Cropping

Something for every farm

Farm machinery dealer Rural Group has been around the Goulburn Valley for a while but it has only had a Shepparton branch for two years.. With Rural Group having had a presence in Echuca and Cobram for much longer, it was inevitable it would end up

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
Livestock

It’s Ewe Time forums return

A new series of one of the sheep industry’s most popular extension and adoption programs — It’s Ewe Time — is being rolled out in August, designed to increase producer awareness of the principles, practices and tools of sheep enterprise

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
News

Pros and cons of ownership discussed

Economic thresholds of owning, co-owning or contracting machinery was the topic of the discussion by a Farm 360 consultant at a recent Birchip Cropping Group event.. Speaking at the Birchip Cropping Group’s Future Farmers Expo, Simon Craig said it

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
Cropping

A machine to fit your needs

A new range of Krone machinery has options for all silage needs, with mowers, rakes and tedders on offer to fit a range of operations and needs.. Echuca CIH sales representative Leo Dullard said the new range of Swadro Rakes, the TC640 and the

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
Cropping

Average outlook for...

Australian wheat yields are forecast to fall by more than a third from last year’s record harvest, back toward average levels, according to the latest Wheat Production Outlook from NAB Agribusiness.. Australia’s total wheat crop is estimated to

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
Water

Risk of spill...

There is no change to the risk of spill in the Murray, Goulburn or Campaspe systems.. Northern Victoria resource manager Mark Bailey said the risk of spill in each of the Murray, Goulburn and Campaspe systems during 2017-18 remained above the 10 per

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Geoff Adams
Jul 21 2017
News

Energy costs shock...

Agricultural groups say independent research that shows failure of regulation and monitoring is resulting in electricity prices exceeding efficient supply costs; confirms that the electricity market at every level is failing to work in the interests

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
Livestock

New campaign markets beef

‘‘Australian Beef is the greatest meat on earth’’ is the message to consumers from Meat & Livestock Australia’s new domestic beef marketing platform, launched last week.. The new platform evolves from the previous ‘‘You’re Better

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Shepparton News
Jul 21 2017
Cropping

No-till tips for improving soil

Keeping or improving soil health for future generations is the main focus of no-till farming according to two international guests from North America.. Canadian farmer Blake Vince and University of Nebraska educator Paul Jasa visited Pine Lodge

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Rodney Woods
Jul 21 2017
News

Barnaby: cut bull

Barnaby Joyce has taken aim at federal Liberals, telling his Coalition partners they need to drop ‘‘bulls*** arguments’’ and concentrate on things that matter to voters.. Those things don’t include a parliamentary vote on same-sex marriage

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Shepparton News
Jul 20 2017
Dairy

Successful dairy sale

A complete clearance of all lots was achieved in a major dairy sale at the Shepparton Regional Saleyards last Thursday.. The 220 head grossed $348750 to average $1585 per head, in the sale run by Flanagan Marketing Services and Mulcahy Nelson

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Shepparton News
Jul 20 2017
News

Little Beef and Onion...

Little Beef and Onion Pot Pies with Mushy Peas. Serves 6. Ingredients:. 500g beef chuck steak, cut into small diced pieces. cup seasoned plain flour, for dusting. 2 onions, thinly sliced. 1 clove garlic, finely chopped. 2 cups beef stock. 2 tbsp

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Shepparton News
Jul 20 2017
News

A shear good cause

A charity shearing day will be held on Friday to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital.. The event, now in its third year, will be held at Bill and Val Barlow’s farm in Wanalta (19km west of Rushworth).. The fundraising initiative was

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Shepparton News
Jul 20 2017
Cropping

Cooma farmer charged

A 65-year-old farmer from Cooma has been sentenced to three months jail after being convicted of animal cruelty charges in Shepparton’s Magistrates Court. The farmer pleaded guilty to seventeen charges of aggravated cruelty, under the Prevention

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Shepparton News
Jul 20 2017
Cropping

Year-round operation

Only wet weather stops Kyabram dairy farmer Andrew Newnham from growing silage on the 1100ha he owns as well as leases out.. Mr Newnham is hopeful of milking 900 cows this year and predominately grows wheat and vetch.. ‘‘We grow 700ha of wheat

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Shepparton News
Jul 20 2017
Water

Minister checks out program

Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville visited several Loddon Valley district farms last Friday to reassure herself about progress in the Goulburn-Murray Water Connections program.. The controversial project has come under criticism because of its

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Shepparton News
Jul 20 2017
Livestock

Alpacas show results

Canchones Alpacas of Taggerty (93km east of Broadford) has taken home Best in Show at the 2017 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show for its exhibit Canchones Gold Catch Me (ET), after also being awarded Supreme Champion Huacaya.. Conducted by The Royal

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Shepparton News
Jul 20 2017
Cropping

Conference aim is...

Registrations for the 2017 Australian Fodder Industry Association’s National Fodder Conference will close soon, with the theme ‘Feeding Innovation, Growing Success’ taking centre stage.. The conference, which will take place at the RACV Royal

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Shepparton News
Jul 20 2017
Cropping

Corn fits bill...

For some growers in northern Victoria corn is an opportunity crop, but for the Evans family it is finding a regular spot in their program.. The upcoming summer will mark the fourth time in a row the Echuca farmers have grown corn for silage

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Shepparton News
Jul 20 2017
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