Last Updated: June 30, 2015

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Pigs in a class of their own

THE Muppets put pigs in space but Australian Pork Ltd has gone one further with its pigs in schools program.

Coles to pay $12m

Suicide Forum

COLES has been instructed to refund its suppliers more than $12 million.

Gas hearings begin

Gas hearings begin

AN INQUIRY that could determine the future of Victoria’s onshore gas industry will host its first public hearing today.

Recipes to check your pulse

Pulse recipie competition

AUSTRALIAN cooks have shown they have their fingers on the pulse at an intern­ational competition.

Focus needed on farm productivity

Focus needed on farm productivity

AUSTRALIA has to improve its food and agribusiness productivity in the coming decades.

Chance of rare winter cyclone

Chance of rare winter cyclone

A TROPICAL low poses a risk of developing into a rare out-of-season cyclone in the Coral Sea.

Teen dies after hit by car

Teen dies after hit by car

A TEENAGE boy has died after being hit by a car while crossing a street in regional Victoria.

Foreign-owned farms on watch

 bales of cotton , during the latest record crop of cotton to be picked on Cubbie Station , after 3 years of good rains . Cub...

FOREIGN investors will be required to declare their interests in Australian agricultural land from Wednesday.

Libs preselect Mirabella

Libs preselect Mirabella

SOPHIE Mirabella has won Liberal Party support for another tilt at Indi at the next federal election.

Relief for graziers in lean times

Relief for graziers in lean times

ONE of the country’s largest abattoirs is leasing struggling farms along the NSW north coast.

Call for gas mining ban

No gas event

VICTORIAN farmers want a ban on all onshore gas exploration and mining in Victoria for at least the next five years.

Gun-law debate triggered

Gun-law debate triggered

VICTORIA Police Acting Chief Commissioner Tim Cartwright has clear views about quick-fire shotguns.

Year of the pulse

Pulse Australia this week celebrated the 2016 International year of the pulse.

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Belmont Lions aim for finals

BELMONT Lions’ golden anniversary year is also hoped to be a drought breaking one.

Sales, June 28

This week’s sales were held at Euroa, Whycheproof, and Warrnambool.

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Tim’s new sales pitch

WHILE some farmers focus on paddock to plate, Tim Derham is into paddock to pitch.

How ice nearly destroyed me

“It makes you feel like you’re on top of the world,” says former ice user Jacob Kane.

Gun flap half-cocked

 13/02/2003. Bob Pendergast, shooting his Benambra cattle injured in the Gippsland bushfires. He blames the ban on back burni...

THE recent hysteria about lever-action firearms and the apparent push to re-examine current legislation is unjustified.

Nats praised for marriage stance

Nats praised for marriage stance

DARREN Chester’s leadership on marriage equality has been inspiring, writes ANTHONY MAYER

Time to reload on gun debate

Chris McLennan. Weekly Times Staff.

AUSTRALIA’S strict gun laws were going to be tested eventually, the only surprise is that it’s taken 19 years to happen.

Put that in your pipes

 Pipes, Farm Magazine. PVC Pipe, Storm Water

EXCESS water has to go somewhere - knowing exactly where can be the difference between farming success and failure.

The Livestock Doc: Let them eat grass

Australian Sheep and Wool Show Preview

HOW to make sure your pasture can satisfy your flock’s hunger, by the numbers.

Editor's Choice

New gun Shotgun in hot demand

Shotgun in hot demand

VIDEO: THOUSANDS want to buy a seven-shot shotgun that tests a 19-year rapid-fire weapon ban.

Omega real estate Spy pad for sale

Spy pad for sale

DEFENCE facility, Omega Base, was abandoned a decade ago but now the Gippsland spy pad is on the market.

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SFS Seeder Demonstration Day

About 200 people gathered at Southern Farming Systems' trial site at Inverleigh to see the latest seeding technology in action.

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Terry O'Connor, National sled dog championships

Ride along with Terry O'Connor and his Huskies Mia and Kodi as they train for the national championships in Shepparton.

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Blue Lake Milling sold to CBH

Blue Lake Milling sold to CBH

WESTERN Australian grain company CBH Group has acquired oat processor Blue Lake Milling.

SunRice profit on the boil

SunRice profit on the boil

GROWTH in branded products and impressive overseas sales underpinned SunRice’s strong profit figures.

Vermouth judged in wine awards

Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

ENTRIES for the 2015 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards are now open.

Wycheproof, June 26: Small sale

Wycheproof, June 26: Small sale

JUST under 4000 sheep were sold at Wycheproof today.

Warrnambool, Jun 26: Firm market

 Warrnambool monthly store cattle sale. Brian O'Halloran agents Dan Carey, Anthony Mahony and Matthew Buckley.

WARRNAMBOOL’s monthly store cattle market hit a “fully firm” trend, compared to the previous month’s sale.

Euroa, June 24: New highs

LIVESTOCK: Euroa Cattle Sale

FEEDLOT and interstate restocking orders helped create the best store cattle prices “ever recorded” at Euroa.

Seeds for success planted

SFS Seeder Demonstration.

ABOUT 200 farmers have gathered to see the latest in crop sowing technology in action.

Seed drill fertilises on go

Seed drill fertilises on go

TERRASEM’S C6 seed drill can go from last season’s stubble to planted and fertilised in one pass.

Ford’s new SUV takes high road

Supplied Cars Carsguide 8003m Ford Everest

FORD has set its sights high as it pitches its new seven-seat Everest SUV against the Toyota Prado.

You look familiar, umpire

ONE of Emerald’s most famous sons was back where it all began on the weekend.

Weekly Times Horse news

Spotlight on Greyhound racing

Spotlight on Greyhound racing

THE RSPCA will give evidence to a Tasmanian parliamentary inquiry into the Greyhound racing industry.

Belmont Lions aim for finals

GDFL FOOTBALL

BELMONT Lions’ golden anniversary year is also hoped to be a drought breaking one.

Drones spy on Greyhound trainers

EFL Footy: Upper Ftg v Templestowe

QUEENSLAND racing authorities will use drones to monitor Greyhound training setups.

Gun flap half-cocked

 13/02/2003. Bob Pendergast, shooting his Benambra cattle injured in the Gippsland bushfires. He blames the ban on back burni...

THE recent hysteria about lever-action firearms and the apparent push to re-examine current legislation is unjustified.

Gas hearings begin

Gas hearings begin

AN INQUIRY that could determine the future of Victoria’s onshore gas industry will host its first public hearing today.

Boxing day sales

Boxing day sales

WAYNE and Tash Shields are selling their produce in boxes, delivered directly to customers.

Diving into the deep end

THE mere thought of holding your breath for five minutes is enough to make most hyperventilate.

Weekly Times Travel News

From little things ...

From little things ...

MANY decades ago, I was asked to landscape a primary school’s grounds on the outskirts of a big city.

A prickly prune

A prickly prune

RIGHT now is a perfect time to prune and rejuvenate almost every kind of rose plant.

Women of the roses

Women of the roses

IT’S been bitterly cold during the last few days in our quiet little Tasmanian valley.

Let onions be the star

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

THE common brown onion is a feature of much of our cooking.

Warming to the core

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

NOTHING says early winter quite like an apple that’s sweet, crisp, tart and juicy.

Find comfort in soup

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

THERE are few foods as comforting as homemade chicken noodle soup.

How to hog the limelight

BACK Paddock knew pigs were intelligent but didn’t think that extended to attending field days.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Stuck in a rut

Stuck in a rut

HOW long since this boat has seen the sea?

Deliveries from the dead

Deliveries from the dead

GOOD to see the grim reaper is not averse to doing a bit of exercise to keep fit.

Laughing gear: Holy power

Laughing gear: Holy power

TWO nuns, Sister Mary and Sister Helen, are travelling through Europe in their car.

Bewitching outback

Bewitching outback

THEY are names rusted on to folklore as authentic signposts to inland Australia — Mildura, Burra, Clare, even that mountain of gold, Ballarat.

A whale of a time

 Warrnambool Flagstaff Hill and Shipwreck Coast tour.

TO AN adult, Warrnambool is all about the romance of the sea, shipwrecks, whales and the Great Ocean Road.

Byron lords it over rivals

Supplied Editorial Fwd: Cape Byron Kayaks

BOBBING on a kayak off the most easterly point of Australia, at Byron Bay, we’re meant to be looking for dolphins.

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