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Friday, July 8: Maximising the benefits of early sown barley and wheat. Finley Irrigated Research Centre, 9.30am to 11.30am. Register attendance at:

Monday, July 11: Hyper Yielding Crops — NSW harvest results and awards. De Bortoli Wines, 13-35 Drummond St, Rutherglen. 6.30pm to 9pm. Register attendance at:

Wednesday, July 13: GRDC grains research update. Hear the latest in grains research and development outcomes that offer the potential for positive impacts on-farm. University of Melbourne Dookie campus, Nalinga Rd, Dookie, 9am to 1pm, lunch provided. Cost $30. For more information, call 5441 6176 or email:

Milk prices go higher

The battle for milk supply continued ahead of the the new milk year, which started on July 1, with processors still upping their prices right down to the wire.

On June 29, Saputo Dairy Australia increased its opening weighted average farm gate milk price for non-exclusive supply to $9.40/kg of milk solids.

On June 30, Goulburn Valley Creamery increased its average milk price to $9.75/kg MS for exclusive and non-exclusive supply.

Help needed after roos shot

The Conservation Regulator is seeking information from the public after two eastern grey kangaroos were allegedly shot with arrows on private property at Ryans Rd, Healesville.

A young female kangaroo was found dead and a large male survived, with his condition being monitored.

The Conservation Regulator is urging anyone with information to report it confidentially to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or email

In Victoria all wildlife is protected under the Wildlife Act 1975 and it is illegal to hunt, take, destroy, injure or interfere with wildlife. Severe penalties apply.

The maximum penalty for hunting, taking or destroying wildlife ranges from $8261 to $41,305 and/or six to 24 months’ imprisonment.