Last Updated: August 28, 2014

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Farmers’ China FTA fight

AUSTRALIA’S farmers are launching a campaign to win support for a free-trade deal with China.

VFF echoes FTA cry

VFF echoes FTA cry

AUSSIE farmers must also reap trade deal benefits which earn NZ farmers an extra $400,000, VFF says.

China deal dairy ‘game changer’

Organic Milk

UPDATE: DARNUM’Smilk processing plant will play a vital role in a $NZ615 million international deal.

Glenelg to stay CSG free

Coal Seam Gas

GLENELG Shire in southwest Victoria has declared itself a gas field free community.

Red Cliffs blaze

Red Cliffs blaze

UPDATE: ELDERLY residents escaped injury when evacuated from their homes due to Red Cliffs fire today.

Farms milk it for best deals

 Melissa Dorsett New northern vic YDDP - Dairy. Cows being milked in a rotary dairy. Milk. cows. dairy.

DAIRY farmers are chasing milk price and changing processors at unprecedented levels.

Rural drug epidemic

n12mesmith . Generic pics of Smith St, Collingwood , Woolworths supermarket , People drink openly from plastic cups filled fr...

VICTORIA’S police and emergency services minister admits drugs a “significant issue” in regional Victoria.

Foreign investment pitch

Foreign investment pitch

FARMERS are being urged to change their attitudes towards foreign ownerships of Australian farmland and agribusiness.

MG revises farmgate price down

21/07/2006 NA: Jersey cows on the Hicks family dairy farm just out of Mooroopna. Dairy Awards. Pic. Zoe Phillips

MURRAY Goulburn has revised its farmgate price down for this season.

Massey Ferguson Expo

MASSEY Ferguson unveiled tractors built at its facility in China at its Vision of the Future expo at Melbourne. MF revealed the MF8700 serie...


Crib Point holds off rich rivals

CRIB Point president Darren Adams says the club’s moneyball strategy could ­topple its cashed-up rivals.

Season sides with the south

SEASONAL conditions have favoured southern beef producers.

Taking the potato cake

MAKE no bones about it.

Rachael is eagle-eyed

HAWKESDALE-Macarthur supporter Rachael McGrath left no one wondering which team she followed at Caramut on Saturday.

Deal with China or we perish

Deal with China or we perish

WHY has it come to this?

All foreign to the Nats

ALP State Conference - Penny Wong

AUSTRALIA’S farmers are equal to the world’s best.

An urge to burn, but not to learn

An urge to burn, but not to learn

BIGGER fuel reduction burns won’t save more lives, writes PHIL INGAMELLS

Editor's Choice

MG suppliers in share deal plan

Puppies With the Walker Family

THE cost of purchasing Murray Goulburn shares for a supplier could be determined by a sliding scale.

That's a lot of jumpers

That’s a lot of jumpers

A MERINO sheep has been found wandering around a tree plantation in Tasmania carrying a 25kg fleece.

National weather

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


Secrets of a Great Steak

Ever wonder why steakhouse steaks are so tastyand costly? WSJs Tanya Rivero takes you behind the curtain at NYY Steak Midtown, where Chef Alex Garcia reveals his secrets. From the meat, to the cut, to the dry aging and the prep, well show you what it takes to make amazing steaks.



Do you have confidence in the Government's China FTA negotiations?

Merino flock clipped

 Terrick West Poll Merinos with Ross and Robyn McGauchie at Prairie.

THE  national Merino breeding flock is shrinking.

Deniliquin abattoir to reopen

Deniliquin abattoir to reopen

DENILIQUIN’S abattoir will be refurbished and reopened.

Bega’s the big cheese

Macorna dairy farmer Steve Snowdon advocates leaf counts for determining the optimal time to graze pasture. Dairy cow.

BOWING out of the WCB bidding war helped Bega Cheese record a record $66 million profit last year.

Hay, Aug 27: Heading south

Hay cattle sale

CATTLE went south from Hay’s store market today as the divide in the season played its hand.

Latest livestock sales

 First-cross ewes sold to $183 at last week's special store sheep sale at Wycheproof.

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

Bairnsdale, Aug 22: 1200 yarded

Hamilton store cattle sale, Feb. major vendor Pete Delany, Murroa East sold 75 steers. A pen of 16 Angus steers, Weeran blood...

PRICES for Angus steers were solid at Bairnsdale today where medium weights reached 200c/kg.

On-farm storage solution

On-farm storage solution

VICTORIAN grain growers are casting new shadows on their farms with silo installations.

Massey marking future in China

Massey Ferguson Tractors of the Future Expo

WHEN is a tractor built in China not a Chinese tractor? When it’s a Massey Ferguson, AGCO says.

Best in Claas to go on show

Best in Claas to go on show

THE Claas Electronic Machine Optimisation System will be featured at upcoming machinery field days.

Cats say points a problem

LINDENOW Football Club will call for the East Gippsland league’s player points system to be scrapped at season’s end.

Weekly Times Horse news

Hanna best of Aussies at WEG

Maree Tomkinson

AUSTRALIA’S dressage riders scored well in their World Equestrian Games tests in France on Monday and Tuesday.

Crib Point holds off rich rivals

Nepean league footy - Crib Point v Pearcedale

CRIB Point president Darren Adams says the club’s moneyball strategy could ­topple its cashed-up rivals.

Former juniors lift Buln Buln

Buln Buln Football Club

PRESEASON optimism doesn’t always translate into performance, but Buln Buln Football Club has risen to the challenge.

Steve bends the rules

THERE was no crisis or yearning for a creative outlet that triggered Steve Tobin’s career change.

Weekly Times Travel News

Welcome a frog in your pond

Roaming Reptiles

IF you haven’t even seen any frogs in your garden lately, start worrying.

Get passion in spades

Get passion in spades

IF you want to learn quickly how to grow vegetables, get yourself a passionate teacher.

Brawn and beauty camellias

Camellia Festival

ONE day there was a massive, healthy camellia in bloom, then fire came.

Asparagus season closes in

Food Pics

ASPARAGUS comes into its own during the spring-summer months.

Koutsantonis rallies behind Beer

Food Manufacturing

SOUTH Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has come to Maggie Beer’s support.

Fix up the leek

Food Pics

EVERYONE has probably heard of the soup resulting in the combination of leek and potato.

Want to get Hors Piste?

IS this a rare case of honesty in advertising (above)?

Weekly Times Back Paddock

A pub with no... food?

A pub with no... food?

BAD luck if you were hungry and in need of a meal at the Lake Boga pub last week.

Golden Steph gains support

Golden Steph gains support

GOOD to equal opportunity working well in the Victorian Nationals team.

Some dogs refuse to share

Some dogs refuse to share

MOST pooches love a sleeping partner and they’re not fussy if it’s another dog or a cat. Except this one.

Down town to funky town

 Castlemaine. Theatre Royal

CASTLEMAINE rocks. And that’s not a reference to the renowned sweet candy — Castlemaine Rock.

Foodies all about travelling

Lamb and wine adventure- Four farmers' follies

IT was while Gippsland farmers Paul and Jenny O’Sullivan were in Europe the idea dawned on them.

A haven of calm at Narbethong

 Saladin Lodge, Kim Rycroft, Narbethong Picture: Supplied

KIM Rycroft proudly shows off Saladin Lodge, built after Black Saturday bushfires.

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