Last Updated: August 04, 2015

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Better for autumn calving

ASK Ross Francis why he keeps a low bulk milk cell count and he offers a simple answer.

Foxes face air attack

Foxes face air attack

AUSTRALIA’S feral rabbits and foxes may soon be under stealth attack from the sky.

Deer shooters pull out of gun rally

Aust Prime Minister John Howard having his back to the camera showing bulge of suspected bullet proof vest under his jacket w...

UPDATE: A KEY hunting group does not support a pro-firearms rally being organised for later this month.

Ag gets $200m funding injection

Farm fun; paddock to port

THE Victorian Government announced a $200 million Agriculture Infrastructure and Jobs Fund.

Fires scorch the Blue Mountains

Fires scorch the Blue Mountains

FIREFIGHTERS last night continued their battle to save Blue Mountains homes from massive bushfires.

Time running out for China FTA

RG Meats - Food & Drink

THE Australian meat industry will miss out on a $420m boost if the China FTA is not ratified this year.

Ruddock vows to be a ‘fair’ Speaker

Ruddock vows to be a ‘fair’ Speaker

PHILIP Ruddock has declared he is available for the role of Speaker.

Small irrigation increases

NEWS: Kyabram irrigator

IRRIGATION allocations have risen for several key Goulburn-Murray irrigation districts.

‘Dad’s army’ to help NBN backlog

The NBN Co construction team rollout fibre in Penrith. Many suburbs in the Penrith region will be amongst the first in Austra...

THE NBN will reveal a $40m program for training 4500 retired Telstra workers to catch up on work backlogs.

Eight tonnes of truffles in WA

Eight tonnes of truffles in WA

A BUMPER truffle harvest in Western Australia is expected to reap $10 million in export earnings.

Australia says ‘no deal’ on TPP

 Deal or No Deal host TV presenter Andrew O'Keefe.

AUSTRALIA will not sign up to the $200b Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Bishop stands down as Speaker

Bronwyn Bishop

TONY Abbott announced a review of parliamentary entitlements as Bronwyn Bishop announced her resignation.

Woorinen v Kerang

Central Murray FL, Round 14 match between Woorinen v Kerang at Kerang.


Horse frames new career

CUTBACKS in regional media are biting so hard that horses are being employed as camera guys.

Numbing lamb numbers

COMMENT: THE lamb industry has been racking up some impressive figures.

Finest of French flair

THERE was a time when Patrice Repellin worked in the world’s best restaurants and served Michael Jackson.

Cutting through fear and apathy

IT’S likely to be standing room only when climate expert Dale Grey does his talks at the field days this year.

Planning laws need overhaul

Planning laws need overhaul

THE Victorian Government needs to provide clarity on its farm planning laws.

Marriage equality Bill offers hope

 Andrew Beaton and his wife Juddie, left, with Landmark agent Andrew Harrison paid 219 c/kg or $742 a head for Ballaarook's 8...

RECENTLY our son, Lachie, posted a video online about his realisation of being gay.

A fresh take on the GST

Wimmera Mallee season

IN ANY discussion about governments requiring more revenue, the conversation immediately jumps to the GST.

White hot at Bendigo

Dean Cameron

DEAN and Mandy Cameron names with Western District White Suffolk stud Noremac - it’s their surname backwards.

The Duckman: Balanced on blade

The Duckman: Balanced on blade

WHEN you are short on grass but long on words, it might be time to hit the books.

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Same-sex marriage plea

Same-sex marriage plea

COUNTRY MPs are being urged to lead the push for same-sex marriage.

Sledding is such a howl

Supplied Editorial

ACROSS the snow-capped summit of Mt Baw Baw comes the evocative, eerie howling of Huskies.


Special delivery

A light plane dropped chips to fans at the Worksafe Game of the Month on Sunday in the Mid Gippsland Football League match between Thorpdale and Mirboo North.


SFS Seeder Demonstration Day

About 200 people gathered at Southern Farming Systems' trial site at Inverleigh to see the latest seeding technology in action.


Numbing lamb numbers

Bendigo Prime Lamb Sale

COMMENT: THE lamb industry has been racking up some impressive figures.

Horti code open for review

Tony and Marks

FRUIT and vegetable growers and traders can help review Australia’s Horticulture Code of Conduct.

Farmers pack up organic produce

Organic market moving

ADELAIDE’S first certified organic farmers’ market is now heading east.

Warrnambool, July 31: Hot prices

Warrnambool store cattle sale 31.7.15

THE weather might have been cold but prices were certainly hot at the Warrnambool store cattle sale today.

Latest livestock sales

Wodonga store cattle sale

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

Koonwarra, July 27: Locals dominate

Dispersal Sale Town-View Holsteins and Springview Jerseys

GIPPSLAND buyers pushed prices to more than $5000 three times at a dispersal at Koonwarra.

New Holland lifts its game

New Holland lifts its game

NEW Holland’s LM range of telehandlers offers models capable of working with weights from 2500kg to 4200kg.

Touring seeders are up to Speed

Touring seeders are up to Speed

FIELD days visitors could meet the developer of two new minimum-till air seeders just released in Australia.

A Claas show at field days

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday

CLAAS Harvest Centre will showcase its spreading, spraying and tractor technology at the Mallee Field Days.

Racing dogs in danger

UP TO 300 Greyhounds could be euthanised if a racing club fails to come up with nearly $200,000.

Weekly Times Horse news

Toorak makes it a double

TOORAK College was champion Victorian school at the VEIS Show Jumping 2015 teams Grand Final.

Elmore centre open for business

Elmore centre open for business

ELMORE Equestrian Park’s stable pavilion, stables and amenities block were officially opened at the weekend.

Ouyen back on winners’ list

Ouyen back on winners’ list

THERE could hardly have been a bigger stage for Brad Vallance to deliver Ouyen United a win.

Have a ball in the ’Bool

TALK to Edward Mahony and words such as “dynamic”, “community” and “rejuvenation” flow freely.

Weekly Times Travel News

Beware of nursery bargains

Beware of nursery bargains

I’M NOT the only gardener who gets a bit picky when selecting and buying plants.

Tasty, accessible fruit

Tasty, accessible fruit

SOME fruit trees grow far too vigorously — they can become so tall we need a ladder to harvest the fruit.

Late bloomers shine

Late bloomers shine

I USED to admire a particularly beautiful, stately tree in a large suburban garden.

Tasty snack, or meal

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

SIMPLE minced meats and spices combine to create the foundation for a delicious and versatile meal.

Super savoury spuds

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

IT MAY be old-fashioned, but potatoes baked in their jackets make for true comfort food.

Top off Christmas in July

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

WE go out of our way to make plum puddings at Christmas but the weather just isn’t suited to such a rich dessert.

Magpie settles for top spot

DAVE Young saw our picture of a kookaburra sitting on top of a bird scarer and thought he could go one better.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Hey, bale art is everywhere

Hey, bale art is everywhere

LOOKS like farmers all over the world love a bit of hay bale art.

Horse frames new career

Horse frames new career

CUTBACKS in regional media are biting so hard that horses are being employed as camera guys.

Ask Agnes: Sweet loss

Ask Agnes: Sweet loss

DEAR Agnes, At our golf day recently we celebrated one of our ladies’ birthdays with a cake I made.

Real China revealed

Real China revealed

CHINA really is a land of contrasts.

Pride of the south

Pride of the south

IT’S early evening in front of Avignon’s Palais des Papes and the tourist hordes have gone for the day.

Away from the crowd

 Mt Baw Baw

RAOUL Picot was a 14-year-old when he first came to Mt Baw Baw as one of the early pioneers.

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