Livestock

Appetite grows for dog meat

In the steamy kitchen of a restaurant in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, chef Michael Kenzo slowly stirs a big pan of dark coloured meat mixed with chilli and spices, sweat streaming down his face.. ‘‘This is dog meat,’’ he volunteers

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Shepparton News
Apr 30 2017
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Prestigious scholarship winners announced

Joint winners have been announced for the sheep and wool industry’s prestigious Peter Westblade scholarship.. Young sheep industry professionals Harrison Mulquiny and Rachael Gawne were chosen from a field of applicants from NSW, Victoria and

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Shepparton News
Apr 29 2017
Livestock

Demand tipped to lift exports

As the world’s largest sheepmeat exporter and second largest producer, Australia stands to benefit from growing consumer demand in many developing countries where sheepmeat consumption is increasing despite rising prices.. This is one of a number

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Shepparton News
Apr 29 2017
Dairy

Focused on feed quality

The peak fodder industry body will run a series of workshops designed to improve production and profit for dairy farmers in the Rochester district.. The Australian Fodder Industry Association, in partnership with TPC Agriculture, will run the ‘Our

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Shepparton News
Apr 29 2017
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Steve Irwin version two

A man from Sydney’s south has channelled the late Steve Irwin and captured a freshwater crocodile on a riverbank during an afternoon stroll.. Aaron Hughes was walking with his wife and their young son Ben along Salt Pan Creek, behind their

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Shepparton News
Apr 29 2017
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CWA produces 50000...

Proving its recipe is the cream of the crop, the Country Women’s Association of NSW has sold its 50000th scone during its 70th year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.. The group surpassed its previous scone record by more than 900 floury treats last

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
News

Mixed reactions to...

The Federal Government’s decision to abolish the 457 visa for temporary skilled workers has received mixed reviews from the agriculture sector, with industry groups calling on the Federal Government to involve them in negotiations.. VFF president

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Alana Christe...
Apr 28 2017
Dairy

Dairy research co-op to close

The Terang DemoDAIRY is set to close after the co-operative decided it would be wound up.. The research and development co-operative in western Victoria said it had exhausted all options to remain open.. However, the co-operative hopes to leave

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
Livestock

Full schedule for conference

The 2017 Wagyu conference will be held at Albury from May 1 to 3 followed by a tour of Wagyu operations in north-east Victoria on May 4 and 5.. Speakers will include producers who are already using Wagyu genetics, buyers who will contract to buy the

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
News

Fatty foods may be bad for joints

Eating fatty foods could be more damaging to the cartilage in your knees and other joints than everyday wear and tear caused by walking and other exercise, Australian researchers say.. Cartilage, which acts as a shock absorber for joints, is often

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
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Marking a milestone

Former Kyabram dairy farmers Jeff and Barbara Wiltshire have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.. They first met in a chance meeting at a Waaia church function and married in 1955, two years after meeting, in Adelaide.. Now with five

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
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Senator praises group

A visit to the Berrigan property of Ted Hatty was included in a tour of the region recently by Federal Agriculture and Water Resources Assistant Minister Anne Ruston.. She also met with representatives of local agricultural groups, including

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
Horticulture

Kiwifruit plan for...

Maori trustee Te Tumu Paeroa and Bay of Plenty Regional Council investment arm Quayside Holdings plan to spend $30million to build 10 kiwifruit orchards on Maori land in New Zealand in the next 18 months.. The orchards would be the biggest

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
Dairy

NZ dairy is ‘out of the woods’

New Zealand dairy farmers are likely to get a higher payout next season as global output remains subdued while demand picks up in China, according to agri-banking specialist Rabobank.. The lender forecasts a farm gate milk price near $6.25/kg of

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
Cropping

Tool manages grazing

Watching the grass grow is dull, but it can be profitable.. An Australian agricultural technology firm has developed a program that enables graziers to better assess the productivity of their pasture, using a mobile phone while standing in the

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
Cropping

Lift in broadacre farm income

Farm cash income for Australian broadacre farms is projected to average $216000 per farm in 2016-17, the highest recorded in the past 20 years.. Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences economist Tom Jackson said the

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
Cropping

ACCC takes on Murray...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is targeting Murray Goulburn’s lack of notice to suppliers over last year’s dramatic price cut in action to be taken in the Federal Court. The ACCC announced today it has instituted proceedings

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
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Done deal for Pacific

Australia has finally wrapped negotiations with New Zealand and 12 Pacific Island countries to reach a historic trade and development deal, but two of the region’s major players have opted out.. Negotiations for the Pacific Agreement on Closer

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
Dairy

Trump pledges to...

United States President Donald Trump has vowed to stand up for American dairy farmers hurt by ‘‘unfair’’ Canadian protectionist trade practices.. Canada’s dairy sector is protected by high tariffs on imported products and controls on

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
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