Last Updated: July 02, 2015

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With Joe, every dog has his day

THEY say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks.

Poison fear at Fiskville

Neville Callow

NED Callow will find out at the end of the month if he has been poisoned.

Sherrin gives supplier the boot

Sherrin gives supplier the boot

FOOTBALL maker Sherrin has given its Victorian leather supplier the boot.

Wild price ride

LIVESTOCK: Euroa Cattle Sale

AUSTRALIA’S farmers are on a price roller-coaster as volatility hits all commodities.

Regional ice flight steps up

NEWS: Ex-ice user Jacob Kane

A FORMER ice user, who shared his battle last week, now wants to use his experience to educate teenagers.

Big price for little lady

Australian Holstein showcase sale Bendigo

A SALE family’s Glomar Supersire Lady topped last night’s Australian Holstein showcase auction, making $15,000.

New gun buyback mooted

New gun buyback mooted

AUSTRALIAN shooters may be forced to hand back thousands of lever-action guns.

Equal rights push gains momentum

bus volunteer

ANOTHER rural council has joined a campaign to fight for equal services for all Victorians.

Black spot win for Indi

Wangaratta

THE independently held electorate of Indi in Victoria has gained a staggering 30 new mobile phone towers.

Farm watchdog win

 QLD Senator Barnaby Joyce , speaks about the approval of the sale of Cubbie Station to the Chinese ,with an storage dam, on ...

THE Federal Government is poised to appoint an agriculture watchdog.

Beef price anomaly

LIVESTOCK: Euroa Cattle Sale

THE young cattle price average is now only 70c/kg away from the 600c/kg mark.

Breaches earn slap

Breaches earn slap

THREE companies penalised after an extensive poultry industry investigation received small fines.

Wodonga, July 2: Prices boom

A BIGGER than expected offering of 2600 cattle did nothing to stop the store sale juggernaut at Wodonga today.

People power secures tower

FARMERS in a small pocket of southern NSW will now be able to operate their businesses properly.

Pakenham, July 2: Numbers jump

HEAVY steers made to $1660, or more than 300c/kg, at the Pakenham store cattle sale today.

Valiant work helps carve a niche

CRAIG Jones created a wooden version of his 1965 Chrysler Valiant ute.

Corryong club in the blood

THERE was only ever one club Gordon Nicholas was going to let his kids play for — Corryong.

Shearers as sportsmen, why not?

NEWS/FOCUS: McCLELLAND FAMILY

SHEARING as a national sport? Well if frisbee throwing and ferret legging can be called a sport, why not?

Gun flap half-cocked

 13/02/2003. Bob Pendergast, shooting his Benambra cattle injured in the Gippsland bushfires. He blames the ban on back burni...

THE recent hysteria about lever-action firearms and the apparent push to re-examine current legislation is unjustified.

Finally a plan, now for action

Harvest pics grain

WHEN the Agriculture White Paper was proposed in 2013, it was to provide a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity.

Editor’s Letter: July 2015

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

IT’S an awarding business, this farming caper.

Nuts about a climate change

Drouin Macadamia Nuts

TROPICAL macadamias growing in Gippsland? Sceptics said never, but Michael Carmody has it cracked.

Editor's Choice

New gun Shotgun in hot demand

Shotgun in hot demand

VIDEO: THOUSANDS want to buy a seven-shot shotgun that tests a 19-year rapid-fire weapon ban.

Omega real estate Spy pad for sale

Spy pad for sale

DEFENCE facility, Omega Base, was abandoned a decade ago but now the Gippsland spy pad is on the market.

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cook book promo

SFS Seeder Demonstration Day

About 200 people gathered at Southern Farming Systems' trial site at Inverleigh to see the latest seeding technology in action.

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Terry O'Connor, National sled dog championships

Ride along with Terry O'Connor and his Huskies Mia and Kodi as they train for the national championships in Shepparton.

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Ports off the hook on wheat

Harvest rolling in at Graincorp receival in Geelong

GRAIN growers are “disappointed” with a decision to grant exemptions to the Melbourne and Geelong ports operators.

Dry taking its toll on dairy

dairy heifers, cows,

FARMERS looking to agist cattle are coming up empty-handed.

Mutton hits four-year high

Wycheproof sheep sale - June 26 2015

MUTTON prices have hit their highest level in almost four years.

Wodonga, July 2: Prices boom

wodonga cattle sale

A BIGGER than expected offering of 2600 cattle did nothing to stop the store sale juggernaut at Wodonga today.

Pakenham, July 2: Numbers jump

Pakenham, July 2: Numbers jump

HEAVY steers made to $1660, or more than 300c/kg, at the Pakenham store cattle sale today.

Latest livestock sales

Wodonga cattle sale

THIS week’s dairy and cattle sale dates.

First man up for the Challenger

First man up for the Challenger

A SOUTH Australian farmer is the first in the country to take delivery of a new Challenger MT800 series tractor.

Axion range gets two more

Axion range gets two more

CLAAS has extended its Axion 800 series with the 800 (205hp) and 820 (225hp) models and new equipment options.

Seed drill fertilises on go

Seed drill fertilises on go

TERRASEM’S C6 seed drill can go from last season’s stubble to planted and fertilised in one pass.

Corryong club in the blood

THERE was only ever one club Gordon Nicholas was going to let his kids play for — Corryong.

Weekly Times Horse news

Shooters to escape charges

Shooters to escape charges

NO shooter will ever be charged for the massacre of more than 1000 water birds at a swamp near Boort in 2013.

One-offs over as clearances end

One-offs over as clearances end

HOPEFULLY clubs are happy with their playing lists because it’s on their shoulders that premiership hopes now rest.

Sherrin gives supplier the boot

Sherrin gives supplier the boot

FOOTBALL maker Sherrin has given its Victorian leather supplier the boot.

Gun flap half-cocked

 13/02/2003. Bob Pendergast, shooting his Benambra cattle injured in the Gippsland bushfires. He blames the ban on back burni...

THE recent hysteria about lever-action firearms and the apparent push to re-examine current legislation is unjustified.

Mobile phone black spots fixed

Mobile phone black spots fixed

MANY rural communities will be disappointed with the construction of 109 mobile phone towers to fix Victoria’s black spots.

No stops to the top drop

Mount Stapylton Wines

YOU don’t need much land to grow grapes and make wine internationally acclaimed wine.

With Joe, every dog has his day

THEY say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks.

Weekly Times Travel News

Blooms warm the soul

Blooms warm the soul

I ONCE had a highly embarrassing experience in Whitby in Britain and it served me right.

From little things ...

From little things ...

MANY decades ago, I was asked to landscape a primary school’s grounds on the outskirts of a big city.

A prickly prune

A prickly prune

RIGHT now is a perfect time to prune and rejuvenate almost every kind of rose plant.

A fraîche, tasty snack

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

CRÈME fraîche, while once a novel and trendy dairy ingredient, has now settled into mainstream cooking.

Let onions be the star

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

THE common brown onion is a feature of much of our cooking.

Warming to the core

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

NOTHING says early winter quite like an apple that’s sweet, crisp, tart and juicy.

A day of moos and rainbow hues

RAINBOWS were everywhere on social media last week — not because of rain, but to support gay rights.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Australians know a good letterbox

Letterboxes

It’s not unusual to find bulls on hay plains or tractors at Inverell but microwaves in paddocks at Yass? That’s what’s happening in the bush where farmers turned mailboxes into quirky pieces of art.

Barnaby’s map’s as clear as mud

Barnaby’s map’s as clear as mud

LOOKS like Barnaby Joyce prefers good old mud maps to Google Maps when it comes to directing people.

I’ll take that mail now

I’ll take that mail now

“STAND and deliver ... the mail” is what this chap seems to be saying to the world.

Foray into China’s past

Foray into China’s past

I KNOW it’s a long shot, but if you are ever in central China, might I suggest a visit to the desert?

Bewitching outback

Bewitching outback

THEY are names rusted on to folklore as authentic signposts to inland Australia — Mildura, Burra, Clare, even that mountain of gold, Ballarat.

A whale of a time

 Warrnambool Flagstaff Hill and Shipwreck Coast tour.

TO AN adult, Warrnambool is all about the romance of the sea, shipwrecks, whales and the Great Ocean Road.

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