Last Updated: April 22, 2015

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Nuts about autumn

CHESTNUT grower Henry Kovacevic faces a hectic autumn harvest, as the nut industry booms.

C’mon, give us a break

C’mon, give us a break

VICTORIA is a state of contrasts after weekend rain delivered as little as 3mm and as much as 100mm over a few days.

US live trade on horizon

Port of Townsville

AUSTRALIA could soon be sending live feeder cattle to the world’s largest beef producer — the US.

Buffalo Bill turns to farce

 Veteran farmer Charlie Lovick, on land his family has held for 150 years at Merrijig in Victoria, droves cattle to a nearby ...

BUFFALO could be allowed to graze Victoria’s high country under a dispute over the definition of cattle.

Export beef price bonanza

LIVESTOCK: Wodonga Weaner Sale

EXPORT grades of cattle are selling to extreme levels.

Future not safe for one-cop shops

Police presser at Dandenong Police Station this morning with Superintendent Shane Patton about the death in police custody of...

THE future of Victoria’s 105 one-man police stations is still not guaranteed.

Farmers take on PETA

Farmers take on PETA

FARMERS have taken action against PETA’s “grotesque and grossly misleading” campaign against Australia’s wool industry.

Calf sells for record $112,000

Global Impact Dairy Sale

UPDATE: A THREE-MONTH Holstein calf sold for ​a record ​$112,000 in Gippsland today.

Murray Grey, April 21: $8000 top

Murray Grey National Show and Sale Wodonga

THE MURRAY Grey’s national sale grossed less than $100,000 today in a tough day out for the breed.

Roo meat jumping in popularity

 23.12.2014.Kangaroo harvesting for meat consumption. Heath Tippet - professional shooter for Macro meats at a property North...

KANGAROO meat continues to increase in popularity. Meet one of the men putting roo on your plate.

Cold, wet Anzac Day forecast

 ANZAC day Parade. 2012. Melbourne. Spectators brave cold and wet conditions to watch the parade pass through St. Kilda Rd.

COLD, wet weather is likely to greet hundreds of thousands of Victorians attending Anzac Day services on Saturday.

Wandella vs Wakool

Golden Rivers FL, Round 2, Wandella Bombers vs Wakool Hawks at Wandella.


Minyip wins its police battle

MINYIP residents are claiming a win after receiving a promise that their unmanned police station would soon be staffed.

Crops off to a flying start

GRAIN grower Peter White said the 45mm of weekend rain on his farm near Yarrawonga had been “perfect”.

A taste for new apples

APPLE varieties kanzi and greenstar have been trialled in Australia and are now in commercial production.

Heading for home

INGLEWOOD farmer Brett McEwan has been warming up for his own cropping program by sowing contract canola.

A swiftly moving beast

High Country Calf Sales

HOW fast the wheels of agriculture can turn.

Put an end to all wars

 Protests and Demonstrations Anti War Rally Hobart Peter Cundall address the crowd

IT IS through seeing and smelling desolation and death that you realise the futility of wars, writes PETER CUNDALL

Floating MG will hurt suppliers

 Murray Goulburn chairman, Ian MacAulay, at the Leongatha plant.

FARMERS and speculative investors is a bad marriage, writes IAN MacAULAY

Three dead as houses float away

Three dead as houses float away

A WOMAN and two men, believed to be elderly, have died in the Hunter Valley township of Dungog.

Wet week Strong winds to hit NSW

Strong winds to hit NSW

GALE-FORCE winds are expected to hit NSW today including the Hunter and southern Mid North Coast regions.

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Blooded for a fight

COUNTRY LIVING: Kellie Lovick at home in Merrijig

KELLIE Lovick is continuing her family’s High Country grazing connection.

Backpacker buses cop rego fines

 FARM Sam Dellios and his special 'Granpa's' Tomatoes at his farm in Bacchus Marsh.

THREE people transporting workers to Mildura farms have been fined for operating a bus service without proper registration.


Challenger E Series Launch

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


Coolana bull sale

The action at the Coolana bull sale on March 5.


China hay sales soar

China hay sales soar

AUSTRALIAN hay exports to China have jumped dramatically as the Asian nation ramps up its local dairy production.

Sowing cranks up, for some

Sowing April 16 2015

SOWING  of winter crops started in earnest this week with pulses and some canola going in.

US live trade on horizon

Port of Townsville

AUSTRALIA could soon be sending live feeder cattle to the world’s largest beef producer — the US.

Latest livestock sales

Colac store sale 10.4.15

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale livestock dates.

Murray Grey, April 21: $8000 top

Murray Grey National Show and Sale Wodonga

THE MURRAY Grey’s national sale grossed less than $100,000 today in a tough day out for the breed.

Mt Gambier, April 17: $8250 top

Blue Lake Night Sale, Mt Gambier, SA 17.4.15

THE pedigree and her dams’ regular calving interval is what attracted Brendan Ashby to the top-priced lot at Mt Gambier today.

Krone bends it for better rake

Krone bends it for better rake

KRONE’S centre and side-delivery Swadro hay rakes feature Lift tines for cleaner forage.

Lely stands out from the pack

Lely stands out from the pack

A MOVABLE bulkhead makes Lely’s Tigo PR 60 forage wagon stand out from the pack.

Ideally sown every time

Ideally sown every time

SINGLE-point depth control and neat folding are two key features of the Flexi-Coil 5500 air drill.

Eagles honour a loved son

THE start of a new football season should be a joyous occasion.

Weekly Times Horse news

Teams await score review

 Mininera & District Football League, Round 6

THE results of two football matches in Gippsland are in the hands of the league or tribunal.

Geelong deadline ticks over

 Mininera & District Football League, Round 6

THE deadline has lapsed for clubs to have their say on AFL Barwon’s proposed restructure of football covering three senior leagues.

Pies still have eye on prize

 Lalbert Football Club - Thursday night Footy training. Footballs.

THE Wangaratta Magpies are still dreaming of a trip to the finals after a turbulent start to the season.

Green fight on silver screen

DAYNE Pratzky takes his gas rage to cinema audiences.

Weekly Times Travel News

A good time to move

Moving plants

TIMING is crucial when it comes to the successful transplanting of trees shrubs and roses.

Bonfire with benefits

Sprinkling wood ash around cabbages

WHEN the end of fire restrictions was announced recently, I confess to a feeling of childish excitement.

Enjoy the great divide

 ABC GARDENING AUSTRALIA MAGAZINE. Two varieties of Aster flowers supplied for Jennifer Stackhouse?s column in home magazine....

NOW is the time to dig out the flowering perennials to divide them and boost plant numbers in the garden.

Making the most of mince

Country Living FOOD PAGE

MINCED meat is one of the most versatile ingredients around.

Fried haloumi

 DT FOODHOLD...28/5/03...Neil Perry, Holoumi Bread Salad, pan fry Haloumi.........Pic Jim Trifyllis.....

TRY this recipe for fried haloumi.

Sweet victory for Aussie Anzacs

Sweet victory for Aussie Anzacs

AUSTRALIAN Anzac biscuits have beaten out New Zealand Anzac biscuits in a blind tasting, thanks to extra sugar.

Going commando at Nagambie

WHILE some people like to relax on the weekends, others subject themselves to a 7km obstacle course.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Secret to 72 years of wedded bliss

Matt and Thelma Batters

MATT and Thelma Batters know a thing or two about the secrets of a successful marriage.

You can’t stump our pioneers

NEWS: Dumbalk health centre fundraiser

WHO needs a house when you can live in a tree?

Any reproductions welcomed

Any reproductions welcomed

IS THERE no end to the artistic expression possible in a few bales of compressed grass?

Croatia via private sail

Sail Croatia

THE blue waters of the Adriatic Sea look inviting as we set sail along Croatia’s pretty Dalmatian coast.

Sale at an easy pace

VIC Australia Day

IT’S A town many simply drive through but stop and you’ll find some gems in Sale’s rich history.

Halls Gap’s magic mountains

Supplied Editorial

VICTORIA’S answer to Kakadu is how Halls Gap locals like to describe the Grampians.

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