Last Updated: November 25, 2014

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Stud is a breed apart

THE Lawson family’s Paringa Livestock stud is keeping ahead of the pack. Read their story in STUD Beef magazine, free in The Weekly Times tomorrow.

Watson battle fires up

 John Watson, from Echuca, bought Angus steers that will be grainfed for the domestic market at the Euroa cattle sale.

THERE will be a second meeting of Echuca residents protesting against John Watson’s right to farm.

Broad’s bush radio push

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NATIONALS MP Andrew Broad will urge the ABC to start broadcasting its iconic Country Hour into capital cities.

Grazing court challenge

 Victorian high country cattle grazier, Charlie Lovick with his daughter Kellie, herding cattle on his Merrijig property near...

VICTORIA’S alpine cattle grazing policy will be challenged in the Supreme Court today.

Woman rescued after cliff fall

 A night with the Victorian Police Air wing.

A BUSHWALKER who plunged 70m from a cliff in central Victoria has been rescued.

Man dead in truck collision

Man dead in truck collision

A MAN has died after a car in which he was a passenger collided with a truck on the Hume Freeway at Springhurst.

Storms rip through Vic and NSW

Storms rip through Vic and NSW

FARMERS are facing an unwelcome end to the grain harvest after a series of storms.

Rural MPs angry at ABC

Rural MPs angry at ABC

UPDATE: RURAL MPs claim ABC is unfairly hitting regional Australia in cost-cutting measures.

Libs failed SPC: Joyce

Barnaby Joyce

UPDATE: BARNABY Joyce says it was the Liberal Party’s job — not the National Party’s — to fight for SPC Ardmona’s future.

SES busy as weather lashes Vic

SES man tribute

SES RESPONDS to calls for help across the state as BOM issues another severe thunderstorm warning.

‘Tornado’ hits farms at Gol Gol

‘Tornado’ hits farms at Gol Gol

UPDATE: A TORNADO-like storm has reportedly destroyed large areas of farms in Victoria’s northwest at the weekend.

A day of harvest

HARVEST is agriculture’s busiest time of the year — and this year we are celebrating it.

Harvest Day ‘14

HARVEST is agriculture’s busiest time of the year — and this year we want to celebrate it.

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NSW gelato a winning recipe

WINNING Australia’s best dairy product has capped-off a whirlwind few months for John and Wendy Crowl.

Message to muse at Maldon

MALDON’S Uniting Church pulpit will now hold an easel rather than sermon notes, writes SARAH HUDSON

Optimism amid beef downturn

MEAT production and processing “is now the last bastion of manufacturing” in Australia.

China deal can deliver the goods

China deal can deliver the goods

THE trade deal with China is the mother of all agricultural free-trade deals.

Greed was Timbercorp’s friend

NEWS: David and Celia Scott in the Timbercorp plantation.

THE accountant had a white board set up on a easel next to his desk.

Asian boom is calling

Asian boom is calling

FARMERS must seriously explore more highly valued products, writes ALAN OXLEY

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Timbercorp collapse Greed was Timbercorp’s friend

NEWS: David and Celia Scott in the Timbercorp plantation.

THE accountant had a white board set up on a easel next to his desk.

Taking care of business

Taking care of business

A GOOD head for sums and hard yakka help a traditional store thrive

Coalition promises grain inquiry

Powell Family Crops Harvest. Managatang.

UPDATE: THE Victorian Coalition will hold a parliamentary inquiry into grain trade insolvencies if re-elected.

Election campaign enters final week

Napthine Campaign Trail

LAGGING in the polls doesn’t mean a loss, Victorian premier Denis Napthine says.

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Ed Smith from Southern Rural Water at Pykes Creek Reservoir

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CHINA FTA

Will the China trade deal be good for Australian farmers?

All smiles at a bumper harvest

Day of Harvest 2014

THE Gall family, in Victoria’s North East, thinks this could be one of the best harvests they have ever seen.

Tassie farmers call for relief

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EAST Coast farmers battling the driest conditions on record are calling for urgent funding for an irrigation scheme.

BHP to double Olympic Dam mine

BHP to double Olympic Dam mine in jobs boom

THE Olympic Dam mine will expand to double its current size within the next ten years, under a plan announced by BHP Billiton.

Hay, Nov 21: Gunbar tops at $118

Hay, Nov 21: Gunbar tops at $118

JUST $32 separated the top ewes and the top wethers at Hay’s sheep sale today.

Benalla, Nov 21: Numbers down

 Buyers paid to $258 for young first cross ewes at the Benalla annual store sheep sale.

PRICES were better than expected and averages jumped at the annual Benalla special sheep sale.

Ballarat, Nov 21: Dry forces sale

Ballarat Beef Cattle Sale

PRICES were strong at Ballarat today with dry conditions a strong talking point.

Header sure to have wide appeal

Header sure to have wide appeal

THE first commercially available 60-foot header front is in service in western NSW and on its way to Victoria.

Hay tools bail out local market

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SALES of new tractors in Victoria are bucking the trend with year-to-date unit sales up 7 per cent on this time last year.

New Holland powers forward

New Holland powers forward

NEW Holland will release the most powerful continuously variable transmission tractor in 2015.

Brown wins Equitana thriller

JESS Brown takes first World Cup win with Casco ahead of Olympian Vicki Roycroft and Congo Z.

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Massive Murray Paddle launches

Massive Murray Paddle launches

THE YMCA Massive Murray Paddle competitors began the five-day, 404km journey from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill.

New racing drug tests to whip cheats

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HORSE racing will be cleaner than ever with the introduction of an innovative drug-testing regime.

2014 Equitana Melbourne kicks off

2014 Equitana Melbourne kicks off

THE 2014 Equitana Melbourne kicked off yesterday in a jam-packed exhibition space.

Cotton on to Morgan

AN OCEAN Grove illustrator has sewn up a deal with a global clothing brand.

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Rid your garden of aphids

 Gardening - Pot plant dilemmas for Jon Lamb's column. Aphids on a rose bud.

APHIDS are the enemy of all gardeners — and plants — so be prepared to take action in spring and early summer.

Growing your own food

 Cameron Lodge at Mt Macedon. garlic plant.

MY most successful vegetable garden was started in early summer — after most gardens had been sown.

The root of the problem

The root of the problem

IT STILL comes as a shock when I see lush, floppy carrot seedlings offered for sale at garden centres.

Chicken dinner

Chicken dinner

TRY this simple recipe for a delicious chicken dinner.

How to make lamb salad

CL Food

THERE’S no excuse for not including salad in your diet any time of the year.

Taste sensation in the pink

Taste sensation in the pink

A MURRAY River company is surfing a gastronomic wave by mining the river’s most feared ingredient, salt.

Jane Bunn is back

JANE Bunn will front Seven News bulletins during weeknights from December.

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The Castle house for sale

PROPERTY: 'The Castle' house in Bonnie Doon.

NOW here’s a holiday house to put straight in the pool room.

Top dollar for a top tank

Top dollar for a top tank

THE “old livestock” just keep getting older.

Clean, green, no soil to be seen

Clean, green, no soil to be seen

BLIMEY, this could be the future of farming and it’s here now.

On safari in South Africa

On safari in South Africa

BEYOND its big game stars, South Africa delivers on many fronts, writes ROBYN JAMES

Cruise the rivers of Europe

Cruise the rivers of Europe

MARK the Anzac centenary with the tour of a lifetime on Europe’s rivers.

Penguins and breathtaking views

 RACV Inverloch Resort Picture: Supplied

NO matter how much you avert your gaze from the great blue expanse of ocean, it remains mesmerising.

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