‘Really good’ crop dependent on September rains
September may be an important month when it comes to football codes, but it is set to play a huge role in the outcome of hay, silage and grain crops this season.
Had the cards fallen differently, Mario Marson could have an Argentinian passport.
The death of life-long livestock agent Tony Pianto was marked at the Shepparton Regional Saleyards on Tuesday.
When planning your spring silage, the choice of silage method will depend on machinery and contractors available and relative cost.
A young couple thought they had found the ideal, quiet, rural location between Shepparton and Kyabram to raise their five children, but got a surprise when a neighbour told them what was planned for the area.
It has been more than two-and-a-half years since beef producer and hay grower John Dickson has run a drop of irrigation water over his 70ha Cohuna property, Cullen Park.
The crop may not have been his, but there was no surprising Kerang hay contractor Colin Radcliffe that the Victorian Best Canola Hay Visual Appearance award went to a crop he harvested.
Frank Fanning has put the town of Kyabram on the map after winning the Best Lucerne Hay Feed Test Analysis and the Best Lucerne Visual Appearance in Victoria and across Australia at the 2018-19 Feed Central National Hay Quality awards.
GOTAFE’s Agriculture Department held a fencing demonstration day at the William Orr Campus on August 14.
The best just got better, according to the team at Tama Australia, who have been extensively trialling and working through field validations on the TamaNet+ for Australian conditions.
Howlong’s Richard Baker took advantage of the difficult conditions to dominate the 2018-19 Feed Central National Hay Quality Awards.
With 900 hungry cows in the herd and seven employees to manage in the business, machinery reliability is an important factor in Andrew Newnham’s dairy operation.
Crops are currently looking healthy in the Goulburn Valley, south-west Victoria, on the north coast of NSW, south-east South Australia, central South Australia, south-west Western Australia and north-west Tasmania, according to Dairy Australia.
Kaarimba’s Col Grinter runs his cropping and sheep farm with the help of two kelpies named Jack and John. Seven-year-old Jack is the leader of the duo but unfortunately is all bite and no bark, making room for 10-month-old John who, Mr Grinter says, barks his head off. Both dogs enjoy a trip in the ute or riding shotgun in the Chamberlain tractor.
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