Last Updated: September 18, 2014

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Echuca’s golden fleece

THE 150th anniversary of the arrival of rail at Echuca will fall this Saturday.

CSG row heats up

Supplied Editorial Phil Laird

A MAJOR rift has formed between CSG activist group Lock the Gate and a peak farmer body.

PUP quiet on tactics

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CLIVE Palmer will begin unveiling his Victorian Election candidates this month.

Label war intensifies

Label war heats up

BY 2019-20, it is unlikely there will be a branded product range safe from private-label competition.

MG’s value challenge

Marray Goulburn AGM. Moonee Valley. Phil Tracy from Yanakie elected to the board.

ANOTHER large Australian dairy co-operative would further fragment the dairy industry.

Fallout in LGL Commodities fail


FIVE grain companies and brokers have been caught in the fallout of NSW grain trader LGL Commodities.

Dairy’s Kiwi phobia

Dairy’s Kiwi phobia

A SENIOR dairy leader has told the Australian industry to stop “obsessing” with New Zealand.

Watson’s next test

Right to farm Echuca

THE farmer at the centre of a right-to-farm battle is now being forced to conduct expensive soil tests.

Marine park fishing push

 TROUT FISHERS: Opening of trout season in Victoria has no effect on anglers fishing waters like Lake Bullen Merri, which rem...

PRESSURE is mounting on the Victorian Government to allow recreational fishing in marine parks.

Yields halved in Mallee

MARTIN Warren is not too optimistic about a big spring rain to salvage his once promising grain crop.

Premiers 2014

THIS year’s country footy premiers!


Sheep on show in Bendigo

ALL the action from the Australasian Dorset Championships show and sale as well as the Elite White Suffolk and Suffolk sale.


AFL boys prove men of fibre

EXCLUSIVE: TWO of the AFL’s biggest stars are getting behind the wool industry.

Oliver’s on the Merino road

OLIVER Vidor refuses to let his city roots stop him from aspiring to have a career as a wool producer.

Checklist fails to protect

Checklist fails to protect

THE removal of specific farming activities from the Section 32 strikes at the heart of the right-to-farm debate.

Time to churn it over

Time to churn it over

THE Australian dairy industry must stop making excuses, argues BARRY IRVIN

Melbourne Market on target

Melbourne Market on target

REPORTS of the Melbourne Market project being shambolic are simply unfair.

Editor's Choice

Vernon to lead Leongatha

Beau Vernon

ANOTHER remarkable chapter has been added to the already inspiring story of Beau Vernon.

A meeting of vines

 Jules Asmead, of Campbells Wines, Rutherglen, who is married to Cameron Ashmead, of Elderton Wines, Barossa Picture: Supplie...

IT WAS the night before her wedding when Jules Ashmead admits she had a moment’s hesitation.

National weather

Budweiser Super Bowl commercial: Puppy Love

This year's Budweiser Super Bowl commercial follows the special friendship between Clydesdales and a puppy. Courtesy: Budweiser


The New 'It' Drink Is... Camel Milk??

Step aside, goat's milk. A new milk option is available for the U.S. consumer... and it's camel's milk. Charles Passy joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero for a taste test. Photo: Videoblocks



Should a warning about neighbouring farm activities remain in Section 32 statements?

Zoe’s heifer steals the prize

THE dairy industry has always been a talking point at the Hayes family dinner table.

Hayes takes the cream

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show

JASON Hayes only needed one animal to make his mark on this year’s Royal Melbourne Dairy Show.

The best fare at Royal Melbourne Show

Taste cover story: Food at the show

THERE’S something to suit all appetites at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.

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Vietnam demand booming

The announcement by Federal Government in halting live cattle export to Indonesia is going to have a negative impact to the N...

VIETNAM is emerging as a new market for Australian beef.

Big money in ‘co-products’

Big money in ‘co-products’

THE issue of whether farmers are being paid enough for the co-products of slaughter animals has raised its head again.

Subway goes cage free

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SUBWAY has announced it is working with it suppliers to source cage-free eggs for its restaurants.

Conargo, Sep 17: $18,000 high

Conargo, Sep 17: $18,000 high

A POLL Boonoke ram sold to a high of $18,000 at the FS Falkiner and Sons Merino studs ram sale today.

Latest livestock sales

Wodonga cattle sale

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

Bendigo, Sept 15: $8500 top

Australiasian Poll Dorset Ram Sale Bendigo

UPDATE: AUCTIONEERS at Bendigo’s fledging multi-vendor ram sale have described bidders as “selective”.

Axion 800 in a Claas of its own

 Axion 800 Claas tractor, built in France, former Renault factory, just won tractor of year and machine of year, 2013, at Agr...

VICTORIAN and southern NSW producers at Henty will be the first to see the all-new Claas Axion 800.

Sales staying stable

 Gleaner combine harvester, distributed in Australia by AGCO.

SALES of new tractors remain relatively stable to the end of August with only a small year-on-year decrease.

Three-in-one spreads the load

 Hanmey Trio - loader, cutter and dozer all in one.

THE Hanmey Trio MD-50, just released in Australia, is a loader, dozer and tractor in the one machine.

New blood fights for first flag

THE Geelong Football League will crown a first-time premier regardless of this weekend’s grand final result.

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Pumas spurred to grand final glory

 Ruth Brain President of the Mininera and District Football League

MOYSTON-Willaura has capped a difficult week with its first premiership as a merged entity.

Power surge hits Sale

 Gippsland Football League, Wonthaggi Power V Leongatha Parrots, at Wonthaggi. Wonthaggi Power won 9-9-63 v 8-14-62. L-R: Tim...

WONTHAGGI Power rewrote the record books when it mounted a last-quarter comeback against Sale on Sunday.

Flag tipsters in final stretch

Flag tipsters in final stretch

IT WOULD seem experience trumps youthful exuberance when it comes to country footy tipping.

Checklist fails to protect

Checklist fails to protect

THE removal of specific farming activities from the Section 32 strikes at the heart of the right-to-farm debate.

Petition fights rates inequity

Paul Weller

A PETITION demanding an inquiry into rural and regional municipal rates was tabled in Parliament today.

Del Rios reaches for the stars

Food & Wine mag - Meet the winemakers

JOHN Durham admits he was chuffed on seeing the 2015 edition of James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion.

Easy life, easy rider

JASON Williams turned a few thousand dollars on his credit card into a successful business.

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Bright idea in light bulbs

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

LIFE’S not all about colour at Tesselaar Tulip Farm.

Cundall: My inspiring journey

Cundall: My inspiring journey

I’VE never liked holidays. Sitting around doing nothing has never held any appeal for me.

How to encourage birds

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A BUSH-INSPIRED garden will encourage birds to your home. Follow Tony Fawcett’s tips.

A blast from the parsley

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

ONE of the most versatile herbs used in cooking is parsley.

The icing on the cake

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

I WAS looking in the kitchen cupboard the other week and discovered six different kinds of vinegar.

Lamb a spring delight

Food Pics

LAMB is a family favourite for many households and spring lamb is a popular option.

Who’s your daddy?

WHAT are the odds?

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Dam, that’s a damp distress call

Dam, that’s a damp distress call

NOW here’s what you call a serious case of water in the carburettor.

You’ve gone too far, Cheeky

You’ve gone too far, Cheeky

THERE’S nothing like a grand final to get a fan so excited they feel the need to strip off.

Blonde on the run

 Blonde d'Aquitane bull at field day at Castella.

AND you reckon we have problems with the right to farm in this country?

Enjoy the cruise views

 Italy. From Swagman Tours

PERHAPS the loveliest way to see European capital cities is from the vantage point of its grand rivers.

Easy life, easy rider

Grasshopper Advntures

JASON Williams turned a few thousand dollars on his credit card into a successful business.

Ready for take off

Ready for take off

THE new Weekly Times travel club farming tours will take readers to some fascinating parts of the world.

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