Last Updated: July 29, 2014

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Woolly West Fest raises the baa

THERE is something about knitting that is pulling together rural communities into wool’s warm embrace.

Teen killed in ute rollover

Vic town mourns teen’s death

A SMALL town in central Victoria is in mourning this week after losing one of its footy legends.

Wild camels bound for Asia


IF YOU’VE ever wondered whether it would be hard to catch a wild camel, Paddy McHugh can tell you.

Rabbit trap sells for record $9000

 Rabbit traps. Darol Walsgott, of Pomonal near the Grampians, is selling his lifetime collection of rabbit and dog traps and ...

RABBIT traps sold to $9000 at Australia’s biggest rabbit trap auction at Murtoa at the weekend.

Strength in NFF reform

 National Famers Federation Brent Finlay in St George, Queensland, following the farmers crisis meeting. Pic James Croucher

NFF president Brent Finlay says the organisation must ­become “more effective”, “more unified” and “stronger”.

Gippsland lacks confidence

Peter and Jeanette Honey on their beef farm near Orbost in Victoria�s East Gippsland. Picture: Supplied

GIPPSLAND farmers are lacking confidence when it comes to the industry’s future.

Foden steam engine makes $150K


A PRIZED 1906 Foden steam engine has sold at auction for $150,000.

Stars snare ton of glory

THE race to become the first country footballer to boot 100 goals this season has gone down to the wire.

Victoria’s spud masters

CONTROLLING potato pests and diseases has been an ongoing battle around the world.

Why our wine’s on the nose

AUSTRALIAN wine is suffering from an image problem.

Potter stands test of time

GRAHAM Masters works at Australia’s oldest pottery and is the region’s longest-working full-time potter.

Fishing for trout hits snag

Australia Day, from Victoria with love. pictures: Jason Edwards

THERE is a school of thought that promotes the removal of all trout from Australia’s rivers, streams and lakes.

PETA argument based on proof

PETA argument based on proof

THE VFF’s Ian Feldtmann forgot to ask why PETA affiliates encourage people not to buy wool.

Hockey’s grain grit

Archer Daniels Midland

JOE Hockey’s decision to block the sale of GrainCorp last November raised more questions than it gave answers.

National weather

One-eyed lamb born in Turkey

An unverified video has emerged of a newborn lamb learning how to walk with just one eye. Courtesy LiveLeak


Nursery Wholesale Market

At 7am the Nursery Wholesale Market kicks into top gear



Should the Government have removed non-native trees from trout fishing areas?

VFF reveals grain licensing plan

VFF reveals grain licensing plan

DETAILS of the VFF’s plan to license grain traders in the wake of a string of collapses was released today.

Spray for virus a threat to almonds

 Rob Pelletier's Tree Nursery at Beaufort. Almond Chellaston Blossom.

SPRAYING canola to treat a western yellow virus outbreak could kill bees and threaten almond crops.

Producers lock in milk supply

Producers lock in milk supply

UP TO half of the Fonterra suppliers signed up to its fixed-base milk price have locked in 50-70 per cent of their milk supply.

Colac, July 25: In-calf Holsteins up

Shepparton dairy dispersal sale

HOLSTEIN heifer calves averaged $1177 at a dispersal in Colac today.

Bairnsdale, July 25: Prices rise

 Naracoorte store cattle sale. By KATE DOWLER.

PRICES were higher at the Bairnsdale store cattle sale, where about 750 cattle were yarded.

Warrnambool, July 25: Steers firm

Warrnambool monthly store cattle sale. By KATE DOWLER.

ALMOST 1000 cattle were sold at Warrnambool’s monthly store sale today.

TRACTOR BUYING GUIDE Claas churns out 100,000th tractor

Claas churns out 100,000th tractor

THE European manufacturer Claas stamped its brand on its 100,000th tractor earlier this year.

TRACTOR BUYING GUIDE Hay days better with Fergie

MASSEY GASS Pic shoot of dairy Farmers, the Gass family

WHEN David Gass bought the first new tractor in 15 years for the family farm, he knew how it would help.

Dobmac enjoys export success

Dobmac enjoys export success

PHILIP Dobson began spending more time in the workshop after a farm accident in the early 1980s.

Dressage ends on Scottish note

THE Victorian Dressage Club’s annual interclub teams event signalled the end of this year’s season at the weekend.

Weekly Times Horse news

Stars snare ton of glory

Ovens & King FL, Tarrawingee vs Bright

THE race to become the first country footballer to boot 100 goals this season has gone down to the wire.

Bungaree eyes top-four spot

 CHFL - Bungaree vs Waubra Paul Dodds (Waubra) tries to catch Scott Illingworth (Bungaree)

BUNGAREE coach Greg Middleton anticipates “a fairly fierce contest” when his Demons meet Waubra today.

Lavington Panthers on the prowl

 Ovens & Murray FL. Round 1. Yarrawonga v Lavington Panthers at Mulwala. Nick Lawless, 44 , Yarrawonga & Chaz Sa...

LAVINGTON claimed top spot on the Ovens and Murray ladder with a win over Albury today.

PETA argument based on proof

PETA argument based on proof

THE VFF’s Ian Feldtmann forgot to ask why PETA affiliates encourage people not to buy wool.

Saving Private Ryan

 Victorian deputy premier Peter Ryan discusses his schedule with adviser Gary Tepper en route to Mildura last week. Picture: ...

POLLS tipping a Coalition defeat do not faze Victorian Nationals leader Peter Ryan.

Low-risk plan the only whey

Couch family, Brucknell, dairy farming

IF SOMETHING isn’t broke, Brad and Becc Couch sure aren’t going to try and fix it.

Bald Archy, works on show

BENALLA never guessed what it was unleashing on the world with its hometown boy Peter Batey.

Weekly Times Travel News

Across the globe

Across the globe

KEEP your women away from globe artichokes was the dire warning handed out in the 16th century.

Tickled pink, by gum

 A bee investigates the flowers of a Corymbia 'Summer Glory'.

SMALLER grafted flowering gums grow true to colour and can fit in a small garden.

Quince charming

 Ted and Glenda Minty - Olives and fruit near Wodonga. Quinces.

THE relegating to granny status of this noble, versatile and delicious fruit is a disgraceful mistake.

Fish of the day

Food Pics

LIKE steak, fish can be tricky in the kitchen, and for some cooks the chances of ruination are high.

Glorious grains

Food Pics

THERE are many tricks to making the perfect risotto.

Fried cauli can be jolly

Food Pics

CAULIFLOWER is around all year and it can be classed as one of those vegetables you love or hate.

Stretch and twist off to sleep

MORE proof — if it was really needed — that a mutt can sleep anywhere, anytime and in any position.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Every race a winner for Cramp

Shayne Cramp

MILDURA trainer Shayne Cramp trained every winner in the eight-race card at Mildura last week.

Senator Canavan’s text mishap

Senate Doors

MATT Canavan, Nationals Senator, once called Barnaby Joyce “babe” and told him he loved him.

NZ wants skippy or Tasmania

NZ wants skippy or Tasmania

KANGAROOS or Tasmania — that is the ultimatum a Kiwi pizza chain has presented Australia.

Bendigo’s food, wine trail app

Mt Majura Vineyard for Best Weekend Canberra Story

BENDIGO Regional Tourism today launches an app for people who want a food and wine experience.

Hottest winter holiday spot

 Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, Victoria Picture: Supplied

ASIDE from the crunch of snow underfoot, all is silent at Lake Mountain.

Seal of approval

 03/06/2010 FEATURES: Entry in 2012 ANZANG Nature Photography competition. (ANZANG stands for Australia, New Zealand, Antarct...

OCEAN action, wildlife and history are among the surprises hiding behind the Cape.

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