Last Updated: July 28, 2015

Weather: Canberra -3°C - 13°C . Sunny.

Kids in the kitchen eat their own homework

THERE’S something kooky cooking in the St Arnaud Community Kitchen.

Shock over Adler move

Shock over Adler move

THE Federal Government did not consult with the Queensland importer of the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun before suspending imports.

Mitchell ratepayers revolt

Respect All Ratepayers Rally, Broadford

ABOUT 150 people have rallied in Broadford to call for the Mitchell Shire to go into administration.

Farmers seek fair go on gas

NEWS: Gas Inquiry - Lock the Gate Protest

THE plight of farmers facing the mining giants was yesterday at the centre of an emotive Senate inquiry.

Ag exports to ‘double’ by 2050

Professor Ian Chubb for a BBC Earth

AGRICULTURAL exports could double by 2050, resulting in a $710 billion boon, a report out today says.

China FTA win for dairy firm

Chinese Milk

CAMPERDOWN Dairy International has milked the free-trade agreement with China for a $9 billion deal.

Record lamb production tipped

Wagga Wagga lamb sale 4.7.2013 Selling Merino lambs

LAMB production records are expected to be smashed this year.

Merrigum downs Nagambie

Kyabram District FNL, Nagambie V Merrigum,

MERRIGUM has exacted revenge on Nagambie by becoming the first Kyabram District league side to defeat the Lakers this season.

Robb talks tough on China FTA

Andrew Robb

DELAYING passage of the free-trade agreement with China could cost Australia at least $300 million next year, Trade Minister Andrew Robb says.

Irrigation price cops a spray

NEWS: Kyabram irrigator

IRRIGATORS have slammed plans to introduce uniform prices across six Victorian irrigation districts.

Tasman in meat price showdown

RG Meats

A VICTORIAN discount meat retailer wants to slice up the opposition.

Adler gun imports on hold

Adler gun imports on hold

ADLER lever-action shotgun imports have been suspended until a review of gun laws is complete.

Nagambie v Merrigum

Kyabram District FL, Round 15 match between Nagambie v Merrigum at Nagambie.


Clever canines strut their stuff

THE farm dog yard competition at Sheepvention is one of the longest-running in Victoria.

Dumped farmer in demand

CLARE Tamas is among women to contact dumped Farmer Wants A Wife contestant Scott Mitchell.

‘Fussy’ with quality

MAINTAINING award-winning milk quality is about being fussy, according to Brent Mitchell.

Looking a million dollars

COMMENT: IT is still easy to overlook the sheer amount of money now being generated by cattle.

So this is the end of the ute?

DENI UTE MUSTER: Ben Reiter from Myrrhee with his Holden VU ute

OH NO. The end is nigh. The creeping Americanisation of our Aussie lingo is nearly complete.

Biting the hands that feed

Wagyu Cattle

IT WAS a numbers game that saw Murrindindi shire ignore the advice from its planners and force out a farmer.

Dairy walks fine line

DAIRY: Milk Quality Awards

VICTORIAN dairy production is on a tightrope.

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.

Editor's Choice

Gas vote swing


VICTORIANS will change the way they vote if it means putting a stop to fracking and coal-seam gas.

Meat firm accused of abuse

19/01/2001 PIRATE: 18/01/2001. Meat worker lines up cattle carcasses in Ponta Delgada abattoir in Portugal. beef industry

AUSTRALIA’S biggest family-owned meat company has been accused of abusing and bullying workers.


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.


Wheat consumption slump

Wheat consumption slump

WHEAT production has been left behind by the growth in demand for feed grain, says an analyst.

Wool winding its way home

Wool winding its way home

IT IS an irony typical of a modern global economy that two Yass women struggled to find woollen jumpers in their hometown.

Goats sell to higher premium

Drought Family

GOAT rates lifted to unprecedented levels in 2014-15 financial year.

Latest livestock sales

 Elders Selling The Top Priced Pen Of Ptic Heifers From Connamara For $1100 Last Week

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

Ram sale, July 20: $30k top

Sheep and wool show Bendigo 2015

JUDGE Pat Millear bought the Poll Merino ram champion strong wool award at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.

Welcome Swallow: $15k top

LIVESTOCK: Welcome Swallow Dispersal

AN Angus cow sold to $15,500 at the Welcome Swallow Angus female dispersal at Benalla.

Net wrappers have it covered

Net wrappers have it covered

VICON’S RV 5000 Series balers have a new net wrap system that eliminates the need for feed rollers.

It’s here to spray

It’s here to spray

SILVAN Australia has released the new generation of its Turbomiser spraying technology for vineyards.

Big Cargos given tech upgrade

Big Cargos given tech upgrade

CLAAS plans to overhaul its high capacity Cargos 9000 dual-purpose loader/transport wagons.

Season turns on collision

SOUTH West District Football League reigning premier Dartmoor is out of finals contention.

Weekly Times Horse news

Season’s early start in Mildura

Season’s early start in Mildura

RIDERS at Mildura Horse Trials enjoyed some early competition at the weekend.

Merrigum downs Nagambie

Kyabram District FNL, Nagambie V Merrigum,

MERRIGUM has exacted revenge on Nagambie by becoming the first Kyabram District league side to defeat the Lakers this season.

Racing club of year finalists

 Wodonga Cup Day

THE five finalists for Country Racing Victoria’s Club of the Year have been announced.

Tombstone gigs help the living

TO the casual observer, it’s simply a shed in a paddock.

Weekly Times Travel News

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.

Enjoy a berry bounty

Enjoy a berry bounty

A NEGLECTED, tangled raspberry patch can look a bit intimidating at this time of the year.

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.

Dip into biscuits

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

THE smell of homemade biscuits in the oven and that ‘just-baked’ finish is a winner every time.

Who’s holding the moo juice, Dad?

WHO said blokes were no good at multi-tasking?

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Oh yes, and don’t forget the snow

Oh yes, and don’t forget the snow

HOW’s this for stating the obvious? Back Paddock came across this sign on the way to Mt Buffalo.

Up close and personal

*** BESTPIX *** Le Tour de France 2015 - Stage Eleven

“DON’T you love the Tour de France — you can get so close to the riders you can see the whites of their eyes?”

We’ll be hornswoggled

Sheep and wool show Bendigo 2015

FOR some, the annual Australian Sheep and Wool Show at Bendigo is a chance to hook up.

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.

Clear as crystal

Supplied Editorial Fwd: Crystal Castle

WHEN Naren King opened his property more than three decades ago, he didn’t know what to call it.

Options abounds at Barham

Options abounds at Barham

TWO grazing properties linked to one family’s proud farming history are on the market — reluctantly.

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