Livestock

Meat industry put on notice

Victorian cattle producers have welcomed recommendations to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour across the livestock supply chain in a landmark report released last week by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.. VFF livestock

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Shepparton News
Mar 27 2017
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GMA board resolution

Game Management Authority chair Brian Hine has welcomed the decision to extend his appointment just four months into the job, as he now turns his focus to the the possibility of leading the authority with an entirely new board.. Mr Hine will lead

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Alana Christe...
Mar 26 2017
Cropping

GRDC holds meetings

Grain growers and agronomists in southern NSW are being invited to a series of regional meetings run by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.. The meetings — including those in Finley, Mulwala and Temora — have been initiated by the

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Shepparton News
Mar 26 2017
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Farmers feel upbeat about the new year

Victorian farmers have started 2017 on a positive note, with four out of five expecting this year to be similar to, or even better than, the last.. But low wheat prices have put a dent in grain grower confidence, although buffered by the bumper

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Shepparton News
Mar 26 2017
News

Good health can lift...

New research released to coincide with the International Day of Happiness (March 20) reveals that when we feel good about ourselves physically, it can lead to us taking greater care of other areas in our life, shifting momentum to a happier you

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
Livestock

Call to confine RSPCA...

The VFF has called on the Victorian Government to prevent animal activist groups from gaining the power to police farm practices in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA.. The organisation urged the

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
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Farmer wants answers...

A sixth-generation Pine Lodge farmer is concerned his property is the preferred site for the potential relocation of the Shepparton Aerodrome.. Pork producer John Laws says the future of his farm might be ‘‘up in the air’’ after he was last

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
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Carp on the rise

A leading river systems expert says unregulated flooding and increased environmental flows will also increase the numbers of invasive fish species such as carp.. Dr John Conallin said the current Murray-Darling Basin Plan approach of inundating

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
Cropping

Soil innovator visits region

The country’s future agricultural innovators are among those who heard from one of the world’s best soil farmers recently.. Rick Bieber from South Dakota in the United States visited the Pine Lodge farm of David Cook as part of his Australian

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
Cropping

Blue-green algae warning

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is warning the public to avoid direct contact with water in various locations within the Central Goulburn and Loddon Valley Irrigation Areas after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.. The following

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
Cropping

Grain interest high in...

The recent Australian Grains Industry Conference event in Shanghai, China was sold out, which demonstrates strong interest in China for Australian grains, according to Grain Trade Australia.. AGIC Asia returned to China after two successful AGIC

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
News

New chair announced

Murray Goulburn Co-operative has announced the appointment of John Spark as chairman with effect from April 1 and the retirement of Philip Tracy from the chairmanship and board on March 31.. Mr Spark will join the boards of Murray Goulburn and

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
Livestock

Taminick stud holds...

Witherswood Angus, based in Taminick, was expecting a high level of interest for its sale on Tuesday, March 21 at which 71 bulls were to go under the hammer.. Stud manager Ian Peake said many of the bulls, ranging from 18 to 22 months old, came from

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
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Gas plan for farmers

Livestock farmers are calling on the South Australian Government to clarify its plan to offer landowners royalties for gas extraction on their properties.. Livestock SA said the concept, announced in the government’s energy plan last week, seemed

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
News

Abattoir staff to stand down

Up to 350 employees at JBS Australia’s Cobram abattoir are set to be affected by a minimum four-week stand-down of workers at the plant.. Announced on Friday, the decision was made ‘‘due to a shortage of suitable small livestock’’ as per

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
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Timber mill shuts after supply cut

Victoria’s Heyfield timber mill will close next year, putting 250 people out of work, after the owners rejected a government lifeline to keep it open.. Australian Sustainable Hardwood chief executive Vince Hurley said the Gippsland-based mill

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
Rural

Riding success

The Kerang Pony Club 2017 Gymkhana was held last month with five rings of competition taking place.. Of the major prizes, the Sanda-Rae Perpetual Trophy for Best Educated Mount was won by Kilburns Mary Poppins, ridden by Steph Horton, and the Most

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
Viticulture

We killed the Flamingo!

Queenie and I have been putting up with this Flamingo, an interloper, all summer. The Boss's grandkids like playing with it more than they like playing with me.. You could say I'm jealous, but I've always thought it was too big for its boots.. It's

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The General
Mar 23 2017
Cropping

Advanced solution...

Gooram beef producer Andrew Douglas was looking for a new pasture solution for his 240ha property.. As is typical of farmers in Gooram Valley, Mr Douglas took on the challenges of soil acidity and pushing stocking rates high enough to make a good

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Shepparton News
Mar 23 2017
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