Last Updated: December 18, 2014

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Luck of the Iris continues for Akers

WHEN it comes to on-farm challenge wins, the Iris cow family has been a standout for the Akers.

Foreign work sham grows

chicken factory worker

VICTORIA’S largest chicken processor is investigating the alleged underpayment of foreign workers.

Homes razed as fires rage

Fire at Lindsay Park Euroa

UPDATE: CREWS are battling two bushfires that continue to burn out of control in the state’s northeast ahead of warm and windy conditions.

Tougher dumping action

 Canned tomatoes. Tomato. Food. Can. Home Brand. Woolworths Select. Ardmona. SPC.

FOOD processing giant SPC says new anti-dumping laws will ensure Australia is “no longer a soft target”.

Continued bargaining for veg farms

Soon to be on Woolworths shelves is a Simplot farmer's broccoli crop at Northdown near Devonport.

THE ACCC has proposed to grant authorisation to vegetable growers to collectively bargain with vegetable processors.

Shadow cabinet unveiled

Ag Minister Peter Walsh - PRCV

THE Nationals and Liberals will remain in coalition.

Con of the bitumen

Bitumen scam

THE bitumen con men are back on the rip-off trail in ­central Victoria.

BOM’s space frontier

Struck: Lightning storms sparked many fries across Victoria during the heatwave. Picture: Glenn Milne

AUSTRALIA has struck a deal to access weather data from Japanese and Chinese satellites.

Cattlemen fired up as trial axed

Victorian high country cattle grazier, Charlie Lovick herding cattle on his Merrijig property near Mansfield, Victoria. Charl...

MOUNTAIN cattlemen say rational discussion about alpine grazing’ has “gone out the window”.

Dairy farms run hot

Dairy farms run hot

DAIRY farms are hot property, with investors snapping up multiple properties in blue-ribbon farming country.

China investment backed

Puppies With the Walker Family

CHINESE investment in Australia’s food supply chain will help the nation’s export market boom, a new report says.

Sprayer packs more punch

THE new John Deere R4040i self-propelled sprayer that replaces the 5430i will be arriving early next year.

The only way to have pudding

DOUSED in brandy and set alight is the only way to eat Christmas pudding.

Panel to review wool issues

A WOOL Selling Systems Review is being commissioned by Australian Wool Innovation.

Champions shoot for the top

EACH year Michael and Sue Spagnolo top the Elders Blue Ribbon weaner sale at Yea.

A berry bonanza

YARRA Valley growers have secured the exclusive rights to a new berry variety never before marketed in Australia.

Abuse of workers must stop

FARM Green Olive at Red Hill

THE latest allegations of foreign workers being underpaid is evidence the problem has spread.

All foreign to farmers

 Lal Lal Estate in Yendon, is one of Victoria's oldest gardens at 100 years old.

YOU can’t blame the public for being sceptical.

Coles ruling one giant leap

Coles ruling one giant leap

MOST suppliers would have imagined hell would freeze over before Coles admitted to bullying them.

Editor's Choice

CHINA FTA Free-trade deal ‘no silver bullet’

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

IT will be good, but not great. That’s the warning from a dairy analyst speaking about Australia’s recent FTA with China.

DEPI staff furious

 In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 an unidentified man holds a red claw crayfish at a local fish shop in Harare, Zi...

UPDATE: DEPI staff are furious they learned their department would be split through reports by The Weekly Times.

Sweet life for young Free spirit

Sweet life for young Free spirit

HE’S only 26 but he runs the biggest organic farm in Victoria — if not Australia — and has plans to keep expanding.

Nyangay flock a cut above

Nyangay flock a cut above

GEOFF and Jill Chapman could join the circus with the amount of juggling that’s been needed in the past year.

National weather

Zoe Phillips on the Today Show

Weekly Times photographer Zoe Phillips on the Today Show


Staheli West DewPoint 6110

See what Ryanag's Evan Ryan thinks about the Staheli West DewPoint 6110.


Big stock build-up in grain

Big stock build-up in grain

THE world is awash with grain.

SunRice profit on the rise

SUNRICE CEO Rob Gordon photographed in Sydney, 21 January, 2014. Australia's last grain export monopoly, Sunrice, considering...

SUNRICE has increased its outlook of full-year profit to $47 million after posting a good start to the year.

Mixed blessings in end-of-year boom

Bendigo Prime Lamb Sale

RARELY has the lamb market shown an early summer price rally like it has in recent weeks.

Mixed blessings in end-of-year boom

Bendigo Prime Lamb Sale

RARELY has the lamb market shown an early summer price rally like it has in recent weeks.

Latest livestock sales

HAMILTON Weaner Calf Sales

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

Mount Gambier, Dec 12: Steers lift

HAMILTON Weaner Calf Sales

A YARDING of 2000 store cattle of mostly weaner steers and heifers attracted pleasing competition at Mt Gambier.

GT hoe in blitz at Bathurst

GT hoe in blitz at Bathurst

THE JCB GT backhoe was recently crowned the fastest digger after reaching speeds of more than 116km/h.

Sprayer packs more punch

Sprayer packs more punch

THE new John Deere R4040i self-propelled sprayer that replaces the 5430i will be arriving early next year.

Sprayer covers a record 1023ha

Sprayer covers a record 1023ha

AMAZONE’S UX11200 trailed sprayer has set a world record for spraying by covering 1032ha in 24 hours.

Harvest pulls up stumps

IN TERMS of an introduction to bush cricket, there is nothing like it.

Weekly Times Horse news

Hooper heads home

Hooper heads home

FORMER Western Bulldog Andrew Hooper has signed with the North Ballarat Roosters.

21 years of Polwarth history

Polwarth football league reunion

POLWARTH Football League ran for 21 seasons and its history will be remembered at a reunion next year.

Equestrian may get Olympics chop

olympic rings

EQUESTRIAN events could be under threat at future Olympics.

Jingles keeps trucking

OWNING 14 trucks in 73 years might seem like a lot to some but to Jingles Neal it’s not nearly enough.

Weekly Times Travel News

Spread love with roses

Spread love with roses

I WILL never apologise for my brutal treatment of roses.

The propagation guide

Rhodo Glen nursery

WITH little effort, it’s easy to fill your garden at virtually no cost.

Help blooms to thrive

Help blooms to thrive

SUMMER has arrived at last.

Asparagus and mint coleslaw

CL Food

THIS week’s column is about to set the record straight.

Cardamom cooking

CL Food

CARDAMOM is one of the crown jewels of the spice world.

Christmas slice

 Food - CSIRO Christmas fruit mince slice.

THIS easy Christmas slice has just six ingredients and will be a sure crowd pleaser.

Artists emerge from the farm

ARCHIBALE Prize entries are coming in thick and fast from across Victoria.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Snake caught in hay bale

Snake caught in hay bale

THE fear of most is to be bailed up by a snake. So it makes a nice change to see a Joe Blake baled up.

Wallaby chucks a wobbly

Wallaby chucks a wobbly

THERE’S a ripper video on the Weekly Times’ Facebook page of a wallaby’s encounter with a fox.

Carp calendar is off the scales

Carp calendar is off the scales

THE charity calendars of unclothed lads and ladettes are now passe.

Gems hidden at Stratford


IT WAS a stroke of genius when they named Stratford, the Gippsland town east of Sale, located by the Avon River.

Learn from Europe’s farming best

Learn from Europe’s farming best

WANT to know everything there is to know about Europe’s cutting-edge agriculture practices and technology?

Getaway to the USA

Getaway to the USA

GETTING away from the farm for a holiday can be tough, but this is a tour with plenty of interest for those on the land.

Prime time at Glenvue

Glenvue Tarrone

THERE hasn’t been a season that has let the Gleeson family down on their Western District property Glenvue.

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