Viticulture

Export growth in Aussie wine

The Wine Australia Export Report June 2017, released last week, shows that Australian wine export value increased by $201million (10 per cent) in 2016-17 to $2.31billion, underpinned by strong export growth to China and the United States.. Australi

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Shepparton News
Jul 26 2017
Livestock

Crowds flock to sheep show

With the highest ever number of retail sites, fierce competition, record prices paid for stud stock and high visitor numbers, the 2017 Australian Sheep & Wool Show in Bendigo reflected continuing market confidence.. The event, the largest of its

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Rodney Woods
Jul 26 2017
Water

Groundwater plan for Katunga area

Groundwater customers in the Katunga Water Supply Protection Area can use up to 70 per cent of their licence entitlement after annual groundwater allocations were set for 2017-18.. This means groundwater licence holders may use their maximum

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Shepparton News
Jul 26 2017
News

Push to donate life

The Turnbull Government has unveiled a new online organ donor registration process which will allow almost instant registration by using a mobile phone, tablet or computer.. And to help increase the numbers of donors, Aged Care and Indigenous Health

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Shepparton News
Jul 26 2017
Rural

Bound for the national...

Kyabram’s Tori Glass has taken another step towards her Olympic aspirations after qualifying for the Pony Club Association of Victoria’s team to compete at the national championships in September.. Tori, 14, will travel to Toowoomba to compete

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Shepparton News
Jul 26 2017
News

Egg war...

The chief executive of a Euroa egg processing company believes a supermarket price war over free-range eggs is unsustainable.. Free-range egg prices at Aldi, Woolworths and Coles have reportedly fallen by up to 40¢ a carton in recent weeks.. Egg

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Shepparton News
Jul 26 2017
Rural

Put through their paces

Shepparton & District Horse & Pony Club held its Saddleworld Shepparton Combined Training Day on Sunday.. Forty-five riders competed at the club’s Kialla location in the combined dressage and showjumping event, with two of the competitors

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Rodney Woods
Jul 26 2017
Dairy

Bottler of a life for Bertie

What’s his name?. Chris: His name is Bertie, he’s a black Lab and he’s five years old.. How long have you had him?. Since he was a tiny baby puppy. He comes from the Adelaide Hills actually because a friend of mine who I went to agricultural

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Shepparton News
Jul 26 2017
Cropping

Update for the season

The Riverine Plains In-Season Update is heading to Mulwala next month.. The day will see updates on the spring seasonal outlook, research, grain market and nitrogen, and a farmer’s perspective on inter-row sowing, controlled traffic farming and

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Shepparton News
Jul 26 2017
News

Israel showcases innovative agritech

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford was in Tel Aviv, Israel last week to assess what lessons Victoria can learn from the country’s agricultural innovators.. The trip provided an opportunity to meet with Israel’s top agritech companies, learn from

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
Livestock

Chemical red tape cut

Victorian farm chemical users are set to benefit from reduced government red tape regarding requirements for agricultural and veterinary chemical use.. The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2017 came into effect on

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
Dairy

Dairy youth prize open

Applications are now open for the 2017 Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship with up to $10000 on offer for those in the dairy industry looking to travel abroad.. Offered as part of this year’s Royal Melbourne Show Dairy Competition, the scholarship is

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
News

Enjoy the serenity in...

The famed house from iconic Australia movie 'The Castle' has gone up on Airbnb for rent. Accommodating eight people, with two bathrooms and three bedrooms, if you're looking for a weekend escape this may be the place for you! Across from Lake Eildon

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
News

Solar is hot topic in region

A plethora of applications for solar farms designed to generate renewable energy are arriving on the doorsteps of northern Victorian and Riverina councils.. While the projects are touted as creating jobs and investment with clean energy, the

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Geoff Adams
Jul 25 2017
Cropping

Not us, says Victorian government

The Victorian Government has supported calls for an independent investigation into allegations aired on ABC's Four Corners last night that water from the Murray Darling Basin has been misappropriated.. The calls have come after NSW DPI deputy

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Alana Christe...
Jul 25 2017
News

Journey of a Miss Show Girl

When 20-year-old Glenda Stanyer (nee Peel) arrived at the Royal Melbourne Show in 1981, she was full of excitement for the statewide Miss Show Girl competition.. It was a long road for the young woman. Having taken out the 1980 Miss Show Girl

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Alana Christe...
Jul 25 2017
News

Dookie science student...

My mother, Irene Myrtle Lowe, always proudly told us that she had been the first woman in the Southern Hemisphere to complete a degree in agricultural science.. Born in 1895, the eldest of five, Irene grew up in the gold-mining town of Cassilis

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
Dairy

Dairy prices tipped to...

The dairy industry is heading in the right direction despite weather forecast models suggesting drier than normal conditions throughout spring and summer.. That was the verdict from guest speakers at the Murray Dairy Setting Up Your Seasons workshop

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
Cropping

Murray Darling...

A key cross-bench senator wants an urgent inquiry after the top water bureaucrat in NSW was recorded revealing plans to abandon the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The recording, which aired on the ABC's Four Corners' program, shows NSW DPI deputy

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Shepparton News
Jul 25 2017
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