Last Updated: April 21, 2015

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Cherry exports boom

THE Australian cherry industry enjoyed a 30 per cent increase in exports this season.

Farmers take on PETA

Farmers take on PETA

FARMERS have taken action against PETA’s “grotesque and grossly misleading” campaign against Australia’s wool industry.

Calf sells for record $112,000

Global Impact Dairy Sale

A THREE-MONTH Holstein calf sold for ​a record ​$112,000 in Gippsland today.

Leeton students start school term

Missing Bride

STUDENTS at Leeton High School will return to campus for the first time since much-loved teacher Stephanie Scott was found dead.

Cats mourn loss of Tom’s mum

 Finley farmer Jennifer Hawkins received the Nuffield Farming Scholarship in 2009.

THE Geelong Cats have paid tribute to Tom Hawkins’ mother Jennifer, who passed away on the weekend.

End of track for Birdsville cop

Birdsville Cop Is the Weatherman

SENIOR Constable Neale McShane knows all too well the joys, and pitfalls, of being the lone policeman in a one-cop town.

Sweet victory for Aussie Anzacs

Sweet victory for Aussie Anzacs

AUSTRALIAN Anzac biscuits have beaten out New Zealand Anzac biscuits in a blind tasting, thanks to extra sugar.

Rain signals buoyant outlook

Arthurton farmer Paul Correll

SOUTH Australian farmers have started planting grain crops earlier than the normal following widespread rain.

Land council claims cover-up

Land council claims cover-up

THE NSW Government is being accused of a cover-up over Harvard University’s destruction of aboriginal cultural heritage sites.

Roo meat jumping in popularity

 23.12.2014.Kangaroo harvesting for meat consumption. Heath Tippet - professional shooter for Macro meats at a property North...

KANGAROO meat continues to increase in popularity. Meet one of the men putting roo on your plate.

Senate split on gun laws

 Potato growers rally together near Ballarat. Bridget McKenzie Nationals Senator for Victoria.

A SPLIT has emerged in the traditionally bipartisan approach to Australia’s gun control laws.

Ponies tested in dressage

THE Australian Pony Owners and Breeders Dressage Competition caters for everyone.

On the white track

IN the competitive market that is the yoghurt industry, brands fight for top billing.

Very top of the orange tree

KUBOTA’S MGX range has sat at the top of the ­orange brand’s horsepower table in Australia for the past two years.

Success is simple

FIRST came the chickens, but then came the eggs - and so many more than the Ellis family ever planned to produce.

Saffron’s delicate harvest

LITZA Kikidopoulos works all year for a crop weighing just 80 grams.

Small cop shops must stay

 Police presser at Dandenong Police Station this morning with Superintendent Shane Patton about the death in police custody o...

SMALL rural towns have it hard enough losing schools and football clubs, but now police stations are in danger.

Farmers must carry rate burden

Fence

CONTINUED government funding is the only way forward, writes BILL McARTHUR

Get on board, MAV

 Mudwalls Road, calls for upgrading of the dangerous road, which runs from Richmond through Colebrook to the Midland Highway,...

AN INDEPENDENT inquiry is needed to solve the state’s rural rates crisis, says PETER TUOHEY

Three dead as houses float away

Three dead as houses float away

A WOMAN and two men, believed to be elderly, have died in the Hunter Valley township of Dungog.

Wet week Strong winds to hit NSW

Strong winds to hit NSW

GALE-FORCE winds are expected to hit NSW today including the Hunter and southern Mid North Coast regions.

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Blooded for a fight

COUNTRY LIVING: Kellie Lovick at home in Merrijig

KELLIE Lovick is continuing her family’s High Country grazing connection.

Backpacker buses cop rego fines

 FARM Sam Dellios and his special 'Granpa's' Tomatoes at his farm in Bacchus Marsh.

THREE people transporting workers to Mildura farms have been fined for operating a bus service without proper registration.

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Challenger E Series Launch

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

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Coolana bull sale

The action at the Coolana bull sale on March 5.

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Case laid against big egg

FARM 12 good eggs at Barham with Glen and Mardie Gray and their children Rose and Hugo.

EXECUTIVES from the nation’s top 25 egg producers were summoned to Sydney in 2012 to hear details of a plan to control the market.

WA’s royal blue over potato patrol

Free Spuds

WA’S POTATO patrol needs to be modernised but should not be mashed, state Nationals leader Terry Redman says.

The scary truth about almonds

Almonds

WE EAT 10 times more Californian almonds than we did a decade ago. But it is a statistic that could suck the state dry.

Mt Gambier, April 17: $8250 top

Blue Lake Night Sale, Mt Gambier, SA 17.4.15

THE pedigree and her dams’ regular calving interval is what attracted Brendan Ashby to the top-priced lot at Mt Gambier today.

Ballarat, April 17: Prices up

 Top lots at Ballarat store sale 19.11.2010

HEIFERS of all weights have finally made close to what they are worth, according to vendors at Ballarat today.

Wodonga, April 16: Numbers drop

Wodonga store cattle sale 16.4.2015

TALK of rain in the next couple of days halved the yarding of cattle at the Wodonga sale today.

Handler’s in the mix

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

THE Handler batch mixer is becoming a popular choice for farmers looking for a thorough mix in quick time.

Bale feeder sets new standard

Bale feeder sets new standard

HUSTLER’S top-of-the-range X5000 trailed chainless bale feeder has reasserted the brand as a market leader.

Very top of the orange tree

Very top of the orange tree

KUBOTA’S MGX range has sat at the top of the ­orange brand’s horsepower table in Australia for the past two years.

Wandella’s golden 2015 start

WANDELLA has made it a 2-0 start to the Golden Rivers Football League season against Wakool.

Weekly Times Horse news

Cats mourn loss of Tom’s mum

 Finley farmer Jennifer Hawkins received the Nuffield Farming Scholarship in 2009.

THE Geelong Cats have paid tribute to Tom Hawkins’ mother Jennifer, who passed away on the weekend.

Racehorses test positive for ice

Racehorses test positive for ice

THREE NSW race horses in the care of Scone trainer Luke Griffith have tested positive to ice.

Trainers busted doping racing dogs

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EIGHTEEN Queensland trainers have been punished for doping their Greyhounds in the past three years.

Small cop shops must stay

 Police presser at Dandenong Police Station this morning with Superintendent Shane Patton about the death in police custody o...

SMALL rural towns have it hard enough losing schools and football clubs, but now police stations are in danger.

Shorten backs Swan return

 The Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, Wayne Swan, the Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Financial Services...

LABOR leader Bill Shorten has welcomed Wayne Swan’s decision to recontest the next federal election.

Blooded for a fight

KELLIE Lovick is continuing her family’s High Country grazing connection.

Weekly Times Travel News

Bonfire with benefits

Sprinkling wood ash around cabbages

WHEN the end of fire restrictions was announced recently, I confess to a feeling of childish excitement.

Enjoy the great divide

 ABC GARDENING AUSTRALIA MAGAZINE. Two varieties of Aster flowers supplied for Jennifer Stackhouse?s column in home magazine....

NOW is the time to dig out the flowering perennials to divide them and boost plant numbers in the garden.

Smashin’ pumpkins at 88

Peter Cundall and his pumpkins

LAST October, I wheeled a barrow-load of mixed sheep and poultry manure into my vegetable patch.

Pho the love of soup

Country Living FOOD PAGE

AUTUMN is a great time to start to explore the warming world of soups.

Sweet victory for Aussie Anzacs

Sweet victory for Aussie Anzacs

AUSTRALIAN Anzac biscuits have beaten out New Zealand Anzac biscuits in a blind tasting, thanks to extra sugar.

Coffee meringue roll

Coffee meringue roll

WHIP up this delicious coffee meringue roll.

Serving as token of home

WITH the centenary of Anzac Day approaching Back Paddock was intrigued to come across this picture.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Early picking just to cocky’s taste

Early picking just to cocky’s taste

“MMMMM. Quite a cheeky little shiraz with just a hint of blackberry with some notes of gum nut.”

Play time takes on new meaning

Colac store sale 10.4.15

YOU know you’re getting old when you think the police officers look like they should be still in school.

Interested? Try calling

Interested? Try calling

ANYONE in the market for a one-room motel with air con and loo out the back?

Sale at an easy pace

VIC Australia Day

IT’S A town many simply drive through but stop and you’ll find some gems in Sale’s rich history.

Halls Gap’s magic mountains

Supplied Editorial

VICTORIA’S answer to Kakadu is how Halls Gap locals like to describe the Grampians.

Where Diggers rest

Where Diggers rest

WITH the centenary of the Gallipoli landing fast approaching, the Anzacs are front of mind for many.

City-fringe farmland a gold mine

Vegetable farming Werribee. View of Melbourne CBD from Werribee South.

PROXIMITY to Melbourne, reliable rainfall and good soil types have dictated the prices people are willing to pay for farmland.

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