Cropping

Soil carbon and its role in cropping explained

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
Livestock

One stop for quality

Australia’s world leading red meat and livestock quality assurance programs will be strengthened following the move to a single management structure, via the newly created Integrity Systems Company.. A wholly owned subsidiary of Meat &

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
News

Leg Ham Club Baguette

Leg Ham Club Baguette. Serves four. Ingredients:. 12 slices of Australian leg ham off the bone. 4 fresh baguettes, warmed. cup garlic aioli or mayonnaise. 16 slices of dill pickle. 1 avocado, thinly sliced. 3 Roma tomatoes, sliced. soft lettuce

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
News

Rural and urban divide growing

There is a growing divide between the agriculture industry and a majority of Australians as direct involvement from the population in the agriculture industry continues to shrink, 2014 Nuffield Australia scholar Colin de Grussa has written in

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
News

Ballan to be site for...

Victoria’s country firefighters will get a new training centre after the old Fiskville site was closed due to cancer-causing contamination.. The Victorian Government has bought 35ha of land at Ballan, north-west of Melbourne, to build a new

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
Livestock

Tips for growing...

Beef producers from north-east Victoria have the opportunity to ‘power up’ their business by attending the 2017 BetterBeef Conference at Alexandra on Tuesday, June 20.. Agriculture Victoria’s Bindi Hunter said this year’s conference would

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
Dairy

Sharing feed secrets

More than 30 people turned out to Tom and Mick Acocks’ Rochester dairy farm on May 12 to learn the secrets to their fodder process, as part of the Australian Fodder Industry Association workshop series.. The farm currently milks up to 850 cows

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Alana Christe...
May 24 2017
News

Attack out of the blue

A 43-year-old Victorian MP was taken completely by surprise when he had a serious heart attack while driving to his rural home.. Nationals lower house MP Danny O’Brien said he felt unwell after leaving a conference recently and pulled into

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Shepparton News
May 24 2017
Cropping

Timing is everything

Southern NSW faba bean growers are being urged to carefully consider paddock selection and plant in the recommended sowing window to maximise yield potential this season.. Research from the Grains Research and Development Corporation and NSW DPI

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
News

‘Living laboratory’ gets million dollar upgrade

A $2.8million upgrade of the University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus is expected to be completed by July, in time for an influx of 45 students in this year’s second semester.. The upgrade, funded by the university, includes improvements to 60

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Horticulture

Apple research update

The keynote speaker for this year’s Speed Updating conference run by Apple and Pear Australia will focus on robotics and automated harvesting.. Dan Steere from Abundant Robotics will be one of the main speakers at the Tasmania conference.. He is

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Water

Water security on the...

Water security was the topic of discussion at a Murray Dairy seminar in Katunga last Wednesday.. About 30 people attended the seminar where speakers from Goulburn-Murray Water, Waterpool and Kilter Rural talked about the seasonal outlook, ways to

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
News

Friday’s rain boosts...

After a recent dry spell of weather across northern Victoria and the southern Riverina, the heavens opened up last week with most of May’s rainfall falling on Friday.. The highest recorded rainfall was at Kerang, where its Friday to Sunday total

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
News

Creightons Creek local frustrated by poor phone reception

If you’re trying to call, or have a conversation with, Creightons Creek local Jim Shovelton on his mobile phone, you might think he’s ignoring you or he just hung up.. But in fact, Mr Shovelton — who works as an agricultural consultant from

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Rodney Woods
May 23 2017
News

CFA restructure leads to anger, confusion

Anger and confusion has greeted the Victorian Government’s plans to restructure the Country Fire Authority, with claims of a lack of consultation and concerns about the implications on current procedures.. Under the changes, the CFA will become

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Alana Christe...
May 23 2017
Horticulture

Horticulture industry doesn't need more regulation: Farmers

Farmers have responded to news the Victorian Government is planning sweeping reforms to the labour hire industry, saying extra red tape is not necessary.. The planned changes come after an inquiry found rogue companies were underpaying workers

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Rodney Woods
May 23 2017
Rural

Cobram Pony Club event...

Record numbers of entrants attended the Cobram District Pony Club’s 2017 Grade 5 and 6 Horse Trials and Fun Day held at Muckatah recently.. About 80 people competed on May 14 and, despite it being Mother’s Day, families swarmed through the

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
News

Careers day at Dookie...

Secondary school students tried their hands at a range of workshops designed to show them the diverse opportunities in agriculture at the Food and Fibre Careers Day at University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus last week.. More than 180 students in

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Shepparton News
May 23 2017
Livestock

VFF steps up its Q...

Q fever is costing the livestock industry weeks in productive work and millions of dollars across the supply chain due to a lack of understanding about the disease, according to a new VFF campaign.. The $100000 campaign spearheaded by the VFF

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Shepparton News
May 21 2017
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