Last Updated: July 29, 2015

Weather: Canberra -4°C - 13°C . Morning fog, then partly cloudy.

Kids in the kitchen eat their own homework

THERE’S something kooky cooking in the St Arnaud Community Kitchen.

Feed definition fiasco

Jo Stritch and her husband Andrew from Happy Valley Free Range Farm, who farm pork on Human Choice guidelines.

A SHOCK change to Victoria’s planning laws means thousands of farmers may need a permit to keep operating.

No say over shotgun ban

Duck hunting season opening, lake Woolshed

A COALITION Government Senator wants to formally invite shooters to join the debate on looming changes to the National Firearms Agreement.

Pride of the Peninsula

Local frozen berries

THE  Mornington Peninsula could be the first Victorian region to use a trademark for local produce.

Food origins a hot topic

Country of Origin Labelling

FARMING and industry bodies are at odds over the Federal Government’s new country-of­-origin labelling system.

Market move postponed

Market move postponed

THE opening of the new Melbourne Wholesale Market at Epping has been postponed by a month.

Same-sex marriage plea

Same-sex marriage plea

COUNTRY MPs are being urged to lead the push for same-sex marriage.

Squabble on Kuwait exports

Live export

CONFUSION reigns over whether exporters can be forced to buy back animals sold outside approved export markets.

Council mulls dump plan

 Iluka Mine (mineral sands) at Douglas, between Horsham and Hamilton.

A RURAL council must decide if Iluka can continue using a pit south of Horsham to dump mining waste from old mines and active sites interstate.

Melbourne gun rally

Aust Prime Minister John Howard having his back to the camera showing bulge of suspected bullet proof vest under his jacket w...

A PRO-gun rally will likely be held in Melbourne next month.

Shock over Adler move

Shock over Adler move

THE Federal Government did not consult with the Queensland importer of the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun before suspending imports.

Wong slams Coalition ag policy

Wong slams Coalition ag policy

LABOR’s trade spokeswoman Penny Wong slammed Coalition agricultural foreign investment policy today.

Nagambie v Merrigum

Kyabram District FL, Round 15 match between Nagambie v Merrigum at Nagambie.


Clever canines strut their stuff

THE farm dog yard competition at Sheepvention is one of the longest-running in Victoria.

Dumped farmer in demand

CLARE Tamas is among women to contact dumped Farmer Wants A Wife contestant Scott Mitchell.

‘Fussy’ with quality

MAINTAINING award-winning milk quality is about being fussy, according to Brent Mitchell.

Looking a million dollars

COMMENT: IT is still easy to overlook the sheer amount of money now being generated by cattle.

So this is the end of the ute?

DENI UTE MUSTER: Ben Reiter from Myrrhee with his Holden VU ute

OH NO. The end is nigh. The creeping Americanisation of our Aussie lingo is nearly complete.

Biting the hands that feed

Wagyu Cattle

IT WAS a numbers game that saw Murrindindi shire ignore the advice from its planners and force out a farmer.

Dairy walks fine line

DAIRY: Milk Quality Awards

VICTORIAN dairy production is on a tightrope.

White hot at Bendigo

Dean Cameron

DEAN and Mandy Cameron names with Western District White Suffolk stud Noremac - it’s their surname backwards.

The Duckman: Balanced on blade

The Duckman: Balanced on blade

WHEN you are short on grass but long on words, it might be time to hit the books.

Editor's Choice

Gas vote swing


VICTORIANS will change the way they vote if it means putting a stop to fracking and coal-seam gas.

Meat firm accused of abuse

19/01/2001 PIRATE: 18/01/2001. Meat worker lines up cattle carcasses in Ponta Delgada abattoir in Portugal. beef industry

AUSTRALIA’S biggest family-owned meat company has been accused of abusing and bullying workers.


Special delivery

A light plane dropped chips to fans at the Worksafe Game of the Month on Sunday in the Mid Gippsland Football League match between Thorpdale and Mirboo North.


SFS Seeder Demonstration Day

About 200 people gathered at Southern Farming Systems' trial site at Inverleigh to see the latest seeding technology in action.


Quite a formula: Milk but no cows

Camperdown Dairy International factory site

THE lack of factory or cows hasn’t stopped one Victorian processor from exporting infant milk formula.

Feed definition fiasco

Jo Stritch and her husband Andrew from Happy Valley Free Range Farm, who farm pork on Human Choice guidelines.

A SHOCK change to Victoria’s planning laws means thousands of farmers may need a permit to keep operating.

Feedlot fuels farming feud

Wagyu Cattle

OPPONENTS of an Alexandra farm say they support farming but are against intensive agriculture.

Latest livestock sales

Wodonga store cattle sale

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

Koonwarra, July 27: Locals dominate

Dispersal Sale Town-View Holsteins and Springview Jerseys

GIPPSLAND buyers pushed prices to more than $5000 three times at a dispersal at Koonwarra.

Tuerong, July 24: Shorthorn dash

Tuerong Dairy Shorthorn dispersal

IT was standing room only at the dispersal of Tuerong Dairy Shorthorns today.

New Holland lifts its game

New Holland lifts its game

NEW Holland’s LM range of telehandlers offers models capable of working with weights from 2500kg to 4200kg.

Nothing fishy about Richiger bin

Nothing fishy about Richiger bin

A CHASER bin with an all-wheel steering system that eliminates fishtailing in paddocks is now available.

Soils ain’t soils to this drill

Soils ain’t soils to this drill

MASSEY Ferguson’s MF9800 Series single-disc air drill is designed for all soil types.

Season turns on collision

SOUTH West District Football League reigning premier Dartmoor is out of finals contention.

Weekly Times Horse news

Exciting trip for Aussie juniors

Exciting trip for Aussie juniors

AUSTRALIA is sending three of its best junior riders to Germany to compete at the German Friendship Games.

Season’s early start in Mildura

Season’s early start in Mildura

RIDERS at Mildura Horse Trials enjoyed some early competition at the weekend.

Merrigum downs Nagambie

Kyabram District FNL, Nagambie V Merrigum,

MERRIGUM has exacted revenge on Nagambie by becoming the first Kyabram District league side to defeat the Lakers this season.

Have a ball in the ’Bool

TALK to Edward Mahony and words such as “dynamic”, “community” and “rejuvenation” flow freely.

Weekly Times Travel News

Tasty, accessible fruit

Tasty, accessible fruit

SOME fruit trees grow far too vigorously — they can become so tall we need a ladder to harvest the fruit.

Late bloomers shine

Late bloomers shine

I USED to admire a particularly beautiful, stately tree in a large suburban garden.

Enjoy a berry bounty

Enjoy a berry bounty

A NEGLECTED, tangled raspberry patch can look a bit intimidating at this time of the year.

Super savoury spuds

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

IT MAY be old-fashioned, but potatoes baked in their jackets make for true comfort food.

Top off Christmas in July

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

WE go out of our way to make plum puddings at Christmas but the weather just isn’t suited to such a rich dessert.

Dip into biscuits

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

THE smell of homemade biscuits in the oven and that ‘just-baked’ finish is a winner every time.

Who’s holding the moo juice, Dad?

WHO said blokes were no good at multi-tasking?

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Laughing gear: Every penny counts

Laughing gear: Every penny counts

A GLASGOW man telephones a dentist to inquire about the cost of having a tooth extracted.

Oh yes, and don’t forget the snow

Oh yes, and don’t forget the snow

HOW’s this for stating the obvious? Back Paddock came across this sign on the way to Mt Buffalo.

Up close and personal

*** BESTPIX *** Le Tour de France 2015 - Stage Eleven

“DON’T you love the Tour de France — you can get so close to the riders you can see the whites of their eyes?”

Real China revealed

Real China revealed

CHINA really is a land of contrasts.

Pride of the south

Pride of the south

IT’S early evening in front of Avignon’s Palais des Papes and the tourist hordes have gone for the day.

Away from the crowd

 Mt Baw Baw

RAOUL Picot was a 14-year-old when he first came to Mt Baw Baw as one of the early pioneers.

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