Last Updated: June 03, 2015

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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.

Right royal fight

Right royal fight

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

Heat on Barnaby

Global Food Forum

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

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.

VCAT counts on opposers

Baringhup Proposed Broiler Farm

THE number of people opposing individual developments may be considered in future cases before VCAT.

Hunters hire protection

Hunters hire protection

VICTORIAN  duck hunters are hiring private investigators to patrol wetlands.

Cutbacks for police

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POLICE stations in country Victoria have been forced to cut their opening hours due to a new safety policy.

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.

Shipload of strife over port sale

Pics of the Port of Melbourne

FARMERS will be the big losers in the Victorian Government’s plans to privatise the Port of Melbourne.

Nat’s stance riles Greens

Nat’s stance riles Greens

THE Nationals refused an inquiry into coal-seam gas to consider if the industry should even exist.

Boost for irrigators

IRRIGATION SPARY

IRRIGATORS say tax breaks for farmers upgrading water infrastructure will stimulate regional communities.

Kirner’s Landcare legacy

NWN Library

UPDATE: A STATE funeral to honour Victoria’s first female premier, Joan Kirner, will be held on Friday in Williamstown.

Hope for rain as sowing winds up

AS WINTER begins most growers are planting the last of their crops, but for most a soaking rain is still elusive.

Knowledge breeds success

YOU get out what you put in is the motto of this year’s Great South West Dairy Awards employee of the year Elsi Neave.

Season puzzler as beef soars

LAST week’s special weaner sale at Yea highlighted just how the cattle market is defying the season.

Pressure point

KING Valley’s Jamie Brown lays a strong tackle as Glenrowan coach Nigel Robinson released a quick handball at Whitfield on Saturday.

CSG block divides Nats voters

VICTORIAN farmers are “shocked” the National Party blocked an extension to the unconventional gas mining inquiry.

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.

Editor’s Letter: June 2015

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

RAIN or shine, the show must go on.

A close-knit community

A close-knit community

ALISON Craven and her husband, Keith, produce the finest of mohair on their farm at Boolarra South in Gippsland.

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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

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.

Lions on track for record

Lions on track for record

ALBERTON league surprise packet Stony Creek is on the verge of breaking a significant club record.

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

Berries make scents to Mick

 Sunny Ridge strawberry farm and cafe. Owner Mick Gallace.

IT WAS the “alluring aroma” of strawberry plants that drew Mick Gallace away from his parents’ apple and cherry business.

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