Last Updated: January 28, 2015

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Home is music to their ears

SIX years ago Tina Powney, from Cobram, made the decision to educate her two children at home.

Home school farce

Hand Rasied in Classroom

SPECIAL REPORT: UP to 20,000 children are being ­illegally home schooled in Victoria.

Vic CSG ban to be extended

gas wells , drilling rigs , pipes and mining infrastructure, run by QGC ,as the area and people copes with the massive expans...

EXCLUSIVE: VICTORIA’S moratorium on coal-seam gas exploration is likely to extend beyond July.

Processors under fire

Weaner, Cattle Sales. Hamilton Dairy Week, Schultz Sisters. Terang

PRODUCERS have raised concerns that cattle processors are not paying fair farmgate prices.

Four killed in Pyalong crash

Four killed in Pyalong crash

FOUR people have died in a single-vehicle crash at a Pyalong in central Victoria.

Farmers want wage review

Liberal Party State Council

PENALTY rates, the minimum wage and foreign workers are the focus of government review.

NSW deer numbers out of control

There are reports of large groups of feral deer in the Waite Conservation Reserve. The Adelaide Uni which runs the park fears...

PRESSURE for states to declare feral deer a pest species and adopt plans for control and eradication.

Country drivers cop fuel belting

Country drivers cop fuel belting

RURAL petrol prices remain higher than at city pumps des­pite a continued drop across the eastern states.

Beef projections released

Wodonga cattle sale - 9.2.2015

THE Australian cattle industry is set for some major adjustments this year.

Checks, balances out the window

Checks, balances out the window

PARENTS who register children for home schooling in Victoria are not monitored by the Education Department.

Rust find prompts warning

 Stem rust on a self-sown yitpi wheat crop at Wycheproof

GROWERS are being warned to watch for rust, after the disease was detected in Victoria.

Online creates opportunity

PRODUCERS were keen to take advantage of higher beef prices through AuctionsPlus sales last week.

It’s a non-stop crop

IF YOU want to achieve a higher production scale in cropping, Craig Reynolds sees only two options.

Easing school pressure

SINGLE parents who register their children for home schooling can receive up to an extra $160 a fortnight.

Jaala Pulford goes to Cope Cope

Jaala Pulford gets her new boots dirty during an onfarm meet and greet in Donald.

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Making light of shady art

QUITE literally, it was a light bulb moment.

Get strict on home schooling

Get strict on home schooling

THOUSANDS of illegally home schooled children have been neglected by successive state governments.

Protect the pickers

Overseas Workers

LAST week the employment watchdog reported it was taking a Tasmanian business to court.

Tap into Japan markets

Andrew Robb

FARMERS know better than most the importance of being alert to shifting local and global markets.

Editor's Choice

Pollies rescue Lake Toolondo

NEWS: Farmer Greg McDonald at Toolondo Reservoir

LABOR lands new fans by rescuing Lake Toolondo, writes CHRIS McLENNAN

Creditors angry over feedlot’s bills

 FeaturesBCM07-11-2006 Fedding time!. Wagyu Cattle at the Rodgers Creek Feedlot (25km west of Warwick) which contains 50,000 ...

A FAMILY-RUN Wimmera feedlot has overdue debts totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

GRASS FOCUS Aaron nurses share market

Aaron nurses share market

ONE passionate South Gippsland dairy farmer reckons there’s no need to own land to become a success.

Cascade of quality flows

Cascade of quality flows

MICHAEL McCormack puts great store in knowing all he can about his herd.

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You could be paying too much for petrol

And what you can do about it

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Bingham's Midwest 60-foot harvester front

The MidWest Durus Premium 60-foot (18m) draper front owned by Bingham Harvesting has been at work in Bolac White wheat in Skipton, Victoria. The Weekly Times Justin Law caught up with Dan Bingham to find out how the worlds biggest header front was performing.

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Dry brings vine intervention

Grape picking begins in the Hunter

VICTORIAN wine grape growers have experienced one of their earliest harvests on record.

Fast breeder reaction

LIVESTOCK: Wodonga Weaner Sale

THE importance of female cattle in coming seasons, is highlighted by the latest Australian beef outlook.

Norco’s tale sells

Norco chairman Greg McNamara

THE  outrage over $1 a litre milk has helped change the way retailers deal with small business.

Latest livestock sales

Kyneton weaner calf sale

THIS week’s cattle and sheep livestock sale dates.

Wodonga, Jan 23: $1810 top

Wodonga female sale 23.1.2015

CATTLE producers showed their hand with selective bidding at day two of the female sale at Wodonga.

Corowa, Jan 23: 6000 sheep yarded

Corowa sheep sale

EWE lambs sold to a top of $204 at Corowa’s special sheep sale last week.

Hands-free without a hitch

Hands-free without a hitch

JOHN Deere’s fully automated three-point linkage connection system has earned it a SIMA Innovation Award.

Portable cooling beats heat

Portable cooling beats heat

SELECTA’S portable evaporative air conditioner an attractive option for the summer months.

Driverless tractor at Jerilderie

Driverless tractor at Jerilderie

A MORE accurate method of achieving automated farming was trialled in Jerilderie, NSW, yesterday.

Rhiann make dad proud

RHIANN O’Donnell has been a fixture around the Mildura West Cricket Club since an early age.

Weekly Times Horse news

Clarke grabs World Cup double

 Shepparton World Cup qualifier. Tim Clarke In The World Cup Riding Caltango

TWENTY combin­ations came from all over Australia to compete at the inaugural Boneo Park World Cup.

Shetland has got the goods

Shetland has got the goods

THE show horses made for good viewing at the Royal Summer Horse Show’s saddle ­section.

Tamworth is no pony ride

Tamworth rodeo and campdraft

IT’S a spectacular vault but one unlikely to earn high praise from the judging panel. Zero points for grace. Zero points for landing. But 10 for entertainment.

Get strict on home schooling

Get strict on home schooling

THOUSANDS of illegally home schooled children have been neglected by successive state governments.

NSW deer numbers out of control

There are reports of large groups of feral deer in the Waite Conservation Reserve. The Adelaide Uni which runs the park fears...

PRESSURE for states to declare feral deer a pest species and adopt plans for control and eradication.

Twins all fired up

GROWING up on a farm in Corryong, twins Kerryanne and Sally Reiners lived a girl’s own adventure.

Weekly Times Travel News

Answer is in the wind

 Protea growers Ian and Denise McLaverty's property Sancreed Flora, St Leonards. King protea.

SOME gardens I’ve come across were so windy many original shrubs and trees were blown out of the ground.

Taming tomato plants

Taming tomato plants

TOMATO plants tend to behave in weird ways, especially while in strong, active growth.

No need to gild the lily

 Lilium. Flower.

LILIUMS can be the most neglected plants in our gardens, but every year they will burst into bloom.

How to cook chicken fingers

CL Jeremy Vincent Food

FOR the sake of our health we don’t want to eat deep-fried food every day.

Candy’s banana cake

Global kitchen Pat Mulley

WHEN bananas get a little old they can make the perfect base for a moist, flavoursome cake.

Loving it in the raw

CL Jeremy Vincent Food

WHILE raw fish may seem to be a strange dinner choice, it is quite delicious when prepared properly.

Cheeky billboard turns heads

BACK Paddock loves a bit of witty graffiti.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

$240k? Tell ‘em they’re dreaming

PROPERTY: 'The Castle' house in Bonnie Doon.

THE vendors wanted $240,000 for the Kerrigans’ holiday house at Bonnie Doon. But buyers have told them they were dreaming.

'‘Prehistoric' shark caught in Victoria

‘Prehistoric’ shark caught in Victoria

SHARKS have terrified Aussie beachgoers across the nation this summer, but this odd looking beast might be the scariest of them all.

A welcome hungry caterpillar

A welcome hungry caterpillar

AUDREY Hurst was driving to Bridgewater near Bendigo when she saw this hay bale caterpillar.

Live in the moment

Live in the moment

I WAS devastated when, less than a week into my grand European adventure, the unthinkable happened.

Gippsland Lakes a serene getaway

 The jetty at Lakes Entrance in the Gippsland region of Victoria. Escape travel Must credit Gavin Hansford, Tourism Victoria

HERE’S a quick mind teaser for you.

Go with the flow

 SEPTEMBER, 2004: Tourists travelling aboard hired houseboat named

HAVE a need for speed? Then a houseboat holiday is not for you.

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