Livestock

UDV calling for Q fever program

The UDV have called on the state and federal governments to fund a Victoria-wide Q fever pre-screening and vaccination program in regional areas to ensure dairy farmers and their employees are immunised against the illness.. At the UDV’s annual

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Alana Christe...
May 27 2017
Dairy

Dairy land dwindles

The land area devoted to dairying in the Goulburn Murray region has dropped by one third in less than 10 years, according to new studies released in Shepparton last night.. The reports also found the remaining dairy farms were heavily reliant on

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Shepparton News
May 26 2017
News

Workers allegedly underpaid

A Melbourne fruit and vegetable operator is facing court for allegedly providing false records to the Fair Work Ombudsman and for underpaying more than $130000 to two workers.. Stephen Fanous is the director of A & S Wholesale Fruit and

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Shepparton News
May 26 2017
News

Kicking up a stink

Perfumes in household products are causing a stink for a third of Australians who get migraines and asthma attacks from them, new research shows.. The University of Melbourne study, published in the journal Preventive Medicine Reports, found that

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Shepparton News
May 26 2017
Dairy

Pulford pledges support

Victoria’s next generation of dairy farmers have been celebrated with the Andrews Government continuing its support for the industry at the UDV Young Farmers Breakfast held recently.. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford officially opened the UDV

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Shepparton News
May 26 2017
Livestock

Call to upgrade yards

A community submission says an investment into upgrading the Deniliquin Saleyards to a regional selling centre is paramount to guarantee the future of this essential service to Deniliquin and the surrounding area.. A request seeking funds for the

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
Dairy

Taking a close look at...

Community Landcare and Agriculture Leadership program participants explored what dairy farming might look like in the future on a recent trip to the Goulburn Valley.. Now in its fourth year, the program is designed to assist participants develop

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
Viticulture

Some record May rains last week

Last week, a cut off low pressure which moved inland from the Bight region into NSW and QLD brought some heavy rainfalls at scattered places in both NSW and QLD. On Friday morning 19th May, Hay with 42 mms and nearby towns, Boorooban and Burrabogie

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Peter Nelson
May 25 2017
Livestock

Cruelty fines

Animal cruelty offenders have been fined a total of $85000 in the past month.. The cases — one in Kyabram and the other at Tragowel — both saw farmers fined for their failure to look after the welfare of the animals in their care.. Victoria’s

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
News

Financial body Orange-bound

The rural financing body dubbed ‘Barnaby’s bank’ will have its home in the NSW central west from next year.. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce announced the Regional Investment Corporation’s Orange headquarters during a visit on Tuesday

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
News

50K for Rural Hero...

The Aussie Farmers Foundation is offering up to $50000 for a winning idea that makes a difference to Australian rural and regional communities in need.. The Rural Hero Grant gives charities the chance to pitch an innovative solution that addresses

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
News

Pets can help build...

Growing up with a pet can bring social, emotional and educational benefit to children and adolescents, according to a newly published study.. Youngsters with pets tend to have greater self-esteem, less loneliness, and enhanced social skills.. This

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
Water

River report card

Major rivers in Victoria will receive an annual check-up to monitor the health and status of recreational fish species.. DELWP’s Arthur Rylah Institute researchers will work with Fisheries Victoria staff to monitor native fish species in

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
News

Sawmill’s future is uncertain

Victorian timber workers in the Latrobe Valley are reeling from news their sawmill has been slated for ‘‘possible’’ closure, with 160 jobs on the line.. Latrobe City Council’s Mayor Kellie O’Callaghan said news that Carter Holt Harvey

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
Water

Stone quits MIL board

Murray Irrigation’s independent director Sharman Stone has resigned because of growing commitments to her new Federal Government role.. Murray Irrigation chairman Bruce Simpson said while he was disappointed to lose Dr Stone’s services, he

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
News

Winter forums are back

Goulburn Murray Landcare Network’s annual farm forums, called Winter Evenings, will be presented on Wednesdays over three weeks, starting June 7.. Landholders can attend any or all of these free sessions.. GMLN project officer Jo Doolan said the

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Shepparton News
May 25 2017
Dairy

Four generations on...

What are their names?. Maryanne: We have the oldest boy, he’s one of our originals, and his name is Sam and he’s 12 years old. We also have Jilly, she’s the next generation down, she’s going on five, then we have the grandson Clarry, he’s

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
News

Prawn risks probed

Biosecurity risks posed by imported prawns will be probed as part of a review by Australia’s Department of Agriculture.. The department announced on Tuesday last week it was undertaking a review of the import conditions for prawns and prawn

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
Cropping

Soil carbon and its...

Farming systems group Riverine Plains has released a new publication for the region’s grain growers called Soil Carbon in Cropping Systems.. Riverine Plains research and extension officer Cassandra Schefe compiled the report and said the

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
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