Last Updated: December 26, 2014

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Dooley scoops top ice cream award

ABOUT 12 years ago Dooley Milner had a problem to melt any man.

Alpine study buried

 Alpine National Park, Wonnangatta Station, Charlie Lovick, president Mountain Cattlemen's Association & Ministe...

SCIENTIFIC research collected from the high country grazing trial may never see the light of day.

Compensate farmers for CSG: Pivot

Intec Pivot. AGM. Melbourne.

FARMERS should be better compensated for coal-seam gas extraction on their land, according to Incitec Pivot Ltd.

Black Saturday win welcomed

Lyn Gunter

VICTIMS of the deadliest of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires have welcomed the approval of a $500-million settlement.

Chicken firm jobs grant

chicken factory worker

A COMPANY investigating underpayment of foreign workers received a million­ dollar government jobs grant.

Vic farmers refuse bitumen bandits

Bitumen scam

THE bitumen bandits are now targeting the Western District.

Farmer’s race against time

WATSON FEATURE

ECHUCA’s John Watson has just five more days to remove 500 cattle from his property.

Fire destroys farms

Fire at Bungeet

FIRES across North East Victoria last week claimed thousands of stock, fencing and five houses.

Anti-CSG vote grows

Anti-CSG vote grows

RURAL voters turned Green in record numbers amid growing community concerns over CSG mining.

Clamp on banks ‘is absurd’

Young farmers battle drought

AN ATTEMPT to stop banks foreclosing on debt-ridden farmers during droughts would be “truly absurd”.

Coles hit with $11.25 million in fines

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UPDATE: COLES has agreed to pay $11.25 million in fines and costs after admitting to “unconscionable conduct” against suppliers.

No complaints at Lake Bolac

AFTER entering grain harvest with hopes dashed by a dry spring, Lake Bolac croppers are surprised by their yields.

Angus cattle on the rise

THE Angus breed has widened its percentage share of beef cattle registrations.

Light horse

CLYDESDALE Brigalow makes light work of the festive season.

Russian roulette risk

GLOBAL wheat prices have risen about 9 per cent over the past week.

Tasty slice of history

INGREDIENTS of our culinary past have been rediscovered.

Grazing trial left no bite

High country cattle being moved by riders on horseback on the Howqua River near Mansfield.

THE now former Victorian Coalition Government botched the grazing trial from the start.

See the loans dry up

Prairie in North Queensland is struggling with the onset of drought.

WHEN drought occurs, there are some things we can expect to see not far behind.

Shift in how voters choose a party

Andrews Presser

THE swing to smaller players sets the scene for an exciting four years, writes GREG BARBER

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ATV death toll rises to 15

Border Patrol Agents Monitor U.S. Mexico Border

ATVS have claimed 15 lives this year in a mix of farm-related and recreational activities.

Bitumen scam Con of the bitumen

Bitumen scam

UPDATE: THE bitumen bandits are on the move.

Cascade of quality flows

Cascade of quality flows

MICHAEL McCormack puts great store in knowing all he can about his herd.

Sweet life for young Free spirit

Sweet life for young Free spirit

HE’S only 26 but he runs the biggest organic farm in Victoria — if not Australia — and has plans to keep expanding.

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Zoe Phillips on the Today Show

Weekly Times photographer Zoe Phillips on the Today Show

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Staheli West DewPoint 6110

See what Ryanag's Evan Ryan thinks about the Staheli West DewPoint 6110.

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Shipping records smashed

Australian beef cattle

RED meat exports are expected to reach record levels — again — this year.

No complaints at Lake Bolac

Crops Harvest

AFTER entering grain harvest with hopes dashed by a dry spring, Lake Bolac croppers are surprised by their yields.

Dairy farmers deliver profit

Puppies With the Walker Family

NORTHERN Victorian and NSW Riverina dairy farmers made the largest farm business profit, a new report says.

Latest livestock sales

2014 12 05 Wycheproof store sheep sale

THIS week’s cattle and sheep sale dates.

Ballarat, Dec 19: Prices soar

Ballarat, Dec 19: Prices soar

CHRISTMAS came early to vendors at the Ballarat store cattle sale today.

Wangaratta, Dec 19: Fires fuel sales

 Wangaratta cattle sale - 1.2. 2013

FIRES swelled numbers at today’s Wangaratta cattle sale as burnt out farmers took the chance to offload stock.

Actor drives tractor to the Pole

Actor drives tractor to the Pole

THE crew from Antarctica2 have successfully made their way to the South Pole in a Massey Ferguson tractor.

News ATV purchase exposes risk

Aerial Spraying - JOB CAN'T BE MOVED

TOWNSVILLE City Council’s mosquito-spraying program has been thrown into disarray after it purchased cheaper but unsuitable quad bikes.

Scud cleaner at 3000 psi

Scud cleaner at 3000 psi

AUSSIE 30 Scud produces 3000 psi from a 6.5hp Honda petrol engine at a flow rate of 10 litres per minute.

TAC Cup fixture released

AFL Victoria’s TAC Cup 2015 fixture has been released.

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Country footy club's big court win

Echunga Football Club

A COUNTRY football team relegated to a lower division after winning the A-grade flag has won a court challenge against the decision.

Ballarat Cup investigated

 Nights of Glory, Ballarat. Anthony Butt drives Stunin Cullen to the line to win the Petstock Ballarat Pacing Cup.

THE late scratching of all but four horses from the 2014 Ballarat Pacing Cup is being investigated.

Hooper heads home

Hooper heads home

FORMER Western Bulldog Andrew Hooper has signed with the North Ballarat Roosters.

$30m hit to grape growers

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VICTORIAN grapegrowers are bracing themselves for a $30 million hit to Vietnam exports from next week.

Tree farm’s Chinese offshoot

Blerick Tree Farm

TRADE deals between small Australian farms and big Chinese companies are secured through complex negotiations.

Loch, stock and barrel

SOUTH Gippsland’s Craig Johnson and Melinda Davies are breaking new ground at the Loch Brewery and Distillery.

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A fresh festive feast

A fresh festive feast

I INTEND to spend Christmas Day gardening.

Spread love with roses

Spread love with roses

I WILL never apologise for my brutal treatment of roses.

The propagation guide

Rhodo Glen nursery

WITH little effort, it’s easy to fill your garden at virtually no cost.

Diabetic Christmas cake

St Ives Lions Club Christmas Cake. on sale for ses

TRY this delicious recipe for diabetic Christmas cake.

All you need is loaf

CL Food

STRAWBERRIES are looking particularly good at the moment.

Asparagus and mint coleslaw

CL Food

THIS week’s column is about to set the record straight.

The Lego Farmer goes online

ONE little man is having a big impact on Aimee Snowden’s life.

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Light horse

CHRISTMAS shoot. Clydesdale horse Brigalow in a pine plantation.

CLYDESDALE Brigalow makes light work of the festive season.

Bale art goes festive

Bale art goes festive

IT’S Santa madness out there.

Chrissy the cow

Chrissy the cow

THIS Christmas we should spare a thought for those who share their birthdays with Jesus.

The best of the west

The Pinnacles

IMAGINE having the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful areas of Western Australia.

Scintillating Shanghai

Scintillating Shanghai

WE THOUGHT we were prepared for Shanghai.

Gems hidden at Stratford

Stratford

IT WAS a stroke of genius when they named Stratford, the Gippsland town east of Sale, located by the Avon River.

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