Senate passes motion for greater quad bike safety
The National Farmers’ Federation is buoyed by the Senate’s support for Greens agriculture spokesperson Janet Rice’s motion to implore the government to act now on quad bike safety.
Yarroweyah cattle farmers Neil and Sue Crowther farm on 230ha with the help of their dogs Tess and Pip. Thirteen-year-old Tess is described as the matriarch of the family and two-year-old Pip filled a hole in the family’s heart after losing their dog Duster. Both dogs enjoy life on the farm, chasing motorbikes and stirring up a cow or two.
State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed has called on the Victorian Government to vigorously investigate claims made by Professor Peter Gell that the South Australian Lower Lakes were not freshwater but estaurine prior to human intervention.
Shepparton has been listed as one of the destinations across Victoria set to host a hearing for a parliamentary inquiry into climate change during the coming months.
Murray Irrigation has made the initiative to combat drought by forming a temporary Drought Response Team, which will aim to tackle the impact of ongoing drought as well as improve business operations and water delivery efficiency.
Kialla resident Karen Gibson encountered a furry intruder last week.
Andrew Thompson has working hands. One of Tooborac’s great wool classers and Merino sheep farmers, his hands are etched, worn and strong.But there is also softness, and those two hands tell a remarkable story.
Potential frost damage to crops and patchy rains highlighted the week ending September 13 in the Goulburn and Murray valleys, according to the latest Dairy Australia hay report.
The Sammon Bros Majella ram stud, at Bungeet, will hold its 35th annual Poll Dorset ram sale on September 20, with a feature of the sale the progeny from two Kurralea rams purchased in 2017.
Two new lucerne varieties will be launched into southern NSW and northern Victoria by Upper Murray Seeds at this year’s Henty Machinery Field Days and Elmore Field Days.
Improving feed conversion efficiency can increase farm productivity and profitability by increasing lamb output with lower feed costs.Feed is a significant cost in sheep production and Agriculture Victoria researchers have determined that prime lambs and ewes can vary substantially in feed conversion efficiency. Feed efficiency is a measure of how efficiently an individual sheep converts feed to product (for example, weight gain) and is expressed as FCR (feed conversion ratio) or RFI (residual feed intake). Agriculture Victoria research scientist Dr Stephanie Muir said researchers had been measuring feed efficiency in maternal composite ewes and rams of various breeds to determine the range in feed efficiency within the population.“Farm modelling has estimated that improving the feed conversion efficiency of the ewe flock could increase on-farm profitability by up to 33 per cent, or up to 38 per cent if lamb feed conversion efficiency was also improved,” Dr Muir said.To date Agriculture Victoria researchers have measured RFI in 500 maternal composite ewes post-weaning and as hoggets and adults. “For adult ewes, the most efficient ewe consumed 1.09kg of dry matter per day less than expected, while the least efficient ewe consumed 1.04kg DM/day more than expected,“ she said.“This means there is more than a 2kg DM difference in feed intake per day between the most and least feed efficient ewes for a given level of production.‘‘
The owner of a stud flock in Tatura East is devastated after four of her sheep were killed in a grisly dog attack on September 11, which has left many more animals injured.
SaMASZ and Elho products were launched at Shepparton’s O’Connors dealership on September 11.
A man was located with life-threatening injuries on the Murray Valley Highway in Cohuna. It is believed the incident happened about 6am but the man was unable to be revived and died at the scene. More to come
Homicide Squad detectives have charged an Echuca man with murder following the death of another man in Daltons Bridge near Cohuna yesterday. A 29-year-old Daltons Bridge man was located with life threatening injuries at an address on Easton Rd...
Emergency services are responding to a major collision on the Goulburn Valley Hwy near Gillespies Rd. The highway is closed in both directions and is under Victoria Police control. It will re-open when it is safe to do so. Drivers have been asked to...