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More growth for Fonterra

For the second time in two years construction is under way at Fonterra’s Stanhope cheese plant as work continues on a $125 million expansion of the Midland Hwy site.. Coming off the back of a $140 million expansion completed in August 2017

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Alana Christensen
Jun 15 2018
Lifestyle

OAM honour for equine specialist

With more than 40 years experience in his industry, equine vet and Order of Australia recipient Angus McKinnon finds it humbling to be recognised for his work in the veterinary sciences.. While the recognition came as a ‘‘complete

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Alana Christensen
Jun 11 2018
News

Jobs created with expansion at Tatura Fresh

A $10 million expansion of hydroponic tomato facility Tatura Fresh will see the company more than double its production capacity and create 52 jobs.. Unveiled by Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp yesterday, the expansion of the Midland Hwy

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Alana Christensen
Jun 01 2018
News

Water worries aired

Allegations of water theft, the threat of further water recovery in the region and upcoming amendments to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan continue to fuel uncertainty and concern, a South Australian royal commission has heard.. Visiting Shepparton

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Alana Christensen
May 04 2018
News

MG sale go-ahead

Milk processor Murray Goulburn is set to fall into foreign hands after shareholders overwhelmingly voted yesterday in favour of selling the co-operative to Canadian company Saputo.. It was labelled a ‘‘sad day’’ for some. But

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Alana Christensen
Apr 06 2018
News

No more water squeeze

Further water recovery from the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District would be disastrous and put the viability of the region in jeopardy, a public forum in Shepparton has heard.. Irrigators, water leaders and community members attended the

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Alana Christensen
Mar 27 2018
News

VIDEO: Tungamah silo takes shape

Tungamah's silos are continuing to progress, with three brolgas now visible on the concrete silo.. Broome artist Sobrane, who begun to paint the silo on Sunday said she expects the whole process to take a total of 10 days.. Check out some drone

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Alana Christensen
Feb 14 2018
Dairy

Dairy Crisis continues

More than 18 months on from the milk price crisis, help is still being sought by dairy farmers to get back on their feet.. Northern Victoria Farmer Relief Drive facilitator Jenni Clark said the milk price crisis was an event that hit her — and

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Alana Christensen
Feb 13 2018
Cropping

Rochester bank to close

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

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Alana Christensen
Feb 07 2018
News

Keen to keep Ky jobs

The future of Kyabram’s SPC processing plant has been been questioned after SPC last week announced plans to sell its iconic IXL jam and Taylor’s Marinades and Sauces brands.. The company has cited a decline in sales as the reason behind

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Alana Christensen
Jan 30 2018
Cropping

Holstein named Grand Champion

Elmar Holsteins product Elmar Goldwyn Jessica 11 has been awarded International Dairy Week Grand Champion at Tatura Park.. The 7-year-old Holstein, led by owner Steve Hore, also secured Supreme Champion in the National Holstein Show for the

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Alana Christensen
Jan 25 2018
News

SPC brands to be sold

SPC has announced it will sell its iconic IXL jam and Taylor’s Marinades and Sauces brands, casting doubt on the future of the Kyabram processing plant.. The company has cited a decline in sales as the reason behind the sale, with managing

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Alana Christensen
Jan 25 2018
Horticulture

No shortage of pickers

Harvest labour office MADEC has moved to quell concerns about a shortage of fruit pickers and said it expected there would be enough pickers to satisfy demand.. Harvest labour services state manager Robert Hayes said while there had been some

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Alana Christensen
Jan 24 2018
Dairy

Dairy competition heats up

Tatura Park has come to life with International Dairy Week getting under way on Sunday, bringing together more than 1100 entries from 198 exhibitors to compete at the five-day event.. Exhibitors have descended on Tatura from across the country as

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Alana Christensen
Jan 23 2018
News

Dairy competition heats up

International Dairy Week exhibitors were fighting the heat yesterday as they prepared their cows for competition.. Temperatures at Tatura Park reached 41°C as cows were washed and groomed in preparation for a hectic five days of competition

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Alana Christensen
Jan 22 2018
Dairy

IDW veterans may call it a day

When December rolls around each year at Dean and Dianna Malcolm’s Zeerust property, it’s a sign that their favourite time of year is near — International Dairy Week.. Having attended dairy week for more than a decade under the

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Alana Christensen
Jan 17 2018
News

Young farmer excels at her pastime

Many of 13-year-old Darcie Stammers’ peers spend their time inside, playing video games, watching movies or glued to their mobile phones.. But sixth generation farmer Darcie’s days are filled with tractors, cows and sheep work on the

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Alana Christensen
Jan 16 2018
News

Katunga black spot woes

Katunga residents have branded mobile phone reception in the town as ‘‘shocking’’, ‘‘appalling’’ and ‘‘virtually non-existent’’ as the wait for a tower continues.. The town has

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Alana Christensen
Jan 16 2018
News

Devenish silo to be painted

Devenish’s town silo is set for a makeover, with thrilled community members announcing it will be painted in March as part of this year’s Wall to Wall Festival.. Devenish Silo Art Committee members Kevin Mitchell and David Lidgerwood are

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Alana Christensen
Jan 09 2018
News

Tungamah silo plan

Tungamah is set to become the first town in northern Victoria to paint its silos when the artwork gets under way early next year.. After months of planning, the project will be officially launched at a public town event on Sunday, February 11 at

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Alana Christensen
Dec 19 2017
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