Last Updated: November 26, 2014

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Red faces

NATE and Chez Jones had a berry good time at Bacchus Marsh at the weekend.

Who gets ag?

Labor campaign tour

COUNTRY Victoria is in the dark as to who will be Victoria’s Agriculture Minister should Labor win government.

RSPCA’s extreme tactics

 Coalition against duck shooting campaign director Laurie Levy with a Pink ear duck and other dead ducks at the Victorian Pre...

SOME farm leaders fear the Victorian election has spawned a dangerous new alliance of animal welfare groups.

Wool prices excluded to suit

 01/09/2009 NEWS: Australian Wool Innovation chief executive Stuart McCullough

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation is ignoring a sharp peak in the wool price to justify the performance of its board.

Small carbon tax saving

Power Lines

SOME Victorians will receive a one-off bonus of 50 cents from public authorities with the repeal of the carbon tax.

Labor’s CFA plan slammed

Out of control grass fires

LABOR will effectively hand control of the CFA to the unions if it wins Saturday’s Victorian election.

$500m growth fund lift

New suburb of E-Gate has had expressions of interests opened for developers

THE Coalition’s regional growth fund will be extended for another four years.

Fix plea on drought loans

Angus Beveridge

VFF boss Peter Tuohey says drought support is reassuring, but the process must be fixed “sooner rather than later”.

Sell-off worries dismissed

President Xi Jinping Attends Meetings In Sydney Following G20 Summit

SENIOR Abbott Government figures have play down fears over increased Chinese investment in farmland.

ACCC clamp on champions

ACCC chairman Rod Sims

SUPPORTERS of national agriculture “champions” are not likely to get a sympathetic hearing from the ACCC.

Watson battle fires up

 John Watson, from Echuca, bought Angus steers that will be grainfed for the domestic market at the Euroa cattle sale.

UPDATE: THE Echuca public will be allowed to attend a forum to debate John Watson’s right to farm.

A day of harvest

HARVEST is agriculture’s busiest time of the year — and this year we are celebrating it.

Weather closes in on southeast

FARMERS across southeast Australia had their eyes on the sky on Monday as storm clouds rolled in.

All smiles at a bumper harvest

THE Gall family, in Victoria’s North East, thinks this could be one of the best harvests they have ever seen.

Amazing river tornado images

AMAZING pictures have emerged of the tornado which ripped through the Mildura region on Saturday.

Merrijig Campdraft ‘14

ALL the action from the 2014 Merrijig Campdraft.


Sam Kekovich must stay


IT’S time to stop being un-Australian, according to one irate reader who spoke to XAVIER DUFF

Coalition the best regional choice

New suburb of E-Gate has had expressions of interests opened for developers

IT IS truly bizarre that it has come to this.

China brings opportunity

grazing cows

THE conclusion of the historic China-Australia FTA opens up unprecedented opportunities for farmers.

Editor's Choice

Header sure to have wide appeal

Header sure to have wide appeal

THE first commercially available 60-foot header front is in service in western NSW and on its way to Victoria.

Murray cod Good cod, look what’s in Perth

Aquarium Pics

THE discovery of a Murray cod in a Perth lake has sparked calls for a stocking campaign to begin in the far west.

Cash splash for rural voters

 Tinamba West dairy farmer Alister Clyne with his new irrigation system

RURAL councils will receive a share in $100 million under a re-elected Coalition.

Nationals MP on the way out west

Nationals MP on the way out west

MICRO parties are battling to take the fifth spot from the Nationals in the Western Victoria Upper House.

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Staheli West DewPoint 6110

See what Ryanag's Evan Ryan thinks about the Staheli West DewPoint 6110.


Pykes Creek Reservoir

Ed Smith from Southern Rural Water at Pykes Creek Reservoir


Animal welfare overhaul

Australian beef cattle

UPDATE: VICTORIA’s peak farming body has changed the makeup of its animal welfare committee.

Mutton boom to stay

 01/04/2002 PIRATE: 05/03/2002. Sheep on Southern Highlands property at Breadalbane, near Goulburn, NSW / Industry / Farming ...

MUTTON prices are at least 100c/kg above last year’s rates due to increased live export demand.

A day of harvest

Supplied Editorial Fwd: Harvest photos

HARVEST is agriculture’s busiest time of the year — and this year we are celebrating it.

Latest livestock sales

Colac store cattle sale, November 2014

THIS week’s cattle and sheep sale dates.

Benalla, Nov 21: Numbers down

 Buyers paid to $258 for young first cross ewes at the Benalla annual store sheep sale.

PRICES were better than expected and averages jumped at the annual Benalla special sheep sale.

Ballarat, Nov 21: Dry forces sale

Ballarat Beef Cattle Sale

PRICES were strong at Ballarat today with dry conditions a strong talking point.

Simplicity the secret to D65-D

Simplicity the secret to D65-D

MACDON’S D65-D draper models have been making a splash in the Mallee.

Short work of long, wet grass

Short work of long, wet grass

A HEAVY-DUTY mower capable of handling wet, heavy grass, was the design brief for Howard Aust­ralia’s Condor.

Case IH Magnum wins top award

Case IH Magnum wins top award

THE Case IH Magnum 380 CVT tractor has won the Tractor of the Year, at EIMA International in Italy.

AFL hopeful returns to the farm

NORTH Ballarat Rebels’ Oscar McDonald heads home as tomorrow’s National Draft draws closer.

Weekly Times Horse news

Brown wins Equitana thriller

 Asc Winner Of The Australian Speed Title, Vicki Roycroft Riding Noblewood Park Casino Royale

JESS Brown takes first World Cup win with Casco ahead of Olympian Vicki Roycroft and Congo Z.

New racing drug tests to whip cheats

police horse generic

HORSE racing will be cleaner than ever with the introduction of an innovative drug-testing regime.

East clubs discuss options

Warburton goal posts

ELLINBANK and District League’s east division clubs are examining their options after a board of management meeting.

Who gets ag?

Labor campaign tour

COUNTRY Victoria is in the dark as to who will be Victoria’s Agriculture Minister should Labor win government.

Historic farm eyes the future

Fraser and Penny Barry - Bindi Station, Bindi

THE magnificent avenue of oaks, lining the entry drive, is the first indication this is no ordinary farm.

Hollingworth nutures nature

NOT a flower, frog, bird or smidgen of lichen on Robert Hollingworth’s property has gone unrecorded.

Weekly Times Travel News

Pruning for new growth

Pruning for new growth

SOMETIMES overgrown, congested trees or shrubs seem to sigh with relief when they are pruned.

Rid your garden of aphids

 Gardening - Pot plant dilemmas for Jon Lamb's column. Aphids on a rose bud.

APHIDS are the enemy of all gardeners — and plants — so be prepared to take action in spring and early summer.

Growing your own food

 Cameron Lodge at Mt Macedon. garlic plant.

MY most successful vegetable garden was started in early summer — after most gardens had been sown.

Lemon treacle tart

Sydney Taste restaurant review

THIS zesty lemon treacle tart has a unique flavour, created with the combination of lemon marmalade, golden syrup and cream.

How to cook with cinnamon

CL Food

CINNAMON is one of the world’s most widely used spices.

Chicken dinner

Chicken dinner

TRY this simple recipe for a delicious chicken dinner.

Jane Bunn is back

JANE Bunn will front Seven News bulletins during weeknights from December.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

The Castle house for sale

PROPERTY: 'The Castle' house in Bonnie Doon.

NOW here’s a holiday house to put straight in the pool room.

Top dollar for a top tank

Top dollar for a top tank

THE “old livestock” just keep getting older.

Clean, green, no soil to be seen

Clean, green, no soil to be seen

BLIMEY, this could be the future of farming and it’s here now.

Get outdoors in rural Victoria

 HIGH COUNTRY BREWERY TRAIL , Victoria .. Cycling the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail in the Victorian High Country. Pic Touri...

DEDICATED tracks for exploring rural Victoria’s countryside have boomed in recent years.

On safari in South Africa

On safari in South Africa

BEYOND its big game stars, South Africa delivers on many fronts, writes ROBYN JAMES

Cruise the rivers of Europe

Cruise the rivers of Europe

MARK the Anzac centenary with the tour of a lifetime on Europe’s rivers.

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