Last Updated: September 16, 2014

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Vernon to lead Leongatha

ANOTHER remarkable chapter has been added to the already inspiring story of Beau Vernon.

Farm export income falls

 Truck delivering grain to the ABA port terminal in Melbourne for export by ship.

AUSTRALIAN farm export income is forecast to fall by almost 8 per cent this year.

ABARES tips beef, sheep rise

Gippsland Natural

AUSTRALIAN beef and sheep prices are tipped to rise this financial year.

Farmers back new visa reforms

Overseas Workers

FARMERS have welcomed a new report recommending changes to the skilled visa ­migration program.

Petition fights rates inequity

Paul Weller

A PETITION demanding an inquiry into rural and regional municipal rates was tabled in Parliament today.

Wind farms ‘appalling’: Hockey

 Wind turbine. Wind farm. Alternative energy.

JOE Hockey has again attacked wind farms as “appalling”.

Speak up if you’re in despair

Hunt Family Murder-Suicide

A MURDER-suicide in NSW last week serves as a reminder of the dangers of not discussing mental health.

Maccas goes cage free

Maccas goes cage free

UPDATE: MCDONALD’S Australia has said it will absorb the cost of its decision to switch to using cage-free eggs.

Brady fulfils classic goal

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show

BRADY Hore has fulfilled his goal of winning the Royal Melbourne Show Dairy Youth Classic.

Bendigo, Sept 15: $8500 top

UPDATE: AUCTIONEERS at Bendigo’s fledging multi-vendor ram sale have described bidders as “selective”.

Flooding the backline

SPECTATORS swamp the field at Ballarat’s Eureka Stadium before the Central Highlands senior grand final on Saturday.

Brand and deliver

THE brand of a business is often worth more than its assets, according to marketing guru Jim Gall.

Demons win premiership

BUNGAREE’S snapped a 23-year premiership drought with a 58-point win over Springbank.

Canola — the happy crop

DARYL McDonald has been growing canola for 30 years and says it’s “such a rewarding crop to grow”.

Science must rule on CSG


AS the nation’s top farming advocate, Brent Finlay’s views on coal seam gas will no doubt rattle cages.

Recreational fishing to stay

Trout fishing season Opening, Days Creek, Omeo

THE Victorian Government announced an initiative to ensure a strong future for recreational fishing.

China grabs the limelight

TIA Dairy Award

CHINA — if you didn’t already gather — is the word on everyone’s lips.

Editor's Choice

Champion mare First photos of Black Caviar's foal

First photos of Black Caviar’s baby girl

UPDATE: CHAMPION racing queen Black Caviar has produced an heir to the throne, giving foal to a filly by super sire Exceed And Excel.

Unity on coal gas cracks

Unity on coal gas cracks

RURAL communities should be open-minded about coal-seam gas mining, the NFF boss says.

National weather

Budweiser Super Bowl commercial: Puppy Love

This year's Budweiser Super Bowl commercial follows the special friendship between Clydesdales and a puppy. Courtesy: Budweiser


The New 'It' Drink Is... Camel Milk??

Step aside, goat's milk. A new milk option is available for the U.S. consumer... and it's camel's milk. Charles Passy joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero for a taste test. Photo: Videoblocks



Do you agree with the National Farmers' Federation stance on coal-seam gas?

Zoe’s heifer steals the prize

THE dairy industry has always been a talking point at the Hayes family dinner table.

Hayes takes the cream

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show

JASON Hayes only needed one animal to make his mark on this year’s Royal Melbourne Dairy Show.

The best fare at Royal Melbourne Show

Taste cover story: Food at the show

THERE’S something to suit all appetites at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.

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$3b Chinese investment in Australia

$3b Chinese investment in Australia

DAIRY investment in Australia will be the focus of a $3 billion Chinese agricultural fund, announced today.

Elders’ $57m capital raising plan

Elders logo

ELDERS today announced a $57.2 million capital raising plan to pay down its debt.

AACo beefs up meat business


FOR the past year, there has been a lolly jar placed in the centre of the boardroom table at Australian Agricultural Company.

Bendigo, Sept 15: $8500 top

Australiasian Poll Dorset Ram Sale Bendigo

UPDATE: AUCTIONEERS at Bendigo’s fledging multi-vendor ram sale have described bidders as “selective”.

Wycheproof, Sept 12: Ewes to $250

Wycheproof, Sept 12: Ewes to $250

FIRST-cross one-and-a-half year old ewes with lambs sold to a lofty $250 at Wycheproof today.

Yea, Sept 12: Prices dearer

 Female cattle sold to solid rates at the annual Yea feature sale last week.

PRICES were strong at the Yea store cattle sale today where a huge crowd saw 2400 cattle sold.

The butterfly effect takes off

The butterfly effect takes off

KVERNELAND Taarup’s new 5095M butterfly mower combo minimises costs and maximises performance.

Tow and Mow the answer

Tow and Mow the answer

FOR a spot where a tractor-mounted slasher is too much, a tow-behind mower can be the answer.

Scag stand-on mowers cut it

Scag stand-on mowers cut it

STAND-ON mowers are not new, but they are a well-kept secret outside contractors.

Pumas spurred to grand final glory

MOYSTON-Willaura has capped a difficult week with its first premiership as a merged entity.

Weekly Times Horse news

Power surge hits Sale

 Gippsland Football League, Wonthaggi Power V Leongatha Parrots, at Wonthaggi. Wonthaggi Power won 9-9-63 v 8-14-62. L-R: Tim...

WONTHAGGI Power rewrote the record books when it mounted a last-quarter comeback against Sale on Sunday.

Flag tipsters in final stretch

Flag tipsters in final stretch

IT WOULD seem experience trumps youthful exuberance when it comes to country footy tipping.

Vernon to lead Leongatha

Beau Vernon

ANOTHER remarkable chapter has been added to the already inspiring story of Beau Vernon.

Petition fights rates inequity

Paul Weller

A PETITION demanding an inquiry into rural and regional municipal rates was tabled in Parliament today.

Juice is worth the squeeze

FOCUS Kurrnung Citrus - Philip Williamson at Barham

WHEN citrus farmers Philip and Sandra Williamson were in a tight squeeze, they turned to juice.

Horse spirit runs in Renmark

YVETTE Frahn calls it the Tractor Shed.

Weekly Times Travel News

How to encourage birds

 Kangaroo Paw Bush Revolution, supplied by Ramm Botanicals *** For Home Magazine editorial use only. For other publications a...

A BUSH-INSPIRED garden will encourage birds to your home. Follow Tony Fawcett’s tips.

Grow as you garden

Country Living: Legendary garden designer Paul Bangay

AS a long-time gardener I reckon I’ve made my share of mistakes.

How to grow tomatoes

 Jill McCalman and Andrew Wood grow heirloom tomatoes at Glenora Heritage Produce, Tooborac. A mixed bunch of Hillbilly, Blac...

IF YOU’RE half a gardener you’ll already be in the throes of spring fever.

The icing on the cake

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

I WAS looking in the kitchen cupboard the other week and discovered six different kinds of vinegar.

Lamb a spring delight

Food Pics

LAMB is a family favourite for many households and spring lamb is a popular option.

Asparagus season closes in

Food Pics

ASPARAGUS comes into its own during the spring-summer months.

Steer delight as Flash turns 20

NOT too many steers get to see their 20th birthday.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Brush with life on the other side

Brush with life on the other side

“SO you human ferals, see what it feels like to have a $10 bounty on your head!”

Corker of farewell for wine royalty


WHAT better way could you send off one of the members of the world’s greatest wine families?

Lifting the lid on a tankless task

Furphy Water Cart

MOST would think the majority of furphies are generated by journalists and it seems politicians agree.

Ready for take off

Ready for take off

THE new Weekly Times travel club farming tours will take readers to some fascinating parts of the world.

Don’t forget your gun

Don’t forget your gun

A GLACIER park in the US offers spectacular scenery and also some beastly dangers.

Down town to funky town

 Castlemaine. Theatre Royal

CASTLEMAINE rocks. And that’s not a reference to the renowned sweet candy — Castlemaine Rock.

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