Last Updated: July 31, 2014

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Southeast corner cops lashing

ONE person is dead, thousands are without power as wild weather sets in across four states.

Echuca permit ‘unlikely’

 Echuca dairy sale. Ian Maddison. Auctioneers and agents.

AN Echuca beef farmer is unlikely to succeed in winning a permit to keep farming.

New bridge route for Echuca

 Echuca Moama Bridge. Another bridge to be built near this bridge so as to relieve traffic congestion in the growing country ...

A SECOND river crossing for Echuca-Moama is a step closer to being built.

$320m farm for Geelong

$320m farm for Geelong

UPDATE: A $320-million horticulture farm will be built on 150ha at Avalon, near Geelong, generating $160m a year.

Woolies claims win on Jamie ads

Jamie Oliver pic

GROWERS hit back at Woolworths’ claim that Jamie Oliver marketing campaign boosted vegetable sales.

Fines doubled for NSW fire offences

A Sydney Audi driver throws a cigarette butt out the window of his car

ANYONE caught flicking lit cigarettes during total fire bans in NSW will now have to cough up $1320.

Ouyen lake on the way

 Dry argument: Ouyen Lake Working Group co-chair Deane Munro says the tiown's new lake will be located at the old reservour s...

THE State Government will help build a lake in one of Victoria’s hottest towns.

‘I’ll fight for my rights’

JOHN Watson was stung hard by drought on his 124ha farm west of Echuca.

Pests outfox bounty program

VICTORIA’S shooters have shot 300,000 foxes since the Victorian Government’s bounty kicked off in 2011.

Woolly West Fest raises the baa

THERE is something about knitting that is pulling together rural communities into wool’s warm embrace.

Farmers v activists on screen

ANIMAL activists and farmers can find common ground, a filmmaker says.

Jack answers call to auction

ENTERING an auctioneer competition for the first time would be daunting for most.

Right to farm in shire’s hands


JOHN Watson said he was stunned to learn less than a year ago his neighbours wanted him out.

Britain sets buy local example

General Images Of Woolworths Supermarkets Ahead Of Full Year Results

AUSTRALIA must wake up and back its food sector before it is too late.

Farm activists laws smell fishy

The Sahiwal Express is loaded with Northern Territory cattle at Darwin's East Arm Wharf, as the live cattle trade restarts wi...

SEVERAL state and federal politicians have initiated moves to address cruelty to farm animals.

National weather

One-eyed lamb born in Turkey

An unverified video has emerged of a newborn lamb learning how to walk with just one eye. Courtesy LiveLeak


Nursery Wholesale Market

At 7am the Nursery Wholesale Market kicks into top gear



Should established farmers have rights over their urban neighbours?

$320m farm for Geelong

$320m farm for Geelong

UPDATE: A $320-million horticulture farm will be built on 150ha at Avalon, near Geelong, generating $160m a year.

Organic milks grass-fed fad

Puppies With the Walker Family

FOR some shoppers, organic isn’t enough. They want grass-fed milk.

Our food on China’s menu

Andrew Forrest

BILLIONAIRE Andrew Forrest has signed up three of China’s biggest food companies to join his radical push to revive Australia’s farm sector.

Latest livestock sales

Wodonga cattle sale 19.6.2014

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

Colac, July 25: In-calf Holsteins up

Shepparton dairy dispersal sale

HOLSTEIN heifer calves averaged $1177 at a dispersal in Colac today.

Bairnsdale, July 25: Prices rise

 Naracoorte store cattle sale. By KATE DOWLER.

PRICES were higher at the Bairnsdale store cattle sale, where about 750 cattle were yarded.

Xerion 5000, top of the class

Xerion 5000, top of the class

CLAAS has stepped into the 500hp-plus heavyweight division with the Australian arrival of its Xerion 5000.

RAT barrow makes life easy

RAT barrow makes life easy

THIS ingenious Ride-on Articulated Tipping barrow will go most places around the farm to make life easy.

Accurate planter, real Maestro

Accurate planter, real Maestro

GO TO the O’Connors stand at the Mallee Machinery Field Days to see why the Waser family is so happy.

Breakaway Bears wary of trap

SHOULD reigning premier Tungamah lose its last three home-and-away matches, the club would still finish top.

Weekly Times Horse news

Tops-Alexander leads WEG team

Jumping Final in Barcelona Edwina Tops-Alexander on Ego van Orli takes

AUSTRALIA’S World Equestrian Games jumping team has been announced.

South Mildura calls for points audit

 Footballer Warren Tredrea after running drills this morning put the footy boots on and had a few kicks.

SUNRAYSIA’S player points system saga looks set to drag on after a second club lodged a formal request for a review last week.

Dressage ends on Scottish note

Equestrian event

THE Victorian Dressage Club’s annual interclub teams event signalled the end of this year’s season at the weekend.

Pub the hub of Warracknabeal

WARRACKNABEAL is still catching its communal breath after Sally and Kevin Gebert moved to town.

Weekly Times Travel News

How to grow a lemon tree

 Open Garden - Sally Gamble at her garden near Benalla. Lemon.

A THRIVING lemon tree is a gardener’s source of pride and delight. Here are some lemon growing tips.

RAT barrow makes life easy

RAT barrow makes life easy

THIS ingenious Ride-on Articulated Tipping barrow will go most places around the farm to make life easy.

Across the globe

Across the globe

KEEP your women away from globe artichokes was the dire warning handed out in the 16th century.

Tasty curry tuna bake

Tasty curry tuna bake

TRY this delicious recipe for tasty curry tuna bake, a perfect winter warmer.

Cooking with coconut milk

Food Pics

COCONUT milk is a pantry staple that adds richness and luxury to everything it touches.

Fish of the day

Food Pics

LIKE steak, fish can be tricky in the kitchen, and for some cooks the chances of ruination are high.

A hole lot of wombat trouble

WALWA’S Janice Newnham had a scare when a brand new baby cow went missing on her property.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Orange the new black for MP

Orange the new black for MP

BLIMEY, what’s this? Is North East Victoria’s new MP going off on holiday already?

Juggling trout a tricky game

FOCUS Buxton Trout farm with Mitch MacRae

“DON’T worry, I got him, no I don’t, hang on, whoops, just give me a sec I’ll just ... aaarrggh.”

Laughing gear: Good whisky

Laughing gear: Good whisky

BILL went fishing one morning but after a short time he ran out of prawns.

Penguins — the island drawcard

 Jpeg File penguin. Credit: Phillip Island Nature Parks Picture: Supplied

THERE is something about the sight of small, furry creatures waddling up a beach that prompts gushing.

Bendigo’s food, wine trail app

Mt Majura Vineyard for Best Weekend Canberra Story

BENDIGO Regional Tourism today launches an app for people who want a food and wine experience.

Hottest winter holiday spot

 Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, Victoria Picture: Supplied

ASIDE from the crunch of snow underfoot, all is silent at Lake Mountain.

Cidery to house info centre

Cidery to house info centre

TOURISTS can grab a sneaky cider when a new Visitor Information Centre is established at Flying Brick on the Bellarine this summer.

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