Last Updated: June 02, 2015

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Doc, I’m a little horse

EQUINE science student Racheal Cousins breeds miniature horses on her family’s King Valley property. For the full story see HORSE magazine, free in The Weekly Times this week.

Kirner’s Landcare legacy

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JOAN Kirner, Victoria’s only female Premier, has been remembered for her contribution to Landcare.

Australia’s snowy start to winter

Australia’s snowy start to winter

LARGE parts of Australia shivered through the first day of winter, with snow falls and subzero temperatures.

Train drivers sacked

 Grains train loading up in Nullawil. Keith Poyner is second in charge at Emerald Grain, Nullawil

MORE than 30 freight train drivers in country Victoria are set to lose their jobs.

Dog abuse exposed

 Greyhound racing at Angle Park - Heat 3 of the Champion Puppy. Quinton Bale.

UPDATE: QUEENSLAND’S inquiry into the greyhound industry has uncovered horrific claims of cruelty. GRAPHIC CONTENT

Food labels to be consumer tested

Made in Oz

THE Federal Government will start road-testing new labels to better indicate where food comes from.

Victoria’s first agriculture summit

Weekend - My Saturday - Dairy Farmer

NEXT week’s Victorian agriculture summit will explore global investment opportunities.

Vic farmers push through the dry

DROUGHT. St Arnaud weather. Tom & Jenny Small at Tottington. Sheep.

MOST Victorian farmers are confident conditions will not worsen for them in the next year.

VFF livestock president in firing line

 Breeder Bob Andrews, of Londrigan, with his Blonde D'Aquitaine cattle.

The Premier’s father, Bob Andrews, is already ruffling feathers at the Victorian Farmers Federation.

‘Let them eat cows’

Dingo research

A DINGO expert says it’s better ecologically to let the animals take “one or two cows” than to bait them on farms.

Rural Tassie a safe haven

Official press conference - Governor's death

THE Tasmanian Government is considering joining a scheme to bring asylum seekers to regional areas.

Regional Vic a cash splash winner

Bendigo Airport

REGIONAL Victoria has proved the biggest winner in the first allocation of a national tourism money pot.

Field of dreams

THE Field family may be steeped in agricultural history in Australia but they are also at the forefront of new technology.

Sally forth with wearable art

IF SALLY Everett had her time again she’d be a fashion designer.

Time is ripe

In a bid to increase business, this dairy-farming family rediscovered the heart of a true dairy is milk and cheese


No rest for racing royalty

TWO racing icons are flat out in retirement.

Relaxed and comfrey

The healing properties of the ancient herb comfrey started Graeme Little on a new path of discovery.


RSPCA’s extreme tactics

 News / BCM / 23.12.04 '' RSPCA campaign with Cleanaway to

THE tide of public opinion is starting to turn on one of this nation’s oldest animal-welfare organisations, the RSPCA.

Deal a cow for China’s farmers

Weekly Times. Staff. Ed Gannon.

IT’S not often that we stop to consider the yin and yang of life.

MLA hate fest unwarranted

Warrnambool store cattle market.

YOU could be forgiven for thinking beef producers would be optimistic as the industry enjoys its best prices ever.

A close-knit community

A close-knit community

ALISON Craven and her husband, Keith, produce the finest of mohair on their farm at Boolarra South in Gippsland.

Bottle Oh!

Bottle Oh!

AS owners of some of the most catching wine labels will attest, a great design takes a clear message, an inspired artist and a fair dose of risk.

Editor's Choice

Duck hunting Duck hunt violence fears

Duck hunt violence fears

THERE are fears more confrontations may occur between duck hunters and protesters with just two weekends left in the Victorian season.

RSPCA gone to the dogs

 Artwork - RSPCA logo.

FARMING leaders believe trust in the RSPCA has eroded to new lows.

cook book promo

Challenger E Series Launch

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


Food not gas protest

Western District residents got together to protest unconventional gas mining in their community.


Herbicide resistance action

 Glyphosate resistant annual ryegrass.

THE GRCD is taking a multi-million dollar stake in the development of new herbicides to tackle weeds.

Legendairy family sets example

Great South West Dairy Awards

THE winner of the first Legendairy award in southwest Victoria has encouraged others to take advantage of industry support.

$282m hydro plan for old mine

$282m hydro plan for old mine

A DISUSED gold mine west of Cairns is to be transformed into a $282m large-scale hydro-electric power plant.

Yea, May 29: Weaners hit new high

Yea, May 29: Weaners hit new high

THE Yea saleyards has had its share of good weaner sales but today’s market pushed into new price territory.

Warrnambool, May 29: Prices climb

 Warrnambool F1 females Moving cows. cattle. saleyards. sale.

WARRNAMBOOL agents yarded 3700 store cattle today in a market that attracted strong feedlot and backgrounder competition.

Shepparton, May 29: Ayrshires up

DAIRY: Ayrshire Sale

STRONG  demand for spring calving Ayrshires saw prices hit $6400 at Shepparton today.

Versatile range gaining traction

Versatile range gaining traction

THERE is no replacement for displacement and as the demand for more power increases, tracked tractors gain popularity.

Kubota powers up

Kubota powers up

AUSSIE Pumps has released high-capacity  three- and four-inch units for dam-to-dam and fast water cart filling.

Rock ’n’ roll saves your harvester

Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Dairy Week, Schultz Sisters. Terang

BROADACRE farmers will know you can wreck a header front by running it through uneven and stony ground.

Glenrowan downs another rival

THE Glenrowan juggernaut continued to surge on in the Ovens and King Football League yesterday.

Weekly Times Horse news

Lions on track for record

Lions on track for record

ALBERTON league surprise packet Stony Creek is on the verge of breaking a significant club record.

Swanpool confident of return

Swanpool confident of return

SWANPOOL president Cameron Gray remains confident of a “satisfactory outcome” in the club’s court case against OKFL.

Greyhound club supports change


THE head of the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club supports recommendations made to address animal cruelty in the industry.

Labor outlines RET law changes


FEDERAL Labor wants to ensure that wood waste is never included in any future laws on the renewable energy target.

Brothers in farms

Angus Taylor MP

HIGH rainfall farmland remains the “golden asset” in Australian agriculture, according to Richard and Angus Taylor.

No rest for racing royalty

TWO racing icons are flat out in retirement.

Weekly Times Travel News

Pruning’s new regime

Pruning’s new regime

A COUPLE of days ago I got stuck into an old quince tree that desperately needed rejuvenating.

My favourite things

My favourite things

I’M OFTEN asked if I have any particular favourite plants.

It’s time to get busy in the garden

 Cherry Blossom 'kwanzan'

AS MOST plants start to drift into winter dormancy, the number of garden jobs to be carried out increases.

Good stewardship pays

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

I SPENT a recent rainy Sunday morning in the kitchen cooking up a stew for later in the week.

Persimmon perfection


THE persimmon is definitely one of the more esoteric finds in the stores and farmers’ markets at this time of the year.

Spinach and cheese squares

 Cafe Morucci at broadway. A spinach and ricotta quiche in a napolli sauce. 16/1/01. Picture: john Appleyard

WITH eight ingredients and just six steps, readers can have themselves a healthy and tasty snack.

Letterbox beauty found in NSW

LOOKS like the competition has gone up a notch or two in our search for the best mailbox.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Elvis watches over his girls

Elvis watches over his girls

SO maybe bulls that act like dogs aren’t so unusual after all.

Arriving in style, in a Fiat

Arriving in style, in a Fiat

YOU couldn’t find more fitting wedding transport for an agricultural contractor than a convoy of tractors.

Driven to distraction

Driven to distraction

SAMANTHA Anderson was amazed to find this barrage of road signs in Point Lonsdale recently.

A feast for the senses

 KING VALLEY Landscapes.

THERE’S an opera singer giving her rendition of Carman Miranda on a magnificent day in the King Valley.

Surreal New Orleans

 JULY, 2005 : Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, USA, 07/05. Travel

UNREAL experiences await visitors to New Orleans, writes ROSLYN LANIGAN

Sweet treats by bus


THOUGHTS of auditioning for cooking shows are dashed as I watch holes appear in my strudel pastry in Budapest.

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