Last Updated: April 24, 2014

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A plague of misdirection

THE most famous rabbit plague photograph in Australia is a sham. Find out more.

Farmer pay struggle

Farmer pay struggle

FARMERS receive just a quarter of the proceeds from an average supermarket basket of fresh produce.

Yellingbo attack charges

Yellingbo attack charges

A VICTORIAN man has been charged with attempted murder over a roadside assault that left a good Samaritan with brain damage.

Saleyard co-op option explored

HAMILTON Weaner Calf Sales

A COMMUNITY co-operative to take over the Warrnambool saleyards to stop it being moved more than 100km away is being explored.

Brutal road rage brawl filmed

GENERIC SHOTS for MARKETING

A VICIOUS road rage brawl involving at least four men has been captured on film in the state’s southeast.

Abbott to announce $12.4b fighter jets spend

 RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornets fly towards Brisbane. Australia is acquiring 24 Block II F/A-18F Super Hornets as a bridging air ...

AUSTRALIA will spend $12.4 billion bolstering its air combat capability with a new order of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

Aussie Farmers to export yoghurt

Camperdown dairy factory

DOOR- to-door retailer Aussie Farmers Direct is entering the export business.

Pies hot at Meeniyan-Dumbalk

MEENIYAN-Dumbalk United will add 486 games of AFL experience when it plays Korumburra-Bena in June.

AWB link to collapse

A STOCKFEED business linked to former AWB whistleblower Mark Emons has collapsed.

New sparkle for Guthries

TOM and Sarah Guthrie began growing grapes as they believed there was more to life than sheep.

Almond prices firm

ALMOND prices are looking strong for this season.

Autumn bull prices fall

SOUTHERN Australia’s autumn bull sale results ­reflected the tough season.

A missing link is food chain

A price receipt is caught under the wheel of a shopping cart at a Coles Group Ltd. supermarket in Sydney, Apr 13, 2007. PicJa...

FARMERS receiving as little as 2 per cent of the final retail price for produce is why Australia’s food supply chain needs an overhaul.

Preselection inaction a strange move

Napthine Cabinet being sworn in at Government House

IT is hard to make sense of how the Victorian Liberal Party is handling it’s election campaign seven months out from the polls.

Minister trades blows

PM Abbott in Korea 8th April 2014

THOSE critical of the JAEPA for not delivering all things to all people are very harsh judges.

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Behind the Scenes of Life Through Wool

Watch the making of Life Through Wool

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Life Through Wool

Country Road released this video in collaboration with The Woolmark Company

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FARMERS' PAY

Do farmers receive enough for their produce?
Vintage prints order

Few gain from high prices

Elders agents take bids on first-cross ewe lambs which made $151 at last week's special store sheep sale at Wycheproof.

LAMB prices above 600c/kg and a bounce of $150 for slaughter cows and bullocks make good headlines.

Saleyard co-op option explored

HAMILTON Weaner Calf Sales

A COMMUNITY co-operative to take over the Warrnambool saleyards to stop it being moved more than 100km away is being explored.

Aussie Farmers to export yoghurt

Camperdown dairy factory

DOOR- to-door retailer Aussie Farmers Direct is entering the export business.

Latest livestock sales

 Warrnambool store cattle sale.

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

Wodonga, April 17: Big returns

wodonga cattle sale

RAIN delivered big returns for vendors at Wodonga’s cattle sale today.

Spring Gully, April 16: Ave $1960

Jersey

GETTING a slice of the final offering from Spring Gully Jerseys cost up to $8200 at their dispersal.

SOWING Boss sows seeds of success

Boss sows seeds of success

BOSS Agriculture handed out an intriguing brochure about its seeding equipment at Wimmera last month.

LUCERNE Super sprayer drives down costs

Super sprayer drives down costs

A NEW self-propelled sprayer has helped a lucerne seed producer increase on-farm efficiency.

CROPPING Amazone EDX spot on for canola

Amazone EDX spot on for canola

AMAZONE has made modifications to its high-speed EDX 6000 precision air seeder for use in canola.

Alpine Saints seek Anzac Day win

MYRTLEFORD will look for its first win when it takes on fellow winless club Wangaratta on Anzac Day.

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Murray tour nets a ‘codzilla’

 Codzilla: Kaye Goggin with her 113 cm Murray Cod. Picture: ROD MACKENZIE Picture: Supplied

LAST week, Rod Mackenzie’s “Tag along cod tours” produced several Murray cod around the 90cm mark.

Camperdown trials test riders

Camperdown trials test

HALF the country’s horse trials riders celebrated Easter at the Camperdown Horse Trials.

Cup goes to DP Amazing

 n10wp602 Russell Johnstone with Cruising Down Under a show jumping horse that will be back at the Whittlesea Show

AS the Sydney Royal juggernaut rolls on we see the beginning of the saddle horses and junior and young rider Showjumping.

A missing link is food chain

A price receipt is caught under the wheel of a shopping cart at a Coles Group Ltd. supermarket in Sydney, Apr 13, 2007. PicJa...

FARMERS receiving as little as 2 per cent of the final retail price for produce is why Australia’s food supply chain needs an overhaul.

Just say cheese, urges Robb

Andrew Robb

FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has taken a glass half full approach to his recent free trade deal with Japan.

Beef’s the great entertainer

 Entrepreneur Dale Cleves has built an empire from Mount Gambier, just over the Victorian border into South Australia, with a...

DALE Cleves — one of South Australia’s most successful businessmen — has a fascinating mix of businesses.

Frank’s star burns bright

THERE was a time chef Frank Martinez was a star among stars.

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Sweet smell of success

 Organic grown quinces on a tree. Picture: Supplied

I REFUSE to harvest our clingstone peaches until I can smell the ripeness when passing the trees.

Cundall: Spring bulbs

 Daffodils Picture: Supplied

SOME spring bulbs are so tough they can withstand the coldest winters including the most savage frosts.

Cundall: Zucchinis

 Zucchini Picture: Supplied

ZUCCHINIS have their limitations, but their relative, the pumpkin, is as popular as ever.

How to make crumble

Food shots

ONE of the easiest cool-weather foods to make is a fruit crumble.

Frank’s star burns bright

Frank Martinez. Bright

THERE was a time chef Frank Martinez was a star among stars.

How to make chicken stock

Country Living Food pics with Jeremy Vincent

HOMEMADE stock is the cornerstone of any great homemade soup.

I’m a right royal ram

YOU could say it was a case of royalty meets royalty when Kate and Will were introduced to Fred the Merino Ram at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney on Good Friday.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Timing all wrong for fishing

Timing all wrong for fishing

IF YOU'VE always suspected the DEPI didn’t know one end of the day from the other, then here is proof.

Learner baled up after mishap

Learner baled up after mishap

THE perils of learning to drive.

In knee-deep for the club

Players from the Beauforrt netball team stomp grapes at Michael Unwin wines

THE things you have to do to raise funds for your sporting club.

Soul nourishment

 STM - 040605 Pix: Tony McDonough. A Benedictine Monk walks through the monastory at New Norcia north of Perth Western Austra...

IT APPEARS like an apparition out of Western Australia’s outback red dirt.

Ballarat raises the bar

 Mitchell Harris Cellar Door. Craig Mitchell (Left) and John Harris Picture: Andy Rogers

IT COULD be a wine bar in any metropolis.

Highway hot spot

 Photo of Tocumwal. Sarah Hudson pics Picture: Supplied

TRAVELLERS have long known of the secret charms of Tocumwal.

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