Water

Slower flow to help cod

A modified flow pattern will be used in the lower Darling River, with Murray-Darling Basin Authority operation water releases to be reduced to 700Ml/day to provide a more favourable flow rate for Murray cod.. In 2016-17 more than 100Gl was delivered

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Shepparton News
Nov 18 2017
Water

Fresh start for water board

The decision by the remaining Murray Irrigation Limited directors to resign will clear the decks for a new governing body for the Riverina water company, but new nominees will be subject to scrutiny by outside consultants.. ‘‘Candidates

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Shepparton News
Nov 18 2017
Livestock

App enhances stock management

A new software application, which is being offered free to producers of cattle, sheep and goats, will provide a one-stop shop for managing livestock accreditations and collecting on-farm data, thereby enhancing management efficiencies and food

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Shepparton News
Nov 18 2017
Livestock

Optimism high for sheep sale

Agents are forecasting a strong result at Friday’s Benalla Special Sheep Sale as 12500 ewes, lambs and rams are readied to go under the hammer.. The joint Rodwells and Landmark sale has attracted 51 vendors for the 12.30pm sale at Benall

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Shepparton News
Nov 17 2017
Water

Minister silenced

South Australia’s Water Minister has been prevented from giving evidence at a Senate inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin.. Ian Hunter made an unscheduled appearance at the hearing in Adelaide on Thursday, November 2 but was refused

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Shepparton News
Nov 17 2017
Livestock

MSA grading on the rise

With more than 2.7million cattle being graded through the Meat Standards Australia program in 2016-17, an estimated $130million was delivered back to beef producers through additional farm gate returns.. According to new 2016-17 data released in the

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Shepparton News
Nov 17 2017
News

Fabric art on show

When Picola textile artist Linden Lancaster first purchased a sewing machine it was for one simple reason — to repair her husband’s clothes.. Now, more than 20 years later, the former music teacher has found a different use for her

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Alana Christe...
Nov 17 2017
Water

Enviro flow aims to help fish

Up to 37Gl will be delivered along the lower Goulburn River this month in an environmental flow designed to benefit golden and silver perch populations.. The flow will see Goulburn-Murray Water release about 5Gl to meet minimum river operation

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
Dairy

Reprieve for Kiewa factory

Murray Goulburn says its Kiewa factory will be saved until at least the likely takeover of the company by Saputo.. In May the Kiewa factory, along with sites in Rochester and Edith Creek in Tasmania, were announced as casualties in Murray

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
Livestock

Tagging support

The Victorian Government will continue to subsidise electronic sheep tags in 2018.. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford announced last week ongoing support from the Andrews Government for electronic sheep tags, which will be available from 45¢

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
Water

Broken system to 100%

Irrigation allocations for the Goulburn and Loddon systems were increased from 91 per cent to 93 per cent high-reliability water shares earlier this month.. Northern Victorian resource manager Mark Bailey also announced the Broken system increased

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
News

Lemon and Rosemary...

Lemon and Rosemary Loin Chops with Pea and Lemon Dip. Serves 6. Ingredients:. 8 lamb loin chops, fat trimmed. 1 tbsp olive oil. 3 cloves garlic, crushed. Zest and juice of 2 lemons. 1 tbsp rosemary leaves, finely chopped. 1 cup frozen peas, blanched

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
Cropping

Guano a fertile...

A business idea that was developed in Shepparton about 25 years ago has now spread its products to farms across Australia.. When John Jashar established his fertiliser business not many people were interested in organic alternatives, but Mr Jashar

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
Horticulture

Future Orchards Spring walk is on tomorrow!

Future Orchards walks are continuing throughout Spring with a Northern loop taking place at Plunkett Orchards in Mooroopna North. . AgFirst consultant Ross Wilson and Tom Auvil of North American Plants will join the northern loop walks, discussing

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
Cropping

MG agree to deal with ASIC over price clawback

Dairy processor Murray Goulburn have agreed to a settlement with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in relation to ASIC’s investigation into Murray Goulburn’s involvement in milk-price crisis.. The settlement is

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Rodney Woods
Nov 16 2017
News

Reducing stigma

Riders involved in the motorcycle charity event Ride4Life will tour throughout Victoria’s dairy regions for one week raising awareness of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and suicide.. This

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
Dairy

Saputo boss is guest...

The chairman of the company trying to buy Murray Goulburn will be guest speaker at next year’s Australian Dairy Conference.. The conference has secured Lino Saputo Jr, the chair and chief executive officer of Canadian company Saputo, which has

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
News

Optus towers planned

Optus has announced a $3.7million commitment to further improve its 4G Plus mobile network in the Central Murray region, including planning new towers at Yarrawonga South and Blighty and activating towers at Moama and Yarrawonga East.. Optus&rsquo

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
News

Jump in roo incidents

An elderly man is in hospital after he was attacked by a kangaroo in a ‘‘bad mood’’ on the NSW south coast.. The 80-year-old man was feeding the animals at his home in Bendalong when one of the kangaroos became aggressive and

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Shepparton News
Nov 16 2017
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