Last Updated: August 30, 2015

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LITZA Kikidopoulos hand picks saffron flowers on her farm at Glenlyon.

MP airs roo kill plan

Jumping For Joy

KANGAROOS would be hunted and killed by recreational shooters under a plan by a Victorian MP.

VFF calls for tag backdown

NEWS: Stolen Dogs

PRODUCERS should not be forced to fit electronic identification tags to sheep and goats, Victoria’s peak farm lobby says.

AWI defends levy options

Woolmark China

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has defended not offering 1.5 per cent as an option in an upcoming grower vote on levies.

New 9RX most expensive JD ever

New 9RX most expensive JD ever

THE new 9RX quad track crop monster is the most expensive tractor John Deere has produced.

Gippsland gets a soaking

Gippsland gets a soaking

UPDATE: MORE than 50mm of rain fell across areas of Gippsland yesterday, with more forecast today.

Farmers take unions to task

New UDV President. Adam Jenkins

FARMERS are warning the unions to get out of the way of Australia’s free trade agreement with China.

Carving out a legacy

Carving out a legacy

THE legacy of Jerapit’s most celebrated son, Sir Robert Menzies, has been immortalised.

El Nino cycle not all doom

Generic Cracked dry earth , mud, dirt, in a empty dry dam floor also with a dried jaw bone from a skull , on a drought declar...

A STRONG El Nino weather pattern isn’t all doom for Australian farmers, according to climate experts.

JBS, Teys deny saleyards collusion

Teys Brothers are determined to build on the market for grass-fed MSA-graded beef. Cattle.

AUSTRALIA’S two largest beef processors have flatly denied allegations of collusion and price transferring.

Double-barrel bunny attack

Rabbitshoot

A FRENCH strain of the ­lethal calicivirus has been discovered in an infected rabbit near Canberra.

Bega Cheese profits sliced

 Barry Irvin executive chairman of Bega Cheese

THE global commodity market downturn and strong competition for milk has hit Bega Cheese profits.

New 9RX most expensive JD ever

THE new 9RX quad track crop monster is the most expensive tractor John Deere has produced.

Roo situation is ‘out of control’

THE kangaroo situation is “out of control”, according to a Harcourt orchardist and cider maker.

Winter’s last gasp

THE season in parts of Victoria is on a knife edge, days from the spring finishing period for crops.

Lindenow South Victors

Omeo and District Football League grand final leaves Lindenow South victorious.

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Footy, August 24

Photographers share their best country footy photos from the weekend.

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Action on right-to-farm laws

Blackmore Wagyu

IT TOOK a celebrity to finally illicit action on Victoria’s fractured right-to-farm laws.

Labor’s lost the plot

Labor’s lost the plot

WE CANNOT afford to have Labor wreck the China FTA.

Abbott puts own interests first

Joel Fitzgibbon

TRADE liberalisation is unequivocally a good thing for Australia.

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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MP airs roo kill plan

Jumping For Joy

KANGAROOS would be hunted and killed by recreational shooters under a plan by a Victorian MP.

Rail’s “great step forward”

Grains train loading up in Nullawil. Keith Poyner is second in charge at Emerald Grain, Nullawil

GRAIN exporters say the Victorian Government’s Murray Basin rail upgrade is a “great step forward”.

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Farmer of the Year

Bingham's Midwest 60-foot harvester front

The MidWest Durus Premium 60-foot (18m) draper front owned by Bingham Harvesting has been at work in Bolac White wheat in Skipton, Victoria. The Weekly Times Justin Law caught up with Dan Bingham to find out how the worlds biggest header front was performing.

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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.

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Lamb loot the toast of August

corowa prime lamb and sheep sale

A LATE winter buying spree for lamb has pushed Victorian values up by $40-plus for some weights.

Bega Cheese profits sliced

 Barry Irvin executive chairman of Bega Cheese

THE global commodity market downturn and strong competition for milk has hit Bega Cheese profits.

Young bulls to reap top dollar

Young bulls to reap top dollar

STRONG but not silly is the outlook for the spring bull selling season.

Warrnambool, August 28: Dry sell-down

Warrnambool store cattle sale 31.7.15

PREPARATION for an expected dry spring pushed young cattle on to the store market at Warrnambool today.

Latest livestock sales

 Ballarat store cattle sale July 20

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates

Ballarat, August 21: Record average

Ballarat, August 21: Record average

SMALL steers weighing 200kg and less made up to 400c/kg at the Ballarat store sale.

New 9RX most expensive JD ever

New 9RX most expensive JD ever

THE new 9RX quad track crop monster is the most expensive tractor John Deere has produced.

Ahead on all fronts

Ahead on all fronts

THE Durus Quantum can be transformed to deliver crop flow in seven different configurations.

JD 9RX crop monster unveiled

JD 9RX crop monster unveiled

JOHN Deere has finally launched its 9RX quad track tractor after teasing with a prototype a year ago.

Sabell wins league honour

JORDAN Sabell never thought he would take home the East Gippsland league best-and-fairest last week.

Weekly Times Horse news

Fevola flies Pigeon coop

EJ Whitten Legends Game

YARRAWONGA president and co-coach pay tribute to Brendan Fevola, who will leave club at season’s end.

Butsch living life to the full

Phil Butsch Horsham Footballer.

IT WAS just after Christmas 2011 when Phil Butsch got a phone call.

Swampies swamp Buchan

Omeo District FNL, Grand Final, Lindenow South V Buchan

LINDENOW South has spoiled Buchan’s dreams of redemption by claiming a premiership.

Labor’s treachery on trade

Weekly Times. Staff. Ed Gannon.

THE Labor Party’s campaign to derail Australia’s trade agreement with China borders on treachery.

Carving out a legacy

Carving out a legacy

THE legacy of Jerapit’s most celebrated son, Sir Robert Menzies, has been immortalised.

When small is big

Focus: Simon Doolan Organic Dairy

GET bigger or get out has become the reluctant adage for small and medium-sized farmers around Australia.

The woman from way out nowhere

JUDY Edwards has been known to camp out in a paddock at night with a shotgun by her side.

Weekly Times Travel News

Beauty amid the pain

Beauty amid the pain

SOMETIMES we come across unforgettable plants in strange places and even stranger circumstances.

How trees cry for help

How trees cry for help

CITRUS trees cannot think. However, they do have a kind of horticultural memory.

Get ready for spring

Get ready for spring

THE great news is that in less than three weeks we’ll be entering spring.

Roast pork belly bliss

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

PORK belly seems to be one of the meat cuts of the moment.

Try a dollop of delight

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

THE supermarket fridge is full of a huge range of yoghurt products, both natural and flavoured.

Warm to a zesty soup

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

A FRIEND who enjoys a vodka tonic with lime recently brought me a bag of the tasty citrus fruits.

Leap of faith on horse

WE DIDN’T know that vaulting horse was a term that could be used literally.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Crop covered, butt busted

Zero till demonstration day at Pine Grove

HERE’s proof builder’s bum is not just a tradie’s occupational hazard.

Laughing gear: Jake the inventor

Laughing gear: Jake the inventor

JAKE was an inventor who had devised a good early version of a high-tech watch.

Nowhere’s to and fro

Nowhere’s to and fro

IT’S all very well knowing how to get somewhere, but where are we now?

Walk the Great Wall

The Great Wall of China

IT RISES up in to your view like something out of another world.

New Outback direction

Charlotte Plains station

RURAL communities do it tough — none more so than those in the Outback.

Art of a one-pub town

Supplied Editorial Fwd: Montague & Gippsland

BRIAGOLONG, in Gippsland, has been hiding a secret.

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