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Highway culture

GIPPSLAND dairy farmers Glen Bisogin and Kaye Courtney launched Bassine Specialty Cheeses in June 2014. Read their story in FARM magazine, free in The Weekly Times this week.

JBS cuts lamb processing

 Hardwick Meat Processing. Kyneton. lamb.

UPDATE: AUSTRALIA’s largest red meat processor is cutting its lamb and mutton processing in half.

Aussie supermarkets’ shame

Aussie supermarkets’ shame

AN EXPLOSIVE investigation into Australia’s fresh food supply has revealed widespread corruption, abuse, and slave-like conditions on farms and factories.

Rego relief revealed in Vic Budget

Treasurer Tim Pallas photo opp ahead of State Budget

HALF-price registration for apprentice tradies will be part of the Andrews Government’s first Budget.

Illegal tobacco easy to buy

Illegal tobacco easy to buy

A NEW report has found illicit tobacco is being sold in at least 13 Victorian country centres.

Two men killed in tractor crashes

06/06/2009 NEWS: Tractor buying guide. Tractors. Generic image. Pic. Mark Saunders

TWO men died after tractors rolled on them in separate incidents across Victoria yesterday.

Marcus Oldham in top five

 Marcus Oldham students from Geelong. Students are from all over the country studying agriculture. Andrew Fisher and Alexandr...

AGRICULTURE college Marcus Oldham has ranked in the top five per cent in the University Experience Survey.

ACCC probes water charges

Murray Darling

THE ACCC has released details of its inquiry into the Commonwealth’s water charge rules.

Farmers rally to stop gas mining

FARMERS used 70 tractors to spell out “food not gas” at an anti-gas mining rally south of Hamilton yesterday.

Abbott level with Shorten

Abbott level with Shorten

TONY Abbott has drawn level with Bill Shorten as preferred prime minister.

Qld storm causes $26m damage


MORE than 100 Queensland families have been left homeless after Friday’s super storm.

Taste of bold blue tomatoes excite

NEW blue tomato varieties have made their way to Australia, and Robbie Keck is one of the few growers in Victoria.

Beefing up the business

MODERATION in everything is the key to the Ziller family’s beef herd.

Whistle while you shoot

ABE Andrews is more cunning than a fox.

Katrina is hands down best

AUSTRALIA’S best rodeo horsewoman has one of the finest riding pedigrees in the nation.

New estate, vintage vines

HALLS Gap Estate is a new business working with old vines.

Stirrings at heart of dairy

DAIRY: GM Ryegrass Scott Wightman organic dairy farmer.

IF YOU thought the past week was big for the dairy industry, brace yourself; there’s a lot more to come.

Rail leads Budget priority list

 New Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) president Peter Tuohey on his farm in Mitiamo.

AS WE approach another Victorian Budget, all eyes are on Premier Daniel Andrews to see “what’s in it for agriculture?”.

MG ready to test new strategy

 Philip Tracy

MURRAY Goulburn is in the home stretch of a journey to decide the co-operative’s future direction.

More flood assistance for Qld

HERVEYS RANGE: uranium mine

THE Queensland Government has extended emergency financial assistance offer following last week’s storm.

Families homeless Qld storm causes $26m damage


MORE than 100 Queensland families have been left homeless after Friday’s super storm.

Editor's Choice

Plea for more dog trappers


DESPERATION has forced farmers to take extreme measures to protect stock from wild dogs.

Paradise Down Under

COUNTRY LIVING: Maja Meiland at Paradise.

SWEDE Maja Weiland found Paradise when she moved to Australia. A farm at Paradise, that is.


Food not gas protest

Western District residents got together to protest unconventional gas mining in their community.


Challenger E Series Launch

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


MG to finish on $6.051 kgMS

Coles First MG Milk

MURRAY Goulburn supplies will finish next season, 2015-16 at $6.051 kilogram milk solids.

Electronic IDs ‘a must’

 The new Allflex electronic ID tag

PRODUCERS were encouraged to take up new technology at a red meat roadshow in Mansfield last week.

New estate, vintage vines

Halls Gap Estate

HALLS Gap Estate is a new business working with old vines.

Shepparton, May 1: $10,000 top

Eclipse Holsteins sale at Shepparton

IT WAS billed as one of the best catalogues of Holsteins to be sold at Shepparton and the build up proved right.

Wycheproof, May 1: 5000 yarded

Wycheproof, May 1: 5000 yarded

A YARDING of 5000 sheep went under the hammer at Wycheproof special store sale today.

Kyabram, April 29: Record smashed

Dairy: Kyabram Red Revolution

A RECORD of more than 20 years was smashed when a New Zealand buyer bid $15,000 for an Illawarra at Kyabram today

A gateway to fast flock handling

A gateway to fast flock handling

A PORTABLE sheep handler you can tow behind a ute or ATV is what Clipex brings to the table.

A powerful post driver

A powerful post driver

DRIVING fence posts is a whole lot easier with a powered driver.

New Polaris diesel UTV at Agfest

New Polaris diesel UTV at Agfest

AGFEST visitors will see the brand new Polaris 2015 Ranger diesel 1000 HD EPS available for sale.

Country footballer dies

A YOUNG father and footy club captain has died during a country match after collapsing on to the field following a tackle.

Weekly Times Horse news

Feature jumps races heading bush

sandown jumps races

VICTORIA’S feature jumps races will be run on country tracks this year after the closure of Sandown for the season.

Trainers charged over live baiting

The Advertiser Library

SEVEN greyhound trainers have been charged over the live baiting scandal, accused of using animals to train their dogs.

Fisherman attacked by sea lion

Dan Carlin, sea lion, yellowtail

WHEN Dan Carlin posed for this photo with a giant fish, the last thing he expected was to be attacked by a sea lion.

Champion of the birds

SARAH HUDSON discovers Don Ripper’s plans to preserve natural history using an island observatory.

Weekly Times Travel News

The tough get growing

The tough get growing

WE CAN plant Australian trees and shrubs at any time of the year, but autumn is the best time of all.

A good time to move

Moving plants

TIMING is crucial when it comes to the successful transplanting of trees shrubs and roses.

Bonfire with benefits

Sprinkling wood ash around cabbages

WHEN the end of fire restrictions was announced recently, I confess to a feeling of childish excitement.

Shortbread a longtime favourite

Country Living FOOD PAGE

AS LONG as you have butter, sugar, flour and salt, you can make one of the most beloved, classic biscuits.

Chocolate brownies

Chocolate brownies

BROWNIES are a decadent treat, ideal for bringing along to a dinner party or morning tea.

Fried haloumi

 DT FOODHOLD...28/5/03...Neil Perry, Holoumi Bread Salad, pan fry Haloumi.........Pic Jim Trifyllis.....

TRY this recipe for fried haloumi.

Raunchy hay bales cause a stir

THE world has gone bonkers over the bonking bales.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

We’re just testing you

We’re just testing you

ANY one spot the deliberate mistake in The Weekly Times classifieds last week to see if you were paying attention?

No one had a patch on Mick

No one had a patch on Mick

GRAHAM Rees from Ballarat has been reminded of his old boss Rupert “Mick” Moon, who was in World War I.

Getting down and dirty

Getting down and dirty

HEAR about the footy player that got a little behind in his work?

Rooms with views

Rooms with views

JUST as we are about to start a feast at Canberra’s new Jamala Lodge, several unexpected guests drop by.

Croatia via private sail

Sail Croatia

THE blue waters of the Adriatic Sea look inviting as we set sail along Croatia’s pretty Dalmatian coast.

Sale at an easy pace

VIC Australia Day

IT’S A town many simply drive through but stop and you’ll find some gems in Sale’s rich history.

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