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Alpacas shine at national show

ABOUT 610 alpacas are on show in Bendigo this weekend.

Bega in Chinese UHT deal

21/07/2006 NA: Jersey cows on the Hicks family dairy farm just out of Mooroopna. Dairy Awards. Pic. Zoe Phillips

BEGA Cheese is expected to generate $100 million through a deal with a leading Chinese retail group.

Rain forecast for grain belt

Mallee Weather

SOME long-range forecasts are now predicting rain for the rain-starved grain districts of Victoria.

Ruralco sells Elders’ stake

Ruralco sells Elders’ stake

RURALCO’S dream of owning its rival Elders is finally over.

New jobs for Maffra

Australian Fresh Salads, Mafrra

THE Victorian Government is spending $200,000 on a salad company which plans to create 20 new jobs.

Port code ‘fair, transparent’

 The GrainCorp Ltd. logo is displayed outside a warehouse used for holding grain for export, at the Port of Portland, in Port...

NEW Port regulations won’t impose “unnecessary regulatory burdens”, Barnaby Joyce says.

Hay, Sept 19: Merinos to $196

 Hay sheep sale.

THE opening pen of young Merino ewes sold for $196 a head at Hay today.

Frosts strike crops

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

UPDATE: GRAIN growers now face an anxious wait after heavy spring frosts struck as forecast overnight.

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.

Sty gazing

IF you’ve ever dreamed of farming pigs to create your own boutique pork or smallgoods business, or you simply like the idea of a pet pig, here’s what you’ll need to know to get started

Who’s your daddy?

WHAT are the odds?

Del Rios reaches for the stars

JOHN Durham admits he was chuffed on seeing the 2015 edition of James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion.

MKR chefs come to Henty

MY KITCHEN Rules winners Luke Hines and Scott Gooding at Henty to show how to live the good life.

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.

Nats know power of single women

Ellen Whinnett, reporter Herald Sun

WHICH party first recognised the untapped power of single women? The Nats - and other parties should catch up.

Melbourne Market on target

Melbourne Market on target

REPORTS of the Melbourne Market project being shambolic are simply unfair.

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Easy life, easy rider

Grasshopper Advntures

JASON Williams turned a few thousand dollars on his credit card into a successful business.

Vernon to lead Leongatha

Beau Vernon

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

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Budweiser Super Bowl commercial: Puppy Love

This year's Budweiser Super Bowl commercial follows the special friendship between Clydesdales and a puppy. Courtesy: Budweiser

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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

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FARM RIGHTS

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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Emerald Grain buys up Ardlink

 AWB Grain Handling. Harvest. Sea Lake.

EMERALD Grain is buying the Ardlink grain storage and receival site at Ardlethan in NSW.

Virus fears put melon crop at risk

Virus fears put melon crop at risk

A suspected case of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus has been found on a watermelon farm near Katherine.

Big money in ‘co-products’

Big money in ‘co-products’

THE issue of whether farmers are being paid enough for the co-products of slaughter animals has raised its head again.

Hay, Sept 19: Merinos to $196

 Hay sheep sale.

THE opening pen of young Merino ewes sold for $196 a head at Hay today.

Ballarat, Sep 19: Hot prices

 Wodonga angus weaner sale.

PRICES were hot at Ballarat today where a huge yarding of 5000 cattle were sold.

Warrnambool, Sept 19: $2400 top

Warrnambool, Sept 19: $2400 top

LOCALS chased cows with confirmed pregnancies at a dairy dispersal in Warrnambool today.

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.

Weekly Times Horse news

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.

Nats know power of single women

Ellen Whinnett, reporter Herald Sun

WHICH party first recognised the untapped power of single women? The Nats - and other parties should catch up.

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?

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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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