Last Updated: September 24, 2014

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Dry run

LIVESTOCK prices are holding despite a surge in yardings due to dry conditions.

Crop hopes wither

Murrayville dry spell, while the rest of Victoria squelches through paddocks the farmers up around Murrayville in the Mallee ...

PARTS of southeast Australia’s grain growing regions are close to failing.

China eyes southwest Victoria

China eyes southwest Victoria

SPECULATION about Chinese interest in south west Victorian dairy farms has heated up.

Fonterra cuts NZ milk price

Puppies With the Walker Family

UPDATE: FONTERRA has reduced its NZ milk price from $NZ6 a kilogram of milk solids to $NZ5.30kg/MS.

Code ‘not perfect, but robust’

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

VICTORIAN grain growers believe new port regulations will address industry concerns.

VFF had say on checklist

VFF Annual Conference. Peter Tuohey. VFF President.

THE VFF was consulted three times before the State Government’s right to farm advice was released.

Labor landslide a sure bet?

Tony Aboott visits Melbourne University.

THERE’S money to be made from politics, the latest betting on the upcoming Victorian election suggests.

Protection from activists tabled

Protection from activists tabled

FARMERS will have greater protection from unlawful animal activists in new measures.

Summer bonus for irrigators

 potato and Onion farmer Aaron Harby on his Walker Flat farm 2 hours north east of Adelaide. He uses Murray river water to ir...

VICTORIAN irrigators now have full allocations in readiness to grow crops this summer.

Season unrest costs sellers

THE spring Merino sale at Hay is regarded as a barometer the commercial sheep breeding sector.

Premiers 2014

THIS year’s country footy premiers!


Ripon in full swing

RIPON is a marginal seat with the ability to influence the outcome of the November Victorian election.

Henty off to a bumper start

UPDATE: BLUE skies and the promise of rain were a winning combination for the start of the Henty Field Days today.

Signs hint at low hay yield

THE season is closing in and showing signs of low hay production season.

Face the dry facts


IT’S a devastating reality. The season has delivered so little for parts of northwest Victoria.

Look to China for growth

Barnaby Joyce

AUSTRALIAN farmers have good reason to be excited about the opportunities in China.

Truth hurts at Epping Market

 Melbourne Fruit & Vegetable Wholesale Market. uncertainty & lack of information from the State Government about...

I WILL stand up to this Government to make sure the trading floor at Epping Market is fit for purpose.

Editor's Choice

Brownlow dress ‘perfect’

2014 Brownlow Medal

EMMA Clapham says she will “absolutely” wear wool on the Brownlow Medal red carpet again.

Swan’s joy sealed by kiss

East Gippsland FNL, Grand Final, Stratford v Wy Yung

A COUNTRY footy coach might just be the omen Sydney Swans fans have been searching for.

National weather

Young Auctioneers Competition

Young Auctioneers Competition that's on at Pakenham


Budweiser Super Bowl commercial: Puppy Love

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



Will the new port access code be enough to allow competition at ports?

Bone key to victory

AFTER 20 years of showing at the Royal Melbourne Show Ian Baker has finally won the interbreed honours.

Victorian producers shine

Tina Knight Lisadurne Hill Olives

VICTORIAN producers dominated at last night’s Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s Fine Food Awards.

Weimann wins Exhibition Eventing

Katja and Steven

KATJA Weimann, BP Cosmopolitan, win Exhibition Eventing class at the Royal Melbourne Show.

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Grain price windfall

Harvest. Crops.

GRAIN prices are being insulated from a weakening global market thanks to falls in the value of the Australian dollar.

Falling dollar stalls wool market

Falling dollar stalls wool market

THE fluctuating currency caused the wool market to remain flat last week.

Laws didn’t hamper MG bid

Warrnambool Cheese & Butter factory, Allansford.(Near Warrnambool) 25/10/2013 Pic by ROBIN SHARROCK

COMPETITION laws did not hinder Murray Goulburn’s bid for WCB, review finds.

Latest livestock sales

Wodonga cattle sale

THIS week’s sheep and cattle sales.

The Glen, Sept 19: Bulls to $7250

The Glen, Sept 19: Bulls to $7250

TWO bulls sold to an equal top price of $7250 at Mike and Joy Gadd’s The Glen bull sale at Walwa.

Ballarat, Sep 19: Hot prices

 Wodonga angus weaner sale.

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

The easy whey with robots

The easy whey with robots

A COMPLETELY automated milking system is proving a solid investment for two Wakool dairy farmers.

Wimmera to host no-till demo day

Wimmera to host no-till demo day

NO-TILL farming relies on good chaff distribution for success and setting up a header to make it work.

Wrap and bale to size that suit

Wrap and bale to size that suit

MCHALE has produced its first variable-chamber high-output baler wrapper combo, the Fusion 3 Vario.

Wedderburn wins in extra time

WEDDERBURN might has secured four North Central Football League premierships on the trot.

Weekly Times Horse news

Reapers AFL ties hope

Reapers AFL ties hope

NEW AFL Victoria general manager Steven Reaper believes community footy and AFL ties will strengthen.

Swans cling on to win in a thriller

East Gippsland FNL, Grand Final, Stratford v Wy Yung

STRATFORD coach Peter Morrison has labelled the Swans’ thrilling three-point grand final win over Wy Yung as the best moment of his football career.

Saints march home

Supplied Editorial FW: Hampden footy pic 1 -from Geoff Rounds

KOROIT has toppled hot favourite Warrnambool by 16 points in the Hampden league grand final.

Face the dry facts


IT’S a devastating reality. The season has delivered so little for parts of northwest Victoria.

Labor landslide a sure bet?

Tony Aboott visits Melbourne University.

THERE’S money to be made from politics, the latest betting on the upcoming Victorian election suggests.

Back to future for Elderslie

Peter & Wendy Wallace. Ellinbank.

THERE’S a 30m Norfolk pine tree on the Wallace farm that is like a historic beacon.

Bushie Bob tells drover’s tale

BARCOO Bob worked as a stockman in central Queensland and his only regret is not wearing pants.

Weekly Times Travel News

Pruning is shear luxury

 Cherry blossom tree in Doncaster East.

THERE’S a certain, intensely-satisfying, therapeutic value in pruning trees and shrubs.

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 cook rhubarb

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

DURING winter I regularly added some stewed rhubarb to my daily breakfast cereal.

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.

Bull sticks in neck of the woods

“CHECK this out, guys. You can scratch both sides of your neck at once. Ohhhh, now I see the problem.”

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.

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?

Who’s your daddy?

Who’s your daddy?

WHAT are the odds?

Domestic tour bliss

Supplied Travel MARCH 2 2014 WA DEALS Explore the Margaret River region of WA

YOU don’t need to travel far to see some of the most spectacular places on Earth.

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.

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