Dairy

Cow comes to class

Years 8 and 9 agriculture and horticulture students from Nathalia’s St Mary of the Angels Secondary College enjoyed a guest visitor in class last week, with student Lauren McIlveen bringing in one of her favourite dairy show cows, Reckie

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
News

Trouble sleeping? Try camping

The solution to sleeping woes could be as simple as a weekend away camping, suggest American scientists.. Many people sit up late into the night watching TV or fiddling with their smartphones, making it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep.. This

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
Dairy

Keen to study NZ industry

Seven Victorians have been selected to participate in a dairy study tour throughout New Zealand’s southern island in February next year.. The eight-day tour, organised by the UDV and funded by Gardiner Dairy Foundation, will provide young

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
Cropping

Yield drop expected

While last year’s bumper harvest was always going to be a hard act to follow, unfavourable weather has chipped in to drive Australia’s winter crop production forecast down further than expected.. The Federal Government’s forecaster

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
Dairy

Fonterra Australia...

Fonterra Australia has today advised its farmers of an increase of 10 cents per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS) to its farmgate milk price for the 2017/18 season, bringing its average farmgate milk price to $5.62kgMS when changes to milk composition

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
Water

Fish results are...

After 10 years of flows aimed at creating the right conditions for native fish to survive and thrive, the North Central Catchment Management Authority is seeing results.. Silver perch have been recorded for the first time in the lower Campaspe River

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
News

New Nationals deputy...

Victorian senator Bridget McKenzie has been elected the new deputy leader of the Nationals, replacing Fiona Nash who was forced out of parliament because of her dual citizenship status.. Leader Barnaby Joyce, back in parliament after also being

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
News

Reduce hay fire risk

After recent rainfall in the region, some potentially high quality hay which was on the ground might now be rain-affected, reducing dry matter yields and nutritive value while increasing the difficulty of getting the hay to the desired dry matter

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
Cropping

Down, not out

NSW farmers are staring down the barrel of the smallest winter crop in a decade, but confidence in the state’s agriculture sector has nevertheless rebounded from a four-year low.. Recent rains came too late for crops across NSW, with a dry

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Shepparton News
Dec 12 2017
Horticulture

Striving for improvement

This year was always going be a pivotal time for the basin plan. Major changes, which were agreed back in 2012 when the basin plan was created, have all come together this year.. These changes are fundamental to the future of water management in the

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Shepparton News
Dec 12 2017
Dairy

Lexi’s happy to learn

How did Lexi get her name?. Mark: It was just a name we liked. Every dog (name) has to have two syllables. I call her Lex — they always get shortened.. What’s her personality like?. Mark: A bit crazy like a Kelpie should be. She likes to

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Shepparton News
Dec 12 2017
News

Sampson Trust awards...

Three young people who are keen to advance themselves have been awarded scholarships by the Sampson Leadership Trust.. The trust was established to perpetuate the memory of natural resource leader Ken Sampson, who died in 2009.. Brenda Lee, from

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Shepparton News
Dec 12 2017
Cropping

Downpour makes it too...

At this time of year you would be surprised to see a header not out in the paddock during harvest but after rain drenched parts of the region at the start of December, this is becoming a more familiar sight.. And for Miepoll farmer Albert Gough this

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Rodney Woods
Dec 12 2017
News

Farm deaths rising

Twelve Victorians have lost their lives in on-farm workplace accidents so far this year, the worst figures in a decade.. The figures include three deaths that occurred in less than a week, with the total three more than the nine on-farm deaths that

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Shepparton News
Dec 12 2017
Livestock

Bluetongue test results expected soon

Farmers should know the outcome of bluetongue virus testing this week, with the temporary bluetongue virus zone established in October now lifted.. Victoria’s chief veterinary officer Dr Charles Milne said all farmers could be expected to be

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Shepparton News
Dec 12 2017
Dairy

Dairy scholarship applications now open

Applications have opened for the 2018 Greenham GOTAFE Dairy Scholarship with enthusiastic students aged between 17 and 45 encouraged to apply.. The scholarship, now in its 18th year, is open to those with immediate family members, sharefarmers

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Shepparton News
Dec 12 2017
Dairy

Dairy reaching water...

If more water is taken away from the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District, the trend of farmers leaving the dairy industry will continue, according to Katunga dairy farmer and Australian Dairy Industry Council Water Taskforce chair Daryl Hoey.. Mr

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Rodney Woods
Dec 12 2017
Water

Environmental flood...

Environmental targets set out in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan for the lower Goulburn River will not be met under new constraint projects.. That is according to Goulburn Valley Environment Group president John Pettigrew, who says the Victorian

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Rodney Woods
Dec 12 2017
Horticulture

New Lancaster business...

What do Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium and Rod Laver Arena as well as Lancaster Farming’s hydroponic tomato farm all have in common?. They all have a retractable roof and in the case of Lancaster Farming it is the first greenhouse with

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Shepparton News
Dec 12 2017
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