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Farmer raises money for charity

A FARMER’S management tips, presented in a calendar, are raising money for mental health.

Live exports under siege

08/09/2011 NEWS: First live cattle export out of Townsville since the ban has been lifted.

THE live export industry is under siege following more footage of cruelty in the Middle East and Malaysia.

Three dead in rural shooting

 wedderburn shootings. Pic Daryl Pinder Picture: Daryl Pinder

THREE people have died during a shooting on a rural property at  Logan, near Wedderburn

Motorbike plan ‘brain dead’

Martin Parkinson

AXING laws to fit imported motorbikes with mudguards is “brain dead”, says a Liberal senator.

Directors face legal action

 Spikes of wheat with poor grains are seen on a field in Sdier, eastern Germany, on 19 Jul 2006. Farmers in the eastern feder...

THE liquidator of LGL Commodities is set to take five directors of the company to court to try to retrieve up to $6m.

Steer prices higher up north

Heyfield store cattle sale

VICTORIAN young cattle prices are tracking at a significant discount to those in NSW and Queensland.

Echuca farm showdown off

Fence

A ROW has erupted over a now cancelled meeting with Echuca farmer John Watson and his opponents.

Mulesing remains mainstay

Australian Sheep and Wool Show Preview

LESS than 10 per cent of wool is sold as non-mulesed despite a decade-long push to rule out the practice.

No change for food dumping laws

Ian Macfarlane

INDUSTRY Minister Ian Macfarlane has admitted the Federal Government will not toughen laws over foreign food imports.

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.

Victoria’s rural road pledge

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

Country footy salary cap debate

AFL Victoria will trial a salary cap to put a lid on the rising costs of country footballers.

Aussie wine exports rise

AUSTRALIAN wine has seen a small rise in exports in the past year.

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.

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

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.

Mallee snakes Snakes in a silo

Snakes in a silo

FIRST we had snakes on a plane, now we have snakes in a silo.

Boost for Wangaratta saleyards

Wangaratta special spring weaner cattle sale.

A RE-ELECTED Victorian Government will inject $500,000 into the redevelopment of Wangaratta saleyards.

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.

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Pykes Creek Reservoir

Ed Smith from Southern Rural Water at Pykes Creek Reservoir

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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

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FEDERAL PLAN

Should a supermarket code of conduct be mandatory?

Beef numbers defy returns

Beef numbers defy returns

THE number of cattle still coming out of paddocks continues to amaze.

Steer prices higher up north

Heyfield store cattle sale

VICTORIAN young cattle prices are tracking at a significant discount to those in NSW and Queensland.

Directors face legal action

 Spikes of wheat with poor grains are seen on a field in Sdier, eastern Germany, on 19 Jul 2006. Farmers in the eastern feder...

THE liquidator of LGL Commodities is set to take five directors of the company to court to try to retrieve up to $6m.

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.

Stratos for a rally good time

Motorclassica Preview

PHILIP Allen’s 1974 Lancia Stratos Stradale HF, by his own admission, looks like a bit of a spaceship.

Angler reels in mythical tunicorn

A NORTH Australian fisho got the shock of his life when he reeled in a tunicorn.

Weekly Times Horse news

Country footy salary cap debate

AFL Victoria Community Cup, AFL Victoria Country v Victorian Amateur Football Association

AFL Victoria will trial a salary cap to put a lid on the rising costs of country footballers.

Blues skies shine over Geelong Cup

Cup day social pics

THE weather gods have given their blessing to this year’s Geelong Cup.

Dayne backs his calling

Dayne Barry Young Racecaller

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

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.

Restoration rescue

Restoration rescue

WHEN Geoffrey Ward first saw the 1870s homestead on the banks of the Murray River, his first thought was to raze it.

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