Last Updated: July 11, 2014

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New markets win straw poll

STREATHAM farmer Ed Weatherly sees potential for straw to create a bioenergy industry in rural Victoria.

Shearer actions slammed

Shearer actions slammed

UPDATE: THE wool industry condemns shearers caught on video punching and stomping on sheep.

Man questioned over cattle deaths


UPDATE: WANGARATTA police have questioned a Benalla man over a recent spate of cattle deaths on the Hume Freeway.

Carbon tax repeal fails

Japan PM Addresses Parliament

UPDATE: THE government failed to repeal the carbon tax today, but may scrap the tax next week.

Lifeline for Queenstown

Mt Lyell announcement

THE Tasmanian government established a taskforce to tackle the closure of Queenstown’s Mt Lyell mine.

Wild dog plan to ease pain

Wild dog plan to ease pain

A NEW national wild dog strategy will ease the financial and emotional distress the animals cause.

Fatal car crash in Springhurst

Crash in corio

A WOMAN is dead and three people are injured after a car crash during an ice storm in north east Victoria.

Few rely on live trade: Report

ONLY a portion of northern beef producers rely on the live export industry, a new report says.

Senator nods to Eureka spirit

THE Eureka Stockade is Australia’s only resistance against “authoritarian government”, new Senator says.

Shortages weigh on market

THE cattle market is showing some unusual price distortions this winter.

Log off, pleads berry co-op

STRAWBERRY growers fear the Victorian industry could be crippled by native forest logging.

Record export lamb numbers

AUSTRALIA’S sheep industry posted stellar export performance with records set for lamb and mutton.

Time to fix labelling laws

Fruit & Vegies stall at South Melbourne Market

THE Victorian Government must fix country-of-origin labelling on fresh fruit and vegetables.

Advantages to dictate ag future

Lambs at Glenhope

PRODUCERS must know where their edge lies if they are to enjoy a prolonged uptrend, says MICK KEOGH

Them’s the brakes

The Senate voted Tasmanian Senator Stephen Parry as its new president. The former undertaker was escorted to his new chair by...

TONY Abbott must have a new appreciation for the art of negotiation.

National weather

Nursery Wholesale Market

At 7am the Nursery Wholesale Market kicks into top gear


Little green thumbs win ag award

PUPILS from Melbourne's Rangeview Primary School have won a $10,000 award for their schools flora and fauna program.



Should Australia's foreign investment threshold be lifted for China?

Supermarket code needs work

 Westfarmers CEO Richard Goyder in the fresh fruit and vegetables isle of a Coles Supermarket at Claremont in Perth.

THE Federal Government has been urged to “bed down” the food and grocery code of conduct.

Record export lamb numbers

Lamb Carcasses, Radfords abottoir, Warragul.

AUSTRALIA’S sheep industry posted stellar export performance with records set for lamb and mutton.

Bond ambition for Asia

 Rural Press Club of Victoria annual awards at Hilton on the Park, Melbourne. Roger Gaudion, NAB Agribusiness, presents award...

PERSONAL connections with key industry contacts are the secret to success in Asian markets.

Latest livestock sales

Wodonga cattle sale 19.6.2014

THIS week’s dairy and cattle sale dates.

Colac, July 7: Calves worth the wait

Colac dairy sale

THE lure of securing a Holstein heifer calf for the export market helped push up prices at a Colac dispersal today.

Wycheproof, July 4: Top sale

Wycheproof, July 4: Top sale

FIRST cross ewes sold to $187 at the Wycheproof sheep sale today where 8000 yarded.

ATV top spot in dispute

 2014 Honda Pioneer 700. New side by side vehicle from Honda, ATV, two-seater

A STOUSH is brewing over the accuracy of ATV sales information following the latest release of figures.

MACHINE Upton brings back monster

Upton Engineering Corowa

LOVERS of the Upton Engineering tractors are extraordinarily passionate about them.

MACHINE Germans engineer tractor transition

Farm World Day 1

GERMAN technology is at the heart of most agricultural machinery in use in Australia.

O&M greats call for action

SOME of O&M’s top names have warned the competition will lose clubs if the league imbalance isn’t corrected.

Weekly Times Horse news

Horses to avoid Hendra shot

Kembla Grange races - Wollongong

VICTORIAN horses competing at events will be exempt from mandatory Hendra vaccination.

Footy brawl victim recovering

 Dual premiership player Daniel Bradshaw 34, has returned to the Border/North East playing for Dederang Mt Beauty Football Cl...

A VICTORIAN footy player injured during a brawl at a Dederang game last weekend is recovering well.

Hanna and Sancette 6th in Austria

Australia's Mary Hanna riding Sancette in the team and individual dressage Grand Prix at Greenwich Park during day 7 of the L...

MARY Hanna and her elegant Sancette scored a good 70.42 to head the list of riders trying

Time for fresh assault on

 Weekly Times. Staff. James Wagstaff.

WHEN is the law not the law? When it relates to country of origin labelling on food in Victoria’s fresh food markets, seemingly.

Japan FTA a boon for beef

Japan FTA a boon for beef

A FREE-trade deal with Japan will cut $590m in import tariff burdens for beef producers annually, industry says.

Triumphant return for Ballarat star

THE last time Callum Linnane was this emotional on a Ballarat theatre stage he was just seven.

Weekly Times Travel News

Quince charming

 Ted and Glenda Minty - Olives and fruit near Wodonga. Quinces.

THE relegating to granny status of this noble, versatile and delicious fruit is a disgraceful mistake.

Blooming garden group

Blooming garden group

A TEAM of Australian gardeners has claimed Best in Show honours at the Hampton Court Flower Show.

Interest grows in garden

Babinda Bird Girl

AN UNEXPECTED new tourist attraction has bloomed in Babinda, with a famous private garden attracting visitors daily.

Fried cauli can be jolly

Food Pics

CAULIFLOWER is around all year and it can be classed as one of those vegetables you love or hate.

Slice the perfect snack

Food Pics

ONE of my most vivid travel memories was a stop at a simple roadside home during a visit to Egypt.

A moist, tender treat

Food Pics

HEALTHY pork fillet is one of my all-time favourites in the kitchen.

Sheep on Tour de France

IN A clear sign of friendship, France has handed over famous event, the Tour de France, to England.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Laughing gear: Dog act

Laughing gear: Dog act

A GUY walks into a bar with his dog and says, “I’ll have a scotch and water and my dog a whiskey sour”.

Ask Agnes: Deep breathes

Ask Agnes: Deep breathes

Dear Agnes, I am still horrified when my Vauxhall Viva (Trixie) and I are pulled up by the police.

Handy half-quack flankers

Supplied Editorial Fwd: Lovely weather for ducks, Mountain Road Reserve (Cockatoo) Emerald verse Seville U/18 game 5

IT was great weather for ducks at the under-18s match between Emerald and Seville on Saturday.

Chill out at Byron Bay

Supplied Travel A humpback whale breaching in Byron Bay, NSW. Picture: Keith Christie

BYRON Bay offers more than a great escape from Victoria’s bitter winter chill, writes Michael Gleeson.

Best by country mile

 Lush green fields of Gippsland.

PERHAPS it’s just sentimentality but some of the fondest childhood family holidays are not the extravagant ones.

In a luxurious frame of mind

 The Frames, Paringa, South Australia, luxury accommodation Picture: Supplied

THE Murray is framed for a tourism boost in the form of luxury retreats.

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