Last Updated: October 01, 2014

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Murtoa ‘Stick Shed’ heritage listed

EXCLUSIVE: MURTOA’S “Cathedral of the Wimmera” will today be given Australia’s highest heritage honour.

Food label failure

 Queen Victoria Market. Queen Vic Market.

EXCLUSIVE: NOT one Victorian business has been fined for flouting country-of-origin food laws since 2006.

Farmer suicides focus of new study

Farmer suicides focus of new study

AUSTRALIAN farmers are twice as likely to take their own lives than the general population.

Cattle scam guilty plea likely

Guilty plea likely over $700,000 cattle scam

A MAN accused of being involved in a $700,000 cattle scam has indicated he will plead guilty to the charges.

Heatwaves, bushfires on the way

ANATOMY OF BUSHFIRES - Destroyed homes in Buena Vista Rd, Winmalee - Blue Mountains. Jocelyn Seaman and Alan Seaman in front ...

THE nation is on the verge of its third consecutive severe summer with heightened risk of heatwaves.

Grain belt suffering crop loss

Grain belt suffering crop fail

THE worst fears of growers have been confirmed as crops across the grain belt have finally collapsed.

CSG mining ‘can be managed’

No gas protest at SeaSpray. Supplied by Lock the Gate

COAL seam gas mining can be managed through mitigation and regulation, says NSW chief scientist.

Coalition nod to fox bounty

 Fox shooter Steve Pearson from Burrumbeet with a string of foxes on a fence at Burrumbeet. After the announcement of a re-in...

EXCLUSIVE: A RE-ELECTED Coalition Government will continue the fox and wild dog bounty program.

Disaster compensation faces cut

 the fire on Wokolena Road via Wagga Wagga yesterday including images of affected livestock. Latest estimates are that around...

COMPENSATION for fire and flood affected farmers should go to “preparation, not reparation”.

Great estates for sale

CENTURY-old mansions and some of Vic­toria’s biggest stations will change hands this spring.

Wild dog control ‘working’

AN AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation survey has found wild dog control initiatives are working.

Clydesdales on show

CLYDESDALES have been on show at the Royal Melbourne Show for 100 years.


Silage season in full swing

SILAGE season has started “with a bang” for Luke Felmingham.

Hamilton air service to end

SHARP Airlines will stop flying between Hamilton and Melbourne by December.

Save label system from rot

Save label system from rot

THE Government must take enforcement powers for country-of-origin food labelling from local councils.

Quality key to China success

Hugh Thomson on his farm at Glenaroua.

I WAS given the opportunity to travel to China, under a new travel support program: Hugh Thomson

‘Priority towns’ cooking with gas

shell sale

The Coalition’s regional energy program has worked wonders, writes PETER RYAN

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Fire warning Bad fire season looms

Bad fire season looms

VICTORIA’S fire season is already shaping up as shocker with two months to go until summer.

Open Gardens’ last stand

 Neil Robertson, former CEO of Open Gardens Australia. NB This is a Fairfax photo so only use as a tight headshot Picture: Su...

FOR 27 years Open Gardens Australia has been showcasing beautiful properties around the nation.

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Princess loves Diana the lamb

Princess the Shetland Pony has adopted this orphan lamb as if it was her own.


Young Auctioneers Competition

Young Auctioneers Competition that's on at Pakenham



Does Australia need to go back to a single grain-marketing body?

Limousin’s genes shine again

THE first calf Patrick Halloran ever bred is still rewarding the stud breeder five years on.

Angus reigns supreme at show

Angus reigns supreme at show

AN ANGUS bull has won the supreme interbreed exhibit at the beef cattle judging today.

Long shot on Shorthorns pays

Royal Melbourne Show - Cattle Judging

DAVID Ashley needed just three heifers for success at this year’s beef cattle judging at the Melbourne Show.

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Lamb spring loaded

Stock Theft

LAMB producers are reaping the benefits of historically high saleyard prices.

Wheat drops to four-year low

 Landscape near Colbinabbin. Wheat crop.

WHEAT ­futures hit four-year lows on the Chicago Board of Trade last week.

Fodder shortage to hit dairy

 Cows eating Hydro Fodder off the silage cart

DAIRY farmers should organise their hay supplies now ahead of an expected shortage of quality fodder.

Latest livestock sales

Latest livestock sales

THIS week’s cattle, sheep and dairy sale dates.

Warragul, Sept 26: $3400 top

Dairy Sale Warragul

THE quality of Grant Heywood’s herd lured buyers to Warragul today, according to the sale auctioneer.

Bairnsdale, Sept 26: 1800 yarded

Wodonga cattle sale

PRICES were strong at Bairnsdale today where about 1800 cattle were yarded.

ATV keeps up with the Holsteins


JURGEN and Corry Haselau have no problem keeping up with the cows with their Can-Am Outlander ATV.

Small-seed tillage solution

Henty Machinery Field days 2014

DUNCAN Ag’s AS5000 Folding Wing Air Seeder, is making its Victorian debut at the Elmore Field Days

Branson a hands-free triumph

Branson a hands-free triumph

BRANSON tractors’ newest addition to the hydrostatic transmission fleet takes a hands-off approach.

Swans savour a rare flag

AN undermanned Shepparton Swans team withstood a last quarter assault to win the premiership at the weekend.

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.

Wedderburn wins in extra time

Supplied Editorial Fwd: Photo from 20 Sep 2014 NCFL grand final Wedderburn vs Charlton Wedderburn win by a point aft

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

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.

Quality key to China success

Hugh Thomson on his farm at Glenaroua.

I WAS given the opportunity to travel to China, under a new travel support program: Hugh Thomson

NFF seeks a louder voice

NFF seeks a louder voice

THE new National Farmers’ Federation chief says he wants to strengthen agriculture’s voice.

Mittagundi committed to kids

THERE’S no power, no technology, no mirrors and no watches allowed, yet teenagers willingly apply to stay.

Weekly Times Travel News

Open Gardens’ last stand

 Neil Robertson, former CEO of Open Gardens Australia. NB This is a Fairfax photo so only use as a tight headshot Picture: Su...

FOR 27 years Open Gardens Australia has been showcasing beautiful properties around the nation.

Pest control, naturally

Pest control, naturally

ABOUT two years ago I tried an experiment in spray-free pest control that was a great success.

Pruning is shear luxury

 Cherry blossom tree in Doncaster East.

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

What to eat for breakfast

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

BREAKFAST can be a rushed affair during the week.

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.

Royal union has Sally throne

MEET Princess and Diana, perhaps one of the most unusual animal friendships since Milo and Otis.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Showgirls stuck in old ways

Showgirls stuck in old ways

WITH the footy behind us the Show season starts in earnest.

Uni calendar to usher in nude year

Uni calendar to usher in nude year

IT’S been a while since we’ve seen a nude charity calendar featured in Back Paddock.

Groom gives bull bum steer

Bull of a Wedding Guest

IT SEEMED like the perfect country wedding photo shoot — beautiful couple, idyllic countryside — and a photobombing bull.

Temples of delight

 DE12AG Street scene, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Asia alamy positional, fee for high res Picture: Sup...

IT IS a region that has captured the hearts of many travellers to South-East Asia.

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.

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