Things you need to know
CANOLA TO HAY:
Producers are finding well designed and positioned stock containment areas can take the sting out of managing livestock during challenging seasonal conditions, and one of those producers is Jim Young.
The Farmall series is one of the most popular in the Case IH tractor family and, from next month, local farmers will have even more choice with the addition of the JXM models.
The town of Katamatite is gearing up for a big weekend, expecting more than 1000 people at its annual Big Day Out in a Little Town event.
At a paddock in Hunter, 10km north-west of Elmore, the first Krone Big M 450 sold in Australia is already at work cutting hay.
A video stating drought is a ‘‘necessary evil’’ has been slammed by the federal Opposition after it was shared and authorised by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The 107-second video was shared on Mr Morrison’s official Twitter page last Tuesday, and includes a farmer saying drought is a necessary evil as ‘‘it can help cut out that bottom 10 per cent that probably shouldn’t be there anyway’’.
Corn growers searching for a true all-rounder, suitable for grain or silage production, should get their hands on a variety called HM-114 this summer.
The first on-farm sale of the Longwood-based Hynam Poll Merino stud will be held later this week.
The search for the culprits inserting needles into strawberries is spreading after more punnets of contaminated fruit were found in South Australia and NSW.
Construction on a solar farm at Cohuna will begin next year as part of the Victorian Government’s renewable energy target.
Lock 26 at Torrumbarry Weir was officially reopened on Friday following successful refurbishment works.
It may be only one season old, but for Girgarre farmer Russell Wheeler, his McHale V640 baler is all he’s ever needed.
Elders Euroa auctioneer Joe Allen is the winner of the 2018 Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition, after finishing runner-up in last year’s event.
The Massey Ferguson TH7038 Telehandler meets the high capacity requirements for lifting the heaviest high-density bales, offering fast and efficient cycles for loading as well as the power to tow a loaded trailer.
New Zealand’s biggest company, dairy giant Fonterra, has posted a loss of $NZ196million ($A179million) — the first annual loss in its 17-year history.
A Greater Shepparton delegation to China and Indonesia has met with AusTrade Commissioners, advocating for apple and pear protocols to be developed.
Water leaders in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District met this week to determine what socio-economic neutrality means for the region under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.