Dairy

Helou ‘did not mislead’

Former Murray Goulburn Co-operative managing director Gary Helou has spoken on the record for the first time about the events leading up to the massive milk price cut by the company in April last year.. He had refused invitations to speak publicly

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Shepparton News
Feb 19 2017
Horticulture

Research is taking off

Agriculture Victoria researchers are using drones to remotely sense leaf nitrogen of red-blushed pears.. Information from the drones will help the researchers develop nitrogen fertiliser management guidelines that maximise fruit quality and minimise

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2017
Water

Happy with all his ‘red gear’

When the weather failed him and the rain disappeared, David McGennisken of Manooka Farms was glad to know CNH Industrial Capital wouldn’t do the same.. Like every farmer, Mr McGennisken knows you’ve got to roll with the punches. And like every

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2017
Water

Something fishy about river flows

Large-bodied native fish in the Loddon River are being fitted with acoustic tags as part of a new monitoring program investigating fish responses to environmental flow deliveries across Victoria.. DELWP’s Arthur Rylah Institute, in conjunction

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2017
Horticulture

Timber harvest is over...

VicForests recently completed a timber harvesting operation in the Strathbogie State Forest.. VicForests stakeholders and planning general manager Lachlan Spencer said the operation was completed without complications and the site would now begin

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
News

Rare bird likes rice

A rare bird discovered in a rice crop at Mayrung in January will be used to help uncover the network of wetlands the animal depends on in the colder months.. The male Australasian bittern, affectionately named ‘MILo’ by Murray Irrigation staff

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Alana Christe...
Feb 17 2017
Livestock

VFF pushing Q fever...

The VFF Livestock Group and the Echuca Beef Group have teamed up to host a policy dinner and information evening this week.. The information evening will look at the hot topics in livestock policy, presented by VFF Livestock Group president Leonard

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
Dairy

Walsh and Pulford dispute value of scheme

Victorian Nationals Leader Peter Walsh has labelled the Andrews Government’s dairy grants scheme ‘‘under-funded and over-promised’’, and accused the government of giving farmers ‘‘scraps off the table’’.. Agriculture Minister Jaal

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
News

Letters to the editor

Oppose the basin plan if you must, but stick to the facts. One has to question not only the factual integrity of the letter ‘Flawed basin plan is a health risk’ (Country News, February 7), but also the motives behind it.. To link the size of the

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
Horticulture

Fruit fly action

The Victorian Government has committed $6.7million to fight Queensland fruit fly across a number of regions, including the Goulburn and Murray valleys.. The funding, which will be used for new regional co-ordinators and a number of grants, will also

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
News

Virus will hit rabbits

Information has been disseminated across NSW in preparation for the release of a rabbit virus in March, in an attempt to curb growing pest rabbit populations.. The release of RHDV1 K5, the Korean strain of a naturally occurring rabbit virus, forms

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
News

Farewell to finned star

In what might be one of the great innings, a little Aussie battler has achieved a stunning century.. His name was Granddad and he had a slimy little face, loved eating earthworms and boasted more than 100million fans including pop star Meghan

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2017
Livestock

Bird flu leads to...

Almost 71000 chickens have been slaughtered at a poultry farm in south-western Japan after an outbreak of bird flu.. Hundreds of local officials, including 70 soldiers, started culling the chickens at the farm in the town of Kohoku on the island of

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2017
Water

Farmers to keep land

A farmer backlash has forced the Federal Government to scrap plans to compulsorily acquire agricultural land for the expansion of two military training bases in north Queensland.. The plan was part of a $2.2billion investment by Singapore for joint

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2017
Water

Looking at efficiency

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources has begun an inquiry into water use efficiency.. Australia is spending record amounts to modernise its irrigation infrastructure in an effort to make agricultural

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2017
Dairy

Ally with an ‘S’ is on the nose

Sheep farmer Max Cameron, from Mundoona (west of Wunghnu), had to go through a lengthy process to become the owner of Kelpie, now known as Sally. Sally, who is about six years old, originally turned up on Mr Cameron's property as a stray. But now

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Rodney Woods
Feb 16 2017
News

Raid catches illegal...

Australian Border Force officers have caught 27 foreign nationals working illegally at a strawberry farm west of Brisbane.. ABF and Queensland Police officers raided the property near Stanthorpe early last Tuesday. The raid came after police pulled

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2017
Viticulture

Stanhope’s very own...

The Peregrine Falcon is a bird of prey and one of the fastest flying birds in the world, capable of diving at 200 miles per hour.. For some reason this Peregrine Falcon has decided to make itself at home nesting at the Stanhope factory. . Not

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Fonterra Aust...
Feb 16 2017
News

Call to lift fever...

Peak farming body NSW Farmers is calling on NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard to turn his attention to combating Q fever, a debilitating disease that spreads from infected animals to people.. NSW Farmers president Derek Schoen said he was encouraged

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2017
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