Last Updated: August 05, 2015

Weather: Canberra -2°C - 9°C . Possible shower.

Rain takes edge off big chill

WINTER’S chill came with more welcome rain across much of Victoria in the past week.

Shot in the foot

Shot in the foot

FIREARMS regulators have been working to further tighten Australia’s strict gun ownership laws.

Pulford faces permit f iasco

NEWS: Right to farm - Marion McDonnell and Colin Pace

THE Victorian Government fears thousands of farmers may be forced to apply for planning permits to keep operating.

Triple-barrel trigger

Triple-barrel trigger

THE impending arrival of a triple barrel shotgun into Australia early last year sounded alarm bells.

Global milk woes worsen

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NEW Zealand dairy farmers fear Fonterra will follow its competitors and cut the farmgate milk price this week.

Foreign workers keep farms afloat

NEWS

YOUNG people’s lack of interest in farming is forcing employers to turn to foreign workers or face shutting up shop, a Victorian couple says.

Illegal worker crackdown

Overseas Workers

STRONGER penalties for businesses exploiting migrant workers are recommended in a report out today.

Storm brewing as VFF backs sell-off

Shipping containers at the Melbourne Port.

THE Victorian Farmers Federation’s backflip over the privatisation of the Port of Melbourne has been savaged by the Coalition.

Sunraysia visa scams alleged

Sunraysia visa scams alleged

ALLEGATIONS of police protecting houses accommodating foreign farm workers without proper visas have emerged in the Sunraysia region.

Wool class rosy after recess

Wool class rosy after recess

WOOL growers are cautiously optimistic about prices with auctions to start again this week.

A not-so quick fix

Melbourne Wholesale Market

THE relocation of the Melbourne Wholesale Market to Epping is now locked in for August 31.

Rain takes edge off big chill

NEWS: Cold Weather

WINTER’S chill came with more welcome rain across much of Victoria in the past week.

Woorinen v Kerang

Central Murray FL, Round 14 match between Woorinen v Kerang at Kerang.

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Horse frames new career

CUTBACKS in regional media are biting so hard that horses are being employed as camera guys.

Numbing lamb numbers

COMMENT: THE lamb industry has been racking up some impressive figures.

Finest of French flair

THERE was a time when Patrice Repellin worked in the world’s best restaurants and served Michael Jackson.

Cutting through fear and apathy

IT’S likely to be standing room only when climate expert Dale Grey does his talks at the field days this year.

Build debate on trust

Build debate on trust

VARIOUS firearms and hunting groups have long claimed governments were working in secret to take more guns off them.

Hands across the water

NEWS

AUSTRALIA’S pork producers can no longer get the skilled workers they need locally.

Scheme will deliver goods for regions

Tim Pallas

REGIONAL Victorians deserve a Government that’s on their side.

White hot at Bendigo

Dean Cameron

DEAN and Mandy Cameron names with Western District White Suffolk stud Noremac - it’s their surname backwards.

The Duckman: Balanced on blade

The Duckman: Balanced on blade

WHEN you are short on grass but long on words, it might be time to hit the books.

Editor's Choice

Four-time winner in clean sweep

SHEEPVENTION

TWO Victorian studs have done a complete sweep of the major sheep show’s this winter.

Nats in name change bid

NEWS Rural Press Club Lunch

THE VICTORIAN National Party wants to revert to a name it hasn’t used since 1982: The National Country Party.

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Special delivery

A light plane dropped chips to fans at the Worksafe Game of the Month on Sunday in the Mid Gippsland Football League match between Thorpdale and Mirboo North.

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SFS Seeder Demonstration Day

About 200 people gathered at Southern Farming Systems' trial site at Inverleigh to see the latest seeding technology in action.

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Pulford faces permit f iasco

NEWS: Right to farm - Marion McDonnell and Colin Pace

THE Victorian Government fears thousands of farmers may be forced to apply for planning permits to keep operating.

Foreign workers keep farms afloat

NEWS

YOUNG people’s lack of interest in farming is forcing employers to turn to foreign workers or face shutting up shop, a Victorian couple says.

Global milk woes worsen

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NEW Zealand dairy farmers fear Fonterra will follow its competitors and cut the farmgate milk price this week.

Latest livestock sales

Leongatha Cattle Sale

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

Hamilton, August 4: Seller thrilled

SHEEPVENTION Hamilton. Tuesday

RAMS sold to a top of $21,000 at the Sheepvention ram sale in Hamilton today.

Warrnambool, July 31: Hot prices

Warrnambool store cattle sale 31.7.15

THE weather might have been cold but prices were certainly hot at the Warrnambool store cattle sale today.

Chaser a bin for all seasons

Chaser a bin for all seasons

FINCH has released a new chaser bin that can be altered for a variety of applications.

Disc harrow all-rounder

Disc harrow all-rounder

AMAZONE has expanded its range of cultivators with the new Certos TX series of trailed compact disc harrows.

Longy nets latest rigs

MACHINE: Longerenong College new tractors

AGRONOMY students at Longerenong College will be able to surf the net in style with the delivery of two state-of-the-art Case IH tractors.

Toorak makes it a double

TOORAK College was champion Victorian school at the VEIS Show Jumping 2015 teams Grand Final.

Weekly Times Horse news

Swifts Creek shocks Bruthen

Swifts Creek shocks Bruthen

SWIFTS Creek has stunned the Omeo and District league by bundling Bruthen out of the competition in the first semi-final.

Woorinen wins after tough week

Central Murray FNL, Kerang V Woorinen

AFTER a week of hardship, the resumption of football finally gave Woorinen players, coaches and supporters something to smile about.

Salary cap timing in doubt

AFL North East Border regional general manager John O'Donohue, at Wangaratta FC

DOUBTS have been cast on whether the salary cap can be implemented and enforced next season.

Country parties dig in

ELECTION: Robert Danieli Australian Country Alliance

A STOUSH is brewing between The Nationals and the Australian Country Alliance over the “country” title.

No-till pay dirt

25 years of no till farming - Peter Walsh

THE South Americans have a saying — the grain is for you, the rest if for the soil.

Trees sow seeds for African farmers

PASSIONATE tree growers from the Otways are sharing their skills and time to help Ugandan rural communities.

Weekly Times Travel News

Sweet and easy spuds

Sweet and easy spuds

POTATOES are produced in such an unusual and easy way, it’s possible to grow excellent crops at home.

Beware of nursery bargains

Beware of nursery bargains

I’M NOT the only gardener who gets a bit picky when selecting and buying plants.

Tasty, accessible fruit

Tasty, accessible fruit

SOME fruit trees grow far too vigorously — they can become so tall we need a ladder to harvest the fruit.

Cabbage adds colour

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

CABBAGE is one of those vegetables which some people steer away from.

Tasty snack, or meal

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

SIMPLE minced meats and spices combine to create the foundation for a delicious and versatile meal.

Super savoury spuds

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

IT MAY be old-fashioned, but potatoes baked in their jackets make for true comfort food.

Sod’s law spells dirty work

IT’S a bit of a toss-up which is the more boring — a ribbon cutting or a sodturning ceremony.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Hey, bale art is everywhere

Hey, bale art is everywhere

LOOKS like farmers all over the world love a bit of hay bale art.

Horse frames new career

Horse frames new career

CUTBACKS in regional media are biting so hard that horses are being employed as camera guys.

Ask Agnes: Sweet loss

Ask Agnes: Sweet loss

DEAR Agnes, At our golf day recently we celebrated one of our ladies’ birthdays with a cake I made.

Home of the good life

 t19 destoz CR TOURISM NSW Views of Mount Warning and Tweed district from the Pinnacle lookout (Pinnacle in foreground), Bord...

MOUNT Warning is an ominous name for such a beautiful summit.

Real China revealed

Real China revealed

CHINA really is a land of contrasts.

Pride of the south

Pride of the south

IT’S early evening in front of Avignon’s Palais des Papes and the tourist hordes have gone for the day.

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