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Tractor pullet

THE Ellis family of Glengarry West knows the pulling power of free-range eggs. Read their story in FARM, free in this week’s The Weekly Times.

$5b windfall for rural Vic

Macarthur wind farm in western Victoria..

WIND farms worth almost $5 billion are poised to be built across Victoria.

Baird’s new cabinet revealed

Emblems Inquiry

NIALL Blair will become the new Minister for Primary Industries and Water in Premier Mike Baird’s new-look cabinet.

Man killed by tree branch

 n09co502 Family want Moreland Council to remove tree . a branch recently fell and damaged a family members car . Stump where...

A MAN has died after a branch fell on him while he was felling a tree on his rural property in Victoria’s east.

Aussie beef turns green

FARM Colin and Sally's Organic Lamb and Beef

THE Australian beef industry has slashed greenhouse gas emissions and water use over the past 30 years.

China to graze Alpine National Park

China to graze Alpine National Park

A CHINESE-backed consortium will today be granted a grazing lease over the Alpine National Park.

PETA baulks at evidence

Danny Hoare

PETA has refused to reveal what information it based its campaign against rodeos on.

Grazing ban battle rages on

 Mountain cattlemen at Merrijig near Mansfield in country Victoria. Charlie Lovick with his grandson Jake and horse Sam at hi...

CATTLEMEN believe they can defeat a plan to permanently ban cattle grazing from Victoria’s nat­ional parks.

Desal plant continues to sit idle

Desal plant continues to sit idle

VICTORIA’S $6.1 billion desalination plant will remain idle for another financial year.

Culled kangaroo hides to be exported

Kangaroos will be culled at Bayles Wldlife park unless someone steps in to save them

SKINS of kangaroos shot in Victoria can now be sold around the globe.

Trial to rip out trees, shrubs

Trial to rip out trees, shrubs

A NEW method of fuel reduction will be trialled across Victoria as part of bushfire prevention.

WA GM crops ban thwarted

THE West Australian Labor Party’s plan to ban GM crops if it wins government may be stopped by the WA Coalition.

Bitumen bandits hit the road

THE bitumen bandits have returned, swindling rural Victorians out of thousands of dollars.

Fodder beets take off

SOUTH East South Australian farmers are getting into the swing of growing fodder beets.

Nats pick teacher

A SOUTH Gippsland schoolteacher will be the new Nat­ionals’ Victorian Eastern Region Upper House member.

Time to address the issues

IT’S not often the 1970s come up in conversation, but it was raised last week when discussing the livestock industry.

Wind power brings concerns

Texas Leads Country In Producing Wind Power

VICTORIA enjoys an abundance of brown coal, which has provided cheap electrical power for generations.

Profit before prosperity

Puppies With the Walker Family

FOR more than a decade, the Aust­ralian dairy industry has not grown.

‘Madigan muddies water’

‘Madigan muddies water’

SENATOR John Madigan’s attempt to muddy the waters on the Murray Darling Basin Plan are reckless.

Anxious wait for rain

John McAlister, Bruarong

SOUTHEAST Australian farmers are hoping predicted rain for Easter will materialise.

Farmers missing drought relief

Farmers missing drought relief

VICTORIAN farmers are struggling to meet drought assistance criteria despite a growing need for help.

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Berries wait on retailers

 Rebello Wines - Strawberry Cider with Ruth and Matt Gallace on farm at Main Ridge.

DESPITE support from thousands of Aussies, Matilda’s Frozen Fruit is still waiting to lock in supermarket contracts.

Drug test looms for shearers

 Shearing. The Boot Shed. Maungadal Station. Hay.

SHEARERS  could be drug tested at work if a group of Liberal Party members in western Victoria gets its way.


Challenger E Series Launch

AGCO Corp has shared this video of the Challenger E Series Launch with us.


Coolana bull sale

The action at the Coolana bull sale on March 5.


New Wodonga yards in gridlock

NVLX sale 12.2.2015 Wodonga

DELAYS in loading and unloading cattle at the new saleyards at Wodonga are creating headaches for carriers and producers.

Time to address the issues

BEEF: High Country Calf Sales

IT’S not often the 1970s come up in conversation, but it was raised last week when discussing the livestock industry.

Quality blamed for collapse

In this March 11, 2009 file photo, a line of Holstein dairy cows feed through a fence at a farm outside Jerome, Idaho. Belchi...

STOCK agents and farmers may be owed large amounts of money from the collapse of live cattle exporter Carpenter International Pty Ltd.

Latest livestock sales

Latest livestock sales

THIS week’s cattle and sheep sale dates.

Lawsons, March 27: $20,000 top

LIVESTOCK: Lawsons Angus Bull Sale

BULLS sold to a top of $20,000 at the Lawsons Angus bull sale at Glenburn today.

Wycheproof, Mar 27: 7000 yarded

Wycheproof, Mar 27: 7000 yarded

JUST under 7000 sheep were yarded at the Wycheproof special store sale today.

Aussie baling history on show

Aussie baling history on show

A TWO-horse pull-power hay press will be displayed at the International Harvester Historic Baling Festival.

Versatile mixers the ideal recipe

Versatile mixers the ideal recipe

GETTING the right blend in a feed ­ration can make a significant difference to the health of a herd.

The strong pull of family

Tractor Pull preview

MOTHER and son duo Annette and Nathan Bonk are a force to be reckoned with in the world of competitive tractor pulling.

Saints to atone for past sins

BENALLA Saints will be out to exorcise its demons when the Goulburn Valley Football League kicks off.

Weekly Times Horse news

Cresswell takes over Raiders

Wodonga Raiders FC training

SYDNEY great Daryn Cresswell knew the challenge when he agreed to coach Wodonga Raiders.

Dressage enjoys Renaissance

Dressage enjoys Renaissance

THE youngsters were out in force at Werribee last week for Dressage with the Stars.

Greyhound Racing Victoria ‘sorry’

Shimmering Shape leads Sandy's Ghost

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria’s new chairman has apologised for the live-baiting scandal.

Wind power brings concerns

Texas Leads Country In Producing Wind Power

VICTORIA enjoys an abundance of brown coal, which has provided cheap electrical power for generations.

No udder whey but forward

Kylie and Craig Findley Towong Upper

THERE is a pretty simple philosophy that Upper Murray dairy farmers Craig and Kylie Findlay take.

Rural by design

TATYOON hit the jackpot the day Leila Sweeney came to town.

Weekly Times Travel News

Smashin’ pumpkins at 88

Peter Cundall and his pumpkins

LAST October, I wheeled a barrow-load of mixed sheep and poultry manure into my vegetable patch.

Stop the rot this autumn

Stop the rot this autumn

IT HAPPENS every autumn, ­especially in the vegetable garden.

Get set for the big chill

English spinach

IF YOU’RE growing your own backyard tucker, it’s gloriously satisfying but a never-ending job.

Tasty potato salad

Country Living FOOD PAGE

MY LOCAL supermarket has several ready-made potato salads in the deli section.

Banana and rhubarb pie

Banana and rhubarb pie

RHUBARB and banana is an unusual combination but it works well in this pie recipe.

Lamb shanks


THIS recipe for lamb shanks will warm you up as the weather gets cooler.

Gladys delivers punch

GLADYS Sanderson, of Coonooer Bridge, north of St Arnaud, knows how to put the punch into punch.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Veg out on this freaky form

Veg out on this freaky form

SO here’s a monster vegetable, in both senses of the word — big and freakish.

Beer lubricates voters

The Advertiser Library

TRIBUTES to the late Malcolm Fraser flowed in parliament last week.

Climbing the fashion ladder

Climbing the fashion ladder

WHAT? Haven’t you ever seen a calf wearing the latest in galvanised iron jewellery?

Where Diggers rest

Where Diggers rest

WITH the centenary of the Gallipoli landing fast approaching, the Anzacs are front of mind for many.

Fast boat seals deal

Supplied Editorial Fwd: More eco boat pics

PHILLIP Island is synonymous with penguins.

Irresistible Gippsland

Graeme and Rachel Robinson on their dairy farm in Gippsland. Cows. Cattle.

HIKING through Wilsons Promontory National Park is just one of the lures which pull visitors to Gippsland.

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