News

Relocations at standstill

The future of the Federal Government’s decentralisation agenda is up in the air, with questions raised about whether the program is running on schedule.. Former Regional Development Minister Fiona Nash announced in April that federal

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Shepparton News
Jan 20 2018
News

Time change for opening weekend of duck season

The 2018 duck hunting season begins on Saturday, March 17, with the Victorian Government making changes to a number of things including the starting times for the opening weekend.. Instead of starting at the standard time of half an hour before

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Rodney Woods
Jan 19 2018
Dairy

Watch out for disease

Dairy Australia is reminding farmers to remain vigilant and on the lookout for mycoplasma in their cows and calves.. An emerging cause of disease in cows and calves in Australian dairy herds for more than a decade, Dairy Australia said mycoplasm

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2018
Cropping

Check out crop trials

Birchip Cropping Group members are invited to the group’s annual Trials Review Day with results from a number of trials to be discussed.. The Friday, February 16 event will feature a number of presentations including crop variety updates on

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2018
Water

Lake weed faces chop

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority will commence a draw-down of Lake Benalla on January 29 to combat noxious weeds.. Undertaken in conjunction with Benalla Rural City Council and Goulburn-Murray Water, the draw-down will help to control

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2018
News

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Brekky Burrito with Spicy Chilli Bacon. Serves: 1-2. Ingredients:. 2 rashers of Primo Premium Selections Spicy Chilli Bacon, chopped into 2cm pieces. 1 avocado, diced. 1 tomato, seeded, flesh diced. 1 small red onion, finely diced. 2 free-range

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2018
Water

Campaspe has low risk...

Northern Victoria resource manager Mark Bailey has declared a low risk of spill in the Campaspe system.. Dr Bailey said the risk of spill in the Campaspe system during 2017-18 was now below the 10 per cent threshold needed for a declaration to be

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2018
News

Everything old is new again

Quambatook Heritage Working Machinery Association members have been busy repairing their machines in preparation for this year’s harvest days at the Quambatook Tractor Pull Complex.. Association secretary Graeme Lehmann said he had his hands

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2018
Livestock

New directors for sheep body

Sheep Producers Australia has appointed two independent directors to its skills-based board.. Chris Mirams will become executive chair and Anne Astin will be an independent, non-executive director, who will chair the Audit and Risk Committee

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2018
News

Fined $72,000 for accident

A Shepparton fruit-packing company has been fined $72000 for its role in a scalping accident that tore off the scalp and an ear of a young Irish backpacker.. Kalafatis Packing faced Shepparton Magistrates’ Court last Thursday on charges

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Shepparton News
Jan 19 2018
Livestock

Plans to simplify...

Legislation is seeking to establish a one-stop shop for export rules and agricultural goods in a bid to minimise export costs and drive productivity.. Introduced to Federal Parliament by Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, the bill will replace 17

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
News

Solar gets funding

Australian solar cell research has received a $29.2million boost from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, with University of New South Wales capturing the lion’s share with 11 of the 22 projects.. ‘‘Australia is at the

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Dairy

Field days to focus on...

The International Dairy Week Farm and Machinery Field Days will return for 2018.. The three-day event, now in its sixth year, will see more than 50 exhibitors showing off anything and everything the dairy industry has to offer.. ‘‘We

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Livestock

Goat figures fall

A report analysing rangeland goat population figures shows numbers have declined from a record high of 5.7million in 2016 to 3.4million in 2017.. The NSW DPI report, based on figures from the Office of Environment and Heritage 2017 aerial survey of

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Dairy

Dedicated to farmers

Supporting people who support it is the reason for Reid Stockfeeds’ long-standing sponsorship of International Dairy Week.. The Colbinabbin business will again venture to Tatura Park for the 2018 event, where the Goulburn Valley branch’s

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
News

Talking about turtles

Turtles Australia and RiverConnect are joining forces to host the annual school holiday program, Turtle Talk, this Friday.. The free, family-friendly, interactive live turtle exhibit will feature long-necked, short-necked, broad-shelled, eastern

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
Cropping

RWA battle lines drawn

Effective management of the ‘green bridge’ over the coming months will place grain growers on the front foot in their efforts to control Russian wheat aphid in 2018.. Crop pest experts say eliminating the green bridge of volunteer

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
News

Donation helps CFA

The City of Greater Shepparton Country Fire Authority group has received a funding injection of almost $6000 thanks to Fairley’s Supa IGA supermarket.. Group manager Ian Martin accepted a cheque of $5694 from Fairley’s Supa IGA owner

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
News

Records broken

Recreational anglers in Victoria are celebrating the release of more than a million trout in 2017 — a new record that will substantially improve freshwater fishing opportunities for keen anglers and their families.. Increasing fish stocking is

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Shepparton News
Jan 18 2018
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