Last Updated: July 31, 2014

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Lambs aplenty in cold

THE bitter weather hasn’t stopped Charles de Fegely enjoying a strong lambing season.

Stink over right to farm

Right to farm Echuca

A CAMPAIGN by Echuca residents to kick a farmer off his land will have statewide ramifications.

Wind and snow on the way

weather pic

UPDATE: The weather bureau has issued weather warnings for Victoria, NSW and the ACT.

Man shot dead after bush dispute

Dad-of-six shot dead after bush dispute

A NSW government worker has been shot dead on a property at Croppa Creek, near Moree in NSW.

Pelted or still parched

Pelted or still parched

RAIN is proving to be a blessing and a curse for croppers across Victoria.

Pests outfox bounty program

 Womby's Fox Control. Group of friends who regularly go shooting foxes, annually culling more than 300. Group leader Gary Wom...

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

Surge seen on produce front

 FARM. Murray family farm. Chicken. Hen. Chooks.

AUSTRALIAN farm commodities have hit the bottom of global markets and are ­rebounding strongly, a new report shows.

‘I’ll fight for my rights’

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

Maize harvest still on hold

MAIZE crops could still be standing unharvested this spring, almost a year after they were planted.

Xerion 5000, top of the class

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

Samaria Suns in numbers game

THE Samaria Suns will learn within the fortnight if its application to join the Picola and District league’s South East division is successful.

Woolly West Fest raises the baa

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

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?

Russia wheat worries

Crops Harvest. North Central Victoria.

GLOBAL wheat prices are being driven down as grain traders rush to sell crops from Russia and Ukraine.

Prime lamb rates tumble

 Bendigo Sheep Sale. Sheep. Lambs. Yards. Livestock.

SOUTHEAST Australia's lamb market is buckling under a swell of numbers.

Sky's the limit for Mareeba coffee

Why coffee is king in Mareeba

COFFEE harvesting is in full swing at Mareeba in Queensland.

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 Bert 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.

Stretch and twist off to sleep

MORE proof — if it was really needed — that a mutt can sleep anywhere, anytime and in any position.

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.

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