Last Updated: June 04, 2015

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Mushers ready for dog titles

DOG sled teams will reach speeds of more than 35km/h at the national titles near Shepparton this weekend.

Right royal fight

Right royal fight

MOVES are afoot within Federal Government ranks to remove the RSPCA’s royal title.

Farmers suffer forgotten drought

Drought Announcement

POCKETS of eastern Australia are suffering a third consecutive year of drought but have not been officially declared as such.

Hunters hire protection

Hunters hire protection

VICTORIAN  duck hunters are hiring private investigators to patrol wetlands.

BP reaches new Lowes

GRAIN: Vaughn Toose sowing at Boort

GLOBAL oil company BP has announced major changes to its regional fuel routes in Victoria, NSW and Queensland.

Foreign fortune on offer for farms

Sold sign at Spring Farm Estate in Camden, southwest of Sydney. Picture: Tracee Lea

FOREIGN  and domestic interests are poised to splurge up to $600 million on Australian farmland.

Another cider to tax story

Supplied Editorial SA Weekend cider and beer tasting in Auburn. Picture Graham Lamonby

AUSTRALIA’s fledgling cider industry is lobbying hard to be kept in the same category as wine in any tax reforms.

Heat on Barnaby

Global Food Forum

BARNABY Joyce is facing increased pressure over his plans to move key government agencies out of Canberra.

Chinese investment on high

Chinese investment on high

THE wave of foreign investment, mainly Chinese, into Australian agriculture assets is the highest level of interest ever seen.

Fonterra’s China formula

Judith Swales Fonterra China Milk

NEW Zealand’s Fonterra is blending trial batches of specialist infant ­formula for its Chinese joint venture partner.

Berries recall costs Patties $1.5m

Frozen Berries

PATTIES Foods’ hepatitis A scare and frozen berry recall will wipe $1.5 million from its earnings.

Fassnidge roo pictures under fire

Fassnidge roo pictures under fire

COLIN Fassnidge has come under fire after posting a number of controversial photos of a hunting trip. WARNING: Graphic images

Warakirri’s milky way

SITTING around a board room table in Queen St, Melbourne, Ben James dispenses some advice.

Grain drier the double crop answer

WHEN Boorhaman’s Coulthard family went to cropping in summer and winter, a grain drier ensured they could make it work.

Call for footy clubs to get defibs

AFL Victoria has encouraged all football clubs to get defibrillators.

Shear class as siblings succeed

IT WAS a win for the strong wool sheep at the Ovens Valley Wether Trial last week.

Oldie but a goodie

RUSHWORTH’S Jed Hayback is proud as punch of his 1933 Ford, which was on display at the 39th Historic Winton, Australia’s biggest historic motor race, at Winton at the weekend.

Animals champion wanders off course

Tiny Kittens

BRIDGET McKenzie’s bid to strip the RSPCA of its Royal Warrant is another example of the organisation’s failures.

RSPCA doggedly determined

 Live sheep wethers waiting to be loaded onto export ship Mukairisk Al Sades at Outer Harbor 18 May 2000. animals /Sheep

THE Australian RSPCA rose out of a need to improve the lives of the thousands of horses being worked to death.

Port fattened at rural expense

Docks

THE Victorian Farmers Federation will actively oppose the Labor Government’s sale of the Port of Melbourne lease.

The Duckman

The Duckman

IT’S a plum job, if only someone would pay the bill.

Against the odds

FARM: Fred Ursini, Mt Eliza and Massoni Wines

FROST, drought, flood, drought, kangaroos, drought, a grape glut and still more drought. Fred Ursini has faced it all and survived.

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Duck hunting Duck hunt violence fears

Duck hunt violence fears

THERE are fears more confrontations may occur between duck hunters and protesters with just two weekends left in the Victorian season.

RSPCA gone to the dogs

 Artwork - RSPCA logo.

FARMING leaders believe trust in the RSPCA has eroded to new lows.

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Terry O'Connor, National sled dog championships

Ride along with Terry O'Connor and his Huskies Mia and Kodi as they train for the national championships in Shepparton.

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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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Wool hits a hot spot

 Hamilton Sheepvention. Merino rams.

WOOLGROWERS are rejoicing as prices hit a four-year high.

Beef up price transparency

Beef Week - Rockhampton

A MEAT and Livestock Australia project is examining price transparency within the beef supply chain.

Rift at poor return on wool spend

17/02/2009 NEWS: Merino weaners from the Sheep CRC information nucleus flock at Rutherglen. Pic. Brian Clancy

WOOL growers have received just 45c in value for every dollar spent on genetic research.

Latest livestock sales

myrtleford cattle sale

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

Yea, May 29: Weaners hit new high

Yea, May 29: Weaners hit new high

THE Yea saleyards has had its share of good weaner sales but today’s market pushed into new price territory.

Warrnambool, May 29: Prices climb

 Warrnambool F1 females Moving cows. cattle. saleyards. sale.

WARRNAMBOOL agents yarded 3700 store cattle today in a market that attracted strong feedlot and backgrounder competition.

Grain drier the double crop answer

Grain drier the double crop answer

WHEN Boorhaman’s Coulthard family went to cropping in summer and winter, a grain drier ensured they could make it work.

Axe range cut to last

Axe range cut to last

IT’S firewood cutting season and Fiskars has a range of axes and log-splitters designed for the home.

Sprayer with a long reach

Sprayer with a long reach

GETTING chemical to areas where access is limited is made easier with the Nobili Turbo Jet unit.

Sylvia’s home at Merbein

COLIN Sylvia says he walked away from AFL football because he lost his “love for the game”.

Weekly Times Horse news

Call for footy clubs to get defibs

Defibrillator a lifesaver

AFL Victoria has encouraged all football clubs to get defibrillators.

Racing Qld’s $11m loss

Greyhounds

EMBATTLED Racing Queensland is on track to post a loss of $11 million this year, the state’s premier says.

Hunters hire protection

Hunters hire protection

VICTORIAN  duck hunters are hiring private investigators to patrol wetlands.

Animals champion wanders off course

Tiny Kittens

BRIDGET McKenzie’s bid to strip the RSPCA of its Royal Warrant is another example of the organisation’s failures.

Heat on Barnaby

Global Food Forum

BARNABY Joyce is facing increased pressure over his plans to move key government agencies out of Canberra.

Warakirri’s milky way

FOCUS: Warakirri Dairies - Prime Movers.

SITTING around a board room table in Queen St, Melbourne, Ben James dispenses some advice.

Dream life for TV chef

BEING a MasterChef contestant is a form of incarceration.

Weekly Times Travel News

Get planting those herbs

Get planting those herbs

WE ARE approaching the coldest time of the year, but it’s also the busiest planting time.

Pruning’s new regime

Pruning’s new regime

A COUPLE of days ago I got stuck into an old quince tree that desperately needed rejuvenating.

My favourite things

My favourite things

I’M OFTEN asked if I have any particular favourite plants.

Their hearts will melt

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

WORKING with chocolate in the kitchen can have its pitfalls, particularly when it comes to applying heat for melting.

Good stewardship pays

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

I SPENT a recent rainy Sunday morning in the kitchen cooking up a stew for later in the week.

Persimmon perfection

Persimmon

THE persimmon is definitely one of the more esoteric finds in the stores and farmers’ markets at this time of the year.

TLC takes Little Billy to grand age

LOOKS like we may have found the oldest pony yet. Meet Billy the Shetland who turns 50 this year.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Noodle in a haystack

Noodle in a haystack

IF THIS bloke was trying out for a spot on the Freestyle Motocross team, looks like he failed big time.

The best-dressed address in country

The best-dressed address in country

HOW’s this for the ultimate country mailbox?

Sign offers rubbish advice

Sign offers rubbish advice

ROBERT de Wit, from Silvan, was in Queensland recently and was a bit confused about rubbish.

Melbourne calling

Melbourne City Skyline cityscape Picture: Inniss Cam

IT could be the siren song of football at the MCG.

A feast for the senses

 KING VALLEY Landscapes.

THERE’S an opera singer giving her rendition of Carman Miranda on a magnificent day in the King Valley.

Surreal New Orleans

 JULY, 2005 : Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, USA, 07/05. Travel

UNREAL experiences await visitors to New Orleans, writes ROSLYN LANIGAN

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