Livestock

RamSelect offers buyers the information they seek

Kangaroo Island stud Ella Matta White Suffolk and Merino has credited genetic selection app RamSelect with helping it record its best sales result late last year.. The sale saw the stud sell its highest ever top-priced ram for $16000 and achieve an

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
Water

Have say on flood studies

Residents from various towns across north-east Victoria have a chance to contribute to the formation of local flood studies for the Goulburn and Broken areas this month.. Work is starting on a flood study for the Broken River floodplain (Lake

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
News

Bite victim identified

The heavily pregnant woman killed after a suspected snake bite in Western Australia’s mid-west region has been identified as Sinita Martin.. Ms Martin, 27, was bitten outside her home in Meekatharra last Monday night and taken to hospital

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
News

Mangoes hit our phones

Mango lovers rejoice — an Australian mango grower-led social media campaign has resulted in the release of the very first mango emoji.. Funded through Hort Innovation during 2016-17 with the tag #mangoemojiplease, emoji authority Unicode

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
Cropping

Dairy tour to visit...

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE is set to welcome a delegation of dairy representatives from India next week.. GOTAFE secured the contract to deliver the study tour with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).. The delegation has been drawn

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
News

Another bank bites the...

Rochester’s ANZ branch will become the fourth northern Victorian bank to close in nine months, after it was announced it will close on April 24.. An ANZ spokesperson said customers had changed the way they banked in recent years, with more

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
Viticulture

2018 the Year of the...

Come this Friday, we start an entire year that is about ME. If last year was the year of the Donald, this one is the Year of the Dog.. And I have 1.8 billion Chinese people almost entirely focussed on me and my extraordinary qualities, to which they

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The General
Feb 16 2018
Livestock

VFF: no viable Cattle Council fix offered

A committee established following a Senate inquiry into the cattle industry has failed to deliver a viable solution for the restructure of the Cattle Council of Australia, according to the VFF.. The VFF met with a number of state farming

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
News

Mini Savoury Danishes - Three Ways

Mini Savoury Danishes Three Ways. Makes 48.. Ingredients:. 3 sheets butter puff pastry. 1 egg, lightly beaten. 1 tbsp milk. Option 1: Feta and black olive. 100g feta, crumbled. 2 tbsp finely chopped basil. 2 tbsp finely chopped black olives. Option

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
Dairy

Three and sheep-dog

How did you end up with a sheep that thinks it is a dog?. Min was very premature when she was born and she was just so tiny. I didn’t think she would even make it through the night when we brought her home. Ants had started to bite her eyelids

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
Livestock

Call for ’roos as...

With Victoria being the only state without an approved management plan for commercial kangaroo harvesting, the VFF says it’s time to fully commercialise the kangaroo pet food trial and provide certainty for the industry.. The kangaroo

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Shepparton News
Feb 15 2018
News

Kyabram to host Macks

The Kyabram Mack Muster is returning for another year, with a vintage machinery rally also to feature at the two-day event.. Held at the Kyabram Showgrounds, the March 17 and 18 event will have more than 100 Mack trucks on show, and the event will

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Shepparton News
Feb 15 2018
Water

Chief happy with basin...

MDBA chief executive Phil Glyde is concerned by the Murray Declaration calling for the suspension of work on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.. ‘‘This would risk returning the future of our nation’s most important water resource, and

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Shepparton News
Feb 15 2018
Dairy

Murray Goulburn loss

Milk processor Murray Goulburn has suffered a 29 per cent loss in milk supply, the company’s half-yearly report has revealed.. The company recorded an after-tax profit of $14million for the first half of the financial year.. The first half of

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Shepparton News
Feb 15 2018
Water

Policy is the same: Drum

Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum has denied there is a policy change by the coalition on delivering the 450Gl of down-water under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.. Mr Drum said the government had received legal advice that the the 605Gl and the

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Shepparton News
Feb 15 2018
News

Change vetoed

The Victorian Government has announced it will not weaken the Firearm Prohibition Order Scheme and will not accept any of the Liberal Party’s amendments to the Firearms Amendment Bill.. Police Minister Lisa Neville accused the

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Shepparton News
Feb 15 2018
News

Poor coverage a danger...

Shepparton’s State MP holds grave concerns for what poor connectivity in Katandra West and Katunga could mean in an emergency.. Suzanna Sheed said inadequate mobile reception in Shepparton district towns was just not acceptable because it was

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Shepparton News
Feb 15 2018
Livestock

Combination drench...

Livestock health experts are warning of the growth of triple-resistant and monepantel-resistant worms in the lead-up to sheep drenching.. Virbac Australia said drench resistance cost the Australian sheep and wool industry millions of dollars from

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Shepparton News
Feb 15 2018
Horticulture

Do what's right

Do what’s right. South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill this week said he was ‘‘fighting for what’s right’’, and I agree with his sentiments.. It is time we all started not only ‘‘fighting for

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Shepparton News
Feb 15 2018
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