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
Dairy

Look at risks to avoid grass tetany deaths

At this time of year in Victoria, grass tetany is potentially a major problem in cattle.. Since cattle with grass tetany often die suddenly, the first sign of grass tetany on your property may be a dead cow.. To establish the likelihood of grass

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Shepparton News
Sep 21 2017
Livestock

That’s a whole lot of meat

A large Pinzgauer Angus cross steer greeted buyers at Shepparton Regional Saleyards last Tuesday, and while it did not sell for an incredibly high price, its weight and height stole the show.. The four-year-old, owned by Stanhope’s Ian Butler

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Shepparton News
Sep 21 2017
Cropping

Small bales still sought

While there has been a shift in baling formats in recent years, there is still a niche market for small square hay bales.. Producers had the opportunity to attend demonstrations of Arcusin’s bale-handling equipment at Stanhope, Elmore, Horsham

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Shepparton News
Sep 21 2017
Cropping

Take care to avoid...

Green or damp hay encourages elements like bacteria and fungi to grow and decompose.. A series of complex biological and chemical reactions can then cause a build-up that allows hay to heat.. This can produce flammable gasses which may ignite.. The

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Shepparton News
Sep 20 2017
News

195 Cobram abattoir...

ALMOST 200 local abattoir memories have been made redundant after being shelved on indefinite shutdown since March.. JBS – the Brazilian-based largest red meat processor in the world – first shut down its Cobram works in March because of

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Shepparton News
Sep 20 2017
Cropping

Field day tackles best...

Producing the best quality silage was the topic of a recent field day held at Murray Goulburn Trading’s Numurkah site.. The day allowed farmers, contractors and manufacturers to come together to discuss the best ways to inoculate silage

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Shepparton News
Sep 20 2017
News

Champagne and Scallop Risotto

Champagne and Scallop Risotto. Serves four. Ingredients:. 20g butter. 1 leek, finely sliced. 2 cloves garlic, crushed. 2 cups arborio rice. 1 cup champagne or white wine. 3 cups chicken stock, boiling. 2 cups milk, heated until just boiling. 1 tbsp

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Shepparton News
Sep 20 2017
News

Amnesty draws guns

More than 200 firearms have been surrendered in Victoria in the first two months of the National Firearms Amnesty.. Owners have handed in 2150 rifles, shotguns and handguns as well as a number of knives, imitation firearms and quantities of

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Shepparton News
Sep 20 2017
News

Snakes sneaking into urban areas

The warmer weather is likely to see the emergence of more snakes, and rural veterinarians are gearing up for an influx of bitten pets.. A recent survey carried out by University of Melbourne found the most common victims in urban Melbourne were

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Shepparton News
Sep 20 2017
Viticulture

Heavy rain and storms...

The first 16 days in Benalla this month has been the coldest in September since 1969.. The mean temperature of 9.3 degrees was the lowest since the 8.6 was recorded in Benalla for the first 16 days of September 1969.. Widespread heavy frosts were

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Peter Nelson
Sep 20 2017
Cropping

Inoculant can help...

Current seasonal conditions have highlighted the problem of showery weather and high humidity causing difficulty with hay-making due to crops being unable to dry sufficiently to be baled in these conditions.. Continued turning for drying purposes

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Shepparton News
Sep 20 2017
Horticulture

Weeding out dodgy...

A new watchdog will head the toughest labour hire scheme in Australia under a crackdown on dodgy operators by the Victorian Government.. The laws, to be put to parliament by the end of the year, are in response to an investigation that uncovered

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Shepparton News
Sep 20 2017
Water

High price expected

A 609ha property owned by the late Michael Burston, a noted cattle man and Order of Australia recipient, is expected to fetch upwards of $4.75million when it goes under the hammer on October 6.. The property, dubbed East Mount Ada, is held over 22

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Shepparton News
Sep 20 2017
News

Young voices heard

Murray Bennett of Landmark in Wangaratta is the 2017 ALPA Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition winner.. Joe Allen, from Elders in Euroa, was runner-up, and both men will represent Victoria at the 2018 ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competition

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Shepparton News
Sep 20 2017
Dairy

Pint-sized cattle dog is a star

So Steve, tell us all about Billie.. Billie has no idea that he is little, and he always has to be around the action. Even though he is actually Hamish’s dog, he spends most of the day with me out on the farm. He loves to run through the

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Shepparton News
Sep 20 2017
Cropping

Light and mobile tank

ATV and UTV (all terrain and utility) vehicles together with smaller horsepower tractors offer a significant mobility factor on Australia’s farms of all types and scale as well as for grounds maintenance, servicing and preparation.. Silvan

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Shepparton News
Sep 19 2017
News

Lost pup home at long...

A blue heeler puppy who journeyed almost 200km from home has been reunited with his owner, five months after going missing from a Mooroopna backyard.. Thanks to a microchip, Ned the blue heeler, now six months old, has returned to the arms of his

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Shepparton News
Sep 19 2017
Cropping

Invergordon stud sale...

An equal top price of $17000 was achieved twice at yesterday’s on-farm 1st Stage Complete Dispersal Sale of the dual Master Breeder herd, Invergordon’s Paringa Holsteins

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Rodney Woods
Sep 19 2017
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