Livestock

Up to the challenge

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Heifer Challenge will spend nine days travelling through Victoria and NSW, visiting more than 50 properties to judge cows as part of Beef Week.. Animals will be judged by Alex McDonald in a range of areas

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Shepparton News
Jan 22 2017
Viticulture

Step-up for next leaders

Applications are now open for the Australian Vignerons, Wine Australia and Winemakers Federation of Australia-funded Future Leaders program for 2017.. The program is suitable for those who are ready to step-up and be the next leaders in

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Shepparton News
Jan 21 2017
News

Curious cow gets stuck

A cow had a close shave recently when she got her head stuck in a hollow tree.. Anna-Grace Close and her father, Robert, were rounding up cattle on their Harrow (in the Wimmera) Red Angus stud when they discovered the mischievous heifer, with its

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Rodney Woods
Jan 21 2017
Livestock

Popularity growing

The popularity of Maine-Anjou beef cattle is growing, four decades since they first come to Australia.. The French breed, developed by crossing the French Mancelle and English Durham, came to Australia in the 1970s and was originally a dual purpose

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Shepparton News
Jan 21 2017
News

Download fishing app

Anglers are being encouraged to download the ‘‘Vic Fishing’’ app for smartphones or get hold of the 2017 Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide as the Victorian Government looks to reach its ‘‘Target One Million’’ plan to increase the

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Shepparton News
Jan 21 2017
News

Wild dog committee...

Farmers, landholders and experts in species management are being encouraged to apply for the new Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee.. The committee will provide advice to the government on the strategic management of wild dogs across Victori

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Shepparton News
Jan 20 2017
Cropping

Looking for top crops

Maize growers are being invited to submit entries in a national maize yield competition.. The Maize Association of Australia is running the contest to encourage growers to push their yield goals and outcomes higher.. Association chair Harley Bligh

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Shepparton News
Jan 20 2017
Cropping

Hidden danger

Each year we hear about haystack fires in sheds and paddocks and, unfortunately, equipment.. However, not so commonly thought of are hay baler fires.. During every hay harvest, the Victorian CFA attends several baler fires, many of which could have

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Shepparton News
Jan 20 2017
News

Post-harvest debrief

Riverine Plains is inviting growers to attend Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting on February 2, to reflect on last year, its harvests and challenges for the season ahead.. The day will include a post-harvest debrief session run by Mark Harris from Rural

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Shepparton News
Jan 20 2017
Horticulture

Pesticide fine issued

A citrus farmer in the Curlwaa area in the Sunraysia region has been fined by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for misuse of pesticides.. The EPA issued two fines of $400 to the citrus farmer, for using a pesticide contrary to an

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Shepparton News
Jan 20 2017
Horticulture

Letters to the Editor

Bad doctors do more damage than guns. An open letter to Australian Medical Association president Michael Gannon.. Dear Mr Gannon.. I am taken back by your comments on gun control and the AMA (Country News, January 10).. While I am not a doctor, I

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Shepparton News
Jan 20 2017
News

New lab to boost jobs

Victorian Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford officially announced the next phase of the Product Innovation Science Lab Centre in Echuca recently, to complement EB Mawson and Son’s concrete and quarrying business.. The Andrews Government

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2017
Dairy

Suppliers to get milk...

Tatura Milk suppliers are getting a milk price increase due to what the company says are improved market circumstances.. Their price will move from $5/kg milk solds to $5.13.. Bega managing director Barry Irvin said there had been a relatively rapid

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2017
Livestock

Activists block livestock

One hundred animal activists attempted to block trucks carrying livestock from entering three Melbourne abattoirs last week.. Animal Liberation Victoria said its 16-hour vigil, which started at 3am on Thursday, would ‘‘peacefully stop transport

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2017
News

Argument over asbestos culprit

Asbestos has been found on the site of Nagambie Resources’s Zanelli Rd site and an argument has ensued as to just who is responsible.. The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed the mining company was under investigation after officers visited

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2017
Livestock

Exposing a lesser-known breed

Ever since it was established in 2009, the Morham Maine’s Maine-Anjou stud has been a family affair.. And the Morhams will be showing off their stud as part of Beef Week again.. The stud began when the Morham family first moved to Finley

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2017
Cropping

Calf sells for...

A two month old calf has sold for $251th000 at International Dairy Week, smashing the previous Australian record for price paid for a cattle or dairy cow by $101th000. Hundreds filled Tatura Park last night to see the calf, which was the highest

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2017
Livestock

Beefing-up a big week

The outstanding beef cattle seedstock available in south-east Australia will be on display again with 200-plus studs opening their properties for the 26th Stock & Land Beef Week from January 27 to February 4.. Beef Week is the biggest event of

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2017
News

Dumping on the radar

Environment Protection Authority Victoria has launched an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Program to capture video evidence of illegal dumping and polluting.. Executive director of regional services Damian Wells said the program would increase EPA’s

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2017
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