Last Updated: April 28, 2015

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Man of the cloth

CROPS locked in at top prices before they are in the ground is a farmer’s dream.

New dairy player

DAIRY Sarah Saxton

A NEW player in the milk market has emerged from the ashes of United Dairy Power

FTAs boost farmer confidence

FTAs boost farmer confidence

THE recent signing of free-trade agreements with Asian nations has given Australian farmers confidence.

Bringing farmers to carbon market

Bringing farmers to carbon market

THE business of selling the benefits of growing carbon to farmers has finally hit paydirt.

Farmer health centre secured

Jaala Pulford, State Agriculture and Regional Development Minister

THE future of the National Centre for Farmer Health has been secured with $4m allocated in next Tuesday’s state budget.

New trucks for the CFA


UPDATE: THE Victorian Government will spend $33.5 million on 70 CFA trucks over the next year.

Couple faces cattle cruelty charges

Angus cows and calves. Team Te Mania Angus cows and calves. Generic cattle

A PROMINENT Adelaide surgeon and his wife have been charged with multiple counts of starving their cattle.

Farmers to rally against gas

No gas event

FARMERS will interrupt their autumn sowing to make a stand against gas mining near Hamilton this weekend.

PETA ad to stay

PETA ad to stay

AUSTRALIA’S advertising watchdog says it will not investigate complaints against PETA’s latest campaign.

Strauss wants new deal

 A 20 inch conveyor adds another 1000 bushels to the mountain of approx 75,000 bushels of corn rising from the g...

THE principal of failed grain trader Sapphire (SA) Pty Ltd wants to renegotiate the Deed of Company Arrangement with creditors.

Bandit identity scam

NEWS: Bitumen bandits

SOME Irish bitumen bandits are believed to be exploiting a new identity scam to continue ripping off Australians.

Family blitzes baa exam

THE Hicks family knows which side their bread is buttered when it comes to their stud Merino operation.

Winning smiles

BEC Tully and daughter, Bella, were enjoying watching the Hawks play Wandella on Saturday. They are this week’s winners of a Dairy Australia Legendairy pack.

Reaping what she sows

FARM blogger Emma Steendam tells KATH SULLIVAN about modern-day life on the family farm.

Hay bale sculpture the last straw

UPDATE: THE farmer ordered to remove a hay bale sculpture depicting a bull serving a cow says he has received massive public support.

Apsley pub back in town

FIFTY Apsley residents sit down for Sunday lunch at the reopened Border Inn Hotel each week.

A swiftly moving beast

High Country Calf Sales

HOW fast the wheels of agriculture can turn.

Put an end to all wars

 Protests and Demonstrations Anti War Rally Hobart Peter Cundall address the crowd

IT IS through seeing and smelling desolation and death that you realise the futility of wars, writes PETER CUNDALL

Floating MG will hurt suppliers

 Murray Goulburn chairman, Ian MacAulay, at the Leongatha plant.

FARMERS and speculative investors is a bad marriage, writes IAN MacAULAY

Weather warning Storms forecast for Queensland


AN EAST coast low, similar to what smashed parts of NSW last week, is likely to form off southeast Queensland this week.

New low to hit NSW coast

Severe Storm Continues To Lash New South Wales

A NEW east coast low is threatening to deliver more wild weather to the NSW coast.

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Farmers take on PETA

Farmers take on PETA

FARMERS have taken action against PETA’s “grotesque and grossly misleading” campaign against Australia’s wool industry.

Growing industry Roo meat jumping in popularity

 23.12.2014.Kangaroo harvesting for meat consumption. Heath Tippet - professional shooter for Macro meats at a property North...

KANGAROO meat continues to increase in popularity. Meet one of the men putting roo on your plate.


Challenger E Series Launch

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


Coolana bull sale

The action at the Coolana bull sale on March 5.


Indicator expected to hit record

Wodonga Cattle Sale. Last Sale Dairy Week, Schultz Sisters. Terang

THE Eastern Young Cattle Indicator is on track to reach a record high this week.

FTAs boost farmer confidence

FTAs boost farmer confidence

THE recent signing of free-trade agreements with Asian nations has given Australian farmers confidence.

SunRice crawls towards revamp

Rice harvest pics

SUNRICE is continuing its long crawl towards a capital restructure and possible Australian Securities Exchange listing.

Warrnambool, Apr 24: Prices lift

Hamilton weaner calf sales 2015

RAIN in NSW last weekend buoyed the store cattle market in Warrnambool today.

Sprys, April 24: $30,000 top

Sprys, April 24: $30,000 top

UPDATE: SHORTHORN bulls sold to $20,000 and Angus bulls made to $30,000 at the Sprys sale today.

Pakenham, April 23: Steer delight

HAMILTON Weaner Calf Sales

WELL bred steers made over 250c/kg at the Pakenham store sale today.

Krone bends it for better rake

Krone bends it for better rake

KRONE’S centre and side-delivery Swadro hay rakes feature Lift tines for cleaner forage.

Ideally sown every time

Ideally sown every time

SINGLE-point depth control and neat folding are two key features of the Flexi-Coil 5500 air drill.

Lely stands out from the pack

Lely stands out from the pack

A MOVABLE bulkhead makes Lely’s Tigo PR 60 forage wagon stand out from the pack.

Exell opens season with a bang

AUSTRALIAN Boyd Exell has won the first event of the outdoor carriage driving season at Horst in the Netherlands.

Weekly Times Horse news

Sports clubs face losing cash

Anakie football club

THE Victorian Government is refusing to say if it will commit to the Country Football Netball Program.

Euroa goes 3-0 in GVFL

Goulburn Valley FL, Round 3, Seymour V Euroa

EUROA has made its first 3-0 start to the Goulburn Valley Football League season in a decade.

Isaac’s Tigers highest hope

Mid Gippsland FL, Trafalgar v Mirboo North

AT 198cm Isaac Abas stands out in any crowd and Mirboo North is banking on him being a standout in the ruck.

Baird to tour NSW Hunter region

Baird Bus

NSW Premier Mike Baird will today tour the NSW Hunter region where a feud is brewing between miners and horse breeders.

Man of the cloth

Man of the cloth

CROPS locked in at top prices before they are in the ground is a farmer’s dream.

Green fight on silver screen

DAYNE Pratzky takes his gas rage to cinema audiences.

Weekly Times Travel News

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.

Enjoy the great divide

 ABC GARDENING AUSTRALIA MAGAZINE. Two varieties of Aster flowers supplied for Jennifer Stackhouse?s column in home magazine....

NOW is the time to dig out the flowering perennials to divide them and boost plant numbers in the garden.

Making the most of mince

Country Living FOOD PAGE

MINCED meat is one of the most versatile ingredients around.

Fried haloumi

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

TRY this recipe for fried haloumi.

Sweet victory for Aussie Anzacs

Sweet victory for Aussie Anzacs

AUSTRALIAN Anzac biscuits have beaten out New Zealand Anzac biscuits in a blind tasting, thanks to extra sugar.

Going commando at Nagambie

WHILE some people like to relax on the weekends, others subject themselves to a 7km obstacle course.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Hay bale sculpture the last straw

Hay bale sculpture the last straw

UPDATE: THE farmer ordered to remove a hay bale sculpture depicting a bull serving a cow says he has received massive public support.

Don the drive-away sheepdog

Don the drive-away sheepdog

IT seems Scottish sheep farmers hold particularly high expectations for their working dogs.

Laughing gear: Physics save lives?

Laughing gear: Physics save lives?

THE new medical students were made to take a difficult class in physics.

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.

Halls Gap’s magic mountains

Supplied Editorial

VICTORIA’S answer to Kakadu is how Halls Gap locals like to describe the Grampians.

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