Cropping

First food hemp is harvested

The start of 2018 marks the first harvest of Australian-grown hemp seed since the Federal Government legalised its consumption as food last November.. Geelong-based company Australian Primary Hemp has worked with more than 10 farmers around the

by
Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
News

Council makes wish list for solar farms

Any plans to establish solar farms in the Edward River Council region must have limited community impact, according to Mayor Norm Brennan.. Cr Brennan said that was why council had developed a list of development conditions for RES Australia, which

by
Shepparton News
Jan 17 2018
Cropping

Keeping water moving

Corowa-based company Upton Irrigation has released a new range of Australian-designed and locally manufactured linear move irrigators with extensive features and options that are designed to fulfil a range of applications.. The Upton Linear Move

by
Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
Cropping

Hot weather warning for this week

Heat health alerts have been issued for northern and north central Victoria as the state braces for two days of temperatures above 40C.. Authorities have warned people in the North Central and Northern Country weather regions to watch out for the

by
Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
Viticulture

Second tropical...

Last week a second tropical cyclone of this season hit the north west region of WA. The cyclone named Joyce brought more heavy rainfalls to Broome, Cygnet Bay, Derby and right across to Marble Bar where 115 mms fell to last Saturday morning, 13th

by
Peter Nelson
Jan 16 2018
Dairy

High risk of pinkeye

Agriculture Victoria is reminding cattle producers to be on the lookout for pinkeye with current conditions meaning the risk of an outbreak is high.. District veterinary officer Jeff Cave said farmers needed to be vigilant.. ‘‘With the

by
Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
Dairy

Four-legged farm...

Where did they get their names from?. Billy: Cookie we got off a bloke called Cookie from Elmore — Carl Cook is a living legend from Elmore. Alie is named after a cousin who lives in Melbourne. Bonnie and Bella we just made up those names, and

by
Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
News

Taking a shot at tequila

As if Strathmerton’s iconic Cactus Country did not have enough in common with Mexico already, it is soon set to have its own range of tequila.. The site’s general manager John Hall said the cactus farm would soon begin producing and

by
Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
Dairy

IDW starts on Sunday

The dairy industry is counting down the days until International Dairy Week starts on Sunday, with more than 1100 entries set to take to the arena throughout the five-day event.. Northern Victoria and the Southern Riverina are well represented among

by
Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
News

Victoria, NSW warmer than usual

If rain and cooler temperatures are what you enjoy, NSW and Victoria were not the places to be in 2017, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s Annual Climate Statement.. Last year was the warmest on record for NSW, while 2017 was

by
Rodney Woods
Jan 16 2018
News

Young farmer excels at...

Many of 13-year-old Darcie Stammers’ peers spend their time inside, playing video games, watching movies or glued to their mobile phones.. But sixth generation farmer Darcie’s days are filled with tractors, cows and sheep work on the

by
Alana Christe...
Jan 16 2018
News

Appeal changes cruelty...

A 65-year-old dairy farmer from Cooma who was recently convicted of cruelty charges at Shepparton Magistrates’ Court for failing to feed his cattle, has escaped imprisonment after an appeal was lodged.. The farmer pleaded guilty to a total of

by
Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
News

Header sparks Miepoll...

A farmer driving a header caused a large fire in Miepoll on Tuesday last week, burning more than 25ha of grassland and crop.. About 3.20pm, multiple calls were received from the area, including one from the Mt Wombat fire tower, reporting smoke in

by
Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
News

Pigs are going to fly at Seymour

Agile and speedy pigs are among the entertaining displays that will be on offer at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo in February.. The Pig Racing Australia show will see the pigs demonstrate their sprinting skills across the expo weekend, from

by
Shepparton News
Jan 16 2018
News

Katunga black spot woes

Katunga residents have branded mobile phone reception in the town as ‘‘shocking’’, ‘‘appalling’’ and ‘‘virtually non-existent’’ as the wait for a tower continues.. The town has

by
Alana Christe...
Jan 16 2018
Cropping

Water allocation lifts

Seasonal allocations in the Murray, Goulburn and Loddon systems remain at 100 per cent, but low security allocations in theCampaspe system have increased from 49 to 52 per cent.. The Resource Manager for northern Victoria updated the seasonal

by
Shepparton News
Jan 15 2018
News

Death wrestle between...

Nanneella's Liz Williams had only seen one snake this summer but said that all went out the window on Friday night.. When she witnessed a fight to the death between an Eastern Brown snake and a Tiger snake – in her backyard.. Liz said not

by
Shepparton News
Jan 15 2018
Livestock

Exports healthy

Almost 16000 tonnes of red meat was exported to more than 57 markets last year, with beef exports racing past the 11million kilogram mark, a year-end review has revealed.. The statistics released by the Department of Agriculture show that Asi

by
Shepparton News
Jan 14 2018
News

Vietnamese-style pork...

Vietnamese-style Pork Chops with Cucumber Salad. Serves 4. Ingredients:. 4 (about 250g each) pork chops, rind off. 2 Lebanese cucumbers. cup coriander leaves. cup mint leaves. small red onion, cut into very thin wedges. cup roasted peanuts, roughly

by
Shepparton News
Jan 13 2018
Load more
Login Sign Up

Dummy text