Last Updated: September 19, 2014

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Echuca’s 150-year rail link

THE 150th anniversary of the arrival of rail at Echuca will fall this Saturday.

CSG row heats up

Supplied Editorial Phil Laird

A MAJOR rift has formed between CSG activist group Lock the Gate and a peak farmer body.

Frost fears cool grain hopes

 FROST near Lancefield. Ice. Frost. Landscapes. White. Wire. Barbed wire. Rural. Fencing.

AN UNSEASONAL spring frost is threatening further damage to stressed crops in Victoria’s grain belt.

Right to farm checklist peek

Right to farm Echuca

VICTORIA’S controversial new property sale checklist can now be viewed online.

Bendigo bank lending expands

David Matthews

BENDIGO and Adelaide Bank has won a major share of the Victorian agribusiness market.

PUP quiet on tactics

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CLIVE Palmer will begin unveiling his Victorian Election candidates this month.

Label war intensifies

Label war heats up

BY 2019-20, it is unlikely there will be a branded product range safe from private-label competition.

Subway goes cage free

 n32dv800 Generic Pic's as requested. NOTE More to come. Village Cinemas, Subway, ANZ Bank, Bunnings, BP Service station, Red...

UPDATE: SUBWAY has announced it is working with it suppliers to source cage-free eggs for its restaurants.

MG’s value challenge

Marray Goulburn AGM. Moonee Valley. Phil Tracy from Yanakie elected to the board.

ANOTHER large Australian dairy co-operative would further fragment the dairy industry.

Yields halved in Mallee

MARTIN Warren is not too optimistic about a big spring rain to salvage his once promising grain crop.

Farming gem for sale at Somers

A RARE farming gem at Somers on Western Port is a once-in-a-lifetime find for budding cattle enthusiasts.

Premiers 2014

THIS year’s country footy premiers!


Sheep on show in Bendigo

ALL the action from the Australasian Dorset Championships show and sale as well as the Elite White Suffolk and Suffolk sale.


AFL boys prove men of fibre

EXCLUSIVE: TWO of the AFL’s biggest stars are getting behind the wool industry.

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.

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Vernon to lead Leongatha

Beau Vernon

ANOTHER remarkable chapter has been added to the already inspiring story of Beau Vernon.

A meeting of vines

 Jules Asmead, of Campbells Wines, Rutherglen, who is married to Cameron Ashmead, of Elderton Wines, Barossa Picture: Supplie...

IT WAS the night before her wedding when Jules Ashmead admits she had a moment’s hesitation.

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?

Dreamer shares Show success

“DREAMER” the cow is only 13 months old, but she’s already had a moo-mentous start to life.

Holstein takes honours at show

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show 2014

A HOLSTEIN exhibited by John Gardiner claimed the top honours at the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show.

Zoe’s heifer steals the prize

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show

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

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GTA rejects insolvency fund

 VFF Grain - Brett Hosking at his farm near Quambatook.

GRAIN Trade Australia claims self-regulation is the best way to tackle grain company insolvencies.

Bendigo bank lending expands

David Matthews

BENDIGO and Adelaide Bank has won a major share of the Victorian agribusiness market.

Trio to face trial over egg prices

Did this trio seek to inflate the price of eggs?

THREE of the biggest names in Australian egg production will stand trial  accused of seeking to inflate the price of eggs.

Conargo, Sep 17: $18,000 high

Conargo, Sep 17: $18,000 high

A POLL Boonoke ram sold to a high of $18,000 at the FS Falkiner and Sons Merino studs ram sale today.

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”.

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.

Polaris tops ATV sales

Polaris ATV Steven Sweeney, Cooriemungle

POLARIS is topping Australian ATV and side-by-side off-road vehicle sales.

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.

New blood fights for first flag

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

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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.

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Bright idea in light bulbs

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

LIFE’S not all about colour at Tesselaar Tulip Farm.

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.

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.

Who’s your daddy?

WHAT are the odds?

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Dam, that’s a damp distress call

Dam, that’s a damp distress call

NOW here’s what you call a serious case of water in the carburettor.

You’ve gone too far, Cheeky

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.

Blonde on the run

 Blonde d'Aquitane bull at field day at Castella.

AND you reckon we have problems with the right to farm in this country?

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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