Last Updated: May 23, 2015

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For the love of Gelantipy

GELANTIPY identity Nigel Hodge is a great yarn spinner, as KATH SULLIVAN discovers

Media to fight Bill

 Screen grab taken from ABC TV's 'Four Corners' report 'A Bloody Business' by Sarah Ferguson which focused on the treatment o...

AUSTRALIA’S biggest organisations have united to condemn proposed new laws aimed at the reporting of animal cruelty.

Shear rudeness against sheep

STUD Sheep Pendara White Suffolk

NSW farmer Ken Turner didn’t know you could offend sheep with rude words. Until he heard a knock on the door.

‘Help drought stricken farmers’

Drought Pic Story

QUEENSLAND’S Ag Minister has demanded Barnaby Joyce clarify his budget promises for drought-stricken farmers.

Animal activists target NFF building

Animal activists target NFF building

THE NFF has asked police to investigate a graffiti attack on its national headquarters protesting live exports.

WIN shuts newsrooms

 Generic image of a man pointing remote control at television set TV screen.

THE WIN television network is shutting local newsrooms in Mildura and Mackay.

Support for bay fish boats

Fish family

VICTORIA’S commercial bay fishermen say they are encouraged by the support of recreational anglers to their plight.

Man dies after quad bike crash

Tasmania police badge

THE young man who died after a single-vehicle accident Strahan this morning was riding a quad bike.

Police target illegal hunting

Police target illegal hunting

VICTORIA Police are investigating illegal hunting in the Mansfield area.

Man dies in tractor accident

 Tractor buying guide. Tractors. Generic image.

A MAN has died after being trapped under a tractor at Alloway, south of Bundaberg.

Cattle cruelty link to old reports

 Cattle at Cedar Park cattle export yard ready for live cattle export trade with Indonesia, near Adelaide River, south of Dar...

THE federal agriculture department says fresh reports of Australian cattle being bashed with sledgehammers may not be new.

Landcare goes global

A FORESTRY veteran is spreading the grassroots movement’s message, writes SARAH HUDSON

Persimmon perfection

THE persimmon is definitely one of the more esoteric finds in the stores and farmers’ markets at this time of the year.

Mallee town fights back

Wycheproof is fighting back with a new butcher shop, reopened hardware store and new bakery.


Time to go native

MANY native plants are featuring in gardens now and they provide a source of nectar for birds as our weather cools.

The white way

FARMING the western Riverina is immortalised in Australian folklore.

Vic Nationals need new agenda

Ag Minister Peter Walsh - PRCV

“DO YOU really have to go to that? The Nationals are pretty irrelevant at the moment.”

China an opportunity for farmers

Weekly Times. Staff. Ed Gannon.

SORRY America, but China is now the land of opportunity. For our farmers, that is.

Crime stats shock Kalpienung

Pic job

KALPIENUNG residents were shocked to receive attention in a major metropolitan newspaper last week.

Rain totals Rain falls in ‘dribs and drabs’

Rain falls in ‘dribs and drabs’

IT HAS been called a “dribs and drabs” rain but most Victorian grain growers are now well into their sowing programs.

Put us on the weather radar

 NEWS Charles Darwin Reserve, near Wubin in the wheatbelt, has released 10 year report Pic shows weather station Story Kaitly...

WARRACKNABEAL wants to be on the weather map.

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Trout cod Cod forsaken species is back

 A unique photo of a Murray cod alongside a trout cod. Can you tell the difference? The top fish is a Murray cod and the bott...

TROUT cod could soon be back on the menu after an absence of 40 years.

Labour rip-off condemned

Overseas Workers

FARMERS have condemned fresh allegations of foreign worker exploitation in major horticultural enterprises.

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Food not gas protest

Western District residents got together to protest unconventional gas mining in their community.


Challenger E Series Launch

AGCO Corp has shared this video of the Challenger E Series Launch with us.


Cattle ear tag price falls


THE cost of cattle eartags has plummeted in Victoria.

Unbeaten beef run

Colac store sale 10.4.15

YET another young cattle price record has been broken.

Cotton growers on a roll

Hay NSW Cotton

AUSTRALIAN cotton yields are set jump by a third from last year, but plantings have halved.

Myrtleford, May 22: Breeders $1880

myrtleford cattle sale

COWS and calves sold to $1880 at Myrtleford today as producers stepped up bidding for breeders.

Latest livestock sales

Wodonga cattle sale 7.5.2015

THIS week’s cattle sale dates.

Ballarat, May 15: Steers to 320c/kg

Ballarat store cattle sale April

GROWN steers sold to 320c/kg at the Ballarat store sale today where more than 4500 cattle were yarded.

Claas CVT makes Aussie debut

Claas CVT makes Aussie debut

AUSTRALIA is about to get its first shipment of Arion tractors featuring the new Claas-developed CVT.

Spend now for tax break: TMA

Richard Lewis - FARM Magazine

ANYONE looking to buy machinery this week will find some good deals for $20,000.

Lives lost too costly to ignore

Richard Lewis - FARM Magazine

ONCE again the agricultural industry is in the spotlight for the wrong reason after three Victorian farm fatalities.

Millewa triple-header

ONE competition not taking part in interleague matches this weekend has taken the chance to go completely outside the box.

Weekly Times Horse news

AFL Victoria Country Champs

AFL Victoria Country Champs

UPDATES on the interleague teams ahead of the Worksafe Country Championships on May 23.

Brown on hand for Hampden

Jonathan Brown

THE Hampden interleague squad received some expert advice from one the AFL’s all-time greats.

Salary caps plan unveiled


AFL Victoria expects salary caps to come into effect in all Victorian community leagues next season.

Program must go further

Program must go further

AFTER 18 months in government, the federal Coalition is paying for the promises it made in opposition.

Lessons in issues outside of class

ELECTION: Steph Ryan in Kilmore.

THE principal of a Mallee school with 250 students reported his school had four homeless students last year.

The white way

Hay NSW Cotton

FARMING the western Riverina is immortalised in Australian folklore.

Wyche welcomes Wig’s snags

WHILE towns across the nation feel the pinch of a decline in services, Wycheproof is cooking up its own storm.

Weekly Times Travel News

My favourite things

My favourite things

I’M OFTEN asked if I have any particular favourite plants.

It’s time to get busy in the garden

 Cherry Blossom 'kwanzan'

AS MOST plants start to drift into winter dormancy, the number of garden jobs to be carried out increases.

Give soil a green feed

Give soil a green feed

THERE’S nothing like the contents of half-used seed packets for a green manure crop. Your plants will reward you.

Persimmon perfection


THE persimmon is definitely one of the more esoteric finds in the stores and farmers’ markets at this time of the year.

Spinach and cheese squares

 Cafe Morucci at broadway. A spinach and ricotta quiche in a napolli sauce. 16/1/01. Picture: john Appleyard

WITH eight ingredients and just six steps, readers can have themselves a healthy and tasty snack.

Rabbit, so versatile

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

DESPITE what some critics say, domestic rabbit meat does not taste gamey or wild.

A Deere little mailbox

NO PRIZES for guessing which tractor brand the owner of this letter box favours.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Novel idea for a tree guard

Novel idea for a tree guard

HERE’s a good reason not to throw out those rolls of used barbed wire.

The colours of money

The colours of money

IF ONE believes in omens this isn’t a bad one for beef producers.

Plenty of shelter here

Grand Annual Day

SO is this what they mean by punters “hedging their bets?”

Surreal New Orleans

 JULY, 2005 : Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, USA, 07/05. Travel

UNREAL experiences await visitors to New Orleans, writes ROSLYN LANIGAN

Sweet treats by bus


THOUGHTS of auditioning for cooking shows are dashed as I watch holes appear in my strudel pastry in Budapest.

Whale of a time

TRAVEL: Broome, Western Australia.

WEEKLY Times photographer ZOE PHILLIPS discovers the beauty of the North-West

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