News

Farmer wants answers over aerodrome

A sixth-generation Pine Lodge farmer is concerned his property is the preferred site for the potential relocation of the Shepparton Aerodrome.. Pork producer John Laws says the future of his farm might be ‘‘up in the air’’ after he was last

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
News

Carp on the rise

A leading river systems expert says unregulated flooding and increased environmental flows will also increase the numbers of invasive fish species such as carp.. Dr John Conallin said the current Murray-Darling Basin Plan approach of inundating

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
Cropping

Soil innovator visits region

The country’s future agricultural innovators are among those who heard from one of the world’s best soil farmers recently.. Rick Bieber from South Dakota in the United States visited the Pine Lodge farm of David Cook as part of his Australian

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
Cropping

Blue-green algae warning

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is warning the public to avoid direct contact with water in various locations within the Central Goulburn and Loddon Valley Irrigation Areas after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.. The following

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
Cropping

Grain interest high in...

The recent Australian Grains Industry Conference event in Shanghai, China was sold out, which demonstrates strong interest in China for Australian grains, according to Grain Trade Australia.. AGIC Asia returned to China after two successful AGIC

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
News

New chair announced

Murray Goulburn Co-operative has announced the appointment of John Spark as chairman with effect from April 1 and the retirement of Philip Tracy from the chairmanship and board on March 31.. Mr Spark will join the boards of Murray Goulburn and

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
Livestock

Taminick stud holds...

Witherswood Angus, based in Taminick, was expecting a high level of interest for its sale on Tuesday, March 21 at which 71 bulls were to go under the hammer.. Stud manager Ian Peake said many of the bulls, ranging from 18 to 22 months old, came from

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
News

Gas plan for farmers

Livestock farmers are calling on the South Australian Government to clarify its plan to offer landowners royalties for gas extraction on their properties.. Livestock SA said the concept, announced in the government’s energy plan last week, seemed

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
News

Abattoir staff to stand down

Up to 350 employees at JBS Australia’s Cobram abattoir are set to be affected by a minimum four-week stand-down of workers at the plant.. Announced on Friday, the decision was made ‘‘due to a shortage of suitable small livestock’’ as per

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
News

Timber mill shuts after supply cut

Victoria’s Heyfield timber mill will close next year, putting 250 people out of work, after the owners rejected a government lifeline to keep it open.. Australian Sustainable Hardwood chief executive Vince Hurley said the Gippsland-based mill

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
Rural

Riding success

The Kerang Pony Club 2017 Gymkhana was held last month with five rings of competition taking place.. Of the major prizes, the Sanda-Rae Perpetual Trophy for Best Educated Mount was won by Kilburns Mary Poppins, ridden by Steph Horton, and the Most

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
Viticulture

We killed the Flamingo!

Queenie and I have been putting up with this Flamingo, an interloper, all summer. The Boss's grandkids like playing with it more than they like playing with me.. You could say I'm jealous, but I've always thought it was too big for its boots.. It's

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The General
Mar 23 2017
Cropping

Advanced solution...

Gooram beef producer Andrew Douglas was looking for a new pasture solution for his 240ha property.. As is typical of farmers in Gooram Valley, Mr Douglas took on the challenges of soil acidity and pushing stocking rates high enough to make a good

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
News

VFF rewards a tireless worker

As a long-time member of the VFF, Bob Watters has held his fair share of positions.. From being actively involved with the VFF’s Numurkah branch to being on various committees and sitting on the VFF board as its vice-president, Mr Watters has

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Rodney Woods
Mar 23 2017
Dairy

Base AR37 tops index

PGG Wrightson Seeds’ Base AR37 perennial rye-grass has topped the charts in the new Australian Forage Value Index, recently released by Dairy Australia.. The Forage Value Index has found Base AR37 perennial rye-grass to be the highest performing

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
Dairy

Family affair for semi-retired trio

Daryl Stacey has lived on his family's Tungamah property since 1982. In that time he has only had six dogs, and three of them are still there. There three kelpie-border collie crosses - Lou, 14, and Ned and Tess, both 12 - although semi-retired

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
Cropping

Lost nutrients must be...

South-west Victorian farmers might have experienced their best growing season for years, but now they’re being urged to replenish their paddocks after a long growing season of high pasture yields.. A Pasture Update seminar in Stawell on March 27

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
Viticulture

Widespread rain events...

The continuation of the current warm to hot spell in our regions which has persisted since the end of February is now expected to lead up some widespread moderate to heavy rain events, with thunderstorms in the next few weeks. . Some places have

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Peter Nelson
Mar 23 2017
Water

River heights ready to...

Murray River communities downstream of the Goulburn River junction have been told flows and river heights are expected to drop noticeably over the next two to three weeks into early April.. Murray-Darling Basin Authority river operations head David

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
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