Rural

Top talent at showjumping prix

The Northern Victorian Showjumping Club held its 50th anniversary Grand Prix Show recently, attracting riders from across Australia.. The show, held from November 11 to 13, saw the in-form combination of Steven Hill and Yalambi’s Bellini Star

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
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A favourite improved

Resulting from extensive customer feedback, John Deere has updated its ultra-reliable 3E Series compact utility tractors by reintroducing a customer favourite as an even more capable and intuitive machine.. The redesigned 3038E is more versatile

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
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Make pets happy

The Victorian Government will work with the community to improve the health and happiness of their pets, with the launch of a new welfare campaign that will inform and educate pet owners.. Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford joined locals

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
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Questions generated

Shadow Agriculture Minister and Victorian Nationals leader Peter Walsh has accused the Victorian Government of placing further pressure on diesel prices after Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio revealed plans to use diesel generators to secure

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
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Quicke info on-the-go

Loader specialist Quicke Australia recently released the Q-companion with digital screen and smart sensor technology to give operators unmatched accuracy and easier, safer control of loader operations.. With on-the-go efficiency, Q-companion allows

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
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Many unaware of heart...

Australians do not know about the risk factors for developing heart disease, which means they do not understand how best to protect their heart health, according to a new study from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and the Heart Foundation

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
Dairy

Worker is made of Tuff...

How did Tuff get his name?. My son bred him and when I got him he was a keen little pup and I thought, ‘Geez, he’s a tough little dog’ — so that’s what I called him.. What’s his working ability like?. It’s

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
Livestock

Quality sought over quantity

Australia’s red meat industry needs to develop clear price incentives to encourage producers to focus on quality rather than volume, if it is to withstand intense competitive pressures from other global producers and proteins, according to

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
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Learning as he grows

What farmers grow can change from season to season and in terms of Invergordon farmer James Rovers’ attempts to cultivate teff, how it is grown can change rapidly as well.. Mr Rovers and his family are growing nearly 300ha of teff, an African

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Rodney Woods
Nov 23 2017
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Silage burns

More than 20 firefighting units were needed to fight a blaze at Rankins Rd, Strathmerton on November 13.. The fire was called in at 3.55pm and involved silage rolls, which were in a bunker with tyres on top.. The fire was reported to be travelling

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
Viticulture

Exceptional November...

During last Thursday and Friday, 16th-17th November, heavy exceptional rains for this month were recorded in the Mallee and also at isolated places in the West Central Victoria and at places in the SW part of NSW. Mildura recorded 54.2 mms to

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Peter Nelson
Nov 22 2017
Water

Seasonal determination...

The Resource Manager for Northern Victoria recently updated the 2017/18 seasonal determinations.. The Goulburn system and the Loddon system both increased from 93 per cent to 94 per cent high-reliability water shares (HRWS).. A seasonal

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
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Tariffs to be abolished

Australia’s agricultural sector will receive a boost following the signing of a free-trade agreement with Peru, with 99 per cent of tariffs to be abolished.. The deal signals big wins for a number of sectors including the dairy, grains and red

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
Water

Works completed

The Connection project’s $100million in winter works have been completed, with the works expected to deliver 429Gl in water savings each year.. The works, which began in June, included the upgrading of more than 33km of irrigation channel to

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
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Keeping it in the family

Last year the Palmer family, who lives on a Cohuna dairy farm, barely made it to the Melbourne Cup carnival’s Emirates Stakes Day at Flemington courtesy of a car breaking down.. It would prove worth the panic when Cecelia Palmer and her four

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
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Organics push

A new era of regional prosperity lies ahead as young farmers embrace new chemical-free production techniques, according to one of the world’s leaders in organic farming research.. After proving the value of organic production and nutrition of

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
Livestock

Change at the top for...

A new era of leadership in advocacy and governance has started, with Sheep Producers Australia officially becoming the peak industry body for the nation’s sheep and lamb industry last week.. The new body replaced the former Sheepmeat Council

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
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Smarter grain...

The most advanced grain harvesting technology from front to back is featured in the combines and headers John Deere is introducing for 2018.. This includes four new S700 combine models (S760, S770, S780 and S790) that offer producers significant

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
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Hay fire causes differ

The cause of hay fires this season will depend on the region, according to two CFA representatives.. Cosgrove and Pine Lodge CFA captain Ross Harmer said this season was no different to any other, with weather conditions not playing much of a part

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Rodney Woods
Nov 22 2017
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