Last Updated: August 30, 2014

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Colour me happy

EMMA Cliene — who studied fine art, majoring in sculpture — is making popular prints and homewares.

Omeo grand final axed

Omeo grand final axed

UPDATE: TOMORROW’S Omeo and District league grand final has been called off.

'‘Wary' of RSPCA cruelty move

Ag Minister Barnaby Joyce in Gippsland

BARNABY Joyce questions practicalities of RSPCA’s push for mandatory reporting of animal cruelty.

Bee-Jay in receivership

 MACHINE Deutz Fahr tractors at PFG.

Bee-Jay Machinery in Shepparton closed its gates and informing seven staff that it would no longer trade.

College limits intake

Longerernong, Agricultural College

LONGERENONG College has been forced to cap student enrolments due to unprecedented demand.

Praise from bushfire monitor

Praise from bushfire monitor

THE Bushfires Royal Commission Implementation Monitor commends significant progress towards safety.

RET review met with debate

REPS Question Time

UPDATE: THE climate change sceptic who reviewed the RET denies his views coloured his work.

Mulesing alternative close

 20/05/2010 NEWS: Geelong mulesing contractor Jack Briscoe using SkinTraction to imitate surgical mulesing. North East Merino...

THE final approval for the alternative to mulesing, SkinTraction, could be close.

SA dairy arm back on the team

Dairy cows. Picture by Thinkstock.

SOUTH Australia’s dairy lobby group has returned to the national organisation Australian Dairy Farmers.

Where there’s a Bill there’s a way

HORSE  breeder Jennifer Emanuel hopes to prove her neigh-sayers wrong at the Royal Melbourne Show.

Powerless in parasite war

AUSTRALIA is without a registered treatment for Theileria, despite numerous cases emerging each week.

Shaun the sheep gets clipped

SHAUN the sheep has had his first ever haircut at the ripe old aged of six.

Farmer fire fighting force

FARMERS and landholders would be equipped to quell bushfires under a bold plan.

Deal with China or we perish

Deal with China or we perish

WHY has it come to this?

All foreign to the Nats

ALP State Conference - Penny Wong

AUSTRALIA’S farmers are equal to the world’s best.

An urge to burn, but not to learn

An urge to burn, but not to learn

BIGGER fuel reduction burns won’t save more lives, writes PHIL INGAMELLS

Editor's Choice

MG suppliers in share deal plan

Puppies With the Walker Family

THE cost of purchasing Murray Goulburn shares for a supplier could be determined by a sliding scale.

Steve bends the rules

Steve bends the rules

THERE was no crisis or yearning for a creative outlet that triggered Steve Tobin’s career change.

National weather

The New 'It' Drink Is... Camel Milk??

Step aside, goat's milk. A new milk option is available for the U.S. consumer... and it's camel's milk. Charles Passy joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero for a taste test. Photo: Videoblocks


Secrets of a Great Steak

Ever wonder why steakhouse steaks are so tastyand costly? WSJs Tanya Rivero takes you behind the curtain at NYY Steak Midtown, where Chef Alex Garcia reveals his secrets. From the meat, to the cut, to the dry aging and the prep, well show you what it takes to make amazing steaks.



Do you have confidence in the Government's China FTA negotiations?

John Deere spreader Oz first

John Deere spreader

Control traffic farming prompted a Lake Bolac ag contractor to go for this John Deere spreader.

Wool production takes a hit

Collins Brothers. Shearing Bridgewater

ONGOING drought conditions have affected Australian wool production.

Beef to rise 3.5 per cent

Supplied Editorial Terrain NRM

AUSTRALIAN beef prices are forecast to increase 3.5 per cent in 2014-15.

Dunoon, Aug 29: Cracking sales

Dunoon, Aug 29: Cracking sales

UPDATE: ANGUS bulls sold to $11,000 and averaged $5371 at Dunoon near Holbrook today.

Warrnambool, Aug 29: Prices up

Warrnambool, Aug 29: Prices up

INCREASED local and feedlot competition helped lift rates across the 1200 head yarding at Warrnambool.

Hay, Aug 27: Heading south

Hay cattle sale

CATTLE went south from Hay’s store market today as the divide in the season played its hand.

Phone smarts on chaser bins

Phone smarts on chaser bins

HARVESTING crop farmers are now able to maintain a complete record of grain from the tractor cab.

Auger rethinks for future

Auger rethinks for future

THE growing trend towards on-farm storage has seen a boom for augers and conveyors.

Peace of mind with VDO system

Peace of mind with VDO system

THE ABILITY to see everything around a big machine can provide peace of mind for the oper­ator.

Omeo grand final axed

UPDATE: TOMORROW’S Omeo and District league grand final has been called off.

Weekly Times Horse news

Reining WEG day one

 2006 World Reining Champion Martin Larcombe, riding QH Red Chic Peppy at the

AUSTRALIA’S Reiners finished in fifth place in the teams reining event at the World Equestrian Games.

Hanna best of Aussies at WEG

Maree Tomkinson

AUSTRALIA’S dressage riders scored well in their World Equestrian Games tests in France on Monday and Tuesday.

Crib Point holds off rich rivals

Nepean league footy - Crib Point v Pearcedale

CRIB Point president Darren Adams says the club’s moneyball strategy could ­topple its cashed-up rivals.

Steve bends the rules

THERE was no crisis or yearning for a creative outlet that triggered Steve Tobin’s career change.

Weekly Times Travel News

Welcome a frog in your pond

Roaming Reptiles

IF you haven’t even seen any frogs in your garden lately, start worrying.

Get passion in spades

Get passion in spades

IF you want to learn quickly how to grow vegetables, get yourself a passionate teacher.

Brawn and beauty camellias

Camellia Festival

ONE day there was a massive, healthy camellia in bloom, then fire came.

Asparagus season closes in

Food Pics

ASPARAGUS comes into its own during the spring-summer months.

Koutsantonis rallies behind Beer

Food Manufacturing

SOUTH Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has come to Maggie Beer’s support.

Fix up the leek

Food Pics

EVERYONE has probably heard of the soup resulting in the combination of leek and potato.

Want to get Hors Piste?

IS this a rare case of honesty in advertising (above)?

Weekly Times Back Paddock

A pub with no... food?

A pub with no... food?

BAD luck if you were hungry and in need of a meal at the Lake Boga pub last week.

Golden Steph gains support

Golden Steph gains support

GOOD to equal opportunity working well in the Victorian Nationals team.

Some dogs refuse to share

Some dogs refuse to share

MOST pooches love a sleeping partner and they’re not fussy if it’s another dog or a cat. Except this one.

Down town to funky town

 Castlemaine. Theatre Royal

CASTLEMAINE rocks. And that’s not a reference to the renowned sweet candy — Castlemaine Rock.

Foodies all about travelling

Lamb and wine adventure- Four farmers' follies

IT was while Gippsland farmers Paul and Jenny O’Sullivan were in Europe the idea dawned on them.

A haven of calm at Narbethong

 Saladin Lodge, Kim Rycroft, Narbethong Picture: Supplied

KIM Rycroft proudly shows off Saladin Lodge, built after Black Saturday bushfires.

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