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Sheep get a makeover

Filmed by Joy the Sheep, these beautified sheep are looking very glamorous!

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
Water

Seasonal determination update

The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today updated the 2017/18 seasonal determinations.. The low-reliability water shares (LRWS) seasonal determination in the Broken system increases from 63 per cent to 100 per cent. The Broken system also has

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
News

Scholarships offered

Young people from regional Victoria looking to undertake vocational education or training have the opportunity to apply for a new scholarship.. The Rural Chances scholarship is an initiative of the Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation and is available

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
News

Calls for "fair dinkum" review of the basin plan

Murray River Group of Council have called for a ‘‘fair dinkum’’ examination of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan at the upcoming Ministerial Council meeting.. Chair of the six council group, and Campaspe Shire mayor, Adrian

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Alana Christe...
Dec 15 2017
Cropping

Take steps to reduce...

Recent heavy rainfall through parts of the southern cropping region is likely to result in growers having to deal with grain going into storage with high moisture content.. High moisture in stored grain can lead to mould and insect growth, so

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Shepparton News
Dec 15 2017
News

Data added

Farmers in the Riverine Plains region now have free access to two additional weather stations and moisture probes, installed at Bungeet and Miepoll.. The installation is part of a project facilitated by Riverine Plains.. Research and extension

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
News

April 22, 1991: Catch...

Catching a 20kg Murray Cod is a little like a hole in one at golf - that does not happen every day and for some, try as they may it never happens. . But a Mooroopna boy and his two Shepparton mates have the cod in the bag, well, in the freezer at

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
Livestock

Virtual bar for sheep

Virtual fencing for spatial grazing of sheep could potentially unlock profitability gains and practical benefits for southern mixed farmers.. With virtual fencing technology for cattle expected to be released in the near future, work is under way to

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
News

Euroa rodeo set to return

More than 10 years since it hosted its last rodeo, Euroa is gearing up to join the Australian Pro Rodeo Association circuit with a huge event next year.. Euroa Pro Rodeo committee member Troy Spencer said the town hosted its last rodeo in 2005 and

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
News

Synergies between rice and frog breeding discussed in...

Partnerships between ecology and food production will be highlighted at a field trip and workshop in Deniliquin next month.. The main discussion point will be the ecological benefits of rice growing, in particular the synergies between rice and frog

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Rodney Woods
Dec 14 2017
Viticulture

Cool start to December...

It has been a relatively cool start to December after one of the warmest spells during the latter half of November over Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and the southern half of NSW.. Melbourne has had below normal maximum temperatures for the

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Peter Nelson
Dec 14 2017
Livestock

GV cows up to the...

The Goulburn Valley has been well represented at the Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition, securing four first place finishes.. A total of 1248 cows were entered in the competition encompassing Victoria and south-east South Australia, with

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Shepparton News
Dec 14 2017
News

Balinese-style lamb...

Balinese-style lamb forequarter chops with cauliflower rice. Serves: 4.. Ingredients:. 4 lamb forequarter chops, trimmed. 2 eschalots, thinly sliced. 2 garlic cloves, crushed. 1 long red chilli, finely chopped. cup crunchy peanut butter. 1 tbsp

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
News

App for advice

Farmers from across the Southern Riverina are joining together to launch Farmer eXchange, a collaborative web application to increase knowledge-sharing among farmers.. Due to launch early next year, the brainchild of Deniliquin-based Farm Table

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
Dairy

Cow comes to class

Years 8 and 9 agriculture and horticulture students from Nathalia’s St Mary of the Angels Secondary College enjoyed a guest visitor in class last week, with student Lauren McIlveen bringing in one of her favourite dairy show cows, Reckie

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
News

Trouble sleeping? Try camping

The solution to sleeping woes could be as simple as a weekend away camping, suggest American scientists.. Many people sit up late into the night watching TV or fiddling with their smartphones, making it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep.. This

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
Dairy

Keen to study NZ...

Seven Victorians have been selected to participate in a dairy study tour throughout New Zealand’s southern island in February next year.. The eight-day tour, organised by the UDV and funded by Gardiner Dairy Foundation, will provide young

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
Cropping

Yield drop expected

While last year’s bumper harvest was always going to be a hard act to follow, unfavourable weather has chipped in to drive Australia’s winter crop production forecast down further than expected.. The Federal Government’s forecaster

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
Dairy

Fonterra Australia...

Fonterra Australia has today advised its farmers of an increase of 10 cents per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS) to its farmgate milk price for the 2017/18 season, bringing its average farmgate milk price to $5.62kgMS when changes to milk composition

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Shepparton News
Dec 13 2017
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