Last Updated: September 02, 2014

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By gum, it’s a grand property

KOUT Norien at Harrow in western Victoria features Victorian National Trust-listed buildings.

#FTA4dairy kicks off

#FTA4dairy kicks off

DAIRY farmers today launched a #FTA4dairy “selfie” campaign to help secure a China-Australia FTA.

Tractor crashes into home

Tractor into house

A MELBOURNE couple got a shock when a tractor crashed through the wall of their bedroom overnight.

Farmers win case against Santos

Farmers win case against Santos

ENERGY giant Santos will be forced to hand over water monitoring data by the end of next month.

Bushfire threat heightened


WEATHER conditions over recent years have led to increased bushfire threats for southern Australia.

Bright rural women ‘uncovered’

Bright rural women ‘uncovered’

RURAL women will gather in Bendigo next week to sharpen their business skills and network over high tea.

Possible El Niño developing

Possible El Niño developing

CLEAR skies gave the nation warmer than normal winter days as a possible El Niño loomed.

Nats overseas worker crackdown

This Land, Derwent Estate Wines, Granton, owned by the Hanigan family, 2011 Tasmanian Wine Show Society Pinot Noir Producer o...

THE National party voted on the weekend to set up a taskforce to address exploitation of foreign workers.

Weekly Times scoops awards

Rural Press Club Awards 2014

JOURNALISTS from The Weekly Times dominated the Rural Press Club of Victoria awards.

Red Rock Olives extracts good oil

FOR city girl Rita Bikins, olives are a new way of life.

World pics, Sept 1

TAKE a look about the world.


Lost fence anger

TWO farmers whose fences were destroyed in back-burning operations are still battling for compensation.

US boost at Tibooburra Angus

FLYING 50 Angus cattle from the US to Australia put the Tibooburra Angus stud on the map.

Lighter combines in new design

AMONG the current crop of updated harvesters is the Gleaner S8 Super Series combines.

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

Shaun the sheep gets clipped


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

Omeo grand final axed

Omeo grand final axed

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

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?

Vic farmers feeling flat

Haywards of Locksley Wines

VICTORIAN farmers’ confidence eased this quarter, citing concerns about the agricultural economy.

Don’t worry ‘bee’ happy


A CAIRNS researcher is conducting the ultimate study in bee-haviour by tagging nearly a thousand insects and monitoring their activities.

Falling commodities hit profits

 State Coal Mine at Wongthaggi Picture: Supplied

FALLING commodity prices have hit the profits of the resources sector hard.

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.

Wycheproof, Aug 29: $222 top

Wycheproof, Aug 29: $222 top

DEMAND remained robust for quality store sheep at Wycheproof 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.

Mother bins cut back downtime

Mallee Machinery Field Days.

AS headers work faster, chaser bins and grain transfer to on-farm silos can struggle to keep up.

Case IH delighted at awards

Case IH delighted at awards

CASE IH’s Axial-Flow 9230 picked up silver in the new International Machinery Manufacturer’s Awards.

Lighter combines in new design

Lighter combines in new design

AMONG the current crop of updated harvesters is the Gleaner S8 Super Series combines.

Big finish gets Weeks in 100 club

ROCHESTER forward Grant Weeks became the ninth and final player to snare 100 goals this season.

Weekly Times Horse news

WEG riders on road to Rio


AUSTRALIA’S dressage riders have secured a team place at the Olympic Games at Rio in 2016.

Strathmerton’s grand final spot

Picola and District FNL, Berrigan v Strathmerton

STRATHMERTON will enter next weekend’s Picola and District league North West division grand final.

Chopper drops Deck at footy

Gridiron: Croydon v Monah Uni

A VICTORIAN football club invested hundreds of dollars transporting a single player to a weekend game.

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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