News

Women invisible no more

When thinking of a ‘typical’ Aussie farmer, city people think of someone wearing an Akubra hat with a tan from the harsh sun and a button-up shirt, often a flannel.. But above all, the image that pops into people’s minds tends to be that of

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Alana Christe...
Mar 30 2017
Livestock

Donkeys sold

Shepparton Regional Saleyards is known for hosting the selling of cattle and sheep, but it was a sale of another animal that stood out recently.. Ninety-six donkeys were auctioned on March 18, as well as a camel, two alpacas and some horses.. The

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
Cropping

Blue-green algae warning for Waranga Basin

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is warning the public to avoid direct contact with water in Waranga Basin after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.. GMW recommends:. - People should avoid contact with the water.. - Wherever possible

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
Dairy

UK deal could help farmers

Australian dairy farmers could do well from a post-Brexit free-trade agreement with the United Kingdom.. Outgoing High Commissioner to Britain Alexander Downer said sugar growers were likely be the big winners from a post-Brexit trade deal, but

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
News

Lebanese Pork Pie...

Lebanese Pork Pie topped with Kataifi Pastry. Serves 4-6. Ingredients:. 2 tbsp olive oil. 1 onion, finely diced. 1kg lean pork mince. 1 tbsp plain flour. 2 tsp cumin powder. 1 lemon, zested and juiced. 1 sweet red chilli, sliced. tsp smoked paprik

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
News

Future of fencing?

Virtual fencing for cattle is set to hit the commercial market later this year, following a successful $2million fundraising round by Melbourne-based agri-tech company Agersens.. Agersens’ eShepherd product enables farmers to ‘fence’, move

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
Dairy

UDV says cash cow...

Victorian dairy farmers are pushing the Andrews Government to come up with a solution to the state’s escalating energy crisis in a bid to keep the multi-billion dollar dairy industry sustainable.. The UDV has approached the Victorian Government

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
Dairy

Focus Farm to open its gates

Murray Dairy will hold another Focus Farm Open Day next month, with animal health and fertility issues the major topics of discussion.. The open day, to be held on April 11 at the Cohuna property of Leigh and Sasha Fletcher, will see Mr Fletcher and

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
Water

Blue-green algae in East Loddon Water District

Blue-green algae has now been found in the water of the East Loddon Water District. . Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is warning the public to avoid direct contact with the water after monitoring detected high levels of the algae.. GMW recommends water

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
News

Energy uncertainty sparks blackout fears

To most people a power blackout is just an inconvenience.. People cannot watch TV or open the fridge, and if it goes for longer than a few hours they might need to start to find some candles and a torch.. But for Toolamba-based orchardist Peter Hall

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
Water

A new home for some...

Total Eden opened the doors to its new premises in Shepparton last week, bringing together services from a number of sister businesses from the Ruralco Holdings ‘stable’ including Ruralco Water Brokers, Ruralco Property and Rodwells.. Total Eden

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
Livestock

Premier urged to visit...

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been urged to visit Cobram to discuss staff stand-downs at the JBS Australia abattoir with the company and its workers.. State Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy told the Victorian Parliament last week JBS was

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
News

Farmers’ help sought

Drone specialist Mark Bollen is developing benchmark aerial technology that will create next-generation potential for cropping enterprises.. But there’s a catch: He needs the help of a few farmers in the region to prove what he believes they can

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Shepparton News
Mar 29 2017
News

Duck season starts with war of words

Hunt protests staged. Anti-duck-hunting groups have continued the fight to ban duck hunting, with protests staged across the state as the duck season wrapped up its first week, while the head of Field and Game Australia says he totally disagrees

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Alana Christe...
Mar 29 2017
Dairy

Working dog training day

The Victorian Yard Utility Farm Dog Association will hold a working dog training day this weekend.. The training day, on Saturday, April 1, will see four rings of action, all manned by experienced operators.. The Girgarre property of Mick Storan

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
News

Call for new age rule on quad bikes

State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed is calling for the Andrews Government to consider imposing a legal age for ATV licensing.. It comes as the Legislative Assembly passed the Ports and Marine Legislation Amendment Bill last week.. Among the

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
Dairy

Not bored with this lot

What are their personalities like?. They all have different personalities. The Jack Russell is energetic and is always running around, the two staghounds are calm and lazy. They don’t do much until we’re out hunting and the kelpie is also

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
News

Upton Hill clearing...

This is a clearing sale not to be missed, with tractors, vehicles and collectables all to go under the hammer.. Stationary engines and farm plant, and everything in between will be on offer.. Goods for sale include a tractor with front-end loader

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
News

Rain no threat to...

Wet weather at this time of year has little impact on crops, regardless of how far through the season they may be.. With winter crops yet to be sown and horticulture crops in the latter part of their season, it is summer crops such as maize that are

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
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