured these two snakes in a writhing embrace, but it’s not what you think.. He was checking his cattle last Sunday when he saw the red bellied black snakes wriggling together.. They were totally engrossed and

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Geoff Adams
Oct 17 2017
News

Artist is eager to paint silos

He has painted artworks of Australian flora and fauna, cultural icons such as Vegemite and Victorian Bitter beer, and now Echuca artist Paul Gamble said he would love to tackle a silo.. Inspired by the Silo Art Trail in Victoria’s west, and

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Alana Christe...
Oct 17 2017
Cropping

Quality bales by design

The well-established but newly improved McHale V660 and V640 balers just got even better.. McHale’s innovative design improvements have enabled this popular baler to produce even higher quality bales at speed.. ‘‘The benefit to the

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Shepparton News
Oct 17 2017
Horticulture

‘Selfish’ state...

From The Australian. ‘‘Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder David Papps urged South Australia not to defer sending water to the Coorong and Lower Lakes between December 2015 and March 2016, warning it would affect critical water flows

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Shepparton News
Oct 17 2017
Water

MIL director loses...

A furore has erupted over a letter sent to Murray Irrigation Ltd shareholders from the company’s board that is trying to influence the current election of board directors.. The letter, signed by three members of the seven-member board, says

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Shepparton News
Oct 17 2017
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