Last Updated: January 30, 2015

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Twins all fired up

GROWING up on a farm in Corryong, twins Kerryanne and Sally Reiners lived a girl’s own adventure.

Home school stats refuted

Home school stats refuted

DEPUTY Premier James Merlino has refuted claims thousands of children are being illegally home schooled in Victoria.

Milk price drop

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PARMALAT has reduced its farmgate milk price this season for its Victorian and South Australian farmers.

Former UDV president angst

Free Trade

FORMER UDV president Tyran Jones has expressed “disappointment” at the way his presidency ended yesterday.

Home school farce

Hand Rasied in Classroom

SPECIAL REPORT: UP to 20,000 children are being ­illegally home schooled in Victoria.

Parents want killer milk sold

Unpasturised Milk

A YOUNG boy died after drinking raw milk, but now a group of parents want the right to buy and drink the product.

Police probe ice link to crash deaths

4 dead in car crash

THE deadly drug ice will be the focus of a police investigation into the deaths of four young mates in a horror road smash yesterday.

Career change for ADF boss

 PIRATE: 11/2204: Australian dairy farmers are producing more milk with less cows. Cattle. DIGITAL IMAGE

NATIONAL dairy lobby boss Natalie Collard said she is now “seeking a career change” after confirmation of her resignation.

‘Ban’ labour hire firms

NEWS Micro Party Photo Shoot

A NEWLY elected Upper House member said labour hire firms should be banned.

NSW deer numbers out of control

There are reports of large groups of feral deer in the Waite Conservation Reserve. The Adelaide Uni which runs the park fears...

PRESSURE for states to declare feral deer a pest species and adopt plans for control and eradication.

Foreign workers want pay back

chicken factory worker

UPDATE: FOREIGN workers are claiming more than $56,000 in back pay from labour hire companies.

Planting ideas is the key for Clive

ASK Clive Larkman for a business card and he’ll hand you four.

Home is music to their ears

SIX years ago Tina Powney, from Cobram, made the decision to educate her two children at home.

Fast breeder reaction

THE importance of female cattle in coming seasons is highlighted by the latest Australian beef outlook.

Another view on farming

FARMERS — it’s fair to say — are not usually the attention-seeking type.

Easing school pressure

SINGLE parents who register their children for home schooling can receive up to an extra $160 a fortnight.

Get strict on home schooling

Get strict on home schooling

THOUSANDS of illegally home schooled children have been neglected by successive state governments.

Protect the pickers

Overseas Workers

LAST week the employment watchdog reported it was taking a Tasmanian business to court.

Tap into Japan markets

Andrew Robb

FARMERS know better than most the importance of being alert to shifting local and global markets.

Editor's Choice

Pollies rescue Lake Toolondo

NEWS: Farmer Greg McDonald at Toolondo Reservoir

LABOR lands new fans by rescuing Lake Toolondo, writes CHRIS McLENNAN

Creditors angry over feedlot’s bills

 FeaturesBCM07-11-2006 Fedding time!. Wagyu Cattle at the Rodgers Creek Feedlot (25km west of Warwick) which contains 50,000 ...

A FAMILY-RUN Wimmera feedlot has overdue debts totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

GRASS FOCUS Aaron nurses share market

Aaron nurses share market

ONE passionate South Gippsland dairy farmer reckons there’s no need to own land to become a success.

Cascade of quality flows

Cascade of quality flows

MICHAEL McCormack puts great store in knowing all he can about his herd.

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You could be paying too much for petrol

And what you can do about it

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Bingham's Midwest 60-foot harvester front

The MidWest Durus Premium 60-foot (18m) draper front owned by Bingham Harvesting has been at work in Bolac White wheat in Skipton, Victoria. The Weekly Times Justin Law caught up with Dan Bingham to find out how the worlds biggest header front was performing.

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Sustainability a key to NAB lending

Sustainability a key to NAB lending

NATIONAL Australia Bank will place more emphasis on sustainable business practices when lending money to farmers.

Dry brings vine intervention

Grape picking begins in the Hunter

VICTORIAN wine grape growers have experienced one of their earliest harvests on record.

Fast breeder reaction

LIVESTOCK: Wodonga Weaner Sale

THE importance of female cattle in coming seasons is highlighted by the latest Australian beef outlook.

Naracoorte, Jan 29: Prices up

Naracoorte, Jan 29: Prices up

RISING two-year-old heifers, pregnancy-tested-in-calf, sold to a top of $1800 at a Naracoorte cattle sale today.

Latest livestock sales

Kyneton weaner calf sale

THIS week’s cattle and sheep livestock sale dates.

Wodonga, Jan 23: $1810 top

Wodonga female sale 23.1.2015

CATTLE producers showed their hand with selective bidding at day two of the female sale at Wodonga.

Hands-free without a hitch

Hands-free without a hitch

JOHN Deere’s fully automated three-point linkage connection system has earned it a SIMA Innovation Award.

Knapsack sprayers back youon the front line of defence

Bushfires

When it comes to knocking down small fire areas or blacking out after a fire’s gone through, a knapsack sprayer is just the ticket

Portable cooling beats heat

Portable cooling beats heat

SELECTA’S portable evaporative air conditioner an attractive option for the summer months.

Rhiann makes dad proud

RHIANN O’Donnell has been a fixture around the Mildura West Cricket Club since an early age.

Weekly Times Horse news

Connors quits VFL for country footy

VFL first preliminary final: Footscray v. Port Melbourne.

PORT Melbourne has lost its leading goalkicker and the VFL arguably its most talented, and unmistakably its most theatrical, player.

Clarke grabs World Cup double

 Shepparton World Cup qualifier. Tim Clarke In The World Cup Riding Caltango

TWENTY combin­ations came from all over Australia to compete at the inaugural Boneo Park World Cup.

Shetland has got the goods

Shetland has got the goods

THE show horses made for good viewing at the Royal Summer Horse Show’s saddle ­section.

Get strict on home schooling

Get strict on home schooling

THOUSANDS of illegally home schooled children have been neglected by successive state governments.

Home school stats refuted

Home school stats refuted

DEPUTY Premier James Merlino has refuted claims thousands of children are being illegally home schooled in Victoria.

Twins all fired up

GROWING up on a farm in Corryong, twins Kerryanne and Sally Reiners lived a girl’s own adventure.

Weekly Times Travel News

Answer is in the wind

 Protea growers Ian and Denise McLaverty's property Sancreed Flora, St Leonards. King protea.

SOME gardens I’ve come across were so windy many original shrubs and trees were blown out of the ground.

Taming tomato plants

Taming tomato plants

TOMATO plants tend to behave in weird ways, especially while in strong, active growth.

No need to gild the lily

 Lilium. Flower.

LILIUMS can be the most neglected plants in our gardens, but every year they will burst into bloom.

How to cook chicken fingers

CL Jeremy Vincent Food

FOR the sake of our health we don’t want to eat deep-fried food every day.

Candy’s banana cake

Global kitchen Pat Mulley

WHEN bananas get a little old they can make the perfect base for a moist, flavoursome cake.

Loving it in the raw

CL Jeremy Vincent Food

WHILE raw fish may seem to be a strange dinner choice, it is quite delicious when prepared properly.

Cheeky billboard turns heads

BACK Paddock loves a bit of witty graffiti.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

There’s Warragul and then there’s ...

Warrgul Other

AT BACK Paddock, we always assumed there was just one Warragul.

Blow me down if this isn’t a lean-to now

Blow me down if this isn’t a lean-to now

IF OLD sheds could be said to be political this one it seems, leans to the left. Even the dog kennels are in sympathy.

Yoga? Yep, I’ve got that licked too

Yoga? Yep, I’ve got that licked too

WHO said Jack Russells were all hyperactive rabbit-chasing hole diggers?

Live in the moment

Live in the moment

I WAS devastated when, less than a week into my grand European adventure, the unthinkable happened.

Gippsland Lakes a serene getaway

 The jetty at Lakes Entrance in the Gippsland region of Victoria. Escape travel Must credit Gavin Hansford, Tourism Victoria

HERE’S a quick mind teaser for you.

Go with the flow

 SEPTEMBER, 2004: Tourists travelling aboard hired houseboat named

HAVE a need for speed? Then a houseboat holiday is not for you.

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