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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 needs fuel

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...

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...

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 crops at present

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
News

New Chinese deal

China has agreed to a trade deal to allow greater access for Australian chilled meat exports.. The deal, to expand access from 11 exporters to all eligible Australian exporters, was announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a joint medi

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
Livestock

Program boosts profit

Red meat producers will have long-term access to specialist coaches to help boost their management skills and increase on-farm adoption of research and development under a ground-breaking new program to be launched by Meat & Livestock Australi

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Shepparton News
Mar 28 2017
Dairy

Parmalat lock-out ends

After two months locked out of the workplace by their own company, employees at Echuca’s Parmalat plant have accepted a renewed enterprise bargaining agreement.. The agreement, decided upon on March 20, means the plant will re-open and Parmalat

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Rodney Woods
Mar 28 2017
News

Country- City gap...

The Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition took calls for better and more reliable telecommunications services to Canberra last week, with a total of 16 groups lobbying members of parliament to bridge the telecommunication divide

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Alana Christe...
Mar 28 2017
Water

Communities playing...

Cautious optimism has greeted the news that an independent body will conduct detailed analysis of more than 30 communities as it works to compile a detailed report into the socio-economic effects of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in the southern

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Alana Christe...
Mar 28 2017
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