Last Updated: February 27, 2015

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City life got on their goat

THE pursuit of a better way of living has brought a Melbourne family to Tarrawingee to set up a goat cheese factory.

Anthrax kills Tatura cow

 Vic anthrax animal disease outbreak. bodies of infected cows being burnt near Tatura.

UPDATE: FARMERS in Northern Victorian are on high alert after a dairy cow died from anthrax disease.

PM responds to leadership rumours

PM on brink as Libs sharpen knives

UPDATE: TONY Abbott has responded to fresh leadership rumours.

Fatal flaws in aid for rural ill

cancer chemotherapy

SERIOUSLY ill country residents are being financially stretched by the Victorian Government.

Claims put CFA in Fiskville hot seat

CFA Fiskville cancer story. Main entrance sign with 'Hazchem' warning. Sign.

THE CFA has been accused of intimidation and trying to control submissions to the coming Fiskville inquiry.

ACCC to look at meat buyers

Buyers back at prime sales at Wodonga NVLX

MEAT buyer behaviour at the new Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange is being investigated.

Food labelling overhaul

PM Pollie Pedal Launch

UPDATE: COUNTRY-of-origin food labelling laws will transformed by the Federal Government.

El Nino back on the horizon

Drought in the Mallee

AUSTRALIAN weather experts believe a drought-inducing El Nino weather pattern is forming again.

Tas extends fracking ban

State extends fracking ban to 2020

A TASMANIAN Government moratorium on hydraulic fracturing will continue for another five years.

Enviro plan for foreign investment

 Joel Fitzgibbon Federal Agriculture Minister talks with fruit growers at Peter Hall's Orchard, Mooroopna. futur...

FOREIGN companies would have to commit to strong environmental standards to buy farmland under Labor.

Pacific worker door widens

 Rajapoal Auseereejanoo, from Mauritius, works in Gay Tripodi's peach orchard at Swan Hill, Victoria. Gay Tripodi, who runs a...

FRUIT and vegetable growers believe changes to the Pacific seasonal worker program will help address labour shortages.

Hollow tree a lifesaver

FOR more than a century the spectacular hollow tree on the Bond family’s farm near Cobden has been a lifesaver for man and beast.

Driven to extremes to cut costs

RAYMOND Currah drove an 800km round trip from Mildura to Bendigo so his wife, Tamara, could see a cancer specialist.

Old Shed competition

Take a look at all the entries for The Weekly Times ‘Old Shed’ competition.


Rain’s on the way

BATTEN down the hatches and ready Noah’s ark to prepare for the big wet.

Tractorcade return sure to delight

THE Tractorcade is back at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Time to fix labelling

Greens presser

THE berry scandal will only increase Australians desire to buy local, writes CHRISTINE MILNE

Schools need to stay open

Generic school kids walking. Thinkstock

VICTORIA’s small rural towns risk falling apart without their schools.

Nationals won’t allow risky fracking

MP David O'Brien at Carisbrook

POTENTIAL for onshore CSG activity in Victoria has generated great uncertainty across regional communities.

Weather El Nino back on the horizon

Drought in the Mallee

AUSTRALIAN weather experts believe a drought-inducing El Nino weather pattern is forming again.

Weather update Tornado warning for Shepparton

Tornado warning for Shepparton

RESIDENTS in Shepparton are being urged to stay indoors and protect themselves from a dangerous storm.

Editor's Choice

Let’s talk about hunting

Supplied Editorial Caption: Nicolle Flint is the new Tuesday columnist for The Advertiser.

LIKE many Australians, I’m disappointed with former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath.

Lib-Nats feud simmers

Lib-Nats feud simmers

ANGRY Victorian Liberals want a massive overhaul of the coalition deal with the National Party.

National weather

How safe is frozen fruit?

Gemma Sutherland explains how the outbreak of Hepatitis A may have occurred, and how you can protect yourself from the risks.



Skinners Flat Reservoir, Wedderburn Shot by Chris McLennan on Friday, February 13, 2015


No beef with new language

 Beef carcasses at Radford's Warragul hanging by the tender-stretch method - a process to improve the tenderness of the the h...

THE Australian beef language is under review.

Organics grow to full-time business

Thorpdale Organics

THORPDALE Organics say organic food isn’t just for “wealthy” consumers and “old hippies”.

CDI quiet on buy-up

Camperdown dairy factory

PADDOCK to plate venture Camperdown Dairy International is on track with its plant demolition.

Pakenham, Feb 26: Heavy weights

Pakenham, Feb 26: Heavy weights

HEAVY steers were in demand by meat processors and feedlot buyers at Pakenham store cattle sale today.

Yavenvale, Feb 25: Keen bidding

Yavenvale Hereford sale, Adelong

UPDATE: ANOTHER Hereford stud has posted a big result with bulls averaging $6500 yesterday at Yavenvale.

Latest livestock sales

Final Wodonga cattle sale 10.2.2015

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

One fast pass does it all

One fast pass does it all

NEW Amazone Cirrus 03 offset discs/drill combinations enable one-pass cultivation up to 18km/h.

Idler has the hay job rolling

Idler has the hay job rolling

BERRIMA Engineering’s BR1200 hay rake will be vying for the Machine of the Year at the field days.

US ports attack stink bug

US ports attack stink bug

ALL machines and vehicles exported from all US ports will be treated for the brown marmorated stink bug.

Lalbert mourns favourite son

THE Lalbert community has been plunged into mourning after the death of a Mallee Eagles footballer.

Weekly Times Horse news

Gippsland footy review launched

Gippsland footy review launched

AFL Gippsland will launch a major review into the structure of senior football leagues in the region this year.

Footy is good for us: survey

FOOTY: Auskick Superclinic

A LANDMARK report out today has found the benefits of community football extend beyond the physical health of players.

Vic Greyhound Racing chair quits

Greyhound Racing In Australia

THE chairman of Victoria’s greyhound racing body has quit amid the live baiting scandal.

Farmer Jack’s place

I WAS intrigued to meet Jack Stevens, a 92-year-old farmer who lives and still works west of Euroa.

Weekly Times Travel News

Don’t let them bug you

Don’t let them bug you

SOME garden pests have a distinctly weird appearance. Scales are a good example.

How to grow corn

Peter Cundall

IT PROBABLY seems a bit weird, but most sweetcorn patches should occasionally become a bog garden at this maturing stage.

Breaking new ground

Breaking new ground

THERE are always problems to overcome when creating a new garden.

Coconut ice slab

Coconut ice slab

THIS iced coconut slab is simple to make and tastes delicious.

Quail a game changer

CL Jeremy Vincent Food

NEVER tried game before? Perhaps you thought it was too difficult to cook, but it’s not.

Lemon snow

 Image from Jane Kennedy's book 'Fabulous Food minus the Boombah'. Apple and lemon snow.

THIS delicious recipe for lemon snow is an ideal summer dessert.

Dunny’s big last stand

LADIES and gentlemen, it’s time to announce the winner of our Best Worst Shed competition.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Echuca’s Captain Snooze

Echuca’s Captain Snooze

IT’S great covered saleyards are comfortable for livestock, but are they too comfortable for the buyers?

Rain’s on the way

Back Paddock Ant nest

BATTEN down the hatches and ready Noah’s ark to prepare for the big wet.

Holes in argument

Holes in argument

GOOD to see people observing directions when given.

Sri Lanka, a taste of paradise

HIKKADUWA, SRI LANKA - JUNE 26: A tourist walks along the empty Hikkaduwa beach, past a palm tree bent over from the tsunami ...

IT WAS one of my more surreal travel moments.

Castles on the river

Castles on the river

HISTORIC Europe beckons, with The Weekly Times Travel Club’s Grand European river cruising tour

New York a charming great city

 View from the top of the Empire State Building towards the New York Financial District. Manhattan. May 2010.

I’M from a small country town in NSW with an official population of 99.

New fees for foreign buyers

New fees for foreign buyers

FOREIGNERS seeking to invest in real estate will face fees and tough penalties for rule breaches under a new plan.

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