Last Updated: May 29, 2015

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A close-knit community

ALISON Craven and her husband, Keith, produce the finest of mohair on their farm at Boolarra South in Gippsland.

Duck hunt confrontation

Duck hunt confrontation

UPDATE: THE balaclava-clad duck protester at Lake Colac on Saturday was a member of the Coalition Against Duck Shooting.

Police take another aim at gun licences

Police take another aim at gun licences

MORE than 80 Victorian shooters may lose their licences through an administrative bungle.

Trail takes next step to peak

NEWS: Grampians Peaks Trail

DESPITE controversy surrounding the Stronger Regions Fund, the Grampians this week celebrated a windfall.

PETA to protest at AWI

 An unidentified woman walks past People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) protesters outside the Benetton store on...

ANIMAL rights group PETA will take its fight against the nation’s wool industry to the doors of Australian Wool Innovation tomorrow.

China moves in on Gippsland farms

China moves in on Gippsland farms

CHINESE-listed company DFP Australia has bought two Gippsland dairy properties.

Juice company fined

Juice company fined

A JUICE company and supermarket have been fined for promoting a product made from Chinese apples as “Made in Griffith”.

VFF seeks feedback on GST reshape

 Vegetable farming Werribee. Cauliflower crop. vegetables.

THE views of Victorian farmers will be canvassed before their peak body decides whether to support increasing the GST.

Ingram to phase out fishing families

 Independent MP and Member for Gippsland East Craig Ingram, in Bairnsdale ahead of the 2010 Victorian state election.

CRAIG Ingram will direct the Victorian Government’s plan to remove commercial netting from Port Phillip and Corio bays.

Stamping out dodgy operators

 A250518 A Pacific labour trial could bring benefits to Burdekin horticulture growers with additional workers.

THE peak body representing companies in the fresh produce supply chain has called for tighter regulation regarding labour hire operators.

Trout cod limit proposal

SUNTAS: 95yo fisherman Dick Lewis

ANGLERS want to set a bag limit for the new trout cod fishery at a single fish.

PJ protest for Victorian regional rail

PJ protest for Victorian regional rail

UPDATE: MORE than 100 Shepparton locals today called on the Minister for Transport to improve rail services.

Relax with a camel milk cuppa

FANCY a drop of camel milk in your cuppa?

Brothers in farms

HIGH rainfall farmland remains the “golden asset” in Australian agriculture, according to Richard and Angus Taylor.

EU market share safe

AUSTRALIA is likely to keep its $280 million share of the European Union beef market.

Strong season for river growers

BOUNDARY Bend citrus grower Rohan Anderson has just picked his Navelina and M7 oranges.

Southern Farming Systems celebrate

Southern Farming Systems celebrate their 20 year anniversary.


RSPCA’s extreme tactics

 News / BCM / 23.12.04 '' RSPCA campaign with Cleanaway to

THE tide of public opinion is starting to turn on one of this nation’s oldest animal-welfare organisations, the RSPCA.

Deal a cow for China’s farmers

Weekly Times. Staff. Ed Gannon.

IT’S not often that we stop to consider the yin and yang of life.

MLA hate fest unwarranted

Warrnambool store cattle market.

YOU could be forgiven for thinking beef producers would be optimistic as the industry enjoys its best prices ever.

A close-knit community

A close-knit community

ALISON Craven and her husband, Keith, produce the finest of mohair on their farm at Boolarra South in Gippsland.

Bottle Oh!

Bottle Oh!

AS owners of some of the most catching wine labels will attest, a great design takes a clear message, an inspired artist and a fair dose of risk.

Editor's Choice

Trout cod Cod forsaken species is back

 A unique photo of a Murray cod alongside a trout cod. Can you tell the difference? The top fish is a Murray cod and the bott...

TROUT cod could soon be back on the menu after an absence of 40 years.

Labour rip-off condemned

Overseas Workers

FARMERS have condemned fresh allegations of foreign worker exploitation in major horticultural enterprises.

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Challenger E Series Launch

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


Food not gas protest

Western District residents got together to protest unconventional gas mining in their community.


Cubbie cotton’s hi-tech home

Cubbie cotton’s hi-tech home

IN CENTRAL China the plant that will process Cubbie Station’s massive cotton crop has swung into operation.

Vic produce heads to Asia

Vic produce heads to Asia

ASIAN supermarkets will become vital to Victorian horticulturalists.

Grains chief vows change for better

WA farmer Jason Stokes in the Chapman Valley is looking forward to a good wheat harvest

THE GRDC has admitted more than 80 per cent of Australian growers don’t understand what it does.

Latest livestock sales

Colac store sale 10.4.15

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

Coolana, May 22: $5250 top

Coolana female sale.

COOLANA Angus’ female cattle sale was met with lukewarm demand today.

Myrtleford, May 22: Breeders $1880

myrtleford cattle sale

COWS and calves sold to $1880 at Myrtleford today as producers stepped up bidding for breeders.

Versatile range gaining traction

Versatile range gaining traction

THERE is no replacement for displacement and as the demand for more power increases, tracked tractors gain popularity.

Kubota powers up

Kubota powers up

AUSSIE Pumps has released high-capacity  three- and four-inch units for dam-to-dam and fast water cart filling.

Rock ’n’ roll saves your harvester

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

BROADACRE farmers will know you can wreck a header front by running it through uneven and stony ground.

The greatest league of all

GEELONG Football League faces another rematch in the Worksafe Country Championships next year.

Weekly Times Horse news

Duck hunt confrontation

Duck hunt confrontation

UPDATE: THE balaclava-clad duck protester at Lake Colac on Saturday was a member of the Coalition Against Duck Shooting.

Greyhound trainer banned for life

 Trainer Ron Ball with greyhound Mr Metz.

QUEENSLAND Greyhound Hall of Fame trainer Ron Ball has been banned from the industry for life.

Millewa triple-header

 Nangiloc's Scott Golding juggles the ball under pressure. Cardross 22.11-143 vs Nangiloc 14.11-95.

ONE competition not taking part in interleague matches this weekend has taken the chance to go completely outside the box.

Keep carbon pricing alive: Combet


FORMER Labor climate minister Greg Combet says carbon pricing is an issue that should not and will not go away.

Brothers in farms

Angus Taylor MP

HIGH rainfall farmland remains the “golden asset” in Australian agriculture, according to Richard and Angus Taylor.

No rest for racing royalty

TWO racing icons are flat out in retirement.

Weekly Times Travel News

Pruning’s new regime

Pruning’s new regime

A COUPLE of days ago I got stuck into an old quince tree that desperately needed rejuvenating.

My favourite things

My favourite things

I’M OFTEN asked if I have any particular favourite plants.

It’s time to get busy in the garden

 Cherry Blossom 'kwanzan'

AS MOST plants start to drift into winter dormancy, the number of garden jobs to be carried out increases.

Good stewardship pays

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

I SPENT a recent rainy Sunday morning in the kitchen cooking up a stew for later in the week.

Persimmon perfection


THE persimmon is definitely one of the more esoteric finds in the stores and farmers’ markets at this time of the year.

Spinach and cheese squares

 Cafe Morucci at broadway. A spinach and ricotta quiche in a napolli sauce. 16/1/01. Picture: john Appleyard

WITH eight ingredients and just six steps, readers can have themselves a healthy and tasty snack.

Letterbox search delivers a beauty

LOOKS like the competition has gone up a notch or two in our search for the best mailbox.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Elvis watches over his girls

Elvis watches over his girls

SO maybe bulls that act like dogs aren’t so unusual after all.

Arriving in style, in a Fiat

Arriving in style, in a Fiat

YOU couldn’t find more fitting wedding transport for an agricultural contractor than a convoy of tractors.

Driven to distraction

Driven to distraction

SAMANTHA Anderson was amazed to find this barrage of road signs in Point Lonsdale recently.

A feast for the senses

 KING VALLEY Landscapes.

THERE’S an opera singer giving her rendition of Carman Miranda on a magnificent day in the King Valley.

Surreal New Orleans

 JULY, 2005 : Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, USA, 07/05. Travel

UNREAL experiences await visitors to New Orleans, writes ROSLYN LANIGAN

Sweet treats by bus


THOUGHTS of auditioning for cooking shows are dashed as I watch holes appear in my strudel pastry in Budapest.

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