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About The Riverina

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The Holbrook district, The Riverina region is considered to have some of the best grazing land in the state, with numerous cattle studs and primary producers reputedly being leaders in their field.

The Riverina is a richly diverse rural economy , located in the southern NSW transport corridor with its...

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About The Riverina

riverina

The Holbrook district, The Riverina region is considered to have some of the best grazing land in the state, with numerous cattle studs and primary producers reputedly being leaders in their field.

The Riverina is a richly diverse rural economy , located in the southern NSW transport corridor with its freight service, agri-business and manufacturing sectors.

A strategic location with the national road and rail network traversing the shire, with close proximity to established regional centres of Albury/Wodonga and Wagga Wagga. 

The Riverina area produces wool, wheat, rice and other grains, lucerne, fat cattle and sheep, pasture seed production, tree nurseries, timber plantations and is one of the most prosperous grape growing regions in Australia.

The region is also becoming a significant almond growing region.

The high soil fertility and abundance of water in the Riverina floodplain has made the Riverina region one of the most productive farming regions in Australia and contains many irrigation schemes including the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. 182,000 hectares (450,000 acres) are under irrigation in the region.

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