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Bad fire season looms

Bad fire season looms

VICTORIA’S fire season is already shaping up as shocker with two months to go until summer.

Man killed in Calder truck crash

Girl fights for life after being hit by truck

UPDATE: A MAN has died and a young girl is fighting for life after separate accidents involving trucks in Victoria today.

Toxic dump hearing

Jim Burns. Mallee Toxic Waste Dump

A HEARING will begin in Melbourne tomorrow on a proposed toxic waste dump in the northern Mallee.

Fonterra cuts farmgate price

21/07/2006 NA: Jersey cows on the Hicks family dairy farm just out of Mooroopna. Dairy Awards. Pic. Zoe Phillips

FONTERRA Australia has become the second dairy processor to cut this season’s farmgate price forecast.

US heifer sets world record

US heifer sets world record

A HEREFORD heifer made $180,000 at a sale in the US on Monday to set a world record for whiteface females.

Bluegum harvest ramps up

 Satimer road ratepaying residents say the Glenelg and Southern Grampians shire are mismanaging the bluegum harvest's transpo...

TIMBER harvesters are working around the clock in western Victoria for the bluegum harvest.

Gas deal adds to promise

Gas deal adds to promise

UPDATE: PIPED natural gas will be supplied to remaining “priority” towns across regional Victoria.

NFF seeks a louder voice

NFF seeks a louder voice

THE new National Farmers’ Federation chief says he wants to strengthen agriculture’s voice.

Clydesdales on show

CLYDESDALES have been on show at the Royal Melbourne Show for 100 years.

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NFF seeks a louder voice

THE new National Farmers’ Federation chief says he wants to strengthen agriculture’s voice.

Hamilton air service to end

SHARP Airlines will stop flying between Hamilton and Melbourne by December.

Beer bottle booty

AN EARTHMOVING contractor has paid $5000 for one of Victoria’s rarest beer bottles.

‘Priority towns’ cooking with gas

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The Coalition’s regional energy program has worked wonders, writes PETER RYAN

Face the dry facts

Kangaroos

IT’S a devastating reality. The season has delivered so little for parts of northwest Victoria.

Truth hurts at Epping Market

 Melbourne Fruit & Vegetable Wholesale Market. uncertainty & lack of information from the State Government about...

I WILL stand up to this Government to make sure the trading floor at Epping Market is fit for purpose.

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Rain arrives Rain in the nick of time

Rain in the nick of time

UPDATE: SOME more monster rain totals have been recorded in the rain-starved Mallee.

Ag-gag laws defeated

Ag-gag laws defeated

UPDATE: AG-GAG style legislation has today been defeated in the South Australian Parliament.

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Princess loves Diana the lamb

Princess the Shetland Pony has adopted this orphan lamb as if it was her own.

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Young Auctioneers Competition

Young Auctioneers Competition that's on at Pakenham

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EXPORT WHEAT

Does Australia need to go back to a single grain-marketing body?

Limousin’s genes shine again

THE first calf Patrick Halloran ever bred is still rewarding the stud breeder five years on.

Angus reigns supreme at show

Angus reigns supreme at show

AN ANGUS bull has won the supreme interbreed exhibit at the beef cattle judging today.

Long shot on Shorthorns pays

Royal Melbourne Show - Cattle Judging

DAVID Ashley needed just three heifers for success at this year’s beef cattle judging at the Melbourne Show.

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Cattle producers slam MLA plans

 FARM. Sandy Leatham with her shop 'Hook and Spoon' in Benalla and on farm with her beef cattle.

CATTLE producers have hit out at Meat & Livestock Australia’s plans for the future of the organisation.

Fonterra cuts farmgate price

21/07/2006 NA: Jersey cows on the Hicks family dairy farm just out of Mooroopna. Dairy Awards. Pic. Zoe Phillips

FONTERRA Australia has become the second dairy processor to cut this season’s farmgate price forecast.

Farm sustainability recognised

Farm sustainability recognised

TWO farming enterprises have been nominated for gongs in this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

Warragul, Sept 26: $3400 top

Dairy Sale Warragul

THE quality of Grant Heywood’s herd lured buyers to Warragul today, according to the sale auctioneer.

Bairnsdale, Sept 26: 1800 yarded

Wodonga cattle sale

PRICES were strong at Bairnsdale today where about 1800 cattle were yarded.

One Oak, Sept 25: $11,000 top

One Oak, Sep 25: $11,000 top

IT was the end of an era today when One Oak at Jerilderie offered Merino rams for the final time.

John Deere sprayer a winner

Henty Machinery Field days 2014

A SELF-propelled sprayer with the ability to swap chemicals on the run has been road tested over winter.

New tractors a big hit

Henty Machinery Field days 2014, day 2

MASSEY Ferguson is on the field days circuit with its new MF 8700 and Global series tractors.

US probes ATV safety

 Cars Guide cover for 10th July 2010. ATV Quadbike.

UNITED States consumer authorities are putting the spotlight on ATV safety in a major new inquiry.

Swans savour a rare flag

AN undermanned Shepparton Swans team withstood a last quarter assault to win the premiership at the weekend.

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Reapers AFL ties hope

Reapers AFL ties hope

NEW AFL Victoria general manager Steven Reaper believes community footy and AFL ties will strengthen.

Wedderburn wins in extra time

Supplied Editorial Fwd: Photo from 20 Sep 2014 NCFL grand final Wedderburn vs Charlton Wedderburn win by a point aft

WEDDERBURN might have secured four North Central Football League premierships on the trot.

Swans cling on to win in a thriller

East Gippsland FNL, Grand Final, Stratford v Wy Yung

STRATFORD coach Peter Morrison has labelled the Swans’ thrilling three-point grand final win over Wy Yung as the best moment of his football career.

NFF seeks a louder voice

NFF seeks a louder voice

THE new National Farmers’ Federation chief says he wants to strengthen agriculture’s voice.

Mike's money-making mussels

Shell Fish Direct

WHEN the sun is setting gold and a snapper tugs on his fishing rod, Mike Houghton knows he’s got a top job.

Kelly’s third play on stage

A SWAN HILL playwright Andrew Kelly is making final preparations for his new play.

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Pruning is shear luxury

 Cherry blossom tree in Doncaster East.

THERE’S a certain, intensely-satisfying, therapeutic value in pruning trees and shrubs.

Bright idea in light bulbs

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

LIFE’S not all about colour at Tesselaar Tulip Farm.

Cundall: My inspiring journey

Cundall: My inspiring journey

I’VE never liked holidays. Sitting around doing nothing has never held any appeal for me.

How to cook rhubarb

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

DURING winter I regularly added some stewed rhubarb to my daily breakfast cereal.

A blast from the parsley

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

ONE of the most versatile herbs used in cooking is parsley.

The icing on the cake

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

I WAS looking in the kitchen cupboard the other week and discovered six different kinds of vinegar.

Uni calendar to usher in nude year

IT’S been a while since we’ve seen a nude charity calendar featured in Back Paddock.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Groom gives bull bum steer

Bull of a Wedding Guest

IT SEEMED like the perfect country wedding photo shoot — beautiful couple, idyllic countryside — and a photobombing bull.

A Hawk in sheep’s clothing

A Hawk in sheep’s clothing

LANGWARRIN Primary School celebrated the last day of term with a football parade last Friday.

Sure as eggs, that’s different

Sure as eggs, that’s different

IT’S been a while since we had a weird egg, so here’s one from Max and Sharyn Star.

Domestic tour bliss

Supplied Travel MARCH 2 2014 WA DEALS Explore the Margaret River region of WA

YOU don’t need to travel far to see some of the most spectacular places on Earth.

Enjoy the cruise views

 Italy. From Swagman Tours

PERHAPS the loveliest way to see European capital cities is from the vantage point of its grand rivers.

Easy life, easy rider

Grasshopper Advntures

JASON Williams turned a few thousand dollars on his credit card into a successful business.

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