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Advice for wet hay

Large rectangular bales need to be about two per cent drier (12 – 14 per cent moisture) than large rounds (14 – 16 per cent) which themselves need to be about two per cent drier than the small squares (16 – 18 per cent).. To

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Dec 07 2017
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Special event for rural women

Rural women, according to the United Nations, comprise more than a quarter of the total world population.. The organisation celebrated its first International Day of Rural Women eight years ago with the most recent day held on Saturday, October 15...

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Oct 18 2016
Livestock

Bendigo cattle sale

Tuesday, September 27. Cattle numbers were up with 375 coming forward, the cattle that were presented were in top condition and sold incredibly well to strong competition.. A quality-sized yarding of veal and young cattle came forward, the top...

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Oct 07 2016
Horticulture

Growers: tax backflip too late

While Fruit Growers Victoria chairman Gary Godwill described last week’s rethink of the backpacker tax as an improvement, he said the changes were now ‘‘too little too late’’.. Federal treasurer Scott Morrison announced the proposed 32.5...

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Oct 07 2016
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Fine for kicking up a big stink

A heady mixture of manure, ammonia and rotting straw has earned a NSW farm supplies business an $8000 fine after its stench allegedly drifted almost a kilometre in Sydney’s north-west.. NSW Environmental Protection Authority investigators were on...

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Oct 01 2016
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Bishop backs deals

Australia will move on and pursue other trade deals in Asia if the Trans-Pacific Partnership collapses, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.. The future of the 12-nation deal is in doubt with both United States presidential presidential frontrunners...

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Sep 21 2016
Livestock

Shepparton sheep sale

Friday, September 2

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Sep 12 2016
Livestock

Wangaratta cattle sale

Thursday, September 1. Yarding 254 (-35). A total yarding of 254 head was presented to all regular buyers at Wangaratta. This was 35 less than the previous week. The yarding consisted of 220 young cattle, 27 cows and two bulls.. A very good yarding...

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Sep 11 2016
Livestock

Shepparton cattle sale

Tuesday, August 20

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Sep 11 2016
Livestock

Bendigo sheep sale

Monday, August 29. Yarding 13967 (-3665), comprising lambs 10096 (-4079) and sheep 3871 (414). There was a 30 per cent fall in lamb supplies, while sheep numbers lifted slightly as more ewes come in after being shorn.. All agents led their sales...

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Sep 09 2016
Livestock

Bendigo cattle sale

Tuesday, August 30. Cattle numbers were slightly better this week with more than 200 coming forward.. Quality was very good and the prices remained fully firm to the previous weeks with some very handy competition among the buyers.. A quality size...

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Sep 09 2016
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News in brief

Pumpkin access. The Australian vegetable industry has welcomed the news that Japan has granted market access for Australian pumpkins and melons, paving the way for Aussie pumpkins to be exported to Japan immediately.. Market access was granted...

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Sep 08 2016
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In brief

Poppies get green light. NSW farmers will be able to grow alkaloid poppies after a bill was passed through NSW Parliament legalising the production of the crops.. The bill, which passed through state parliament last week, will enable alkaloid...

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Aug 31 2016
Horticulture

SPC boss backs tomato fight

The head of SPC has returned fire to the European Union official who claimed any move to put tariffs on cheap imported tomatoes would threaten future free-trade agreements.. The EU’s trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom claimed last week that...

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Aug 24 2016
Livestock

Like father, like son

Australian Food & Agriculture Company, more commonly known as FS Falkiner & Sons, claimed its fourth consecutive Elders Merino Ram of the Year title at Friday’s 8th annual Elders Riverina Sheep Expo in Deniliquin.. Interestingly, the 15...

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Aug 22 2016
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Stopped in his tracks

Twelve years after his first Sheepvention prize, Barooga’s Barry Bennett was at it again last week.. Mr Bennett took out top prize in the farm, house and garden gadgets and technology section.. His invention, a dual-way gate stopper, stops a gate...

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Aug 16 2016
Water

Couple faced fire, now flood

Dennis and Gail O’Brien must live on the unluckiest property in Australia.. Mr and Mrs O’Brien woke up Wednesday morning to find their 120ha Stewarton farm flooded up to knee height as a result of swelling of the Broken River, a river that...

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Aug 12 2016
Water

Rain is filling storages

Recent above average rainfall has led to increased levels in all of Goulburn-Murray Water’s storages.. G-MW’s river operations planning manager Andrew Shields told the Setting Up Your Season event in Merrigum the rain was bringing positive...

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Aug 09 2016
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Day out is time out for farmers

The Toolamba Fishing Club played host to a free family-friendly community event for dairy farmers on Sunday.. The event, Dairy Farmers Day Out, allowed farmers to socialise with other farmers and people from the Toolamba community who had been...

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Aug 02 2016
Viticulture

Industry has reason to celebrate

It’s good news for local vignerons after the 2016 Vintage Report was recently released by three national wine organisations.. According to the report — endorsed by Wine Australia, the Winemakers Federation of Australia and Wine Grape Growers...

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Aug 02 2016
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