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Historic sponsors call for 140th Horsham Show

Horsham Agricultural Society is calling business owners who sponsored its centenary show 40 years ago to come forward. Society secretary Andrea Cross said organisers busy preparing for the 140th Grand Annual Horsham Show on September 29 and 30 discovered businesses that sponsored the show in 1978 were still operating. “We were going through old show […]

Nhill forum for grain growers

Research findings that have the potential to underpin improvements in Wimmera and other regional grain-growing farm practices and profitability will be among topics at a forum at Nhill. Grains Research and Development Corporation will host a Grains Research Update at the west Wimmera centre on Tuesday. The update, in Nhill Uniting Church Hall from 9am […]

Wimmera hay bound for NSW drought

John and Chris Ferguson from the Numbucca Valley in NSW loading donated hay from Horsham to take to drought stricken farmers in Camden NSW.

Drought in NSW has seen the need for feed for stock reach critical levels. Nambucca Valley couple John and Chris Ferguson are just two of the many volunteers transporting donated feed to drought-stricken farmers. Mr Ferguson said the ‘Need For Feed’ drive, organised by the Lions Club, was making people aware of how bad the […]

Horsham promotion launch for 140th show

Horsham Show Ladies Committee members launched a 140th Grand Annual Horsham Show schedule by creating a memorabilia display at Horsham Plaza and participating in a community market on Sunday. From livestock to lapidary, the schedule is the ‘go to’ reference for all competitions offered at this year’s September 30 event. The show is a Sunday […]

World ag leader Dr Terry Griffin returns to region

A world leader in precision agriculture will speak at a special Birchip Cropping Group presentation at Horsham Golf Club this month. Dr Terry Griffin from Kansas State University will lead evening activities at the event open to precision-agriculture enthusiasts. BCG has organised the August 13 event as an opportunity for the region’s agricultural community to […]

Matt Hill breeding champions

St Helens Plains farmer Matt Hill with his Australian champion Hampshire Down ram.

St Helen’s Plains Hampshire Down sheep breeder Matt Hill has come away from the Australian Sheep and Wool Show with three national titles. The founder and owner of Aurora Park Hampshires won grand champion ram, reserve champion ewe and best exhibitor titles at Bendigo at the weekend. Mr Hill, 25, said his grand champion ram […]

Farmers plan rates march

Victorian farmers are planning a march in Melbourne as part of a call for action on a council rates system they believe is impacting farm businesses across rural Victoria. Members at a Victorian Farmers Federation annual conference in Ballarat voted unanimously to take action. Federation president David Jochinke said in some shires farmland rates had […]

David Jochinke continues farmer leadership

Murra Warra farmer and regional farming and development advocate David Jochinke will again lead Victorian farmers’ peak body. Victorian Farmers Federation members elected Mr Jochinke as president and Brett Hosking as his vice-president during a VFF annual conference in Ballarat. VFF chief executive and returning officer Stephen Sheridan confirmed the pair’s appointment “The Victorian Farmers […]

Photo exhibition for Mallee field days

A photographic exhibition depicting the rich history of the Mallee Machinery Field Days will form part of this year’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Speed Lions Club member Phil Down said the historic display would feature a collection of photographs that had captured the essence of the field days throughout its 40-year history. “We’re in the process […]

Tempy-Patche Playgroup lend a helping hand to community

Behind the heavy machinery and state-of-the-art farming technology, the benefits of the Mallee Machinery Field Days extends well beyond the farm gate. Each year the field days provide a helping hand to community groups, not-for-profit organisations, regional schools and sporting clubs. Speed Lions Club secretary Phil Down said the field days would not be possible […]

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