Last Updated: September 03, 2015

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Day of Dairy

‘Heartbeat rain’ in Wimmera

A HEARTBEAT rain. That’s how David Jochinke describes the 10mm forecast to fall on his Wimmera farm today.

Going south

Going south

EXCLUSIVE: CHINA will turn to South America if Australia backs away from a landmark trade agreement, NFF chief Simon Talbot says.

Count roos, say councils

NEWS: Kangaroos.

A GROUP of central Victorian local councils is calling for better monitoring of kangaroos.

Watch on farms, processors

Immigration raid in Shepparton

EXCLUSIVE: A TASKFORCE tackling the exploitation of foreign workers and visa fraud is targeting agriculture and food processing.

Here comes the rain

Here comes the rain

MUCH of western Victoria missed out on forecast totals from today’s much anticipated spring finishing rains.

Windsor likely to take on Joyce

Tony Windsor

TONY Windsor is shaping up as a likely contender to take on Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce in the next election.

Southern fees miles apart

Weaner, Cattle Sales. Hamilton Dairy Week, Schultz Sisters. Terang

SALEYARD fees vary by more than 150 per cent across southern Australia.

CSG inquiry ‘under-resourced’

CSG inquiry ‘under-resourced’

A PARLIAMENTARY inquiry into unconventional onshore gas in Victoria is under-resourced, according to a draft report.

Irrigation prices skyrocket

 Property: Ardmona, Youngs & Co, Shepparton Gmw Channel 4

PRICES of temporary irrigation water have reached $200 per megalitre at the start of the Victorian season.

Rain vital to save yield

 New VFF vice-president Wimmera farmer David Jochinke.

VICTORIAN grain growers are desperate for “substantial” rain to make or break their season.

Coalition rethink on gas

NEWS: Gas Inquiry - Lock the Gate Protest

VICTORIAN Opposition Matthew Guy has suggested his Coalition could change its policy on coal-seam gas.

Ag stocks weather storm

ASX

AGRICULTURE is likely to be sheltered from a slowing Chinese economy, a leading economist predicts.

Tigers crush roos

Colac and District FNL semi final leaves Simpson Tigers roaring to the grandfinal.

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Footy, August 31

Photographers share their best country footy photos from the weekend.

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Grand old lady at Bridgewater

FANCY a historic homestead styled by an important 19th century architect?

Holbrook, August 29: Dunoon lift

DEMAND for bulls peaked at Dunoon Angus at Holbrook, NSW, with a $1370 lift in its average price.

New 9RX most expensive JD ever

THE new 9RX quad track crop monster is the most expensive tractor John Deere has produced.

Labor’s FTA stand shameful

Australian labour unions

FARMERS will be horrified at the prospect of losing future trade benefits with China to South America.

Time for cool heads

NEWS: Kangaroos

KANGAROO overpopulation: Has a sensible and easy solution been lost to hysteria?

Planning laws need makeover

Chris McLennan. Weekly Times Staff. HWT. Headshot.

THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal is having way too much influence on farming.

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.

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HELP us make our Day of Dairy on Thursday, September 10, a day to remember.

New 9RX most expensive JD ever

New 9RX most expensive JD ever

THE new 9RX quad track crop monster is the most expensive tractor John Deere has produced.

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Bingham's Midwest 60-foot harvester front

The MidWest Durus Premium 60-foot (18m) draper front owned by Bingham Harvesting has been at work in Bolac White wheat in Skipton, Victoria. The Weekly Times Justin Law caught up with Dan Bingham to find out how the worlds biggest header front was performing.

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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.

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Bull sales charge up

Dunoon Angus sale Holbrook

MONTHS of stellar beef returns are being reflected in millions of dollars spent on bulls in the past week.

A magical winter season

Tim Kooloos, dairy farmer, Leongatha

DAIRY farmer Tim Kooloos only had one word to describe his season at Leongatha: “Magic”.

Southern fees miles apart

Weaner, Cattle Sales. Hamilton Dairy Week, Schultz Sisters. Terang

SALEYARD fees vary by more than 150 per cent across southern Australia.

Bairnsdale, September 1: Prices up

 Allan Stewart of Stockton Merino stud in Hillside, with the equal top selling ram which sold for $3000 at Gippsland Merino r...

A STRONG wool market pushed prices up at this year’s Gippsland Stud Merino Breeders Association sale.

Warrnambool, August 28: Sell-down

Warrnambool store cattle sale 31.7.15

PREPARATION for an expected dry spring pushed young cattle on to the store market at Warrnambool.

Latest livestock sales

Kyneton weaner calf sale

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

A farmer’s eye in the sky

A farmer’s eye in the sky

A NEW unmanned aerial vehicle allows farmers to check on what’s happening around their property.

No mucking around

No mucking around

FEW brands have as good a reputation for carting poo as Germany’s Fliegl, and now they’re coming to Australia.

Major brands join demonstration

Major brands join demonstration

SOUTHERN Farming Systems is holding a boom spray demonstration day.

Salary cap’s big savings

SOME Central Victorian AFL clubs could save up to$70,000 when the statewide salary cap comes into effect in 2017.

Weekly Times Horse news

Country king-hit sparks footy fury

 Alberton Football Netball League, Round 19, Fish Creek Kangaroos v Dalyston Magpies, Dalyston won 11-5-71 v 8-11-59, at Fish...

A TWO-WEEK ban for a punch that KO’d Brad Fisher in a country footy game has been met with shock and anger.

Colbo crunch time

Colbo crunch time

LEITCHVILLE Gunbower Bombers are through to the Heathcote District league grand final.

Oscar makes AFL debut

McDonald brothers

CHARAM’S Oscar McDonald made his AFL debut on Sunday for the Demons against Fremantle.

Labor’s FTA stand shameful

Australian labour unions

FARMERS will be horrified at the prospect of losing future trade benefits with China to South America.

Labor opts out

Denis Napthine Is Announcing His Retirement

THE Victorian Labor Party will not contest by-elections following the resignations two senior Liberals.

Keeping farmers posted

OUTBACK postie Dave Hammond has a mail run so long it is a tourist attraction.

Weekly Times Travel News

You can conquer clay

You can conquer clay

EVERY garden has its problem areas, but that does not stop certain plants growing strongly.

Beauty amid the pain

Beauty amid the pain

SOMETIMES we come across unforgettable plants in strange places and even stranger circumstances.

How trees cry for help

How trees cry for help

CITRUS trees cannot think. However, they do have a kind of horticultural memory.

Slow shanks, thanks

CL Food Page

THE secret to cooking lamb shanks is to cook them low and slow, until the meat is fall-apart tender.

Roast pork belly bliss

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

PORK belly seems to be one of the meat cuts of the moment.

Try a dollop of delight

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

THE supermarket fridge is full of a huge range of yoghurt products, both natural and flavoured.

Monster pumpkin takes over

HOW’s this for an inspired use of pumpkins that doesn’t involve roasting them or making soup.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Buzz light years ahead

Buzz light years ahead

HERE’s a job guaranteed to make you go cross-eyed.

Dear Agnes: Paper problem

Dear Agnes: Paper problem

DEAR Agnes, I was in a public toilet recently and went to tear off some toilet paper.

Ewe can’t do better

Ewe can’t do better

RECENTLY we showed you how to make the most out of nature.

The Bellarine bounty

Supplied Editorial Fwd: Media Release: New reasons to discover the Bellarine Taste Trail

IS IT unfair to say some regions in Victoria appear to be more blessed than others?

Walk the Great Wall

The Great Wall of China

IT RISES up in to your view like something out of another world.

New Outback direction

Charlotte Plains station

RURAL communities do it tough — none more so than those in the Outback.

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