Cropping

Go large with square balers

Making large square bales of high quality hay will get much easier in 2018 with the introduction of the model L331 and L341 large square balers from John Deere.. Both models feature several customer-requested enhancements, including a new MegaWide

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Shepparton News
Sep 23 2017
Livestock

Top ram’s offspring a highlight

One hundred Poll Dorset flock rams will be sold at the Sammon Brothers 33rd annual sale on Friday at Shepparton Regional Saleyards.. The sale will see the use of Stockscan scanning, which assesses rams at eight to 12 months of age for live weight

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Shepparton News
Sep 23 2017
Dairy

New dairy at Elmore

A new DeLaval rotary milking system will by unveiled at the Elmore Field Days next month, with the Rotary E100 system the result of a multi-million dollar development program.. DeLaval Oceania sales director Justin Thompson said the project aimed to

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Shepparton News
Sep 23 2017
Cropping

Hay Caps celebrates milestone

Hay Caps is celebrating a birthday, with the business having manufactured the local invention on a southern Riverina family’s farm for a decade.. Invented back in 2006 by Tocumwal hay producers Phil and Lynda Snowden, the product has been

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Alana Christe...
Sep 22 2017
Water

Surface Drainage...

A range of customers in the Shepparton Irrigation Region (SIR) are set to benefit from a new Surface Drainage Program.. The SIR falls mostly within the Goulburn Broken catchment, and covers the Murray Valley, Shepparton, Central Goulburn and

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Shepparton News
Sep 22 2017
Water

Groundwater allocations

Goulburn-Murray Water has announced a maximum annual allocation of 100 per cent for all Mid-Loddon Groundwater Management Area customers for the 2017-18 season.. The Mid-Loddon Groundwater Management Area extends from Moolort in the south to Calivil

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Shepparton News
Sep 22 2017
News

Fined $1.3m for...

The death of a chicken farm worker, killed by a forklift in the middle of the night, has led to a liquidated Victorian company being fined $1.13million for workplace breaches.. The contracting business, which formerly operated as CK Crouch Pty Ltd

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Shepparton News
Sep 22 2017
Cropping

Built to meet specific needs

NSW farmer Paul Cudden knew the first of Paxton Plow Co’s CB6 Cultibars was going to be right for him because it was effectively built to meet his requirements.. No-one else is building a machine to anything like its specifications, according

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Shepparton News
Sep 22 2017
Cropping

Crop trial field day

A spring field day will showcase the range of trials run by Riverine Plains and FAR Australia.. The field day will be held at the Riverine Research Centre in Forges Rd, Burramine on Thursday, September 28.. The RRC is a partnership between Riverine

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Shepparton News
Sep 22 2017
Water

Report supports NWI’s outcomes

The National Water Initiative has made a ‘‘significant contribution’’ to better managing Australia’s natural resources, according to a Productivity Commission draft report.. The report was tasked with assessing the

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Shepparton News
Sep 22 2017
Cropping

Hoping to finish well

Hay makers are hoping for one more solid downpour in the coming days to help finish off their crop, according to AW Ag Contracting owner Adam Whipp.. Mr Whipp, from Nanneella, who contracts out 40000 square and round hay bales a year in addition to

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Rodney Woods
Sep 22 2017
Cropping

Lots to do at fodder...

The Australian Fodder Industry Association’s 2017 National Fodder Conference was held last month on the Gold Coast, with the machinery on show generating interest.. With a theme of ‘Feeding Innovation, Growing Success’, delegates

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Rodney Woods
Sep 22 2017
Cropping

Rounding up a new...

With the introduction of the 0 Series round balers for the 2018 hay making season, John Deere is offering its first North American-built round baler pre-cutter and the industry’s first 1.5m pre-cutter baler.. The four models that comprise the

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Shepparton News
Sep 21 2017
Water

Hanlon facing misconduct allegations

The former managing director of Goulburn-Murray Water and NSW top water bureaucrat Gavin Hanlon has been stood down amid allegations of misconduct.. Mr Hanlon, who held the managing director job at Goulburn-Murray Water from 2011 to 2014, was stood

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Rodney Woods
Sep 21 2017
News

Helping vets save pets

University of Melbourne has developed the SnakeMap project, that aims to better predict, prevent, diagnose and treat snakebite in animals as well as people.. The SnakeMap project is the first of its kind in Australia and was devised by emergency and

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Shepparton News
Sep 21 2017
Cropping

Baling operation is all class

CLAAS has unveiled its new Variant 400 series of variable round balers, which are available in limited numbers this season.. With improvements to intake, crop flow, wrapping and maintenance systems, the balers are designed to be more reliable and

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Shepparton News
Sep 21 2017
Livestock

Data drives decisions

Yentrac Poll Dorset and Southdown stud will hold an on-farm ram sale next week, featuring 90 Poll Dorsets and 12 Southdowns.. The sixth sale of its kind, hosted by the McCartney family from Tatura East, will see a strong group of rams across the

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Rodney Woods
Sep 21 2017
Cropping

Sifting through

Farming has a tradition of passing down practices and beliefs from generation to generation, too frequently leading to an array of misconceptions in regard to various farming practices.. Silage making is no exception to this tradition and has left

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Shepparton News
Sep 21 2017
Cropping

Job is wrapped up fast

FarmTech has unveiled the new Tubeline TL6000 series of bale wrappers, ideal for farmers and contractors looking to wrap round and square bales.. Able to be easily switched from round to square bales with a few quick adjustments, the machine’s

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Shepparton News
Sep 21 2017
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