Last Updated: August 05, 2015

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A taste for change

NAR Nar Goon farmer Ellie Mitterer has transformed her life from city girl to country champion.

Shot in the foot

Shot in the foot

FIREARMS regulators have been working to further tighten Australia’s strict gun ownership laws.

Pulford faces permit f iasco

NEWS: Right to farm - Marion McDonnell and Colin Pace

THE Victorian Government fears thousands of farmers may be forced to apply for planning permits to keep operating.

Triple-barrel trigger

Triple-barrel trigger

THE impending arrival of a triple barrel shotgun into Australia early last year sounded alarm bells.

Global milk woes worsen

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NEW Zealand dairy farmers fear Fonterra will follow its competitors and cut the farmgate milk price this week.

Foreign workers keep farms afloat

NEWS

YOUNG people’s lack of interest in farming is forcing employers to turn to foreign workers or face shutting up shop, a Victorian couple says.

Illegal worker crackdown

Overseas Workers

STRONGER penalties for businesses exploiting migrant workers are recommended in a report out today.

Nats in name change bid

NEWS Rural Press Club Lunch

THE VICTORIAN National Party wants to revert to a name it hasn’t used since 1982: The National Country Party.

Big bird farm gets go ahead

Toongabbie chicken farm

A VICTORIAN farmer has been given the green light to build a farm for more than 700,000 free range chickens in Gippsland.

Country fuel cheaper than city

 Fuel pumps at an ExxonMobil petrol station are shown Oct 30 2005 in Stamford, /Conn. ExxonMobil Corp. reported last week tha...

SOME Victorian country motorists have finally had their revenge on city drivers.

Stevedore agrees to port lease

Docks

A LEASE deal has been struck between Port of Melbourne Corporation and stevedore DP World Australia.

MG units in big dip

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MURRAY Goulburn units dipped to less than $2 each yesterday.

Woorinen v Kerang

Central Murray FL, Round 14 match between Woorinen v Kerang at Kerang.

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Horse frames new career

CUTBACKS in regional media are biting so hard that horses are being employed as camera guys.

Numbing lamb numbers

COMMENT: THE lamb industry has been racking up some impressive figures.

Finest of French flair

THERE was a time when Patrice Repellin worked in the world’s best restaurants and served Michael Jackson.

Cutting through fear and apathy

IT’S likely to be standing room only when climate expert Dale Grey does his talks at the field days this year.

Planning laws need overhaul

Planning laws need overhaul

THE Victorian Government needs to provide clarity on its farm planning laws.

Marriage equality Bill offers hope

 Andrew Beaton and his wife Juddie, left, with Landmark agent Andrew Harrison paid 219 c/kg or $742 a head for Ballaarook's 8...

RECENTLY our son, Lachie, posted a video online about his realisation of being gay.

A fresh take on the GST

Wimmera Mallee season

IN ANY discussion about governments requiring more revenue, the conversation immediately jumps to the GST.

White hot at Bendigo

Dean Cameron

DEAN and Mandy Cameron names with Western District White Suffolk stud Noremac - it’s their surname backwards.

The Duckman: Balanced on blade

The Duckman: Balanced on blade

WHEN you are short on grass but long on words, it might be time to hit the books.

Editor's Choice

Same-sex marriage plea

Same-sex marriage plea

COUNTRY MPs are being urged to lead the push for same-sex marriage.

Sledding is such a howl

Supplied Editorial

ACROSS the snow-capped summit of Mt Baw Baw comes the evocative, eerie howling of Huskies.

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Special delivery

A light plane dropped chips to fans at the Worksafe Game of the Month on Sunday in the Mid Gippsland Football League match between Thorpdale and Mirboo North.

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SFS Seeder Demonstration Day

About 200 people gathered at Southern Farming Systems' trial site at Inverleigh to see the latest seeding technology in action.

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Pulford faces permit f iasco

THE Victorian Government fears thousands of farmers may be forced to apply for planning permits to keep operating.

Foreign workers keep farms afloat

NEWS

YOUNG people’s lack of interest in farming is forcing employers to turn to foreign workers or face shutting up shop, a Victorian couple says.

Wool class rosy after recess

Wool class rosy after recess

WOOL growers are cautiously optimistic about prices with auctions to start again this week.

Hamilton, August 4: Seller thrilled

 Ram's head. at last week's Terrick West Poll Merino ram sale, at Prairie in northern Victoria.

RAMS sold to a top of $21,000 at the Sheepvention ram sale in Hamilton today.

Warrnambool, July 31: Hot prices

Warrnambool store cattle sale 31.7.15

THE weather might have been cold but prices were certainly hot at the Warrnambool store cattle sale today.

Latest livestock sales

Wodonga store cattle sale

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

Spreading word on wide throws

Spreading word on wide throws

GETTING a good throw on urea is the goal for fertiliser spreaders.

Camel bins ease the load

Camel bins ease the load

THINK of a library stool on spring-loaded wheels that anchors to the floor when weight is put on it.

Touring seeders are up to Speed

Touring seeders are up to Speed

FIELD days visitors could meet the developer of two new minimum-till air seeders just released in Australia.

Woorinen wins after tough week

AFTER a week of hardship, the resumption of football finally gave Woorinen players, coaches and supporters something to smile about.

Weekly Times Horse news

Salary cap timing in doubt

AFL North East Border regional general manager John O'Donohue, at Wangaratta FC

DOUBTS have been cast on whether the salary cap can be implemented and enforced next season.

Racing dogs in danger

Greyhound woes

UP TO 300 Greyhounds could be euthanised if a racing club fails to come up with nearly $200,000.

Toorak makes it a double

TOORAK College was champion Victorian school at the VEIS Show Jumping 2015 teams Grand Final.

Triple-barrel trigger

Triple-barrel trigger

THE impending arrival of a triple barrel shotgun into Australia early last year sounded alarm bells.

No-till pay dirt

25 years of no till farming - Peter Walsh

THE South Americans have a saying — the grain is for you, the rest if for the soil.

Fond memory of ‘flimsy’ train line

RAY Johns is one of the last of the steam railway drivers.

Weekly Times Travel News

Sweet and easy spuds

Sweet and easy spuds

POTATOES are produced in such an unusual and easy way, it’s possible to grow excellent crops at home.

Beware of nursery bargains

Beware of nursery bargains

I’M NOT the only gardener who gets a bit picky when selecting and buying plants.

Tasty, accessible fruit

Tasty, accessible fruit

SOME fruit trees grow far too vigorously — they can become so tall we need a ladder to harvest the fruit.

Cabbage adds colour

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

CABBAGE is one of those vegetables which some people steer away from.

Tasty snack, or meal

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

SIMPLE minced meats and spices combine to create the foundation for a delicious and versatile meal.

Super savoury spuds

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

IT MAY be old-fashioned, but potatoes baked in their jackets make for true comfort food.

Hey, bale art is everywhere

LOOKS like farmers all over the world love a bit of hay bale art.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Horse frames new career

Horse frames new career

CUTBACKS in regional media are biting so hard that horses are being employed as camera guys.

Ask Agnes: Sweet loss

Ask Agnes: Sweet loss

DEAR Agnes, At our golf day recently we celebrated one of our ladies’ birthdays with a cake I made.

Magpie settles for top spot

Magpie settles for top spot

DAVE Young saw our picture of a kookaburra sitting on top of a bird scarer and thought he could go one better.

Real China revealed

Real China revealed

CHINA really is a land of contrasts.

Pride of the south

Pride of the south

IT’S early evening in front of Avignon’s Palais des Papes and the tourist hordes have gone for the day.

Away from the crowd

 Mt Baw Baw

RAOUL Picot was a 14-year-old when he first came to Mt Baw Baw as one of the early pioneers.

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