Last Updated: October 09, 2015

Weather: Canberra 6°C - 26°C . Shower or two. Possible storm.


Muster been a good one

ROB Dowse, of Cranbourne, and Tylah Johnson, of Diamond Creek, show off Rob’s Holden ute at Deni.

Cruel cut

Andrew Weidemann, Rupanyup

SCORCHING temperatures and hot winds have devastated crops just weeks out from harvest.

Holiday had ‘no impact’

Holiday had ‘no impact’

UPDATE 1.15PM: VICTORIA’S Grand Final Friday public holiday didn’t affect the number of staff available to fight the Lancefield fire, the State Government claims.

Dairy extension change

Tasmanian dairy conference

MORE Victorian dairy industry extension services will be delivered through Dairy Australia from July 1 next year.

Frenzy for giant fish

Frenzy for giant fish

A POSSIBLE hoax has triggered the trout fishing equivalent of a gold rush on a tranquil Victorian stream.

New fire lit near Heathcote


A PLANNED burn has been lit today 50km from an out-of-control fire at Lancefield, Victoria.

Ease in gas ban stance

Ease in gas ban stance

ANTI-GAS  protesters have given mining companies a glimmer of hope that they may proceed with an industry in Victoria.

Two P or not two P?

Two P or not two P?

WHEN it comes to abbreviating Shepparton, two P or not two P? That is the question.

Shep wants inland rail


CASH from the controversial Port of Melbourne lease should be used to fund a new inland rail route, Shepparton Council argues.

Desal still on the table

Portarlington Pier redevelopment

THE Victorian Government says the option of turning on the Wonthaggi desalination plant remains on the table.

Men still calling the shots

Irrigation Water. Mildura. Murray River

ALMOST all Victorian water boards remain controlled by men despite State Government efforts to correct the gender balance.

A ’devastating’ turnaround

Baker Seed Co Rutherglen

THE heatwave of the past few days will strip the cream off crops in North East Victoria.

Lancefield bushfire

Arresting images of the bushfire at Lancefield, Victoria, by Zoe Phillips.


Mother bin gets sassy new curves

CURVED sides could be the new trend in mother bins if this is anything to go by.

Benalla thrashes Kyabram

Benalla defeated Kyabram in the Goulburn Valley FL, more than doubling their opponents score.


Deni Ute Muster

Thousands of blue singlets and utes descended upon Deniliquin for the annual muster.


Mingles support carers

CARERS in regional and rural Victoria are getting some respite, thanks to Carers Victoria’s Mingles program.

Missing link in rail tale

Murray Basin rail network upgrade

THE Nationals and Liberals appear to be at odds on the Murray Basin Rail project.

How to pass stress test

Walgett Drought

LIVING in rural Australia can be very rewarding. However, farming can be stressful.

Hard-earned legacy demands care

Abandoned shearing shed near Lake Boga

ONE of the wool industry’s legacies to today’s wool growers is its long history of democracy.

Editor’s Letter: September 2015

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

LEADERSHIP is a tricky business. It’s all about juggling stakeholders.

Pick a peck

FARM: Eggsellent Chickens

CHOOKS and cherries have little in common.

Editor's Choice

Vanessa survives spitting image

Vanessa survives spitting image

OUR Alfies competition has gone off with dozens of you sending in your selfies taken with your favourite animals.

Bull baa

Tom Bull,

FROM humble beginnings, the Bull family’s Lambpro seedstock business has grown to become the biggest supplier of prime lamb genetics in Australia.


Bingham's Midwest 60-foot harvester front

The MidWest Durus Premium 60-foot (18m) draper front owned by Bingham Harvesting has been at work in Bolac White wheat in Skipton, Victoria. The Weekly Times Justin Law caught up with Dan Bingham to find out how the worlds biggest header front was performing.


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.


Breeders foresee tasty future

FAMILY team Kerry, Peter and Richard Heazlewood see a strong future for the Belted Galloway breed.

Mixed views on ‘new’ show

Dairy Sections

ORGANISERS have given the new-look youth-focused dairy competition at the Royal Melbourne Show the tick of approval.

Murrays to the fore

 Royal Melbourne Show. Cattle Judging. Monday. Angus judge Jack Woodburn, from Forbes (NSW), looks over PJ Collins' Merridale...

LIVESTOCK breeds with low stud registration numbers have outnumbered popular breeds at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.

Finley’s finest


AGRICULTURE is one of the most popular subjects at Finley High School in NSW.

The Royal Melbourne Show

Early bud burst again

Glenmaggie Wines

DRY conditions and warm weather have led to another early bud burst in parts of Victoria.

US quota to affect prices

Ballarat Beef Cattle Sale

THE US export market looks to impact Aussie beef prices by the end of the year.

Odds defied in dry

Odds defied in dry

STORE sheep are continuing to make solid prices in districts which are battling dry conditions.

Hamilton, October 8: Large sale

Hamilton, October 8: Large sale

HAMILTON’S Chrome Sheep Studs sold 404 rams, in one of Australia’s largest on-property ram sales.

Stud values setting records

Derby Downs annual ram sale

RAM sales have continued to record improved averages heading into October as more terminal sires are offered.

Latest livestock sales

Latest livestock sales

THIS week’s cattle and sheep sale dates.

Cut-price loader ticks boxes

Cut-price loader ticks boxes

THE Korean-made Branson range has expanded in Australia with the release of the F42R 40hp compact tractor.

Vintage heaven for sale


IF there is a heaven on earth for avid collectors of farm machinery and vintage vehicles then Trev Moresi’s backyard shed in Boort is surely it.

Krone baler gives light relief

LIVESTOCK farmers, especially horse owners, will appreciate this clever innovation from Krone.

Saints in heaven

BENALLA ended a four-decade premiership drought by defeating Kyabram in the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final.

Weekly Times Horse news

Kilmore switch gets thumbs down

Weekly Times Sherrin Footy

UPDATE: KILMORE faces an uncertain future after Riddell District league clubs voted against its proposed league switch last night.

Frenzy for giant fish

Frenzy for giant fish

A POSSIBLE hoax has triggered the trout fishing equivalent of a gold rush on a tranquil Victorian stream.

Rider eyes classic six

Rider eyes classic six

UNITED Kingdom rider Alice Dunsdon will attempt a world first at the Australian International Three Day Event next month.

Crops lose out over water fight

Generic Thinkstock image of young woman drinking water from bottle outdoors.

WHO knew bottling water could be more profitable than growing fruit? But it is and the issue is at the heart of a dispute in the state’s north east, says Ed Gannon.

By-election voting opens

Generic images of ballot box / voting booth / election / NSW.

EARLY voting has opened in the Polwarth and South-West Coast districts ahead of the October 31 by-elections.

Big is better, take it as red

Warrabilla Wines

“BIG reds” is how Andrew ­Sutherland Smith describes his Warrabilla wines.

Place of shed experiences

A DOG-EARED copy of The Weekly Times sits on the table in the middle of the Boort men’s shed.

Weekly Times Travel News

Time for a killing spree

Time for a killing spree

SPRING is a time of soft, young shoots and, unfortunately, attacks from sap-sucking pests that feed from them.

A magical paradise

A magical paradise

WHEN walking through parts of our cool-climate garden in spring, I feel as if I’m floating through a paradise of colour and fragrance.

Spring into action now

Spring into action now

SUNLIGHT is now pouring in, warming the soil and extended daylight hours are stimulating a massive sprouting of new growth.

Against the rules

CL Food Page

IN MOST polite circles, the union of fish and cheese has long been frowned upon, but in some culinary circumstances, rules can comfortably be broken.

Layers of tasty appeal

CL Food Page

There’s something really satisfying about making your own lasagne, layering the ingredients to create a dish that has visual appeal as well as great taste.

Fish for complement

CL Food Page

THE warmer weather invariably prompts a change of diet away from the winter’s comfort foods.

Vanessa survives spitting image

OUR Alfies competition has gone off with dozens of you sending in your selfies taken with your favourite animals.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Laughing gear: Criminal trial

Laughing gear: Criminal trial

AFTER a difficult two-week criminal trial in a bank robbery case, the jury finally ends its 14 hours of deliberations.

Netballers beat about the bush

Netballers beat about the bush

WITH the netball season at an end, last weekend was an opportunity for many of the girls to celebrate the season.

Two P or not two P?

Two P or not two P?

WHEN it comes to abbreviating Shepparton, two P or not two P? That is the question.

Fortified by the past

 Tastes of Rutherglen. Grapes. Rutherglen winery.

MANDY Jones points to the ceiling of her cellar door.

Making peace with Normandy

Making peace with Normandy

IT’S the middle of summer, the mercury is rising and families are jostling for prime positions on the beach.

Heavenly Charleville

Supplied Editorial

CHARLEVILLE’S claim to fame — according to history — is that it was the town where Qantas’s first flight departed in 1922.

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