Last Updated: December 23, 2014

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Light horse

CLYDESDALE Brigalow makes light work of the festive season.

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.

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


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

Coles logo

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

Shake-up flagged for water rules

Irrigation Water. Mildura. Murray River

SWEEPING reforms to the way water is bought and sold have been recommended to the Federal Government.

Woolies accused of bullying

Woolies accused of bullying

UPDATE: WOOLWORTHS supermarket has been accused of bullying suppliers into funding its discount war.

Standing tall in a Mann’s world

FARMING is unashamedly partly a lifestyle choice for young beef producer Posie Mann.

The Lego Farmer goes online

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

Floral family fields success

BUSINESS is blooming at the Yarra Valley’s Lakeside Flowers.

No rest after Watson decision

JOHN Watson didn’t sleep any better after winning his controversial permit to keep farming near Echuca.

Grazy days for shepherd

A YOUNG shepherd watches as his sheep graze at a field near Allahabad in India, last week.

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

Editor's Choice

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.

National weather

Zoe Phillips on the Today Show

Weekly Times photographer Zoe Phillips on the Today Show


Staheli West DewPoint 6110

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


Russian roulette risk

Farmers bring in the harvest with their combine harvester on a wheat field in the southern Russian Krasnodar region on July 1...

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

Growers shocked over McCain sale

 Terry Buckley, potato and lamb producer, Pleasant Park, SA.

UPDATE: McCAIN has sold its mothballed potato processing plant at Penola in South Australia to Midfield Group.

Big year for cattle industry

Big year for cattle industry

WEATHER and statistics will go down as the hallmarks of 2014 for the cattle industry.

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.

Weekly Times Horse news

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.

Harvest pulls up stumps

Harvest pulls up stumps

IN TERMS of an introduction to bush cricket, there is nothing like it.

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.

Vic Government to be sworn in

New Cabinet Sitting

VICTORIA’S Labor Government will be sworn in as the 58th State Parliament opens today.

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.

Weekly Times Travel News

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.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

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


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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