Last Updated: March 30, 2015

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Finn gets ready to Power up

SOUTH Warrnambool premiership player Danny Finn is coaching ­Kolora-Noorat Football Club.

Man killed in truck crash

Man killed in truck rollover

A MAN has died after his truck rolled in southwestern Victoria.

‘Aussie Beer’ brewed in China

‘Aussie Beer’ brewed in China

AN AUSTRALIAN company has been fined $10,200 for passing off Chinese-brewed beer as “Aussie”.

Baird claims second term


PREMIER Mike Baird has handed the coalition a second term in government.

Farmer baled up over hay load

Unsecured Load

A FARMER remains bemused after arguing with Transport SA inspectors about whether a bale of hay was an “unsecured load”.

Man dies after car plunges into creek

Man dies after car plunges into creek

A MAN, 48, was found dead in his car after apparently losing control and veering down an embankment.

Exotic blues and golds go on trial

Lentils spilling from glass jars

BLUE and gold lentils are being trialled by a Victorian legume company.

Temperature review expanded

Murray Darling

AN INDEPENDENT review of the BoM’s temperature records has expanded its probe beyond the terms of reference.

How the Victorian Liberals fell apart

STATE ELECTION 2014 - Napthine

DISUNITY and poor communication were factors that led to voters dumping the Napthine government, a Liberal Party review has found.

Govt moves ahead label changes

Govt moves ahead label changes

COUNTRY-of-origin labels for processed foods will be mandatory under a plan to be put to federal Cabinet.

PETA hits rodeo sponsors

NEWS: John Austin from Ryebucks Saddlery

ANIMAL rights group PETA is targeting small businesses for sponsoring legitimate events.

Croc nabbed in outback Qld

TWO blokes hunting for yabbies have nabbed a crocodile in the middle of outback central Queensland.

Market boost for augers

FASTER headers and bigger silos for more on-farm grain storage is boosting a market for high-capacity grain augers.

Last minute appointments

PHIL Town will return as Hill End coach in the Mid Gippsland Football League following the resignation of Brad Sinclair.

This Jeep reaches the Summit

SALES of Jeeps in Australian are on the rise.

Lamb shanks

THIS recipe for lamb shanks will warm you up as the weather gets cooler.

Applaud those who ignore threats

Applaud those who ignore threats

BALLARAT firms that sponsored the local rodeo were targeted by PETA but it was the animal rights group’s usual glib.

PETA bullies at it again

NEWS: John Austin from Ryebucks Saddlery

THEY don’t come any nastier than People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Fraser never forgot the country

The Advertiser Library

MALCOLM  Fraser’s passing is the closing chapter of a political life that was oddly divisive and unifying.

Wintry blast Snow in March? Yes, that’s white

Snow in March? Yes, that’s white

IT might only be March, but snow has fallen at Victorian resorts for the first time this year.

Rain forecast Wet autumn forecast

Wet autumn forecast

AFTER a series of gloomy forecasts, the official long-range forecasts for Victoria are now predicting rain.

Editor's Choice

Drug test looms for shearers

 Shearing. The Boot Shed. Maungadal Station. Hay.

SHEARERS  could be drug tested at work if a group of Liberal Party members in western Victoria gets its way.

Big farms sold Investors buy up big in Sunraysia

Investors buy up big in Sunraysia

A GROUP of Melbourne ­investors is securing a slice of the agribusiness action in the Sunraysia region.


Challenger E Series Launch

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


Coolana bull sale

The action at the Coolana bull sale on March 5.


Conservation farming pays off

Conservation farming pays off

GRAIN grower Ricky Miles has seen the benefits of new technologies and practices in his business.

North Shore silo plan redrawn

Farmer David Lynch holding wheat grains with harvester machine in bg in mallee wheatfield Welshmans Plains district 15 Dec 20...

THE owners of a proposed grain storage facility in North Geelong have amended their application after community protest.

Synlait shares plunge after loss

 20/12/2006. Quarry Hills, a newly converted dairy farm located between Cressy and Campbell Town in northern Tasmania. Dairy ...

SYNLAIT Milk shares have plunged 12 per cent after the company turned to a loss in the first half.

Lawsons, March 27: $20,000 top

LIVESTOCK: Lawsons Angus Bull Sale

BULLS sold to a top of $20,000 at the Lawsons Angus bull sale at Glenburn today.

Wycheproof, Mar 27: 7000 yarded

Wycheproof, Mar 27: 7000 yarded

JUST under 7000 sheep were yarded at the Wycheproof special store sale today.

Wodonga, March 26: Mixed prices

Wodonga cattle sale

TODAY’S Wodonga cattle market today was mixed in quality and prices.

New Arion has a touch of Claas

New Arion has a touch of Claas

CLAAS Harvest Centre has confirmed a new Arion 400 series will be arriving in Australia next year.

Headers to be smashed in derby

Header demolition derby

IT IS a demolition derby with a difference — headers smashing each other into pieces all in the name of fun.

Market boost for augers

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

FASTER headers and bigger silos for more on-farm grain storage is boosting a market for high-capacity grain augers.

Ex-AFL players go to the bush

RETIRED and delisted AFL players are looking to country football as a place to hone their coaching skills.

Weekly Times Horse news

Three more live baiting charges

Greyhounds at Sandown - Melbourne Cup trials. Race 7. Malfoy comes from behind for an emphatic victory. This is a generic sho...

POLICE have charged another three people in relation to allegations of live baiting in the Greyhound racing industry.

Newmans reunited at Tongala

FOOTY: Newman brothers Shepparton

A TOUGH preseason has given country football great Paul Newman a new lease on his playing career.

AFL boss backs clubs in ice fight

N08ck510 Ice pipes found for sale after raids on retailers in St Kilda and Windsor.

AFL Victoria has dismissed calls for drug testing in community football amid claims players are using ice.

Take a butcher’s hook

IVAN McNally’s butcher shop in Newry has two cash registers; the old one and the new one.

Weekly Times Travel News

Stop the rot this autumn

Stop the rot this autumn

IT HAPPENS every autumn, ­especially in the vegetable garden.

Get set for the big chill

English spinach

IF YOU’RE growing your own backyard tucker, it’s gloriously satisfying but a never-ending job.

Unlock soil’s potential

Lilac trees grow nad bloom better if limed every autumn.

THERE’S a special reason why lime is best applied in autumn and early winter.

Lamb shanks


THIS recipe for lamb shanks will warm you up as the weather gets cooler.

Cooking with tinned crabmeat

Country Living FOOD PAGE

I AM a great believer in not making things harder than they need to be in the kitchen.

Mango in many ways

Country Living FOOD PAGE

AS WE say goodbye to another summer, we also say goodbye to an abundance of some of the best seasonal produce.

Clarkson revving-up tractors

AFTER years as the face of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson wants to do a farming show called Top Tractor.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Plenty of room for this pooch

Peppin-Shaw 2015 - day 2

NOW that’s what you call a dog kennel.

Black drum magic for biggest crops

Black drum magic for biggest crops

NOW that’s what you call a zucchini.

It’s a Hereford at a stretch

It’s a Hereford at a stretch

BACK Paddock has heard of beef breeders trying to get more “stretch” into their cattle, but this is ridiculous.

Fast boat seals deal

Supplied Editorial Fwd: More eco boat pics

PHILLIP Island is synonymous with penguins.

Irresistible Gippsland

Graeme and Rachel Robinson on their dairy farm in Gippsland. Cows. Cattle.

HIKING through Wilsons Promontory National Park is just one of the lures which pull visitors to Gippsland.

Gateway to rural delight

Gateway to rural delight

A TRIP into the surrounds of England’s most famous university town is a real treat, writes IAN GILBERT

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