News

VIDEO: Explore the Silo Art Trail

With the towering silos littered across the Victorian landscape, a drone has helped to deliver a different perspective to the Wimmera-Mallee's Silo Art Trail.. From vision of the intricate artistry to stunning landscapes that see these

by
Alana Christe...
Aug 18 2017
Water

Blue-Green Algae warnings removed for Lake Eppalock

Goulburn Murray Water (GMW) has removed the blue-green algae warning for Lake Eppalock following a significant decline in blue-green algae levels.. GMW will continue to undertake regular water quality monitoring and if blue-green algae reach levels

by
Shepparton News
Aug 18 2017
News

Space seeds get ray blast

Tomato seeds that were carried into space aboard a space shuttle and experimented on by astronauts in the 1980s only made it past Sydney’s Biosecurity officers after a blast of gamma rays.. The Tomato Rutgers California Supreme seeds were

by
Shepparton News
Aug 18 2017
Cropping

Senate Economics References Committee tables report into...

The Senate Economics References Committee has today tabled its report into the Australian dairy industry.. The inquiry was initiated off the back of what the committee called unsavoury claw back practices that were conducted by Murray Goulburn and

by
Rodney Woods
Aug 18 2017
Cropping

Hay is not only thing...

With recent rainfall across the Goulburn Valley, interest in Gaffy’s Tractor Hire’s hay making equipment is growing according to the company’s owner, Tim Gaffy.. Mr Gaffy has recently purchased a new 110hp John Deere tractor which

by
Shepparton News
Aug 18 2017
Cropping

Vote down the CFA bill...

A bill that would see the Country Fire Authority become a volunteer-only organisation should be withdrawn, or rejected by the Legislative Council, a state committee has recommended.. The Legislative Council Select Committee on Fire Services has

by
Alana Christe...
Aug 18 2017
News

Free sustainable food...

The GV Food Bowl Revolution will welcome Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies’s Fair Food founder Chris Ennis at an event exploring community improvement through local food and community action.. The free event is open

by
Shepparton News
Aug 18 2017
Cropping

Time to think about essentials

With the start of the hay season approaching, it is a timely reminder for hay-makers to consider their hay making essentials.. Over the years, hay making has become an accurate process combining art and science with the use of mechanical instruments

by
Shepparton News
Aug 18 2017
Cropping

It’s raining again. How do we cope with wet silage?

What can be done to minimise the deleterious effects of wet weather on silage quality?. The aim is to harvest chopped stack silage at about 30 to 35 per cent dry matter content versus 40 to 50 per cent DM for round baled silage.. Precision chopped

by
Shepparton News
Aug 18 2017
Water

Modellers in short supply

The National Irrigators Council says the projected shortages of climate modellers raised last week by the Australian Academy of Science are a concern.. National Irrigators Council chief executive officer Steve Whan said ‘‘irrigators

by
Shepparton News
Aug 18 2017
News

Ararat rates decision

Ararat farmers have welcomed a decision by an inquiry into plans from the Rural City of Ararat that would have seen farmers’ rates rise by 45 per cent.. The commission of inquiry into the draft rating strategy handed down 12 recommendations to

by
Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
News

Stanhope Ute Show...

The Stanhope Ute Show is returning next month, with plenty to do for all ages... Last year’s event saw over 50 utes and 100 people in attendance, with this year’s event sees entries in multiple categories including: Pre 90’s BNS

by
Rodney Woods
Aug 17 2017
Cropping

Make hay while the sun...

Australian hay production is estimated to have been $1.6billion in 2006-07 and is estimated to have averaged $1.5billion a year for the five years 2002-03 to 2006-07.. Total Australian hay production increased from 4.9million tonnes in 1989-90 to

by
Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
Horticulture

Rural careers not just for farmers

Evidence from government organisations, industry groups, academics and almost anyone who has ever tried to find highly-skilled candidates for agriculture job vacancies, is that the Australian agriculture sector faces a near critical skills

by
Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
Cropping

CLAAS has a rake for every need

The pending introduction of the Liner 1900, 1800 Twin, 1700 Twin and Liner 320 swathers (windrowers) means CLAAS can justifiably claim to being able to offer a rake for every requirement.. The German forage harvesting specialist already manufactures

by
Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
Water

Whan: keep promise

The promise made by Julia Gillard and Tony Burke when the 450Gl of up-water set out in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was announced needs to be kept according to the National Irrigators Council’s chief executive officer.. Steve Whan was the

by
Rodney Woods
Aug 17 2017
News

Barnaby Joyce might be...

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has told Federal Parliament he may be a citizen of New Zealand.. The New Zealand High Commission contacted the Nationals leader on Thursday afternoon to advise he may be a citizen by descent.. Mr Joyce said he was

by
Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
News

Seasonal Recipes

Greek Lamb and Eggplant Pasta Bake. Serves 6. Ingredients:. Red sauce:. 1 tbsp oil. 1 onion, finely chopped. 500g minced lamb. cup chopped flat-leaf parsley. 1 clove garlic, crushed. 1 tsp dried oregano. tsp ground cinnamon. tsp sugar. salt and

by
Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
Cropping

Mixed bag for region

Mixed rainfall and average to slightly warmer temperatures are expected between November and January according to early forecast models, with June conditions caused by consistent high pressure systems.. Agriculture Victoria seasonal risk agronomist

by
Rodney Woods
Aug 17 2017
Load more
Login Sign Up

Dummy text