News

From eyesore to art project

Although now becoming more common around Australia, using grain silos as canvases for art was perhaps not something that immediately came to people’s minds in the past when faced with the 30m-high concrete structures.. But one man saw the

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Alana Christe...
Aug 22 2017
Livestock

Project to beef up leadership

A $1.9million leadership project will aim to equip those in the grassfed beef sector with skills to undertake industry leadership roles.. The Building Capacity in the Grassfed Beef Industry project, supported by Meat and Livestock Australia, will

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Shepparton News
Aug 22 2017
Cropping

World first soon available

The latest move by Case IH to make the lives of Australian producers easier will be unveiled at this month’s AgQuip.. The company has announced the world’s first articulated tractor with continuously variable transmission (CVT) will soon

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Shepparton News
Aug 22 2017
Dairy

Proud win for passionate young farmer

Dairy farmer Jason Smith has won this year’s Kondinin Group and ABC Rural National Young Farmer of The Year award.. Mr Smith said he was proud of the win, but did not feel like the best young farmer in Australia.. ‘‘I have made

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Shepparton News
Aug 22 2017
News

Ute show on at Stanhope

The Stanhope Ute Show is returning next month, with plenty to do for all ages.. The day will commence at 8am with a barbecue breakfast, and the ute show component will begin from 10am.. Last year’s event had more than 50 utes and 100 people in

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Shepparton News
Aug 22 2017
Dairy

Cheesy opening at...

Out of the ashes of a fire, and from the bottom of an old dam, a new high-technology factory has arisen at Stanhope.. Fonterra has built a $140million export-driven cheese plant after a fire two-and-a-half years ago ripped through the old cheese

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Geoff Adams
Aug 22 2017
Dairy

Murray Goulburn...

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) today announced financial results for the full year ended 30 June 2017 (FY17).. Revenue in MG’s Dairy Foods segment declined by 8.0 percent to $1,221 million. This result was largely driven by

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Shepparton News
Aug 22 2017
Dairy

Katunga dairy farmer’s herd recognised

Despite having the equal best Jersey herd and second best Holstein herd in Australia according to the latest Australian Breeding Values, Katunga dairy farmer Daryl Hoey remains a humble man.. Having maintained the title of best Jersey herd for more

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Alana Christe...
Aug 22 2017
News

Review finds Victorian power price drivers

Industry practices, a market that doesn’t benefit consumers and the current competition structure are driving up Victoria’s electricity and gas prices, an independent review has found.. Tabled in State Parliament last week, the report

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Alana Christe...
Aug 22 2017
News

Recycling drums is a MUST

A celebration of the 30millionth chemical container collected by Agsafe’s national drumMUSTER program was held at a Cosgrove property last week.. The program, which started in 1999, allows farmers to drop off unwanted, empty chemical

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Rodney Woods
Aug 22 2017
News

Company promises...

A farming waste company in regional NSW that underpaid 16 truck drivers nearly $94,000 is back-paying the workers and overhauling its workplace practices, following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.. Deniliquin-based company Downes Rice Hulls

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Shepparton News
Aug 21 2017
News

Wipe out poverty

Women from around Australia are joining forces as part of a global sisterhood to raise money and awareness for women living in poverty worldwide.. In September, Caritas Australia’s Women for the World fundraiser will bring together thousands

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Shepparton News
Aug 21 2017
Viticulture

Almost as good as the...

The Boss reckons this meteor shower, the Perseids, are worth getting up for, one of the great light shows of the year.. He was reading John Lewis's column on the subject to me the other day and said we'd better get up early over the weekend

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The General
Aug 21 2017
Viticulture

More temperature records for August broken

The last few days have seen more maximum temperatures records for August at places across the Northern part of the Nation. Daly Waters recorded 37.8 ,( 100 F ) , last Saturday 19th August and this broke the previous August high of 37.5 in 1970.. New

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Peter Nelson
Aug 21 2017
Cropping

Dealership proves it’s a class act

Two staff members of CLAAS Harvest Centre Echuca have been recognised among Australia’s best farm machinery professionals at the second Strive Annual Excellence Awards presented in Melbourne recently.. The awards recognise the best performing

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Shepparton News
Aug 21 2017
Dairy

Home-grown feeds and the profit matrix

As a general statement, few would dispute home-grown feeds are cheapest.. However, we need to look at this more closely. Should we talk just feeds per se, or energy?. It is energy we convert to milk.. We should be discussing the cost of energy in

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Shepparton News
Aug 21 2017
News

Harsh fines for wrong...

Manufacturing company Accensi Pty Ltd had been fined $100000 by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority for supplying herbicides with additional chemical ingredients that were not listed in the registered formulation.. APVM

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Shepparton News
Aug 20 2017
Dairy

Youth camp back for IDW

Young people with a passion for the dairy industry are being encouraged to submit expressions of interest for next year’s National All Breeds Dairy Youth Camp.. The camp, which runs prior to International Dairy Week, is open to participants

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Shepparton News
Aug 20 2017
Cropping

Stop fires at source

There are two basic causes of hayshed fires.. The first is due to accident and poor preparation. In hot weather dry hay is easily set alight by sparks from machinery, hot exhausts or cigarettes.. Hay is also vulnerable to bushfires or grassfires

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Shepparton News
Aug 20 2017
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