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Cutting it close

Thursday was a big day for two of Cobram’s schools as they cheered on their own as part of this year’s World’s Greatest Shave.. Cobram and District Specialist School teacher Matt Hicks decided to lose the beard he had been growing for a year

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Lachlan Sharp
Mar 23 2017
Sport

Purples’ hat-trick

Nathalia has completed another season as Murray Valley Cricket Association champion after cruising to premiership glory against Cobram.. Players and supporters could not have asked for better conditions for the match at the Cobram Showgrounds

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Lachlan Sharp
Mar 23 2017
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Stand-down at abattoir

Up to 350 employees at JBS Australia’s Cobram abattoir will be affected by a minimum four-week stand-down of workers.. Announced on Friday, the decision was made ‘‘due to a shortage of suitable smalls livestock’’ as per the company’s

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Cobram Courier
Mar 23 2017
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Organic matter essential

Soil organic matter plays a key role in ensuring healthy soils and sustainable agriculture production, but Australian soils are generally lower in organic matter compared to the rest of the world according to Grains Research and Development

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Shepparton News
Mar 27 2017
Viticulture

Last week's rain event and more to come

The rain which fell early last week in our regions was welcome. Rainfalls were quite variable. The heaviest falls were around the Dubbo, Parkes, Forbes and Condobolin areas. Dubbo which has had 195 mms so far this month is having it's wettest March

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Peter Nelson
Mar 27 2017
Livestock

Meat industry put on notice

Victorian cattle producers have welcomed recommendations to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour across the livestock supply chain in a landmark report released last week by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.. VFF livestock

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Shepparton News
Mar 27 2017
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GMA board resolution

Game Management Authority chair Brian Hine has welcomed the decision to extend his appointment just four months into the job, as he now turns his focus to the the possibility of leading the authority with an entirely new board.. Mr Hine will lead

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Alana Christe...
Mar 26 2017
Cropping

GRDC holds meetings

Grain growers and agronomists in southern NSW are being invited to a series of regional meetings run by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.. The meetings — including those in Finley, Mulwala and Temora — have been initiated by the

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Shepparton News
Mar 26 2017
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Farmers feel upbeat about the new year

Victorian farmers have started 2017 on a positive note, with four out of five expecting this year to be similar to, or even better than, the last.. But low wheat prices have put a dent in grain grower confidence, although buffered by the bumper

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Shepparton News
Mar 26 2017
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Good health can lift happiness

New research released to coincide with the International Day of Happiness (March 20) reveals that when we feel good about ourselves physically, it can lead to us taking greater care of other areas in our life, shifting momentum to a happier you

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
Livestock

Call to confine RSPCA to domestic cases

The VFF has called on the Victorian Government to prevent animal activist groups from gaining the power to police farm practices in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA.. The organisation urged the

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
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Farmer wants answers over aerodrome

A sixth-generation Pine Lodge farmer is concerned his property is the preferred site for the potential relocation of the Shepparton Aerodrome.. Pork producer John Laws says the future of his farm might be ‘‘up in the air’’ after he was last

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Shepparton News
Mar 25 2017
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Carp on the rise

A leading river systems expert says unregulated flooding and increased environmental flows will also increase the numbers of invasive fish species such as carp.. Dr John Conallin said the current Murray-Darling Basin Plan approach of inundating

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
Cropping

Soil innovator visits...

The country’s future agricultural innovators are among those who heard from one of the world’s best soil farmers recently.. Rick Bieber from South Dakota in the United States visited the Pine Lodge farm of David Cook as part of his Australian

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
Cropping

Blue-green algae...

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is warning the public to avoid direct contact with water in various locations within the Central Goulburn and Loddon Valley Irrigation Areas after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.. The following

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Shepparton News
Mar 24 2017
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Thousands on the move ahead of cyclone

More than 5000 Queenslanders are evacuating, as the premier warns of very real dangers from Cyclone Debbie as it bears down in the north.

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AAP News
Mar 27 2017
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Debbie closes more than 100 Qld schools

Authorities have closed more than 100 schools as Cyclone Debbie moves towards the North Queensland coast.

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AAP News
Mar 27 2017
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Cyclone Debbie keeps senator home

Liberal senator Ian Macdonald will skip parliament as Cyclone Debbie heads toward his home town of Ayr, south of Townsville.

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AAP News
Mar 27 2017
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Protesters scale CBA Sydney HQ

Activists have converged on Commonwealth Bank's HQ in Sydney's Darling Harbour and are calling on the bank to stop investing money in coal.

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AAP News
Mar 27 2017

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South32 launches $US500 million buyback

Diversified miner South32 is launching a $US500 million ($A655 million) share buyback equivalent to 4.5 per cent of its market capitalisation.

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AAP News
Mar 27 2017
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Cyclone Debbie, bugger off: Nationals MP

Queensland Nationals MP Keith Pitt says he's hoping Cyclone Debbie does 'a Pistol and Boo' and buggers off.

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AAP News
Mar 27 2017
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Suncorp to raise $250m in notes offer

Suncorp will offer capital notes to raise $250 million to fund its general insurance, banking, life insurance and wealth management businesses.

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AAP News
Mar 27 2017
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Gunfire in crowded US nightclub kills one

An apparent argument appears to have turned violent and erupted into a shooting at a busy Ohio nightclub.

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AAP News
Mar 27 2017
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Further arrests after Westminster attack

British police have arrested 12 people since last week's attack in Westminster.

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AAP News
Mar 27 2017
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Melb siege death after nine-hour standoff

A man has been found dead inside an outer-suburban Melbourne home, after he held police at bay for nine hours.

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AAP News
Mar 27 2017
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