Last Updated: April 19, 2015

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High Country’s Anzac tribute

THREE horse riders will transport a flame from the Shrine of Remembrance to ignite Anzac celebrations in Victoria’s High Country.

Senate split on gun laws

 Potato growers rally together near Ballarat. Bridget McKenzie Nationals Senator for Victoria.

A SPLIT has emerged in the traditionally bipartisan approach to Australia’s gun control laws.

Farmers risk hearing loss

Thorpdale Organics

MORE than half of Australian farmers are being exposed to daily noise levels above the accepted health and safety standards.

Bulk site offered

 Grain harvest. John Davidson, Streatham. Wheat.

THE asset being used to guarantee payments to creditors of Sapphire (SA) Pty Ltd has been offered for sale but did not attract a buyer.

Locals in a flap over chicken farm

Toongabbie chicken farm

TOONGABBIE residents have raised concerns about an 800,000-bird chicken farm proposed for the town.

Patchy rain in north

Patchy rain in north

UPDATE: SEASON-breaking rain has fallen across some isolated areas of northwest Victoria

PETA pushes poison porkies

Ed Gannon. HWT staff. Headshot. Weekly Times.

PETA has sunk to a new low — if that is possible.

Govt contradicts berry supplier

Govt contradicts berry supplier

THE Federal Government has contradicted Patties Food’s claims its frozen berries weren't linked to a hepatitis A outbreak.

Boffin backs alpine cattle trial

 High country cattle being moved by riders on horseback on the Howqua River near Mansfield.

A RESPECTED bushfire scientist has slammed a decision to end a cattle grazing trial in the Victorian high country.

Just lies, bloody lies

Just lies, bloody lies

THE Australian wool industry has been urged to take action over misleading claims of animal cruelty by PETA.

One-cop shops’ future assured

Minyip Police Station. Dairy Week, Schultz Sisters. Terang

UPDATE: FORMER Premier Denis Napthine has slammed the Government for threatening the future of one-man police stations.

Pho the love of soup

AUTUMN is a great time to start to explore the warming world of soups.

The Bundy’s rock revival

AN OLD hall has a new lease on life writes KATH SULLIVAN

Time to add colour

ADD some height to the flower garden by planting tall-growing flowers from punnets.

Sale at an easy pace

IT’S A town many simply drive through but stop and you’ll find some gems in Sale’s rich history.

Anzac legend long remembered

THE faces stare out from the yellowing pages of The Weekly Times, giving little away of their underlying emotions.

Small cop shops must stay

 Police presser at Dandenong Police Station this morning with Superintendent Shane Patton about the death in police custody o...

SMALL rural towns have it hard enough losing schools and football clubs, but now police stations are in danger.

Farmers must carry rate burden

Fence

CONTINUED government funding is the only way forward, writes BILL McARTHUR

Get on board, MAV

 Mudwalls Road, calls for upgrading of the dangerous road, which runs from Richmond through Colebrook to the Midland Highway,...

AN INDEPENDENT inquiry is needed to solve the state’s rural rates crisis, says PETER TUOHEY

Rain on the way Patchy rain in north

Patchy rain in north

UPDATE: SEASON-breaking rain has fallen across some isolated areas of northwest Victoria

Croppers hang out to dry

Croidon at Hay

AUTUMN has so far failed to deliver the much-needed break across large parts of southeast Australia.

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Blooded for a fight

COUNTRY LIVING: Kellie Lovick at home in Merrijig

KELLIE Lovick is continuing her family’s High Country grazing connection.

Backpacker buses cop rego fines

 FARM Sam Dellios and his special 'Granpa's' Tomatoes at his farm in Bacchus Marsh.

THREE people transporting workers to Mildura farms have been fined for operating a bus service without proper registration.

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Challenger E Series Launch

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

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Coolana bull sale

The action at the Coolana bull sale on March 5.

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Lake Bolac Grain Storage for sale

 West Wimmera Harvest. Unloading wheat at the Laharum Grain Storage site

A FARMER-owned grain storage facility at Lake Bolac is up for sale.

High demand lifts cattle kill

Angus cows and calves. Team Te Mania Angus cows and calves. Generic cattle

AN extra 400,000 cattle are expected to be killed this year.

Milk to China

WHITE GOLD:

South Australian fresh milk will arrive in China in a matter of hours.

Ballarat, April 17: Prices up

 Top lots at Ballarat store sale 19.11.2010

HEIFERS of all weights have finally made close to what they are worth, according to vendors at Ballarat today.

Wodonga, April 16: Numbers drop

Wodonga store cattle sale 16.4.2015

TALK of rain in the next couple of days halved the yarding of cattle at the Wodonga sale today.

Leongatha, April 16: 3000 yarded

Leongatha, April 16: 3000 yarded

PRICES for yearling steers hit 275c/kg at the Leongatha store sale today.

Handler’s in the mix

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

THE Handler batch mixer is becoming a popular choice for farmers looking for a thorough mix in quick time.

Bale feeder sets new standard

Bale feeder sets new standard

HUSTLER’S top-of-the-range X5000 trailed chainless bale feeder has reasserted the brand as a market leader.

Very top of the orange tree

Very top of the orange tree

KUBOTA’S MGX range has sat at the top of the ­orange brand’s horsepower table in Australia for the past two years.

Pyramid Hill turns 125

ONLY four men can now claim they are part of Pyramid Hill’s premiership history.

Weekly Times Horse news

Racehorses test positive for ice

Racehorses test positive for ice

THREE NSW race horses in the care of Scone trainer Luke Griffith have tested positive to ice.

Trainers busted doping racing dogs

The Advertiser Library

EIGHTEEN Queensland trainers have been punished for doping their Greyhounds in the past three years.

Kozi slams player cameos

Saint Kilda retirements

ST KILDA great Justin Kos­chitzke has slammed top-level players who shop themselves around to community clubs.

Small cop shops must stay

 Police presser at Dandenong Police Station this morning with Superintendent Shane Patton about the death in police custody o...

SMALL rural towns have it hard enough losing schools and football clubs, but now police stations are in danger.

Walsh v Pulford: bitter exchange

Supplied Editorial Nats

UPDATE: VICTORIA’S Ag Minister Jaala Pulford has shrugged off her social media stoush with Peter Walsh.

Blooded for a fight

KELLIE Lovick is continuing her family’s High Country grazing connection.

Weekly Times Travel News

Bonfire with benefits

Sprinkling wood ash around cabbages

WHEN the end of fire restrictions was announced recently, I confess to a feeling of childish excitement.

Enjoy the great divide

 ABC GARDENING AUSTRALIA MAGAZINE. Two varieties of Aster flowers supplied for Jennifer Stackhouse?s column in home magazine....

NOW is the time to dig out the flowering perennials to divide them and boost plant numbers in the garden.

Smashin’ pumpkins at 88

Peter Cundall and his pumpkins

LAST October, I wheeled a barrow-load of mixed sheep and poultry manure into my vegetable patch.

Pho the love of soup

Country Living FOOD PAGE

AUTUMN is a great time to start to explore the warming world of soups.

Coffee meringue roll

Coffee meringue roll

WHIP up this delicious coffee meringue roll.

Risoni, so versatile

Country Living FOOD PAGE

SMALL pasta called risoni, riso or orzo, is often used to thicken soups and add a little body to casseroles.

Serving as token of home

WITH the centenary of Anzac Day approaching Back Paddock was intrigued to come across this picture.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Early picking just to cocky’s taste

Early picking just to cocky’s taste

“MMMMM. Quite a cheeky little shiraz with just a hint of blackberry with some notes of gum nut.”

Play time takes on new meaning

Colac store sale 10.4.15

YOU know you’re getting old when you think the police officers look like they should be still in school.

Interested? Try calling

Interested? Try calling

ANYONE in the market for a one-room motel with air con and loo out the back?

Sale at an easy pace

VIC Australia Day

IT’S A town many simply drive through but stop and you’ll find some gems in Sale’s rich history.

Halls Gap’s magic mountains

Supplied Editorial

VICTORIA’S answer to Kakadu is how Halls Gap locals like to describe the Grampians.

Where Diggers rest

Where Diggers rest

WITH the centenary of the Gallipoli landing fast approaching, the Anzacs are front of mind for many.

City-fringe farmland a gold mine

Vegetable farming Werribee. View of Melbourne CBD from Werribee South.

PROXIMITY to Melbourne, reliable rainfall and good soil types have dictated the prices people are willing to pay for farmland.

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