Last Updated: May 27, 2015

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Relax with a camel milk cuppa

FANCY a drop of camel milk in your cuppa?

RSPCA gone to the dogs

 Artwork - RSPCA logo.

FARMING leaders believe trust in the RSPCA has eroded to new lows.

‘Irrelevant’ AWI under fire

Beggs Family

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has been slammed as “irrelevant” by some of the nation’s biggest wool growers.

Name game on the nose

 Parmesan cheese.

EUROPE could soon have ­exclusive use of food terms such as parmesan, feta and chorizo.

Trout cod limit proposal

SUNTAS: 95yo fisherman Dick Lewis

ANGLERS want to set a bag limit for the new trout cod fishery at a single fish.

Call to oust Parks

Duck hunting season opening 2015

VICTORIA’S game reserves should be run by the state’s Game Management Authority, says MP Daniel Young.

Citrus export unease

FARM: Sweet eez Mandarins

EXCLUSIVE: NORTHERN Victorian fruit growers are bracing for the likely closure of another key export market.

Farmers concerned with port sale

Flight from Tas to Vic

UPDATE: FARMERS have slammed the Victorian Government’s plan to spend the proceeds of Melbourne Port’s sale in the city.

Price hit for milk

FOCUS: Organic, biodynamic dairy with Melinda and Peter Smith.

FONTERRA Australia has set a fixed based milk price average of $5.80 a kilogram of milk solids for next season.

Man arrested for gallstone ‘theft’

Hoof to Hook

A MAN has been charged with stealing a cattle byproduct from a Queensland slaughterhouse.

Fast-forward on tax breaks

 Lewis Watson's share farms. Fence.

UPDATE: Federal Government to bring forward tax breaks for farmers who invest in new fencing and water infrastructure.

No rest for racing royalty

TWO racing icons are flat out in retirement.

$15,000 fine for wool mismatch

SELLING wool that did not match its description has cost a wool buyer $15,000.

Growers hail group’s 20 years

ONE of Victoria’s farmer-driven research extension groups will celebrate 20 years this winter.

Rural Press Club

Victorian Nationals discuss the changing face of their party and how they plan to represent country Victorians.


Footy, May 25

Photographers show their best country footy photos from the weekend.


RSPCA’s extreme tactics

 News / BCM / 23.12.04 '' RSPCA campaign with Cleanaway to

THE tide of public opinion is starting to turn on one of this nation’s oldest animal-welfare organisations, the RSPCA.

A blundering Budget

Weather Conargo January 23, 2015

THIS year’s federal Budget left Australia’s agriculture sector feeling understandably neglected and disappointed.

MLA hate fest unwarranted

Warrnambool store cattle market.

YOU could be forgiven for thinking beef producers would be optimistic as the industry enjoys its best prices ever.

Dry as autumn falls short

Dry as autumn falls short

PARTS of Victoria have received just a third of their crucial autumn rain.

Central Vic areas wait on break

Grorge Burnette sowing at Witcliffe

FARMS in central Victoria and in parts of the Wimmera have failed to receive a decent autumn break.

Editor's Choice

Trout cod Cod forsaken species is back

 A unique photo of a Murray cod alongside a trout cod. Can you tell the difference? The top fish is a Murray cod and the bott...

TROUT cod could soon be back on the menu after an absence of 40 years.

Labour rip-off condemned

Overseas Workers

FARMERS have condemned fresh allegations of foreign worker exploitation in major horticultural enterprises.

Cook Book Promo

Challenger E Series Launch

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


Food not gas protest

Western District residents got together to protest unconventional gas mining in their community.


EU market share safe

myrtleford cattle sale

AUSTRALIA is likely to keep its $280 million share of the European Union beef market.

GRDC broken lease costly

 Mallee Focus agronomist Ben Jones explains trials at Ouyen during last week's GRDC-Mallee Sustainable Farming grains researc...

AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce is under fire from his colleagues about his plan to move GRDC to Wagga Wagga.

Banking on China rebound

 Workers milk cows at Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd.'s Tangshan farm in Tangshan, Hebei Province, China, on Wednesday, Feb. ...

CHINA’S appetite for dairy products is expected to remain weak until the end of this year.

Latest livestock sales

Colac store sale 10.4.15

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

Coolana, May 22: $5250 top

Coolana female sale.

COOLANA Angus’ female cattle sale was met with lukewarm demand today.

Myrtleford, May 22: Breeders $1880

myrtleford cattle sale

COWS and calves sold to $1880 at Myrtleford today as producers stepped up bidding for breeders.

Versatile range gaining traction

Versatile range gaining traction

THERE is no replacement for displacement and as the demand for more power increases, tracked tractors gain popularity.

Kubota powers up

Kubota powers up

AUSSIE Pumps has released high-capacity  three- and four-inch units for dam-to-dam and fast water cart filling.

Rock ’n’ roll saves your harvester

Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Dairy Week, Schultz Sisters. Terang

BROADACRE farmers will know you can wreck a header front by running it through uneven and stony ground.

The greatest league of all

GEELONG Football League faces another rematch in the Worksafe Country Championships next year.

Weekly Times Horse news

Greyhound trainer banned for life

 Trainer Ron Ball with greyhound Mr Metz.

QUEENSLAND Greyhound Hall of Fame trainer Ron Ball has been banned from the industry for life.

Millewa triple-header

 Nangiloc's Scott Golding juggles the ball under pressure. Cardross 22.11-143 vs Nangiloc 14.11-95.

ONE competition not taking part in interleague matches this weekend has taken the chance to go completely outside the box.

AFL Victoria Country Champs

AFL Victoria Country Champs

UPDATES on the interleague teams ahead of the Worksafe Country Championships on May 23.

RSPCA’s extreme tactics

 News / BCM / 23.12.04 '' RSPCA campaign with Cleanaway to

THE tide of public opinion is starting to turn on one of this nation’s oldest animal-welfare organisations, the RSPCA.

Call to oust Parks

Duck hunting season opening 2015

VICTORIA’S game reserves should be run by the state’s Game Management Authority, says MP Daniel Young.

Brothers in farms

Angus Taylor MP

HIGH rainfall farmland remains the “golden asset” in Australian agriculture, according to Richard and Angus Taylor.

No rest for racing royalty

TWO racing icons are flat out in retirement.

Weekly Times Travel News

Pruning’s new regime

Pruning’s new regime

A COUPLE of days ago I got stuck into an old quince tree that desperately needed rejuvenating.

My favourite things

My favourite things

I’M OFTEN asked if I have any particular favourite plants.

It’s time to get busy in the garden

 Cherry Blossom 'kwanzan'

AS MOST plants start to drift into winter dormancy, the number of garden jobs to be carried out increases.

Good stewardship pays

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

I SPENT a recent rainy Sunday morning in the kitchen cooking up a stew for later in the week.

Persimmon perfection


THE persimmon is definitely one of the more esoteric finds in the stores and farmers’ markets at this time of the year.

Spinach and cheese squares

 Cafe Morucci at broadway. A spinach and ricotta quiche in a napolli sauce. 16/1/01. Picture: john Appleyard

WITH eight ingredients and just six steps, readers can have themselves a healthy and tasty snack.

Letterbox search delivers a beauty

LOOKS like the competition has gone up a notch or two in our search for the best mailbox.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Elvis watches over his girls

Elvis watches over his girls

SO maybe bulls that act like dogs aren’t so unusual after all.

Arriving in style, in a Fiat

Arriving in style, in a Fiat

YOU couldn’t find more fitting wedding transport for an agricultural contractor than a convoy of tractors.

Driven to distraction

Driven to distraction

SAMANTHA Anderson was amazed to find this barrage of road signs in Point Lonsdale recently.

A feast for the senses

 KING VALLEY Landscapes.

THERE’S an opera singer giving her rendition of Carman Miranda on a magnificent day in the King Valley.

Surreal New Orleans

 JULY, 2005 : Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, USA, 07/05. Travel

UNREAL experiences await visitors to New Orleans, writes ROSLYN LANIGAN

Sweet treats by bus


THOUGHTS of auditioning for cooking shows are dashed as I watch holes appear in my strudel pastry in Budapest.

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