Dairy

Milk flows at Stanhope Fonterra plant

Stanhope’s new state-of-the-art cheese plant is a step closer to making cheese after the first milk flowed through the lines.. The milk, collected from northern Victorian farms, will be made into cheese destined for the domestic and global

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Shepparton News
Jun 27 2017
Water

Basin plan criticised

Both the federal agriculture minister and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s chief executive officer say the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is on track to succeed, despite warnings it is set to fail.. Federal Agriculture Minister and Deputy Prime

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Rodney Woods
Jun 27 2017
News

China not the enemy

A former Victorian premier fears anti-foreign investment sentiment in Australia could compromise future economic prosperity and cost opportunities with China.. John Brumby is the national president of the Australia China Business Council, which is

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Shepparton News
Jun 26 2017
Viticulture

Dry spell and warm days continue

The long spell of dry weather and above normal warmth each day has continued last week and is expected to continue up to near the end of the month in our regions. However, there are signs of a change approaching. Perth last Thursday 22nd , received

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Peter Nelson
Jun 26 2017
Water

Report points to plan...

The release of a new report on the impact of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan on Murray irrigators is aimed at drawing attention to the loss of water to agriculture.. Representing the Southern Riverina Irrigators, Shelley Scoullar was part of a small

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Shepparton News
Jun 26 2017
Cropping

Growers can get updated

The Grains Research and Development Corporation will host a farm business update at the Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Club later this month.. The update, to be held on Wednesday, June 28, will cover a range of topics including information on: interest

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Shepparton News
Jun 25 2017
News

Curiosity satisfied at...

On a sprawling 1100ha mixed farming property just outside Tocumwal, a curious mix of animals comes together at the Old Woperana Animal Nursery.. While the weekdays are spent shearing sheep, growing crops and raising beef cattle, Maryanne Ryan and

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Alana Christe...
Jun 25 2017
Water

Water inquiry will go ahead

Northern Victorians will finally have the chance to put their concerns about environmental watering on the record in a new parliamentary inquiry.. State Member for Northern Victoria Luke O’Sullivan directly referred the inquiry to the Environment

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Shepparton News
Jun 24 2017
Cropping

VFF wants new rates

The VFF has called on the Andrews Government to scrap rates on farm land in a bid to fix what it says is an unfair council rating system that discriminates against primary producers.. The farmer group is urging a five-year transition from the

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Shepparton News
Jun 24 2017
News

Feedback wanted

The Andrews Government is urging Victorians to provide feedback on the Code of Practice for the Keeping of Racing Greyhounds, which aims to improve animal welfare.. Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford said animal welfare was a top priority

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Shepparton News
Jun 24 2017
Cropping

Harvesting technology

The value of data, how to capture the benefits of data and how it can be shared down the value chain were the dominant themes at the Harvesting the Benefits of Digital Agriculture Conference, hosted by the Australian Farm Institute.. The conference

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Shepparton News
Jun 23 2017
News

Loan changes

The Federal Government is promising better support for Australian farmers under proposed new laws to streamline the rollout of loans and programs.. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce last Wednesday introduced to parliament a bill to establish the

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Shepparton News
Jun 23 2017
News

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Shepparton News
Jun 23 2017
News

Cup travelling north

Two northern Victorian towns have been announced as destinations on the 15th annual Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour.. Euroa and Echuca have been chosen as two of the 31 cities and towns across Australia and New Zealand that the famous cup will visit

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Rodney Woods
Jun 23 2017
Water

Fishing rules to get update

Fisheries Victoria is consulting recreational anglers about proposed changes to trout fishing regulations in lakes and rivers to improve trout fishing in Victoria.. The changes will complement record trout stocking under way across the state

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Shepparton News
Jun 23 2017
Rural

Horse riding shown to aid stroke recovery

Scientists are challenging long-held beliefs about stroke recovery and have used horse riding to prove that a survivor can achieve both physical and mental improvements long after the initial medical emergency.. A Swedish study, led by

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Shepparton News
Jun 23 2017
Dairy

Ready, set, go

Murray Dairy will run three workshops designed to assist farmers with business decision making for the coming months.. The ‘Setting Up Your Season’ workshops — to be held in Echuca, Wodonga and Shepparton — will provide information on key

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2017
News

Hop to it for better...

Two minutes of hopping a day can strengthen hip bones in older people and reduce the risk of fracture after a fall, scientists have suggested.. A study led by Loughborough University in the United Kingdom showed bone density in the hopping leg

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2017
News

Nelson Silos in court

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken legal action against a Rochester silo manufacturer, alleging it underpaid two workers a total of almost $13000 despite having previously been put on notice to pay workers their lawful entitlements.. Facing the

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2017
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