Last Updated: March 03, 2015

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Flock of friends

THE Trudgen family run Colin and Sally’s Lamb at Dollar near Leongatha in South Gippsland. Read their story in FARM Magazine, free in The Weekly Times this week.

Fiskville shutdown

03/09/2000. A fierce tanker blaze threatens to engulf a car during CFA training at Fiskville.

THE CFA’S Fiskville training college has been shut down indefinitely.

‘Wait and see’ on code

03/07/2009 NEWS: Kim Wade (27) with Woolies Select brand chocolate chip cookies in the Woolworth supermarket at Marsfield, Sy...

FARM groups say it’s too early to tell if a supermarket code of conduct will end the squeeze on suppliers.

US wants dope over raw milk


MORE Americans would prefer a ban on the sale of raw unpasteurised milk than marijuana.

Lion holds WCB shares

Lion's New Dairy Boss. Peter West.

LION will decide at a later date if it will retain its 10.22 per cent stake in western Victorian dairy processor Warrnambool Cheese and Butter.

Plan ‘bee’ for war on ants


BEES are being trained to hunt down one of the Far North’s worst invasive pests.

Cheap ‘Aussie’ fillets a bit fishy

Dodgy flathead labelling

IT’S the classic Aussie fish dish — beer-battered flathead with chips. But most “flathead” comes from overseas.

Libs roar back in polls

Tony Abbott

TONY Abbott has staged a stunning comeback with a new poll putting the government almost into election-winning territory.

Call for senate to look at meat

barnawartha saleyards meeting

THE fallout from a buyer boycott of North East Victoria’s newest saleyards could see a senate inquiry into the meat industry.

Nats in bed with Greens: Reith

Peter Reith talking expenses on ABC News 24. Source: ABC

LIBERAL elder Peter Reith has thrown a grenade ahead of a state by-election, saying the Nationals are “in bed with the Greens”.

Coldstream chicken farm under fire

Battery hen rescuer

A POULTRY farmer accused of cruel practices denies a pair of de-beaked chickens that have lost feathers are his.

Shearing by blade draws a crowd

BLADE shearing for show and sale rings is making a comeback.

Super sprayer’s Wimmera debut

MAKING its debut at the Wimmera field days is the Amazone UX11200 super sprayer, with boom widths up to 40m.

Keeping the kids happy

KNOWING the kids are entertained means more fun for you at the Wimmera field days.

Wasps to eat pest

EXCLUSIVE: SCIENTISTS are trialling a new species of wasp in Victorian orchards to help control codling moth.

Quail a game changer

NEVER tried game before? Perhaps you thought it was too difficult to cook, but it’s not.

Time to fix labelling

Greens presser

THE berry scandal will only increase Australians desire to buy local, writes CHRISTINE MILNE

Schools need to stay open

Generic school kids walking. Thinkstock

VICTORIA’s small rural towns risk falling apart without their schools.

Nationals won’t allow risky fracking

MP David O'Brien at Carisbrook

POTENTIAL for onshore CSG activity in Victoria has generated great uncertainty across regional communities.

Weather Qld to sizzle in heatwave

Quiksilver Pro

AUTUMN will be welcomed with potentially record-breaking heatwave conditions in parts of Queensland.

Weather El Nino back on the horizon

Drought in the Mallee

AUSTRALIAN weather experts believe a drought-inducing El Nino weather pattern is forming again.

Editor's Choice

Let’s talk about hunting

Supplied Editorial Caption: Nicolle Flint is the new Tuesday columnist for The Advertiser.

LIKE many Australians, I’m disappointed with former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath.

Lib-Nats feud simmers

Lib-Nats feud simmers

ANGRY Victorian Liberals want a massive overhaul of the coalition deal with the National Party.

National weather

How safe is frozen fruit?

Gemma Sutherland explains how the outbreak of Hepatitis A may have occurred, and how you can protect yourself from the risks.



Skinners Flat Reservoir, Wedderburn Shot by Chris McLennan on Friday, February 13, 2015


Farm production to hit $54.4b

Day in the Life Farmer

AUSTRALIA’s farm production value is forecast to hit $54.4 billion in the next 12 months.

Shearing by blade draws a crowd

Loddon Valley Stud Merino Field Day 2015

BLADE shearing for show and sale rings is making a comeback.

WCB in Lion cheese buy-up

 Coon Tasty Cheese

WARRNAMBOOL Cheese and Butter is set to pay $137.5 million for part of a competitors’ business.

Ballarat, Feb 27: Prices 20c/kg up

Ballarat, Feb 27: Prices 20c/kg up

STEER prices were at least 20c/kg up on a week ago at Landmark Ballarat’s annual weaner calf sale today.

Pakenham, Feb 26: Heavy weights

Pakenham, Feb 26: Heavy weights

HEAVY steers were in demand by meat processors and feedlot buyers at Pakenham store cattle sale today.

Yavenvale, Feb 25: Keen bidding

Yavenvale Hereford sale, Adelong

UPDATE: ANOTHER Hereford stud has posted a big result with bulls averaging $6500 yesterday at Yavenvale.

One fast pass does it all

One fast pass does it all

NEW Amazone Cirrus 03 offset discs/drill combinations enable one-pass cultivation up to 18km/h.

Super sprayer’s Wimmera debut

Super sprayer’s Wimmera debut

MAKING its debut at the Wimmera field days is the Amazone UX11200 super sprayer, with boom widths up to 40m.

Idler has the hay job rolling

Idler has the hay job rolling

BERRIMA Engineering’s BR1200 hay rake will be vying for the Machine of the Year at the field days.

Lalbert mourns favourite son

UPDATE: THE Lalbert community has been plunged into mourning after the death of a Mallee Eagles footballer.

Weekly Times Horse news

Dog trainer done ‘nothing wrong’

SA Greyhound racing at Angle Park

PROMINENT Queensland greyhound trainer Greg Stella insists he has done nothing wrong amid the live baiting scandal.

Picture Perfect pony tops show

Picture Perfect pony tops show

VICTORIANS had a lot to celebrate at the Royal Canberra Show.

Footy is good for us: survey

FOOTY: Auskick Superclinic

A LANDMARK report out today has found the benefits of community football extend beyond the physical health of players.

PUP in senate block

Clive Palmer Speech

TONY Abbott has a new political nightmare to deal with, which threatens to derail his entire agenda.

Farmer Jack’s place

I WAS intrigued to meet Jack Stevens, a 92-year-old farmer who lives and still works west of Euroa.

Weekly Times Travel News

Don’t let them bug you

Don’t let them bug you

SOME garden pests have a distinctly weird appearance. Scales are a good example.

How to grow corn

Peter Cundall

IT PROBABLY seems a bit weird, but most sweetcorn patches should occasionally become a bog garden at this maturing stage.

Breaking new ground

Breaking new ground

THERE are always problems to overcome when creating a new garden.

Coconut ice slab

Coconut ice slab

THIS iced coconut slab is simple to make and tastes delicious.

Quail a game changer

CL Jeremy Vincent Food

NEVER tried game before? Perhaps you thought it was too difficult to cook, but it’s not.

Lemon snow

 Image from Jane Kennedy's book 'Fabulous Food minus the Boombah'. Apple and lemon snow.

THIS delicious recipe for lemon snow is an ideal summer dessert.

Dunny’s big last stand

LADIES and gentlemen, it’s time to announce the winner of our Best Worst Shed competition.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Echuca’s Captain Snooze

Echuca’s Captain Snooze

IT’S great covered saleyards are comfortable for livestock, but are they too comfortable for the buyers?

Rain’s on the way

Back Paddock Ant nest

BATTEN down the hatches and ready Noah’s ark to prepare for the big wet.

Holes in argument

Holes in argument

GOOD to see people observing directions when given.

Sri Lanka, a taste of paradise

HIKKADUWA, SRI LANKA - JUNE 26: A tourist walks along the empty Hikkaduwa beach, past a palm tree bent over from the tsunami ...

IT WAS one of my more surreal travel moments.

Castles on the river

Castles on the river

HISTORIC Europe beckons, with The Weekly Times Travel Club’s Grand European river cruising tour

New York a charming great city

 View from the top of the Empire State Building towards the New York Financial District. Manhattan. May 2010.

I’M from a small country town in NSW with an official population of 99.

New fees for foreign buyers

New fees for foreign buyers

FOREIGNERS seeking to invest in real estate will face fees and tough penalties for rule breaches under a new plan.

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