Last Updated: July 10, 2014

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Shortages weigh on market

THE cattle market is showing some unusual price distortions this winter.

Violent shearers condemned

Violent shearers condemned

UPDATE: THE wool industry condemns shearers caught on video punching and stomping on sheep.

Man questioned over cattle deaths


UPDATE: WANGARATTA police have questioned to a Benalla man over a recent spate of cattle deaths on the Hume Freeway.

PUP’s new carbon conditions

Japan PM Addresses Parliament

UPDATE: CLIVE Palmer released new amendments to his conditions for repealing the carbon tax.

Lifeline for Queenstown

Mt Lyell announcement

THE Tasmanian government established a taskforce to tackle the closure of Queenstown’s Mt Lyell mine.

Wild dog plan to ease pain

Wild dog plan to ease pain

A NEW national wild dog strategy will ease the financial and emotional distress the animals cause.

Icy blast brings more snow

Powerful icy dump not seen in decades

AN ICY blast will continue to lash Victoria and NSW this week, bringing snow to Alpine regions.

Few rely on live trade: Report

ONLY a portion of northern beef producers rely on the live export industry, a new report says.

Senator nods to Eureka spirit

THE Eureka Stockade is Australia’s only resistance against “authoritarian government”, new Senator says.

Log off, pleads berry co-op

STRAWBERRY growers fear the Victorian industry could be crippled by native forest logging.

Record export lamb numbers

AUSTRALIA’S sheep industry posted stellar export performance with records set for lamb and mutton.

Time to fix labelling laws

Fruit & Vegies stall at South Melbourne Market

THE Victorian Government must fix country-of-origin labelling on fresh fruit and vegetables.

Advantages to dictate ag future

Lambs at Glenhope

PRODUCERS must know where their edge lies if they are to enjoy a prolonged uptrend, says MICK KEOGH

Them’s the brakes

The Senate voted Tasmanian Senator Stephen Parry as its new president. The former undertaker was escorted to his new chair by...

TONY Abbott must have a new appreciation for the art of negotiation.

National weather

Nursery Wholesale Market

At 7am the Nursery Wholesale Market kicks into top gear


Little green thumbs win ag award

PUPILS from Melbourne's Rangeview Primary School have won a $10,000 award for their schools flora and fauna program.



Should Australia's foreign investment threshold be lifted for China?

Supermarket code needs work

 Westfarmers CEO Richard Goyder in the fresh fruit and vegetables isle of a Coles Supermarket at Claremont in Perth.

THE Federal Government has been urged to “bed down” the food and grocery code of conduct.

Record export lamb numbers

Lamb Carcasses, Radfords abottoir, Warragul.

AUSTRALIA’S sheep industry posted stellar export performance with records set for lamb and mutton.

Lifeline for Queenstown

Mt Lyell announcement

THE Tasmanian government established a taskforce to tackle the closure of Queenstown’s Mt Lyell mine.

Latest livestock sales

Wodonga cattle sale 19.6.2014

THIS week’s dairy and cattle sale dates.

Colac, July 7: Calves worth the wait

Colac dairy sale

THE lure of securing a Holstein heifer calf for the export market helped push up prices at a Colac dispersal today.

Wycheproof, July 4: Top sale

Wycheproof, July 4: Top sale

FIRST cross ewes sold to $187 at the Wycheproof sheep sale today where 8000 yarded.

ATV top spot in dispute

 2014 Honda Pioneer 700. New side by side vehicle from Honda, ATV, two-seater

A STOUSH is brewing over the accuracy of ATV sales information following the latest release of figures.

MACHINE Upton brings back monster

Upton Engineering Corowa

LOVERS of the Upton Engineering tractors are extraordinarily passionate about them.

MACHINE Germans engineer tractor transition

Farm World Day 1

GERMAN technology is at the heart of most agricultural machinery in use in Australia.

O&M greats call for action

SOME of O&M’s top names have warned the competition will lose clubs if the league imbalance isn’t corrected.

Weekly Times Horse news

Hanna and Sancette 6th in Austria

Australia's Mary Hanna riding Sancette in the team and individual dressage Grand Prix at Greenwich Park during day 7 of the L...

MARY Hanna and her elegant Sancette scored a good 70.42 to head the list of riders trying

Slow run to racecourse finish

 Gold Nugget Race day at Ballarat Racecourse.race 6 - Gold Nugget Handicap.

THE Ballarat racecourse will reopen in October, delayed due to issues with the home straight.

Coach issues a Storm warning

 Bendigo FNL. Round 10. Strathfieldsaye Storm v Gisborne Bulldogs. Strathfieldsaye. Strathfieldsaye Storm Senior Coach Darryl...

STRATHFIELDSAYE coach Darryl Wilson says his team still has room for improvement.

Time for fresh assault on

 Weekly Times. Staff. James Wagstaff.

WHEN is the law not the law? When it relates to country of origin labelling on food in Victoria’s fresh food markets, seemingly.

Japan FTA a boon for beef

Japan FTA a boon for beef

A FREE-trade deal with Japan will cut $590m in import tariff burdens for beef producers annually, industry says.

Triumphant return for Ballarat star

THE last time Callum Linnane was this emotional on a Ballarat theatre stage he was just seven.

Weekly Times Travel News

Quince charming

 Ted and Glenda Minty - Olives and fruit near Wodonga. Quinces.

THE relegating to granny status of this noble, versatile and delicious fruit is a disgraceful mistake.

Blooming garden group

Blooming garden group

A TEAM of Australian gardeners has claimed Best in Show honours at the Hampton Court Flower Show.

Interest grows in garden

Babinda Bird Girl

AN UNEXPECTED new tourist attraction has bloomed in Babinda, with a famous private garden attracting visitors daily.

Fried cauli can be jolly

Food Pics

CAULIFLOWER is around all year and it can be classed as one of those vegetables you love or hate.

Slice the perfect snack

Food Pics

ONE of my most vivid travel memories was a stop at a simple roadside home during a visit to Egypt.

A moist, tender treat

Food Pics

HEALTHY pork fillet is one of my all-time favourites in the kitchen.

Broad advice from a Mallee man

WHO would have guessed the broad talents of Andrew Broad.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Size no barrier for pooches

Supplied Editorial Dogs

The fabulous pictures of tired pooches are now officially flooding into Back Paddock.

The Muppets go to market

Glastonbury Festival - Day Two

EVER wondered what happened to the cast of The Muppets?

Huge fungi destroyed

Huge fungi destroyed

“MUSHROOM man” Mark Abela discovered an enormous fungi last week, but it is no longer with us.

Chill out at Byron Bay

Supplied Travel A humpback whale breaching in Byron Bay, NSW. Picture: Keith Christie

BYRON Bay offers more than a great escape from Victoria’s bitter winter chill, writes Michael Gleeson.

Best by country mile

 Lush green fields of Gippsland.

PERHAPS it’s just sentimentality but some of the fondest childhood family holidays are not the extravagant ones.

In a luxurious frame of mind

 The Frames, Paringa, South Australia, luxury accommodation Picture: Supplied

THE Murray is framed for a tourism boost in the form of luxury retreats.

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