Last Updated: March 27, 2015

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Farms lock horns on piggery

THE latest case to test Vic­toria’s right-to-farm planning laws is pitting farmer against farmer.

PETA hits rodeo sponsors

NEWS: John Austin from Ryebucks Saddlery

ANIMAL rights group PETA is targeting small businesses for sponsoring legitimate events.

Glorious win for Emerald nursery

Melbourne Flower Show Grower's Avenue winner Gloriosa Nursery

RUNNING a nursery on your own, with little growing experience, can be a hard slog.

Cattle exporter in administration

Tina Knight Lisadurne Hill Olives

LIVE cattle exporter Carpenter International Pty Ltd has been placed in administration.

Cattle on the way out

Howqua River Cattle Drive

THE Victorian Government’s plans to ban cattle grazing from the state’s national parks faces a tight contest in Parliament.

Dorothy, 86, steals show

Dorothy, 86, steals show

EIGHTY-six-year-old orchardist Dorothy Godwill is the showstealer in SPC’s new labelling campaign.

Fiskville closed permanently

Ballarat Trains + Fiskville

THE Victorian Government has permanently closed the CFA training facility at Fiskville near Ballarat.

Starving chickens eat each other

Chicken AA hen in the pen ii

TWO brothers have pleaded guilty to starving more than one million chickens in a shocking animal cruelty case.

Drug test looms for shearers

 Shearing. The Boot Shed. Maungadal Station. Hay.

SHEARERS  could be drug tested at work if a group of Liberal Party members in western Victoria gets its way.

NAB ‘propped up Interfert’

Wes Wheelouse

NATIONAL Australia Bank was advised the Interfert-Megafert group was insolvent in early 2009.

Sapphire creditors’ cash wait

 01/12/2005. GrainCorp's Jamie McPherson opens a truck tailgate at the Managatang bunker. Grain Harvest. Mallee.

CREDITORS of Sapphire (SA) Pty Ltd have not received their first payment for their losses, despite two deadlines passing.

Newmans reunited at Tongala

A TOUGH preseason has given country football great Paul Newman a new lease on his playing career.

Store sheep ‘potential’

PRODUCERS are being urged not to overlook the potential upside in store sheep values.

New mandarins juice up offerings

CITRUS growers are taking advantage of new mandarin varieties that have been evaluated at Dareton, NSW.

Chrysco blooms at flower show

CHRYSCO Flowers is making its big return to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show today.

A man of the land and the people

WITHIN hours of becoming the Liberal Party’s leader in 1975, Malcolm Fraser told voters in his electorate he would still be there for them.

PETA bullies at it again

NEWS: John Austin from Ryebucks Saddlery

THEY don’t come any nastier than People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Fraser never forgot the country

The Advertiser Library

MALCOLM  Fraser’s passing is the closing chapter of a political life that was oddly divisive and unifying.

Please pause the plan

 Concerned local residents and angry farmers during protest over plans to cut water usage in the Murray-Darling Basin as they...

IN RECENT months I have travelled more than 5000km across the Murray-Darling Basin.

Wet weather Dams spill after two-day deluge


SOUTHEAST Queensland dams are bulging, with Brisbane’s Wivenhoe inundated by the weekend’s deluge.

Weather break Break the tradition

Central Victorian drought

APRIL 1 could prove to be no fool’s day for anxious Victorian grain growers.

Editor's Choice

Duck opening Duck opening starts with a bang

Duck hunting season opening 2015

HUNTERS were surprised with their success at the opening of the Victorian duck hunting season on Saturday.

Aussie frozen berries

Aussie frozen berries

A MORNINGTON Peninsula business has today launched Australia’s first commercial frozen berry brand.

National weather

Challenger E Series Launch

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


Coolana bull sale

The action at the Coolana bull sale on March 5.


China a key to agribusiness

 Redevelopment of Webb Dock. A fully loaded Container ship.

A SURVEY by the Australia China Business Council has found 89pc of respondents are optimistic about their Chinese business dealings.

Prices under pressure

 Hamilton's seasonal lamb yarding peaked at more than 53,000 Wednesday last week and the saleyard was filled to capacity.

LAMB  prices appear to be under pressure from all three of the big market drivers — season, supply and demand.

Milk price still settling

Milk price still settling

MAJOR milk processors are sending mixed signals about if they will follow WCB’s lead and top up farmgate prices.

Wodonga, March 26: Mixed prices

Wodonga cattle sale

TODAY’S Wodonga cattle market today was mixed in quality and prices.

Latest livestock sales

Wycheproof store sheep sale, January 30, 2015

THIS week’s cattle and sheep sale dates.

Irelands Angus, Mar 20: $105k top

Irelands Angus, Mar 20: $105k top

UPDATE: A COMMERCIAL buyer has paid $105,000 for an Angus bull near Wagga Wagga today.

New Arion has a touch of Claas

New Arion has a touch of Claas

CLAAS Harvest Centre has confirmed a new Arion 400 series will be arriving in Australia next year.

Headers to be smashed in derby

Header demolition derby

IT IS a demolition derby with a difference — headers smashing each other into pieces all in the name of fun.

Market boost for augers

Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Dairy Week, Schultz Sisters. Terang

FASTER headers and bigger silos for more on-farm grain storage is boosting a market for high-capacity grain augers.

Ex-AFL players go to the bush

RETIRED and delisted AFL players are looking to country football as a place to hone their coaching skills.

Weekly Times Horse news

Newmans reunited at Tongala

FOOTY: Newman brothers Shepparton

A TOUGH preseason has given country football great Paul Newman a new lease on his playing career.

AFL boss backs clubs in ice fight

N08ck510 Ice pipes found for sale after raids on retailers in St Kilda and Windsor.

AFL Victoria has dismissed calls for drug testing in community football amid claims players are using ice.

Demon brothers loving Melbourne

McDonald brothers

YOU might expect football to be the only topic of conversation in a house containing two brothers on an AFL list.

Fraser never forgot the country

The Advertiser Library

MALCOLM  Fraser’s passing is the closing chapter of a political life that was oddly divisive and unifying.

Grapes accelerate at Stawell

Mt Langi Ghiran

AS CHAIRMAN of Wine Victoria, Damien Sheehan is at the frontline of the industry.

Take a butcher’s hook

IVAN McNally’s butcher shop in Newry has two cash registers; the old one and the new one.

Weekly Times Travel News

Stop the rot this autumn

Stop the rot this autumn

IT HAPPENS every autumn, ­especially in the vegetable garden.

Get set for the big chill

English spinach

IF YOU’RE growing your own backyard tucker, it’s gloriously satisfying but a never-ending job.

Unlock soil’s potential

Lilac trees grow nad bloom better if limed every autumn.

THERE’S a special reason why lime is best applied in autumn and early winter.

Lamb shanks


THIS recipe for lamb shanks will warm you up as the weather gets cooler.

Cooking with tinned crabmeat

Country Living FOOD PAGE

I AM a great believer in not making things harder than they need to be in the kitchen.

Mango in many ways

Country Living FOOD PAGE

AS WE say goodbye to another summer, we also say goodbye to an abundance of some of the best seasonal produce.

Clarkson hints at revving-up tractors

AFTER years as the face of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson wants to do a farming show called Top Tractor.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Plenty of room for this pooch

Peppin-Shaw 2015 - day 2

NOW that’s what you call a dog kennel.

Black drum magic for biggest crops

Black drum magic for biggest crops

NOW that’s what you call a zucchini.

It’s a Hereford at a stretch

It’s a Hereford at a stretch

BACK Paddock has heard of beef breeders trying to get more “stretch” into their cattle, but this is ridiculous.

Fast boat seals deal

Supplied Editorial Fwd: More eco boat pics

PHILLIP Island is synonymous with penguins.

Irresistible Gippsland

Graeme and Rachel Robinson on their dairy farm in Gippsland. Cows. Cattle.

HIKING through Wilsons Promontory National Park is just one of the lures which pull visitors to Gippsland.

Gateway to rural delight

Gateway to rural delight

A TRIP into the surrounds of England’s most famous university town is a real treat, writes IAN GILBERT

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