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Info sought on native animals

The Goulburn Murray Landcare Network is joining forces with the Australian Platypus Conservancy to collect information about platypuses and water-rats.. The project is aiming to collect information about the aquatic mammals to help plan

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Shepparton News
Nov 25 2017
News

Call to split up the water and agriculture portfolios

South Australia have called on the federal government to split up the water and agriculture ministries, labeling the decision to tie them together a ‘‘failed experiment’’.. South Australian Minister for Water Ian Hunter said

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Alana Christe...
Nov 24 2017
News

Pear, Prosciutto and Blue Cheese Salad

Pear, Prosciutto and Blue Cheese Salad. Serves four. Ingredients:. 100g rocket or green salad leaves. 2 pears, thinly sliced. 12 thin slices prosciutto or pancetta. 120-150g blue cheese, cut into thin wedges. cup chopped toasted hazelnuts

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Shepparton News
Nov 24 2017
Cropping

Limit food to reduce mice

Grain growers are being reminded to remain vigilant as mouse populations continue to climb.. Recent strong winds and hail in some parts of the region have knocked grain to the ground and, combined with grain spilt at harvest, have provided a ready

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Shepparton News
Nov 24 2017
Cropping

Rain too late to help...

The rain that hit the region late last week will not have too much of an impact on cropping farmers, according to agronomists.. WB Hunter agronomist Tristan Hornbuckle said the rain needed to come earlier.. ‘‘We’ve had a fairly dry

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Rodney Woods
Nov 24 2017
Livestock

Strong interest in...

It was a strong crowd last week as dozens of buyers filled the Benalla Saleyards to see 12500 sheep go up for sale at the annual Benalla Special Sheep Sale on Friday.. A number of young ewes, older ewes, ewe lambs, Merinos and rams were sold at the

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Shepparton News
Nov 24 2017
Rural

Top talent at...

The Northern Victorian Showjumping Club held its 50th anniversary Grand Prix Show recently, attracting riders from across Australia.. The show, held from November 11 to 13, saw the in-form combination of Steven Hill and Yalambi’s Bellini Star

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
Cropping

A favourite improved

Resulting from extensive customer feedback, John Deere has updated its ultra-reliable 3E Series compact utility tractors by reintroducing a customer favourite as an even more capable and intuitive machine.. The redesigned 3038E is more versatile

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
News

Make pets happy

The Victorian Government will work with the community to improve the health and happiness of their pets, with the launch of a new welfare campaign that will inform and educate pet owners.. Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford joined locals

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
News

Questions generated

Shadow Agriculture Minister and Victorian Nationals leader Peter Walsh has accused the Victorian Government of placing further pressure on diesel prices after Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio revealed plans to use diesel generators to secure

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
Cropping

Quicke info on-the-go

Loader specialist Quicke Australia recently released the Q-companion with digital screen and smart sensor technology to give operators unmatched accuracy and easier, safer control of loader operations.. With on-the-go efficiency, Q-companion allows

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
News

Many unaware of heart...

Australians do not know about the risk factors for developing heart disease, which means they do not understand how best to protect their heart health, according to a new study from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and the Heart Foundation

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
Dairy

Worker is made of Tuff...

How did Tuff get his name?. My son bred him and when I got him he was a keen little pup and I thought, ‘Geez, he’s a tough little dog’ — so that’s what I called him.. What’s his working ability like?. It’s

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
Livestock

Quality sought over quantity

Australia’s red meat industry needs to develop clear price incentives to encourage producers to focus on quality rather than volume, if it is to withstand intense competitive pressures from other global producers and proteins, according to

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Shepparton News
Nov 23 2017
Cropping

Learning as he grows

What farmers grow can change from season to season and in terms of Invergordon farmer James Rovers’ attempts to cultivate teff, how it is grown can change rapidly as well.. Mr Rovers and his family are growing nearly 300ha of teff, an African

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Rodney Woods
Nov 23 2017
News

Silage burns

More than 20 firefighting units were needed to fight a blaze at Rankins Rd, Strathmerton on November 13.. The fire was called in at 3.55pm and involved silage rolls, which were in a bunker with tyres on top.. The fire was reported to be travelling

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
Viticulture

Exceptional November...

During last Thursday and Friday, 16th-17th November, heavy exceptional rains for this month were recorded in the Mallee and also at isolated places in the West Central Victoria and at places in the SW part of NSW. Mildura recorded 54.2 mms to

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Peter Nelson
Nov 22 2017
Water

Seasonal determination...

The Resource Manager for Northern Victoria recently updated the 2017/18 seasonal determinations.. The Goulburn system and the Loddon system both increased from 93 per cent to 94 per cent high-reliability water shares (HRWS).. A seasonal

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
News

Tariffs to be abolished

Australia’s agricultural sector will receive a boost following the signing of a free-trade agreement with Peru, with 99 per cent of tariffs to be abolished.. The deal signals big wins for a number of sectors including the dairy, grains and red

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
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