Last Updated: March 29, 2015

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Churchill’s London rocked

IT WAS the era of The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

Myki may roll into regions

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A DECISION could be made to roll out the Myki ticketing system across country Victoria later this year.

Australia farewells Fraser

Malcolm Fraser

FORMER prime minister Malcolm Fraser is being remembered as a unique and great Australian.

Govt moves ahead label changes

Govt moves ahead label changes

COUNTRY-of-origin labels for processed foods will be mandatory under a plan to be put to federal Cabinet.

PETA hits rodeo sponsors

NEWS: John Austin from Ryebucks Saddlery

ANIMAL rights group PETA is targeting small businesses for sponsoring legitimate events.

Farms lock horns on piggery

NEWS: Right to farm - Marion McDonnell and Colin Pace

THE latest case to test Vic­toria’s right-to-farm planning laws is pitting farmer against farmer.

Investors buy up big in Sunraysia

Investors buy up big in Sunraysia

A GROUP of Melbourne ­investors is securing a slice of the agribusiness action in the Sunraysia region.

HACC program stays

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A MAJOR Victorian council has put on hold a decision to pull out of the Home and Community Care program.

Cattle exporter in administration

Tina Knight Lisadurne Hill Olives

LIVE cattle exporter Carpenter International Pty Ltd has been placed in administration.

Drug test looms for shearers

 Shearing. The Boot Shed. Maungadal Station. Hay.

SHEARERS  could be drug tested at work if a group of Liberal Party members in western Victoria gets its way.

NAB ‘propped up Interfert’

Wes Wheelouse

NATIONAL Australia Bank was advised the Interfert-Megafert group was insolvent in early 2009.

Clarkson revving-up tractors

AFTER years as the face of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson wants to do a farming show called Top Tractor.

Take a butcher’s hook

IVAN McNally’s butcher shop in Newry has two cash registers; the old one and the new one.

Plenty of room for this pooch

NOW that’s what you call a dog kennel.

Chop-and-change approach

KYM Staude works on the principle that to shear a sheep you have to “make it worth it”.

Grapes accelerate at Stawell

AS CHAIRMAN of Wine Victoria, Damien Sheehan is at the frontline of the industry.

PETA bullies at it again

NEWS: John Austin from Ryebucks Saddlery

THEY don’t come any nastier than People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Fraser never forgot the country

The Advertiser Library

MALCOLM  Fraser’s passing is the closing chapter of a political life that was oddly divisive and unifying.

Please pause the plan

 Concerned local residents and angry farmers during protest over plans to cut water usage in the Murray-Darling Basin as they...

IN RECENT months I have travelled more than 5000km across the Murray-Darling Basin.

Wet weather Dams spill after two-day deluge

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SOUTHEAST Queensland dams are bulging, with Brisbane’s Wivenhoe inundated by the weekend’s deluge.

Weather break Break the tradition

Central Victorian drought

APRIL 1 could prove to be no fool’s day for anxious Victorian grain growers.

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Duck opening Duck opening starts with a bang

Duck hunting season opening 2015

HUNTERS were surprised with their success at the opening of the Victorian duck hunting season on Saturday.

Aussie frozen berries

Aussie frozen berries

A MORNINGTON Peninsula business has today launched Australia’s first commercial frozen berry brand.

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Challenger E Series Launch

AGCO Corp has shared this video of the Challenger E Series Launch with us.

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Coolana bull sale

The action at the Coolana bull sale on March 5.

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Milk price still settling

Milk price still settling

MAJOR milk processors are sending mixed signals about if they will follow WCB’s lead and top up farmgate prices.

Senate probe into wine industry

Senate probe into wine industry

A SENATE committee will investigate the workings of the Australian wine industry for the second time in a decade.

Conservation farming pays off

Conservation farming pays off

GRAIN grower Ricky Miles has seen the benefits of new technologies and practices in his business.

Lawsons, March 27: $20,000 top

LIVESTOCK: Lawsons Angus Bull Sale

BULLS sold to a top of $20,000 at the Lawsons Angus bull sale at Glenburn today.

Wycheproof, Mar 27: 7000 yarded

Wycheproof, Mar 27: 7000 yarded

JUST under 7000 sheep were yarded at the Wycheproof special store sale today.

Wodonga, March 26: Mixed prices

Wodonga cattle sale

TODAY’S Wodonga cattle market today was mixed in quality and prices.

New Arion has a touch of Claas

New Arion has a touch of Claas

CLAAS Harvest Centre has confirmed a new Arion 400 series will be arriving in Australia next year.

Headers to be smashed in derby

Header demolition derby

IT IS a demolition derby with a difference — headers smashing each other into pieces all in the name of fun.

Market boost for augers

Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Dairy Week, Schultz Sisters. Terang

FASTER headers and bigger silos for more on-farm grain storage is boosting a market for high-capacity grain augers.

Three more live baiting charges

POLICE have charged another three people in relation to allegations of live baiting in the Greyhound racing industry.

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Ex-AFL players go to the bush

AFl match

RETIRED and delisted AFL players are looking to country football as a place to hone their coaching skills.

Newmans reunited at Tongala

FOOTY: Newman brothers Shepparton

A TOUGH preseason has given country football great Paul Newman a new lease on his playing career.

AFL boss backs clubs in ice fight

N08ck510 Ice pipes found for sale after raids on retailers in St Kilda and Windsor.

AFL Victoria has dismissed calls for drug testing in community football amid claims players are using ice.

Fraser never forgot the country

The Advertiser Library

MALCOLM  Fraser’s passing is the closing chapter of a political life that was oddly divisive and unifying.

Grapes accelerate at Stawell

Mt Langi Ghiran

AS CHAIRMAN of Wine Victoria, Damien Sheehan is at the frontline of the industry.

Take a butcher’s hook

IVAN McNally’s butcher shop in Newry has two cash registers; the old one and the new one.

Weekly Times Travel News

Stop the rot this autumn

Stop the rot this autumn

IT HAPPENS every autumn, ­especially in the vegetable garden.

Get set for the big chill

English spinach

IF YOU’RE growing your own backyard tucker, it’s gloriously satisfying but a never-ending job.

Unlock soil’s potential

Lilac trees grow nad bloom better if limed every autumn.

THERE’S a special reason why lime is best applied in autumn and early winter.

Lamb shanks

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THIS recipe for lamb shanks will warm you up as the weather gets cooler.

Cooking with tinned crabmeat

Country Living FOOD PAGE

I AM a great believer in not making things harder than they need to be in the kitchen.

Mango in many ways

Country Living FOOD PAGE

AS WE say goodbye to another summer, we also say goodbye to an abundance of some of the best seasonal produce.

Clarkson revving-up tractors

AFTER years as the face of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson wants to do a farming show called Top Tractor.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Plenty of room for this pooch

Peppin-Shaw 2015 - day 2

NOW that’s what you call a dog kennel.

Black drum magic for biggest crops

Black drum magic for biggest crops

NOW that’s what you call a zucchini.

It’s a Hereford at a stretch

It’s a Hereford at a stretch

BACK Paddock has heard of beef breeders trying to get more “stretch” into their cattle, but this is ridiculous.

Fast boat seals deal

Supplied Editorial Fwd: More eco boat pics

PHILLIP Island is synonymous with penguins.

Irresistible Gippsland

Graeme and Rachel Robinson on their dairy farm in Gippsland. Cows. Cattle.

HIKING through Wilsons Promontory National Park is just one of the lures which pull visitors to Gippsland.

Gateway to rural delight

Gateway to rural delight

A TRIP into the surrounds of England’s most famous university town is a real treat, writes IAN GILBERT

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