Last Updated: June 30, 2015

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Pigs in a class of their own

THE Muppets put pigs in space but Australian Pork Ltd has gone one further with its pigs in schools program.

Call for gas mining ban

No gas event

VICTORIAN farmers want a ban on all onshore gas exploration and mining in Victoria for at least the next five years.

Chance of rare winter cyclone

Chance of rare winter cyclone

A TROPICAL low poses a risk of developing into a rare out-of-season cyclone in the Coral Sea.

Foreign-owned farms on watch

 bales of cotton , during the latest record crop of cotton to be picked on Cubbie Station , after 3 years of good rains . Cub...

FOREIGN investors will be required to declare their interests in Australian agricultural land from Wednesday.

Libs preselect Mirabella

Libs preselect Mirabella

SOPHIE Mirabella has won Liberal Party support for another tilt at Indi at the next federal election.

Relief for graziers in lean times

Relief for graziers in lean times

ONE of the country’s largest abattoirs is leasing struggling farms along the NSW north coast.

Gun-law debate triggered

Gun-law debate triggered

VICTORIA Police Acting Chief Commissioner Tim Cartwright has clear views about quick-fire shotguns.

No easy solution to ice scourge

No easy solution to ice scourge

AUSTRALIA can’t “arrest its ways out of” its ice problem.

Man charged over farm shootings

Man charged over farm shootings

POLICE have charged a 61-year-old man in relation to the triple murder at Hermidale in central NSW.

GRDC jobs under threat

Grain Harvest

UPDATE: ABOUT half of the staff at GRDC face an uncertain future after a massive restructure.

Action over rise in burglaries

Generic photograph of burglar thief breaking into house through unlocked window 28 Feb 2001. simulated burglary theft larceny...

POLICE have announced an imminent crackdown in crime in the Goulburn Valley.

Gun laws likely to change

Gun laws likely to change

CHANGES to Australia’s firearms laws to restrict the sale of lever-action shotguns may be made retrospective.

Boxing day sales

WAYNE and Tash Shields are selling their produce in boxes, delivered directly to customers.

APAL boasts good year

APPLE and Pear Australia is in a “healthy” financial position according to financial reports.

How ice nearly destroyed me

“It makes you feel like you’re on top of the world,” says former ice user Jacob Kane.

Foursome do sums to thrive

THERE’S one dairy operation at Denison that has a value on everything.

Riverina downpour heaven-sent

HE may have had 60ha of his crops under water but Riverina farmer Alastair Robb is far from upset.

Time to reload on gun debate

Chris McLennan. Weekly Times Staff.

AUSTRALIA’S strict gun laws were going to be tested eventually, the only surprise is that it’s taken 19 years to happen.

Nats praised for marriage stance

Nats praised for marriage stance

DARREN Chester’s leadership on marriage equality has been inspiring, writes ANTHONY MAYER

Rural services at risk

Rural Living Campaign

AN EROSION in funding levels is affecting council services.

Put that in your pipes

 Pipes, Farm Magazine. PVC Pipe, Storm Water

EXCESS water has to go somewhere - knowing exactly where can be the difference between farming success and failure.

The Livestock Doc: Let them eat grass

Australian Sheep and Wool Show Preview

HOW to make sure your pasture can satisfy your flock’s hunger, by the numbers.

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New gun Shotgun in hot demand

Shotgun in hot demand

VIDEO: THOUSANDS want to buy a seven-shot shotgun that tests a 19-year rapid-fire weapon ban.

Omega real estate Spy pad for sale

Spy pad for sale

DEFENCE facility, Omega Base, was abandoned a decade ago but now the Gippsland spy pad is on the market.

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SFS Seeder Demonstration Day

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

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Terry O'Connor, National sled dog championships

Ride along with Terry O'Connor and his Huskies Mia and Kodi as they train for the national championships in Shepparton.

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Fonterra sticks to the status quo

DAIRY: GM Ryegrass Scott Wightman organic dairy farmer.

FONTERRA Australia and Burra Foods has announced a $5.60 a kilogram of milk solids opening price.

No flies on researchers

sheep blowfly research

AUSTRALIAN researchers have made a major breakthrough in the battle against flystrike.

Relief for graziers in lean times

Relief for graziers in lean times

ONE of the country’s largest abattoirs is leasing struggling farms along the NSW north coast.

Wycheproof, June 26: Small sale

Wycheproof, June 26: Small sale

JUST under 4000 sheep were sold at Wycheproof today.

Warrnambool, Jun 26: Firm market

 Warrnambool monthly store cattle sale. Brian O'Halloran agents Dan Carey, Anthony Mahony and Matthew Buckley.

WARRNAMBOOL’s monthly store cattle market hit a “fully firm” trend, compared to the previous month’s sale.

Euroa, June 24: New highs

LIVESTOCK: Euroa Cattle Sale

FEEDLOT and interstate restocking orders helped create the best store cattle prices “ever recorded” at Euroa.

Seeds for success planted

SFS Seeder Demonstration.

ABOUT 200 farmers have gathered to see the latest in crop sowing technology in action.

Seed drill fertilises on go

Seed drill fertilises on go

TERRASEM’S C6 seed drill can go from last season’s stubble to planted and fertilised in one pass.

Ford’s new SUV takes high road

Supplied Cars Carsguide 8003m Ford Everest

FORD has set its sights high as it pitches its new seven-seat Everest SUV against the Toyota Prado.

Belmont Lions aim for finals

BELMONT Lions’ golden anniversary year is also hoped to be a drought breaking one.

Weekly Times Horse news

Drones spy on Greyhound trainers

EFL Footy: Upper Ftg v Templestowe

QUEENSLAND racing authorities will use drones to monitor Greyhound training setups.

Horse dumper’s race ban reduced

Racehorse trainer Trevor Day

A SOUTH Australian horse trainer banned for dumping horse carcasses in a park has had his ban reduced.

Donnan quartet a mighty combo

Donnan quartet a mighty combo

IT WAS one of those days where you would swear someone was moving all the pieces into place.

Time to reload on gun debate

Chris McLennan. Weekly Times Staff.

AUSTRALIA’S strict gun laws were going to be tested eventually, the only surprise is that it’s taken 19 years to happen.

Foreign-owned farms on watch

 bales of cotton , during the latest record crop of cotton to be picked on Cubbie Station , after 3 years of good rains . Cub...

FOREIGN investors will be required to declare their interests in Australian agricultural land from Wednesday.

Boxing day sales

Boxing day sales

WAYNE and Tash Shields are selling their produce in boxes, delivered directly to customers.

Diving into the deep end

THE mere thought of holding your breath for five minutes is enough to make most hyperventilate.

Weekly Times Travel News

From little things ...

From little things ...

MANY decades ago, I was asked to landscape a primary school’s grounds on the outskirts of a big city.

A prickly prune

A prickly prune

RIGHT now is a perfect time to prune and rejuvenate almost every kind of rose plant.

Women of the roses

Women of the roses

IT’S been bitterly cold during the last few days in our quiet little Tasmanian valley.

Let onions be the star

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

THE common brown onion is a feature of much of our cooking.

Warming to the core

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

NOTHING says early winter quite like an apple that’s sweet, crisp, tart and juicy.

Find comfort in soup

Jeremy Vincent - Food for CL

THERE are few foods as comforting as homemade chicken noodle soup.

How to hog the limelight

BACK Paddock knew pigs were intelligent but didn’t think that extended to attending field days.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Stuck in a rut

Stuck in a rut

HOW long since this boat has seen the sea?

Deliveries from the dead

Deliveries from the dead

GOOD to see the grim reaper is not averse to doing a bit of exercise to keep fit.

Laughing gear: Holy power

Laughing gear: Holy power

TWO nuns, Sister Mary and Sister Helen, are travelling through Europe in their car.

Bewitching outback

Bewitching outback

THEY are names rusted on to folklore as authentic signposts to inland Australia — Mildura, Burra, Clare, even that mountain of gold, Ballarat.

A whale of a time

 Warrnambool Flagstaff Hill and Shipwreck Coast tour.

TO AN adult, Warrnambool is all about the romance of the sea, shipwrecks, whales and the Great Ocean Road.

Byron lords it over rivals

Supplied Editorial Fwd: Cape Byron Kayaks

BOBBING on a kayak off the most easterly point of Australia, at Byron Bay, we’re meant to be looking for dolphins.

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