Last Updated: February 02, 2015

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Saddled up and in trim

EVAN Lewis rides a bike back from the tractor at the end of the day to get some exercise.

Peter Ryan to quit

Lang Tech Mill Park

UPDATE: NATIONALS Upper House MP Danny O’Brien may contest Peter Ryan’s Gippsland South seat.

D-day for Abbott

‘Your pigheadedness isn’t a strength, Mr Abbott’

TONY Abbott will face the National Press Club today; but he’s got to do much more than that if he is to survive.

One dead in Yea smash

Woman killed in Yea smash

A WOMAN has been killed and two men are injured after a head-on car crash in central Victoria.

Shrinking herd to lift beef hopes

Kyneton weaner calf sale

UNPRECEDENTED cattle turn-off last year will bring dramatic changes to the cattle industry.

Chicken giant accused of price fixing

 Baiada Poultry Farm at Robertstown where they hire back packers over local workers.

CHICKEN giant Baiada has been reported to the nation’s consumer watchdog for alleged price fixing.

Rate cut looms

Investor Rajiv Sharma checks his portfolio at the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) as the share market reacts to the Reserve B...

THE Reserve Bank could slash interest rates twice by June.

Takes time for dairy to recover

DAIRY: Aaron Thomas on farm at Binginwarri.

DAIRY farmers can feel buoyed by recent price lifts, but a substantial recovery could still be months away.

Woman rescued from cliff fall

Woman rescued from cliff fall

A WOMAN was airlifted to safety after falling from a cliff at Victoria’s alpine region.

Raw milk advocates rally

Raw Milk Drink In

PEOPLE who give family members raw milk to drink will face fines of up to $60,000 under tough new Victorian regulations.

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.

Making light of shady art

QUITE literally, it was a light bulb moment.

Driverless tractor at Jerilderie

A MORE accurate method of achieving automated farming was trialled in Jerilderie, NSW, yesterday.

Lamb outlook positive

THERE has been solid demand for restocker lambs this month.

Planting ideas is the key for Clive

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

Quick go the shears

SHEARERS don’t come much fitter than Bob White.

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.

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Home school farce

Hand Rasied in Classroom

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

Foreign workers want pay back

chicken factory worker

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

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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Elders share prices rocket

Elders share prices rocket

ELDERS share prices have risen more than 10 per cent to trade at almost $3.30 apiece today.

Kearney calls for 417 visa overhaul

union protest

WORKING holiday visas could come under greater scrutiny after union leader Ged Kearney called for review.

Chicken giant accused of price fixing

 Baiada Poultry Farm at Robertstown where they hire back packers over local workers.

CHICKEN giant Baiada has been reported to the nation’s consumer watchdog for alleged price fixing.

Wycheproof, Jan 30: 7000 yarded

Wycheproof, Jan 30: 7000 yarded

ALMOST 7000 sheep were yarded at the Wycheproof store sale today.

Warragul, Jan 30: Shock prices

Warragul dairy sale. 20.1.15

IT was hard to tell what all the buyers where more interested in at Warragul today.

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.

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 sprayer has your back

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.

Millions horse positive for drugs

A YEARLING sold at the Magic Millions sales has tested positive to a drug on the banned anabolic steroid list.

Weekly Times Horse news

Arrests over harness race fixing

Arrests over harness race fixing

POLICE have executed warrants in Mildura and Melbourne  following an investigation into allegations of race fixing in local harness racing.

Picola league confirms coaches

Innovation and Competitiveness

PICOLA and District Football League names its senior interleague co-coaches.

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.

Get strict on home schooling

Get strict on home schooling

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

Peter Ryan to quit

Lang Tech Mill Park

UPDATE: NATIONALS Upper House MP Danny O’Brien has confirmed he is “actively considering” contesting Peter Ryan’s Gippsland South seat at a by-election.

Twins all fired up

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

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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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