Last Updated: October 21, 2014

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Tuppal’s nod to farming roots

THOUSANDS flocked to the inaugural Tuppal Food and Fibre Festival at the weekend.

Wild dog battle rages

 Brinkworth shooter Shaun Mills and one nights fox catch strung on the barbed wire fence. Although there is a build-up of fox...

THE Coalition will invest $4 million into aerial baiting of wild dogs throughout the next term of Government.

Farm groups urged to unite

 Brent Finlay, National Farmers' Federation President.

STATE farming organisations could be merged under a radical plan to unify agricultural representation.

Votes ‘in the wind’ for Labor

Votes ‘in the wind’ for Labor

LABOR hopes its stance on wind energy will help win a key rural battleground at next month’s election.

Vic pollies not well known: poll

Vic pollies not well known: poll

WITH just over a month to go until the election, most Victorians still don’t know who the opposition leader is.

Gough Whitlam dead at 98

Gough Whitlam dead at 98

FORMER Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died at age 98.

Farming vision unveiled

Ag Minister Barnaby Joyce in Gippsland

UPDATE: BARNABY Joyce says biosecurity remains “the greatest threat” to Australian agriculture.

Fire fears as SA heats up

Fire fears as SA heats up

TOTAL fire bans have declared across much of South Australia today, with temperatures to hit 40C.

Boys arrested after police pursuit

Boys arrested after police pursuit

TWO teenagers have been arrested after leading police on two separate chases through northern Victoria.

Green Paper’s cool reception

Opposition Agriculture minister Joel Fitzgibbon and Agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce pictured at The Global Food Forum in S...

LABOR says Barnaby Joyce’s future plan for agricultural is full of problems but light on solutions.

Hail flattens Wheatbelt crops

Wild weather Wheatbelt storm

HAIL and heavy rain has flattened some Wheabelt crops, causing thousands of dollars damage.

Ready, set ... goat

THERE will be plenty of goats to spot in the town of Bullarto on Sunday.

A fine field day for Merino studs

THERE was strong inquiry for rams at the Southern Victorian Merino Field Day on Friday.

Skipton celebrates 175 years

SKIPTON’s wool growing community has plenty to celebrate this year.

Eye on Equitana

DRESSAGE riders made the most of the weekend with competitions at Boneo Park and Werribee Park.

Macedon’s art oasis

IT’S the ultimate events calendar for any culture vulture.

CSG website may prove a pitfall

CSG website may prove a pitfall

LAUNCHING a website that allows landholders to search what mining licences surround their property is welcome news.

Move only if it’s right

Move only if it’s right

IT SHOULD be up to industry, not government, where R&D bodies are based, writes ROB HARRIS

Canberra unmoved on centralisation

Weekly Times. Staff. Ed Gannon.

GET out of town was the cry of federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce last week.

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The age of anxiety is upon us

The age of anxiety is upon us

EARLIER last month was women’s health week and I missed it!

Bird’s-eye view an appealing sight

Bird’s-eye view an appealing sight

A TRACTOR pulls a potato harvester at the Lupini Farm along Route 339 in Mifflinville, Pennsylvania.

Promises, promises Pollies roll out pork barrel to win votes

Premier health budget tour

VOTERS in marginal seats are being showered with promises in the lead-up to November 29’s Victorian election.

Wild dog battle rages

 Brinkworth shooter Shaun Mills and one nights fox catch strung on the barbed wire fence. Although there is a build-up of fox...

THE Coalition will invest $4 million into aerial baiting of wild dogs throughout the next term of Government.

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Pykes Creek Reservoir

Ed Smith from Southern Rural Water at Pykes Creek Reservoir

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Alpine snow dump

A cold wintry blast has blanketed the Alps with residents of Falls Creek waking to around 10cm of fresh snow. Temperatures plummeted to mid winter levels at minus 3.7C. Further snow flurries are expected tomorrow. Locals revelled in snow play today at the Alpine Village

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DAIRY DEAL

Do you support Chinese investment in local dairy farms?

Aussie help to lift China standards

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AUSTRALIA will export its agricultural expertise to help Chinese producers grow clean green food under a new alliance.

Dairy pool too small

Crole family, Simpson, dairy farmers

THE national dairy industry is “not sustainable” to service a growing domestic and export market.

Bale weights measured up

Wool store pic

MINIMUM wool bale weights will be under consideration again next week.

Camperdown, Oct 17: Price jitters

Camperdown, Oct 17: Price jitters

SEASON and farmgate milk price jitters affected buyers’ confidence at Camperdown today.

Latest livestock sales

Heyfield store cattle sale

THIS week’s cattle, sheep and dairy sale dates.

Wycheproof, Oct 17: Strong buying

Wycheproof, Oct 17: Strong buying

DRY conditions weakened restocker appetite for sheep last week at the sale of 11,000 sheep at Wycheproof.

Fendt delivers quality

Fendt delivers quality

FENDT has released six new 700 Series Vario tractors into Australia.

Silvan sprayer a big fan for fruit

Silvan sprayer a big fan for fruit

SILVAN Australia has just released the new G2E trailed 4000-litre sprayer.

Gear still cheap as dollar shifts

Gear still cheap as dollar shifts

ANY downward movement in the exchange rate will leave most primary producers are cheering from the paddocks.

Last lawn bowl exclusion rolls away

AFTER a long-held legal exemption expired, women can now play club pennant lawn bowls on Saturdays in South Australia.

Weekly Times Horse news

Female jockey hurt at Wyong

 Daily Telegraph .Racing returns to Wyong racetrack .Horses round the home turn in the 2nd race . Story Thomas.

A FEMALE jockey has suffered severe chest injuries after falling from her horse at Wyong Racetrack.

Grand vision for soccer

Regional Achievers - Mark Judd

AS the siren sounded on his soccer career, Mark Judd vowed to improve the game’s presence in Gippsland.

Racing in shock over second death

Ben Hook pic - jockeys Kate Brooks and Caitlin Forest at Morphettville Apprentice Academy

THE racing industry is reeling following the death of a second female jockey in two days.

NZ dairy farmers go for barns

Owen Copinga, Isla Bank, Southland New Zealand

FEED efficiency drove Owen and Cathy Copinga to install a barn on their New Zealand dairy farm.

Ready, set ... goat

THERE will be plenty of goats to spot in the town of Bullarto on Sunday.

Weekly Times Travel News

A spring in their step

A spring in their step

SOMETIMES even the most hardy of flowering performers need a good feed to lift their spirits.

Spuds with little effort

Spuds with little effort

AFTER almost four months away from our vegetable patch I returned to be confronted by giant weeds.

Open Gardens’ last stand

 Neil Robertson, former CEO of Open Gardens Australia. NB This is a Fairfax photo so only use as a tight headshot Picture: Su...

FOR 27 years Open Gardens Australia has been showcasing beautiful properties around the nation.

Australian pancake recipe goes viral

Australian pancake recipe goes viral

AN AUSSIE pancake recipe has gone viral in the most unexpected way.

Make your own tahini

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

TAHINI, or sesame seed paste, is a staple of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking.

Bake it to make it

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

RICOTTA is an Italian curd cheese. Made from whey, it is traditionally a byproduct of making cheeses such as mozzarella.

Ready, set ... goat

THERE will be plenty of goats to spot in the town of Bullarto on Sunday.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

'Baa Baa Black Sheep' ban at kinders

 Baby black sheep at Moolap.

BAA, Baa, Black Sheep has been banned at some Victorian kindergartens over the racial connotations of “black”.

No more Peppa

No more Peppa

HOW’s this for some bureaucratic overkill?

Vets show off in Full Monty calendar

Vets show off calves and more in Full Monty calendar

THE white coats are off for these student vets who have made a nude calendar.

San Fran just made for kids

Supplied Travel FW: Pic # 1 Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the lookout at the Marin Headlands

FINDING family-friendly activities in big cities isn’t always easy, but San Fran is full of them.

Return to the Blue Mountains

Harry Karavias

TRAVELLERS are encouraged to return to the Blue Mountains, as the region recovers from bushfires.

A land of contrasts

A land of contrasts

IT is the world’s most populous nation, and home to villages that haven’t changed in hundreds of years.

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