Last Updated: September 17, 2014

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Dairy’s Kiwi phobia

Dairy’s Kiwi phobia

A SENIOR dairy leader has told the Australian industry to stop “obsessing” with New Zealand.

Land sale list letdown

Land sale list letdown

VICTORIAN farmers are fuming over lost legal pro­tection on their right to farm.

Watson’s next test

Right to farm Echuca

THE farmer at the centre of a right-to-farm battle is now being forced to conduct expensive soil tests.

Wild dog parasite warning

Wild Dogs

A SWIFTS Creek farmer warns wild dogs may have caused hydatid parasite outbreak in the high country.

Marine park fishing push

 TROUT FISHERS: Opening of trout season in Victoria has no effect on anglers fishing waters like Lake Bullen Merri, which rem...

PRESSURE is mounting on the Victorian Government to allow recreational fishing in marine parks.

Petition fights rates inequity

Paul Weller

A PETITION demanding an inquiry into rural and regional municipal rates was tabled in Parliament today.

Farmers back new visa reforms

Overseas Workers

FARMERS have welcomed a new report recommending changes to the skilled visa ­migration program.

A ’Bulk delivery

Mobulk electorate profile

THE southern and Northern parts of the Monbulk electorate are poles apart.

Champs in the family

LIKE her horses, Matilda Alexander is of a prestigious pedigree.

Share market reform a winner

LOVE to own dairy cows, but don’t want to get up early to milk?

Flooding the backline

SPECTATORS swamp the field at Ballarat’s Eureka Stadium before the Central Highlands senior grand final on Saturday.

Brand and deliver

THE brand of a business is often worth more than its assets, according to marketing guru Jim Gall.

Farmers in field of plenty

FINDING hay buyers could be challenging this year.

Checklist fails to protect

Checklist fails to protect

THE removal of specific farming activities from the Section 32 strikes at the heart of the right-to-farm debate.

Time to churn it over

Time to churn it over

THE Australian dairy industry must stop making excuses, argues BARRY IRVIN

Melbourne Market on target

Melbourne Market on target

REPORTS of the Melbourne Market project being shambolic are simply unfair.

Editor's Choice

Champion mare First photos of Black Caviar's foal

First photos of Black Caviar’s baby girl

UPDATE: CHAMPION racing queen Black Caviar has produced an heir to the throne, giving foal to a filly by super sire Exceed And Excel.

Unity on coal gas cracks

Unity on coal gas cracks

RURAL communities should be open-minded about coal-seam gas mining, the NFF boss says.

National weather

Budweiser Super Bowl commercial: Puppy Love

This year's Budweiser Super Bowl commercial follows the special friendship between Clydesdales and a puppy. Courtesy: Budweiser


The New 'It' Drink Is... Camel Milk??

Step aside, goat's milk. A new milk option is available for the U.S. consumer... and it's camel's milk. Charles Passy joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero for a taste test. Photo: Videoblocks



Should a warning about neighbouring farm activities remain in Section 32 statements?

Zoe’s heifer steals the prize

THE dairy industry has always been a talking point at the Hayes family dinner table.

Hayes takes the cream

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show

JASON Hayes only needed one animal to make his mark on this year’s Royal Melbourne Dairy Show.

The best fare at Royal Melbourne Show

Taste cover story: Food at the show

THERE’S something to suit all appetites at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.

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US leans on Aussie beef

 FEBRUARY, 2004 : RFID (radio frequency identification) tagged cow in Victorian abbatoir, 02/04. Using RFID, cows are tracked...

AUSTRALIAN imported lean grinding meat has hit record levels in the US.

Bumper week for Merinos

 12.9.2014. Collinsville merino stud has been sold to George Millington( right ) with previous owner Paddy Handbury ( left) p...

MERINO rams sold to a top of $66,000 last week.

Studs hit new highs

Welcome Swallow part dispersal and bull sale

VICTORIAN bull sale averages have jumped significantly.

Latest livestock sales

Wodonga cattle sale

THIS week’s cattle, sheep and dairy sale dates.

Bendigo, Sept 15: $8500 top

Australiasian Poll Dorset Ram Sale Bendigo

UPDATE: AUCTIONEERS at Bendigo’s fledging multi-vendor ram sale have described bidders as “selective”.

Wycheproof, Sept 12: Ewes to $250

Wycheproof, Sept 12: Ewes to $250

FIRST-cross one-and-a-half year old ewes with lambs sold to a lofty $250 at Wycheproof today.

Axion 800 in a Claas of its own

 Axion 800 Claas tractor, built in France, former Renault factory, just won tractor of year and machine of year, 2013, at Agr...

VICTORIAN and southern NSW producers at Henty will be the first to see the all-new Claas Axion 800.

Sales staying stable

 Gleaner combine harvester, distributed in Australia by AGCO.

SALES of new tractors remain relatively stable to the end of August with only a small year-on-year decrease.

Three-in-one spreads the load

 Hanmey Trio - loader, cutter and dozer all in one.

THE Hanmey Trio MD-50, just released in Australia, is a loader, dozer and tractor in the one machine.

New blood fights for first flag

THE Geelong Football League will crown a first-time premier regardless of this weekend’s grand final result.

Weekly Times Horse news

Pumas spurred to grand final glory

 Ruth Brain President of the Mininera and District Football League

MOYSTON-Willaura has capped a difficult week with its first premiership as a merged entity.

Power surge hits Sale

 Gippsland Football League, Wonthaggi Power V Leongatha Parrots, at Wonthaggi. Wonthaggi Power won 9-9-63 v 8-14-62. L-R: Tim...

WONTHAGGI Power rewrote the record books when it mounted a last-quarter comeback against Sale on Sunday.

Flag tipsters in final stretch

Flag tipsters in final stretch

IT WOULD seem experience trumps youthful exuberance when it comes to country footy tipping.

Checklist fails to protect

Checklist fails to protect

THE removal of specific farming activities from the Section 32 strikes at the heart of the right-to-farm debate.

Petition fights rates inequity

Paul Weller

A PETITION demanding an inquiry into rural and regional municipal rates was tabled in Parliament today.

Del Rios reaches for the stars

Food & Wine mag - Meet the winemakers

JOHN Durham admits he was chuffed on seeing the 2015 edition of James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion.

Easy life, easy rider

JASON Williams turned a few thousand dollars on his credit card into a successful business.

Weekly Times Travel News

Cundall: My inspiring journey

Cundall: My inspiring journey

I’VE never liked holidays. Sitting around doing nothing has never held any appeal for me.

How to encourage birds

 Kangaroo Paw Bush Revolution, supplied by Ramm Botanicals *** For Home Magazine editorial use only. For other publications a...

A BUSH-INSPIRED garden will encourage birds to your home. Follow Tony Fawcett’s tips.

Grow as you garden

Country Living: Legendary garden designer Paul Bangay

AS a long-time gardener I reckon I’ve made my share of mistakes.

A blast from the parsley

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

ONE of the most versatile herbs used in cooking is parsley.

The icing on the cake

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

I WAS looking in the kitchen cupboard the other week and discovered six different kinds of vinegar.

Lamb a spring delight

Food Pics

LAMB is a family favourite for many households and spring lamb is a popular option.

You’ve gone too far, Cheeky

THERE’S nothing like a grand final to get a fan so excited they feel the need to strip off.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Brush with life on the other side

Brush with life on the other side

“SO you human ferals, see what it feels like to have a $10 bounty on your head!”

Corker of farewell for wine royalty


WHAT better way could you send off one of the members of the world’s greatest wine families?

Lifting the lid on a tankless task

Furphy Water Cart

MOST would think the majority of furphies are generated by journalists and it seems politicians agree.

Enjoy the cruise views

 Italy. From Swagman Tours

PERHAPS the loveliest way to see European capital cities is from the vantage point of its grand rivers.

Easy life, easy rider

Grasshopper Advntures

JASON Williams turned a few thousand dollars on his credit card into a successful business.

Ready for take off

Ready for take off

THE new Weekly Times travel club farming tours will take readers to some fascinating parts of the world.

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