Cropping

Make hay while the sun shines

Australian hay production is estimated to have been $1.6billion in 2006-07 and is estimated to have averaged $1.5billion a year for the five years 2002-03 to 2006-07.. Total Australian hay production increased from 4.9million tonnes in 1989-90 to

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Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
Horticulture

Rural careers not just for farmers

Evidence from government organisations, industry groups, academics and almost anyone who has ever tried to find highly-skilled candidates for agriculture job vacancies, is that the Australian agriculture sector faces a near critical skills

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Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
Cropping

CLAAS has a rake for every need

The pending introduction of the Liner 1900, 1800 Twin, 1700 Twin and Liner 320 swathers (windrowers) means CLAAS can justifiably claim to being able to offer a rake for every requirement.. The German forage harvesting specialist already manufactures

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Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
Water

Whan: keep promise

The promise made by Julia Gillard and Tony Burke when the 450Gl of up-water set out in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was announced needs to be kept according to the National Irrigators Council’s chief executive officer.. Steve Whan was the

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Rodney Woods
Aug 17 2017
News

Barnaby Joyce might be...

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has told Federal Parliament he may be a citizen of New Zealand.. The New Zealand High Commission contacted the Nationals leader on Thursday afternoon to advise he may be a citizen by descent.. Mr Joyce said he was

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Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
News

Seasonal Recipes

Greek Lamb and Eggplant Pasta Bake. Serves 6. Ingredients:. Red sauce:. 1 tbsp oil. 1 onion, finely chopped. 500g minced lamb. cup chopped flat-leaf parsley. 1 clove garlic, crushed. 1 tsp dried oregano. tsp ground cinnamon. tsp sugar. salt and

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Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
Cropping

Mixed bag for region

Mixed rainfall and average to slightly warmer temperatures are expected between November and January according to early forecast models, with June conditions caused by consistent high pressure systems.. Agriculture Victoria seasonal risk agronomist

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Rodney Woods
Aug 17 2017
Livestock

Joint discussion on sheepmeat issues

Sheepmeat Council of Australia directors met with representatives of the Australian Meat Industry Council in Dubbo recently as part of an ongoing program of both organisations.. SCA chief executive Dr Kat Giles said the meeting was an opportunity

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Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
News

Driverless tractor to make Australian debut

It has the potential to revolutionise agriculture and since its unveiling last year has created a buzz around the world. Now Case IH’s Autonomous Concept Vehicle is coming to Australia for the first time.. The driverless concept vehicle

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Shepparton News
Aug 17 2017
Horticulture

Riparian planting day

Volunteers and the local community came out in droves to plant hundreds of tree and shrub seedlings along Taggerty’s Little River in frosty conditions.. Members of the Victorian Fly Fishing Association, Taggerty Community Progress Group and

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
Dairy

Billy the Dachshund...

Billy the Dachshund from Numurkah has become a viral sensation after being filmed rounding up a cattle herd. . Steven Dalitz said Billy is his son's dog, however during the day whilst his son is at school, the pair take to jobs around the farm

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
Cropping

Balers are ready for a...

Case IH has unveiled its new series of large square balers to the Australian market, designed for the toughest crop types in the most challenging of conditions.. The Case IH LB434 XL series retains the features and adaptability of the current LB434

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
News

Energy market reform

The New South Wales Farmers’ Association is calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to establish more transparency in the retail electricity market.. NSW Farmers’ Association president Derek Schoen said compared to urban areas

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
Dairy

Alpaca makes dog redundant

How did Fyfe get his name?. Joe: He’s named after Fyfe the footballer (Fremantle Dockers AFL player Nathan Fyfe).. How long have you had him?. Joe: We got him as a pup at about eight weeks old.. What’s his personality like?. Joe

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
Cropping

High praise for Vicon products

Vicon hay machinery is a popular choice around the Goulburn Valley and the Stammers family from Tatura is just one of the many buyers of the products from William Adams Ag’s Shepparton branch.. With Luke Stammers in the William Adams Ag

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Rodney Woods
Aug 16 2017
News

CFA change report delayed

A full report into the proposed changes to the CFA has been delayed, with the Fire Services Committee instead handing down an interim report into the findings.. Tabled in the Legislative Council last week, the interim report from the bipartisan

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Alana Christe...
Aug 16 2017
Cropping

Earth mite screening

Grain growers will again be able to take advantage of a screening service to detect insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mites.. Science research company Cesar Australia is screening the mites across Victoria, southern NSW, Tasmania and South

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
Cropping

Simple and reliable

For Byrneside farmer Graeme Donaldson, the decision to purchase a McHale Orbital high speed round bale wrapper came down to one thing: simplicity.. Having worked as a contractor, but also growing canola, wheat, hay and silage crops on a 1100h

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
Dairy

US dairy exchange visit

Tatura’s Tuhan family recently hosted American woman Jessica Crawley as part of the Illawarra Cattle Society of Australia and American Milking Shorthorn Society exchange program.. Michael Tuhan said the 20-year-old spent a couple of days at

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Shepparton News
Aug 16 2017
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