Last Updated: May 06, 2015

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Pre-election list complete

 n22wb100 MP Tim Pallas. election coverage

THE Andrews Government says it has funded most of its pre-election commitments in its first Victorian Budget.

$220m Murray Basin Rail pledge

 Melton suburb profile - VLine Train Passing

GETTING trains on tracks was a key focus of the 2015-16 Victorian Budget.

Covino dumps labour hire

Overseas Workers

ONE of Australia’s major vegetable growers is no longer using labour-hire companies.

Midfield green light for expansion

NEWS: Colin McKenna, Midfield meats

MIDFIELD has been given the green light to expand its milk processing and storage facilities at Warrnambool.

Labour rip-off condemned

Overseas Workers

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

RBA cuts cash rate to historic low

RBA cuts cash rate to historic low

THE Reserve Bank has cut the official interest rate to a historic low of 2.0 per cent.

Chicken sales rule the roost

 3/11/2000 Brunswick resident Noel Blencowe with his Barnavelda rooster named Barney. The council is trying to force rooster ...

RED meat sales are falling fowl of poultry.

Nufarm: It’s Hunt after hunt

Nufarm building generic. The Nufarm Ltd. logo is displayed at the company's headquarters, outside of Melbourne, Australia, on...

FARM chemical manufacturer Nufarm Limited has appointed Greg Hunt as its new CEO and managing director.

Overnight rain relief for Vic

 Appila farmer Greg Harvie checks his rain guage in a green paddock after drought breaking rainfall at his Braeside farm prop...

WESTERN Victoria has received some welcome rain overnight, somewhat easing fears of a continuing weak autumn break.

Abbott level with Shorten

Abbott level with Shorten

TONY Abbott has drawn level with Bill Shorten as preferred prime minister.

Sales, May 3

This weeks sales included Leongatha, Whycheproof and the Limousin National Sale.

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‘Food not gas’ protest

Western Districts residents gathered at the weekend to protest against unconventional gas mining.

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Dunkeld’s French connection

French couple Sauvanne Bosson and Romain Cabrol run the bustling Dunkeld Old Bakery.

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Budget passes muster

Labor Caucus conference

THE 2015-16 Victorian Budget should not cause much surprise to ­regional Victorians.

Farmers took on PETA and won

Supplied Editorial Caption: Nicolle Flint is the new Tuesday columnist for The Advertiser.

AS farmers and shearers quickly pointed out, fake wounds to a fake lamb were so severe they were ludicrous.

Outback vanishing a mystery

Outback vanishing a mystery

A MOTHER is missing, her husband found dead, yet WA Police are treating it with a nonchalance beyond disturbing.

On ‘El Nino alert’ despite rain

Mines

EL NINO is stalking the nation, and its effects are being felt in inland Queensland, but on the coast rain just keeps coming.

Overnight rain relief for Vic

 Appila farmer Greg Harvie checks his rain guage in a green paddock after drought breaking rainfall at his Braeside farm prop...

WESTERN Victoria has received some welcome rain overnight, somewhat easing fears of a continuing weak autumn break.

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Plea for more dog trappers

EAST GIPPSLAND: Wild Dogs.

DESPERATION has forced farmers to take extreme measures to protect stock from wild dogs.

Paradise Down Under

COUNTRY LIVING: Maja Meiland at Paradise.

SWEDE Maja Weiland found Paradise when she moved to Australia. A farm at Paradise, that is.

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Food not gas protest

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

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Challenger E Series Launch

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

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Chicken sales rule the roost

 3/11/2000 Brunswick resident Noel Blencowe with his Barnavelda rooster named Barney. The council is trying to force rooster ...

RED meat sales are falling fowl of poultry.

Midfield green light for expansion

NEWS: Colin McKenna, Midfield meats

MIDFIELD has been given the green light to expand its milk processing and storage facilities at Warrnambool.

RBA cuts cash rate to historic low

RBA cuts cash rate to historic low

THE Reserve Bank has cut the official interest rate to a historic low of 2.0 per cent.

Shepparton, May 1: $10,000 top

Eclipse Holsteins sale at Shepparton

IT WAS billed as one of the best catalogues of Holsteins to be sold at Shepparton and the build up proved right.

Colac, May 1: Dearest sale ever

Colac, May 1: Dearest sale ever

STEERS sold to almost 300c/kg at Colac’s store cattle sale today in what could be the dearest sale ever at the yards.

Wycheproof, May 1: 5000 yarded

Wycheproof, May 1: 5000 yarded

A YARDING of 5000 sheep went under the hammer at Wycheproof special store sale today.

A gateway to fast flock handling

A gateway to fast flock handling

A PORTABLE sheep handler you can tow behind a ute or ATV is what Clipex brings to the table.

A powerful post driver

A powerful post driver

DRIVING fence posts is a whole lot easier with a powered driver.

New Polaris diesel UTV at Agfest

New Polaris diesel UTV at Agfest

AGFEST visitors will see the brand new Polaris 2015 Ranger diesel 1000 HD EPS available for sale.

Country footballer dies

A YOUNG father and footy club captain has died during a country match after collapsing on to the field following a tackle.

Weekly Times Horse news

Feature jumps races heading bush

sandown jumps races

VICTORIA’S feature jumps races will be run on country tracks this year after the closure of Sandown for the season.

Trainers charged over live baiting

The Advertiser Library

SEVEN greyhound trainers have been charged over the live baiting scandal, accused of using animals to train their dogs.

Fisherman attacked by sea lion

Dan Carlin, sea lion, yellowtail

WHEN Dan Carlin posed for this photo with a giant fish, the last thing he expected was to be attacked by a sea lion.

Budget passes muster

Labor Caucus conference

THE 2015-16 Victorian Budget should not cause much surprise to ­regional Victorians.

Pre-election list complete

 n22wb100 MP Tim Pallas. election coverage

THE Andrews Government says it has funded most of its pre-election commitments in its first Victorian Budget.

Taking meat to the next level

Taking meat to the next level

YOU could be forgiven for thinking the Castle family may have bit off more than they can chew.

Outback art launched into space

A SIX-year-old kid from the outback will see her drawing shoot into outer space after winning contest.

Weekly Times Travel News

The tough get growing

The tough get growing

WE CAN plant Australian trees and shrubs at any time of the year, but autumn is the best time of all.

A good time to move

Moving plants

TIMING is crucial when it comes to the successful transplanting of trees shrubs and roses.

Bonfire with benefits

Sprinkling wood ash around cabbages

WHEN the end of fire restrictions was announced recently, I confess to a feeling of childish excitement.

Chocolate brownies

Chocolate brownies

BROWNIES are a decadent treat, ideal for bringing along to a dinner party or morning tea.

Shortbread a longtime favourite

Country Living FOOD PAGE

AS LONG as you have butter, sugar, flour and salt, you can make one of the most beloved, classic biscuits.

Fried haloumi

 DT FOODHOLD...28/5/03...Neil Perry, Holoumi Bread Salad, pan fry Haloumi.........Pic Jim Trifyllis.....

TRY this recipe for fried haloumi.

We’re just testing you

ANY one spot the deliberate mistake in The Weekly Times classifieds last week to see if you were paying attention?

Weekly Times Back Paddock

No one had a patch on Mick

No one had a patch on Mick

GRAHAM Rees from Ballarat has been reminded of his old boss Rupert “Mick” Moon, who was in World War I.

Getting down and dirty

Getting down and dirty

HEAR about the footy player that got a little behind in his work?

Tasty treat lures lambs

Tasty treat lures lambs

OK, who left the gate open?

Rooms with views

Rooms with views

JUST as we are about to start a feast at Canberra’s new Jamala Lodge, several unexpected guests drop by.

Croatia via private sail

Sail Croatia

THE blue waters of the Adriatic Sea look inviting as we set sail along Croatia’s pretty Dalmatian coast.

Sale at an easy pace

VIC Australia Day

IT’S A town many simply drive through but stop and you’ll find some gems in Sale’s rich history.

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