Last Updated: March 31, 2015

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Hybrid drives huge canola yields

HUGE gains in yields in the Canadian canola industry are due to the swap from open pollinated to GM crops.

Berries wait on retailers

 Rebello Wines - Strawberry Cider with Ruth and Matt Gallace on farm at Main Ridge.

DESPITE support from thousands of Aussies, Matilda’s Frozen Fruit is still waiting to lock in supermarket contracts.

Children hurt in Eildon boat fire

Children hurt in Eildon boat fire

A BOY has a suspected spinal injury after a houseboat with 15 people aboard was gutted by fire on Lake Eildon today.

Super fines over mouldy food

15/06/2009 BUSINESS: Fruit and veggie section of the new Coles store in Balgowlah. generic fruit and vegetables

THE nation’s biggest supermarket chains have been shamed by the NSW Food Authority for trying to sell mouldy food.

Study ‘not meant to be scientific’

Acoustics Expert

PACIFIC Hydro says its study linking wind farms and health complaints was “never meant to be scientific”.

Big dry ‘past crisis point’

Farm Debt Eviction Survivor

GRAZIERS are culling livestock and shops and businesses are closing down as the drought crisis in Queensland worsens.

‘Aussie Beer’ brewed in China

‘Aussie Beer’ brewed in China

AN AUSTRALIAN company has been fined $10,200 for passing off Chinese-brewed beer as “Aussie”.

NZ rejects ‘toxic’ meat theory

Collingwood Magpies Training Session

UPDATE: THE New Zealand beef industry say it’s not to blame for two Pies stars testing positive to clenbuterol.

Aussies OK with halal industry: PM

Pm sends off Pollie pedal riders

TONY Abbott is comfortable Australian companies are paying Islamic groups for halal certification.

GM farmer to disclose costs

Organic Farmer Court Case

A COURT appeal by an organic farmer who tried to sue a neighbour growing GM crops has been put on hold.

Lambie to set up political party

MP arrivals

JACQUI Lambie is setting up her own political party to highlight Tasmanian issues on the national stage.

Lamb with ‘angry man’s face’

PICTURES of a Russian farmer’s newborn lamb with an unusual face are going off on social media.

Hee-haw against the wolves

A FARMER in Germany is planning to use donkeys to protect his sheep from wolf attacks.

VCFL to wind up in 2015

THE Victorian Country Football League will be dissolved this year.

Couple seize the opportunity

ERNIE and Teresa Braaksma have leased a farm from Australian Consolidated Milk and Dutch Mill.

MIFGS 2015

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2015.


Applaud those who ignore threats

Applaud those who ignore threats

BALLARAT firms that sponsored the local rodeo were targeted by PETA but it was the animal rights group’s usual glib.

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.

Wintry blast Snow in March? Yes, that’s white

Snow in March? Yes, that’s white

IT might only be March, but snow has fallen at Victorian resorts for the first time this year.

Rain forecast Wet autumn forecast

Wet autumn forecast

AFTER a series of gloomy forecasts, the official long-range forecasts for Victoria are now predicting rain.

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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.

Big farms sold 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.


Challenger E Series Launch

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


Coolana bull sale

The action at the Coolana bull sale on March 5.


We’ll ban GM crops if elected

 Canola Flowers in full bloom near Lake Bolac in Victoria.

THE West Australian Labor Party will ban genetically modified crops if elected at the next state election in two years.

A2 Milk starts trading on ASX

A2 Milk. Supplied Picture: Supplied

SHARES in New Zealand-based milk supplier A2 Milk Company have slipped after they started trading on the ASX.

Treasury Wines in sell up

Curly Flat Vineyard, Lancefield. Phillip Moraghan.

JOBS are expected to be lost as Treasury Wine Estates closes a wine packaging business and sells four wineries and vineyards.

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.

Warrnambool, March 27: 1900 yarded

Warrnambool sale

WARRNAMBOOL agents yarded more than 1900 store cattle last week.

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.

Dressage enjoys Renaissance

THE youngsters were out in force at Werribee last week for Dressage with the Stars.

Weekly Times Horse news

Greyhound Racing Victoria ‘sorry’

Shimmering Shape leads Sandy's Ghost

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria’s new chairman has apologised for the live-baiting scandal.

Three more live baiting charges

Greyhounds at Sandown - Melbourne Cup trials. Race 7. Malfoy comes from behind for an emphatic victory. This is a generic sho...

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

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.

Lambie to set up political party

MP arrivals

JACQUI Lambie is setting up her own political party to highlight Tasmanian issues on the national stage.

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


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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