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Corowa Market Report

Corowa Market held on Monday, February 20 with 9,200 lambs yarded, an increase of 2,200 from previous week, 3,800 sheep yarded an increase of 1000. Lamb numbers were significantly higher in a very good yarding, with the best lambs finished on Lucerne

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Corowa Free P...
Feb 22 2017
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Sue officially becomes an Aussie

It’s been a long time coming for Corowa’s Sue Knight who last month became an official Australian Citizen. In front of more than 100 guests, Sue “borrowed” a little of the spotlight from her husband Perry Knight’s 70th birthday to announce

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Alannah Green...
Feb 23 2017
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Graduate nurses make their mark

Eighty six new graduate nurses will launch their nursing careers in Murrumbidgee Local Health District hospitals (MLHD) this year. Four of these new graduate nurses, Nathalie Emerson, Gabrielle Fitzgibbon, Alfa Dela Rosa and Celeste Grubisic, were

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Alannah Green...
Feb 23 2017
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Course covers cover cropping

Expressions of interest are now open for managers of mixed farming operations to take part in a short course run by pasture cropping pioneer Colin Seis and beef cattle farmer and Stipa Native Grasses Association chief executive officer Graeme Hand

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Livestock

Sale prices hold steady

Dairy prices held well at last week’s autumn-calving sale run by agents Mulcahy Nelson and Flanagan Marketing Services at Shepparton Regional Saleyards.. Agent Lawrie Flanagan reported that the most pleasing aspect of the sale was the way prices

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Water

Seeking support

Shadow Water Minister Peter Walsh has called on the Greens and the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party to support a Liberal-Nationals proposal to establish a parliamentary inquiry into environmental water management in Victoria.. The proposed

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Viticulture

Songs of the River

I'm not a great fan of humans' music. I like the songs of the bush and the river - I know what I'm doing amongst all that. I know when the Kookaburras are gathering in the morning to remind everyone of their territory; I hear the Blackbirds getting

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The General
Feb 28 2017
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Firewood season opens

More than 100 firewood collection areas will be opened in the Hume region as the autumn firewood collection season for 2017 starts across Victoria.. The collection areas will open from Wednesday, March 1, and Forest Fire Management Victoria’s

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
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Club gives to community

The Cobram Campdraft Club is again running its annual Campdraft at Koonoomoo Recreation Reserve in 2017.. The club’s secretary, Kalynda Jorgensen, said the club wanted to give back to its supporters.. ‘‘The club likes to give back to the

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Rodney Woods
Feb 28 2017
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Young artists display their skills

Today we are announcing the winners of the Country News Seymour Expo colouring competition.. Young visitors to the expo were invited to enter the competition.. We are happy to report that Jackson Birmingham, 11, of Seymour won the overall

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Livestock

Students take tour of studs

Thirty-three Japanese agricultural students visited Dajory Murray Greys at Concorde Park, Congupna last week as part of a five-day Australian tour.. The students, from Fukuoka College of Agriculture, were studying a range of agricultural industries

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Rural

Action sizzles

More than 220 horses from across the country descended on Tatura Park on Wednesday for the annual Summer Sizzler competition.. Hosted by Goulburn Valley Quarter Horse and Western Riding Club, the five-day event saw winners crowned in more than 100

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Dairy

Life through a lens

Stanhope Fonterra supplier Renae Moritz has taken time out of her day to capture images of a typical working day on the farm.. Renae has agreed to generate some photos for a feature in Country News, and for the mural being planned for a wall at the

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Geoff Adams
Feb 28 2017
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Bega selling a spray...

Bega Cheese is selling one of its Tatura Milk spray dryers to help fund its $460 million purchase of Vegemite and other food businesses announced in January. Bega will also sell its infant formula finishing plant at Derrimut to Mead Jonson

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
Dairy

Farmers to attend...

The VFF is calling on farmers to attend a water forum at Echuca on Thursday with Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville.. VFF president David Jochinke said the forum was a perfect opportunity to hear from Ms Neville on a range of issues, including

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Shepparton News
Feb 28 2017
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Audit report slams govt over Centrelink

An auditor-general report has found many of the federal government's Centrelink compliance measures are ineffective.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Man fronts NSW court on terror charges

Australian Federal Police officers have arrested a man over alleged terror offences in southern NSW.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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'I love our country', Fahour tells Hanson

A clearly hurt Ahmed Fahour has spoken out against Pauline Hanson's criticisms of his pay and faith at a Senate hearing.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Takata pleads guilty to fraud over airbags

Takata has pleaded guilty to a felony charge as part of a $US1 billion deal with US prosecutors that includes compensation over faulty airbag inflators.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Electricity grid comes under scrutiny

A parliamentary committee is looking at how Australians interact with the electricity grid and how it should be modernised.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Man fighting extradition over wife's death

A Gold Coast man is set to fight extradition to NSW in relation to his wife's 2015 death, with his lawyer arguing police haven't produced any evidence.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Queensland abortion reforms scrapped

Independent Queensland MP Rob Pyne has withdrawn his abortion reform bills from state parliament, shelving the issue until after the next election.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Accused charity fraudster to fight charges

The founder of Street Swags Jean Madden has maintained her innocence as she arrived at court to begin fighting fraud charges.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Who raised the rainbow flag in Finance?

Liberal senator Eric Abetz has quizzed Finance Department officials over its flag protocol after a rainbow flag was seen fluttering in its foyer.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Labor disrupts parliament over Centrelink

Labor has moved to suspend parliament, accusing the Turnbull government of potentially breaching privacy laws by leaking details about Centrelink customers.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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Where's the good news on Trump? SBS asked

Crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm has questioned why he's yet to see a positive story on Donald Trump while watching the SBS nightly news.

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AAP News
Feb 28 2017
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