Last Updated: November 29, 2014

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Crop drop cuts club’s cash hopes

IT HAS not been the best year for the Donald Football Club — on or off the field.

RSPCA’s extreme tactics

 Coalition against duck shooting campaign director Laurie Levy with a Pink ear duck and other dead ducks at the Victorian Pre...

SOME farm leaders fear the Victorian election has spawned a dangerous new alliance of animal welfare groups.

Staley’s door closed

Staley’s door closed

LIBERAL candidate for Ripon Louise Staley is tipped to win her seat in this weekend’s Victorian election. But her door will be closed.

Mine fire strikes Loy Yang power plant

Suspicious package at Loy Yang power station.

FIRE crews are battling a blaze at the Loy Yang power station in the Latrobe Valley.

Your Victorian election guide

Napthine vs Andrews Election Debate

AFTER an election campaign that seems to have gone on forever, Victorians will finally get to have their say this weekend.

One dead after grain truck crash

One dead after grain truck crash

A 46-YEAR-OLD woman is dead after her car collided with a grain truck in north-eastern Victoria.

Early voters flock to centres

Early Voting in State Election

MORE than 20 per cent of eligible electors have already cast their vote.

Dry share buyback imminent

Murray Goulburn AGM 2014

MURRAY Goulburn is on the verge of approving a buyback of its dry shares.

Labor cool on burns commitment

n40bm507 a1 The DSE are doing planned burns in Derrimut. Parks Victoria Fire Fighter Hayden Regan

THE Victorian Labor leader has refused to commit to the Royal Commission-recommended planned burns target.

Advice rules salvaged

Greg White Tallygaroopna

VICTIMS of failed managed investment schemes have ­welcomed moves to restore tougher rules governing ­financial advisers.

No change on fox bounty: Labor

Fox shooter Steve Pearson from Burrumbeet with a string of foxes on a fence at Burrumbeet. After the announcement of a re-int...

VICTORIAN Labor has confirmed it has “no plans” to change the current fox bounty program if elected.

Dry weather hurts cattle prices

THE dry weather continues to distort price trends for cattle.

Hay shortage lifts demand, rates

THE season remains highly variable, but still short of supply to meet the needs of all buyers.

Water the key to Cook’s recipe

DAVID Cook looks outside the square to overcome the lack of water.

A day of harvest

HARVEST is agriculture’s busiest time of the year — and this year we are celebrating it.

Merrijig Campdraft ‘14

ALL the action from the 2014 Merrijig Campdraft.


Sam Kekovich must stay


IT’S time to stop being un-Australian, according to one irate reader who spoke to XAVIER DUFF

Coalition the best regional choice

New suburb of E-Gate has had expressions of interests opened for developers

IT IS truly bizarre that it has come to this.

China brings opportunity

grazing cows

THE conclusion of the historic China-Australia FTA opens up unprecedented opportunities for farmers.

Editor's Choice

Header sure to have wide appeal

Header sure to have wide appeal

THE first commercially available 60-foot header front is in service in western NSW and on its way to Victoria.

Murray cod Good cod, look what’s in Perth

Aquarium Pics

THE discovery of a Murray cod in a Perth lake has sparked calls for a stocking campaign to begin in the far west.

Regions pivotal to election

Thinkstock generic image of woman voting in ballot box.

REGIONAL Victoria will play a major role in deciding who forms government on Saturday.

Who gets ag?

Labor campaign tour

COUNTRY Victoria is in the dark as to who will be Victoria’s Agriculture Minister should Labor win government.

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Staheli West DewPoint 6110

See what Ryanag's Evan Ryan thinks about the Staheli West DewPoint 6110.


Pykes Creek Reservoir

Ed Smith from Southern Rural Water at Pykes Creek Reservoir


Dwyer wins Dairy Australia ballot

Dwyer wins Dairy Australia ballot

HAWKESDALE dairy farmer Lisa Dwyer has been elected to the board of Dairy Australia.

Sun sets on SunRice’s Lawson

 Sun Rice AGM. Gerry Lawson Mayrung rice grower. Director and Chairman of Sun Rice

SUNRICE chairman Gerry Lawson has announced he will retire from the board of the rice processor.

Emerald to buy Riverina company

 Grain Depot Western Vic. Pictured: Emerald receival site.

EMERALD Grain have made a bid to buy out Riverina grain company Southern Ag Grain.

Bairnsdale, Nov 28: Pricey steers

Bairnsdale, Nov 28: Pricey steers

PRICES were dearer than expected at Bairnsdale today with grown steers making over $1000.

Yea, Nov 27: Price nudges $800

Yea, Nov 27: Price nudges $800

WEANER steers almost hit the $800 mark at Yea’s autumn-drop feature calf sale today.

Latest livestock sales

Colac store cattle sale, November 2014

THIS week’s cattle and sheep sale dates.

Simplicity the secret to D65-D

Simplicity the secret to D65-D

MACDON’S D65-D draper models have been making a splash in the Mallee.

Short work of long, wet grass

Short work of long, wet grass

A HEAVY-DUTY mower capable of handling wet, heavy grass, was the design brief for Howard Aust­ralia’s Condor.

Case IH Magnum wins top award

Case IH Magnum wins top award

THE Case IH Magnum 380 CVT tractor has won the Tractor of the Year, at EIMA International in Italy.

McDonald drafted to Melbourne

CHARAM’S Oscar McDonald will join his older brother at Melbourne Football Club.

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GVFL chairman voted out

 Goulburn Valley Football Club, Round 1, Rochester Tigers v Echuca Bombers, Rochester won 12-14-86 v 11-8-74, at Rochester, D...

GOULBURN Valley Football League clubs ousted chairman Trevor Pollard from his seat at AGM.

Swanpool hearing adjourned

Country footy merger

TODAY’S hearing between Swanpool FNC and the Ovens and King Football Netball League adjourned.

$5m pledge for Bendigo stadium

$5m pledge for Bendigo stadium

DEPUTY Premier Peter Ryan has announced a $5 million commitment to upgrading a stadium in Bendigo.

Done deal

LABOR and the Liberals have struck a deal to divert preferences from the National Party in key battleground seats of Euroa and Ripon.

Historic farm eyes the future

Fraser and Penny Barry - Bindi Station, Bindi

THE magnificent avenue of oaks, lining the entry drive, is the first indication this is no ordinary farm.

Hollingworth nutures nature

NOT a flower, frog, bird or smidgen of lichen on Robert Hollingworth’s property has gone unrecorded.

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Pruning for new growth

Pruning for new growth

SOMETIMES overgrown, congested trees or shrubs seem to sigh with relief when they are pruned.

Rid your garden of aphids

 Gardening - Pot plant dilemmas for Jon Lamb's column. Aphids on a rose bud.

APHIDS are the enemy of all gardeners — and plants — so be prepared to take action in spring and early summer.

Growing your own food

 Cameron Lodge at Mt Macedon. garlic plant.

MY most successful vegetable garden was started in early summer — after most gardens had been sown.

Best mince pies revealed

Mince pies taste test

FOOD critics munching on Christmas fruit mince pies have rated some of the cheapest on the market as best buys.

Lemon treacle tart

Sydney Taste restaurant review

THIS zesty lemon treacle tart has a unique flavour, created with the combination of lemon marmalade, golden syrup and cream.

How to cook with cinnamon

CL Food

CINNAMON is one of the world’s most widely used spices.

Jane Bunn is back

JANE Bunn will front Seven News bulletins during weeknights from December.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Simon says it’s still technically a shed

Simon says it’s still technically a shed

AT WHAT point does an old shed become a ruin? When it isn’t useful anymore or no longer keeps the rain out?

The sign of a disgruntled electorate

Back Paddock - Road sign

HERE’S one way of making a point about the dire state of country roads.

Ask Agnes: Overreacting to flies

Ask Agnes: Overreacting to flies

DEAR Agnes. We attended a lovely outdoor reception the other day. The bride looked fetching, albeit this being her fourth time around.

Get outdoors in rural Victoria

 HIGH COUNTRY BREWERY TRAIL , Victoria .. Cycling the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail in the Victorian High Country. Pic Touri...

DEDICATED tracks for exploring rural Victoria’s countryside have boomed in recent years.

On safari in South Africa

On safari in South Africa

BEYOND its big game stars, South Africa delivers on many fronts, writes ROBYN JAMES

Cruise the rivers of Europe

Cruise the rivers of Europe

MARK the Anzac centenary with the tour of a lifetime on Europe’s rivers.

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