Last Updated: October 22, 2014

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Dayne backs his calling

DAYNE Barry is calling the shots on his fledging career as he embarks on becoming Victorian horse racing’s youngest racecaller.

Spring sizzler kicks in

Spring sizzler kicks in

THE deteriorating season in parts of northwest Victoria and the NSW Riverina is expected to worsen.

Victoria’s rural road pledge


EXCLUSIVE: THE Country Roads and Bridges program will be extended if the Victorian Coalition is re-elected.

Southwest dairy swoop backed

The changing face of farming.

THE Australian dairy industry is supporting a Chinese-investor backed deal involving up to 50 farms in Victoria.

Vic candidates hit the gas

Vic candidates hit the gas

VICTORIAN Coalition candidates breaking party ranks, speaking out against coal-seam gas and fracking.

Police gun line shot down


FARMERS are not responsible for arming Victoria’s crime gangs with stolen weapons, a Senate inquiry has been told.

Hunt for Traralgon attacker

Hunt for Traralgon attacker

IMAGES have been released of a dishevelled man wanted over the indecent assault of a woman in Traralgon.

Cargill sues Viterra

 Silos at Joe White Maltings Ltd, Port Adelaide, SA. / Industry / Grain Silo storage facility buildings

CARGILL Australia is suing Viterra Limited for damages arising from its purchase of Joe White Maltings.

New dairy jobs at Shepparton

pactum dairy

PACTUM Dairy Group will today receive $1 million from the Victorian Government.

Woman dies in Stawell accident

Woman dies in Stawell accident

A WOMAN has died after the car she was driving hit a tree in Stawell just before 7.30am this morning.

Wild dog battle rages

 Brinkworth shooter Shaun Mills and one nights fox catch strung on the barbed wire fence. Although there is a build-up of fox...

THE Coalition will invest $4 million into aerial baiting of wild dogs throughout the next term of Government.

Ready, set ... goat

THERE will be plenty of goats to spot in the town of Bullarto on Sunday.

Glimmer of hope in cancer battle

CANCER can strike anyone without prejudice, with one in three of us likely to suffer it.

Great bales of fire in the UK

A SPECTACULAR fire lit the sky in Lincolnshire, UK as thousands of hay bales went up in flames.

Vine win for Oakridge Wines

THE farming end of winemaking has finally been recognised at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards.

A fine field day for Merino studs

THERE was strong inquiry for rams at the Southern Victorian Merino Field Day on Friday.

Way clear for smart to prosper

Barnaby Joyce

BARNABY Joyce’s road map for agriculture raises plenty of the issues which brought him to prominence.

Wait and see on R&D

CSIRO protest

RESEARCHERS gathered at Rutherglen to celebrate one of the longest running agricultural trials in Australia.

Southwest Vic attracts foreigners

Southwest Vic attracts foreigners

YOU could be forgiven for believing there was only one region in Australia which produced milk.

Editor's Choice

The age of anxiety is upon us

The age of anxiety is upon us

EARLIER last month was women’s health week and I missed it!

Bird’s-eye view an appealing sight

Bird’s-eye view an appealing sight

A TRACTOR pulls a potato harvester at the Lupini Farm along Route 339 in Mifflinville, Pennsylvania.

Micro parties hunt for power

 Bruce Poon (in suit) senate candidate for the Animal Justice Party leads protesters through the city protesting live animal ...

MORE than double the number of parties that ran in the 2010 election will contest the November 29 poll.

Votes ‘in the wind’ for Labor

Votes ‘in the wind’ for Labor

LABOR hopes its stance on wind energy will help win a key rural battleground at next month’s election.

National weather

Pykes Creek Reservoir

Ed Smith from Southern Rural Water at Pykes Creek Reservoir


Alpine snow dump

A cold wintry blast has blanketed the Alps with residents of Falls Creek waking to around 10cm of fresh snow. Temperatures plummeted to mid winter levels at minus 3.7C. Further snow flurries are expected tomorrow. Locals revelled in snow play today at the Alpine Village



Should a supermarket code of conduct be mandatory?

Store lamb market on fire

 11/6/2010 Griffith lamb sale. This pen of light lambs was bought by a restocker for $104.50. They had an estimated kill weig...

A SURGE in confidence in prime lambs has created a stellar market for restocker lambs this spring.

Another dairy farm gets Aced

 ACE Farming Company's Denison property on Sale-Heyfield road

ACE Farming has continued its buying spree of Victorian dairy farms.

Councils demand rail action

Jeparit, Yaapeet railway line closed in need of repair. Ellam.

RURAL councils call for further axel loading upgrade to the Mildura rail line to maximise freight efficiency.

Latest livestock sales

Heyfield store cattle sale

THIS week’s cattle, sheep and dairy sale dates.

Wycheproof, Oct 17: Strong buying

Wycheproof, Oct 17: Strong buying

DRY conditions weakened restocker appetite for sheep last week at the sale of 11,000 sheep at Wycheproof.

Ballarat, Oct 17: Prices down

Ballarat, Oct 17: Prices down

PRICES at Ballarat were cheaper today with steers estimated by agents to be $50-70 easier.

Case mid-sized tractor updated

Case mid-sized tractor updated

CASE IH has hit the 100hp market with its new Farmall C mid-size tractor range.

Taking the hard work out of baling

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday

A BALE accumulator and Tenpack Bale Grab were getting plenty of attention at the Elmore Field Days.

Beaut bin tops show

Henty Machinery Field days 2014, day 3

QUALITY finish set apart Coolamon Steelworks’ 50-tonne chaser bin at the Henty Field Days.

Dayne backs his calling

DAYNE Barry is calling the shots on his fledging career as he embarks on becoming Victorian horse racing’s youngest racecaller.

Weekly Times Horse news

Female jockey hurt at Wyong

 Daily Telegraph .Racing returns to Wyong racetrack .Horses round the home turn in the 2nd race . Story Thomas.

A FEMALE jockey has suffered severe chest injuries after falling from her horse at Wyong Racetrack.

Grand vision for soccer

Regional Achievers - Mark Judd

AS the siren sounded on his soccer career, Mark Judd vowed to improve the game’s presence in Gippsland.

Racing in shock over second death

Ben Hook pic - jockeys Kate Brooks and Caitlin Forest at Morphettville Apprentice Academy

THE racing industry is reeling following the death of a second female jockey in two days.

Mont De Lancey is a treasure

SURROUNDED by orchards, Mont De Lancey homestead sits snugly in a postcard-perfect landscape.

Weekly Times Travel News

Grow the right pumpkins

 Greengrocer John van den Bosch mobile fruit and vegetable market, pumpkins for sale

THERE’S not much point growing a big crop of pumpkins if the varieties selected are poor keepers.

A spring in their step

A spring in their step

SOMETIMES even the most hardy of flowering performers need a good feed to lift their spirits.

Spuds with little effort

Spuds with little effort

AFTER almost four months away from our vegetable patch I returned to be confronted by giant weeds.

Heinz recalls canned beetroot

 03/05/2007: 03/05/2007: 21 Dec 2005 Golden Circle cannery - New equipment in the high speed packing plant PicBruce/Long conv...

HJ Heinz has recalled Golden Circle Beetroot Slices due to the potential for microbial growth.

Make your own chocolate bites

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

ALMONDS are one of the great assets of the kitchen, used in both sweet and savoury cooking.

Australian pancake recipe goes viral

Australian pancake recipe goes viral

AN AUSSIE pancake recipe has gone viral in the most unexpected way.

Cow reaches new heights

YOU could almost slap a saddle on this cow and enter her in the Melbourne Cup.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Shed of the week

BACK PADDOCK: Sheds. Old sheds. Falling down sheds.

BACK Paddock has been thinking about what agricultural architecture is worthy of preservation.

Have a dip at names

Have a dip at names

BACK Paddock was driving on Challicum Rd last week and off the to the right was Dip Rd.

That’s probably not roadworthy

That’s probably not roadworthy

HAY bale artists are inspired and churning out new installations.

Plumbing the depths

State Coal Mine at Wonthaggi. Ex-miner Lou Storti holds up a lump of coal.

AT FIRST, walking a steep path down into the earth’s crust does not feel so bad.

San Fran just made for kids

Supplied Travel FW: Pic # 1 Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the lookout at the Marin Headlands

FINDING family-friendly activities in big cities isn’t always easy, but San Fran is full of them.

Return to the Blue Mountains

Harry Karavias

TRAVELLERS are encouraged to return to the Blue Mountains, as the region recovers from bushfires.

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