Last Updated: July 06, 2015

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No charges over slaying

NO shooter will ever be charged for the massacre of more than 1000 water birds at a swamp near Boort in 2013.

White Paper well received

Launch of Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, Woolsthorpe

UPDATE: THE National Farmers’ Federation has given theAgriculture White Paper a “seven or eight out of 10”.

Hamilton salutes Walsh

Adelaide Crows training _ Phil Walsh

UPDATE: HAMILTON Kangaroos will hold a minute’s silence as a mark of respect for Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh.

Latrobe to vote on gay marriage

Gay Marriage Demo

LATROBE City Council in Gippsland will vote to take a position on same-sex marriage next week.

MG goes live on the ASX

Murray Goulburn, Laverton. 60th Anniversary. Truck.

UPDATE: UP to 3 per cent of the Murray Goulburn units have been traded in the first hour of its listing today.

Fight on to thwart food GST

 Katter Country. Mildura and district farmers and local residents looking at an alternative party to vote for in the up comin...

FRESH food must be exempt from any rise to the goods and services tax.

Five-year gas ban gets nod

CSG feature

THE VFF will lobby government to have a permanent power of veto over all mining on agricultural land.

PM to unveil White Paper

PM Tony Abbott

THE Federal Government will unveil its Agriculture White Paper north of Warrnambool tomorrow morning.

Poison fear at Fiskville

Neville Callow

NED Callow will find out at the end of the month if he has been poisoned.

Sherrin gives supplier the boot

Sherrin gives supplier the boot

FOOTBALL maker Sherrin has given its Victorian leather supplier the boot.

Regional ice flight steps up

NEWS: Ex-ice user Jacob Kane

A FORMER ice user, who shared his battle last week, now wants to use his experience to educate teenagers.

New gun buyback mooted

New gun buyback mooted

AUSTRALIAN shooters may be forced to hand back thousands of lever-action guns.

Shearers as sportsmen, why not?

SHEARING as a national sport? Well if frisbee throwing and ferret legging can be called a sport, why not?

Farm watchdog win

THE Federal Government is poised to appoint an agriculture watchdog.

Victorian Winter Fair

This year’s National Herd Development Victorian Winter Fair was staged at Bendigo.

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Cathcart sets ice agenda

BENDIGO Football League manager Carol Cathcart believes football clubs can help tackle the scourge of ice.

He’s the bee’s knees

WHEN Ted Ripper became a licensed beekeeper at the age of six, he was most likely the youngest apiarist in Victoria — if not Australia.

A day when no one spoke up

Duck hunting season opening 2015

IT was an orgy of killing, one of the worst wildlife massacres Victoria had ever known.

Shearers as sportsmen, why not?

NEWS/FOCUS: McCLELLAND FAMILY

SHEARING as a national sport? Well if frisbee throwing and ferret legging can be called a sport, why not?

Finally a plan, now for action

Harvest pics grain

WHEN the Agriculture White Paper was proposed in 2013, it was to provide a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity.

Editor’s Letter: July 2015

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

IT’S an awarding business, this farming caper.

Nuts about a climate change

Drouin Macadamia Nuts

TROPICAL macadamias growing in Gippsland? Sceptics said never, but Michael Carmody has it cracked.

Editor's Choice

Gun flap half-cocked

 13/02/2003. Bob Pendergast, shooting his Benambra cattle injured in the Gippsland bushfires. He blames the ban on back burni...

THE recent hysteria about lever-action firearms and the apparent push to re-examine current legislation is unjustified.

Wild price ride

LIVESTOCK: Euroa Cattle Sale

AUSTRALIA’S farmers are on a price roller-coaster as volatility hits all commodities.

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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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Dismay at degree of decline

Dismay at degree of decline

A DECREASE in the number of horticulture students has been described as “horrific.”

Dry taking its toll on dairy

dairy heifers, cows,

FARMERS looking to agist cattle are coming up empty-handed.

Confidence still positive

Hay bale drive

MARKETS are often based on perception and confidence and the hay market is no different.

Wodonga, July 2: Prices boom

wodonga cattle sale

A BIGGER than expected offering of 2600 cattle did nothing to stop the store sale juggernaut at Wodonga today.

Pakenham, July 2: Numbers jump

Pakenham, July 2: Numbers jump

HEAVY steers made to $1660, or more than 300c/kg, at the Pakenham store cattle sale today.

Latest livestock sales

Wodonga cattle sale

THIS week’s dairy and cattle sale dates.

First man up for the Challenger

First man up for the Challenger

A SOUTH Australian farmer is the first in the country to take delivery of a new Challenger MT800 series tractor.

Axion range gets two more

Axion range gets two more

CLAAS has extended its Axion 800 series with the 800 (205hp) and 820 (225hp) models and new equipment options.

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.

Hamilton salutes Walsh

UPDATE: HAMILTON Kangaroos will hold a minute’s silence as a mark of respect for Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh.

Weekly Times Horse news

Corryong club in the blood

Corryong footy family

THERE was only ever one club Gordon Nicholas was going to let his kids play for — Corryong.

Rams down Caramut

Mininera & District FNL, Caramut V Glenthompson/Dunkeld

GLENTHOMPSON Dunkeld has continued to make its case for a finals place in the Mininera league.

Mallee league’s end unchanged

Mallee league’s end unchanged

NORTH West Structural Review’s final report spells the end for the Mallee Football League.

Gun flap half-cocked

 13/02/2003. Bob Pendergast, shooting his Benambra cattle injured in the Gippsland bushfires. He blames the ban on back burni...

THE recent hysteria about lever-action firearms and the apparent push to re-examine current legislation is unjustified.

White Paper well received

Launch of Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, Woolsthorpe

UPDATE: THE National Farmers’ Federation has given theAgriculture White Paper a “seven or eight out of 10”.

No stops to the top drop

Mount Stapylton Wines

YOU don’t need much land to grow grapes and make wine internationally acclaimed wine.

With Joe, every dog has his day

THEY say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks.

Weekly Times Travel News

Blooms warm the soul

Blooms warm the soul

I ONCE had a highly embarrassing experience in Whitby in Britain and it served me right.

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.

A fraîche, tasty snack

COUNTRY LIVING: Food Shoot with Jeremy Vincent

CRÈME fraîche, while once a novel and trendy dairy ingredient, has now settled into mainstream cooking.

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.

A day of moos and rainbow hues

RAINBOWS were everywhere on social media last week — not because of rain, but to support gay rights.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Australians know a good letterbox

Letterboxes

It’s not unusual to find bulls on hay plains or tractors at Inverell but microwaves in paddocks at Yass? That’s what’s happening in the bush where farmers turned mailboxes into quirky pieces of art.

Barnaby’s map’s as clear as mud

Barnaby’s map’s as clear as mud

LOOKS like Barnaby Joyce prefers good old mud maps to Google Maps when it comes to directing people.

I’ll take that mail now

I’ll take that mail now

“STAND and deliver ... the mail” is what this chap seems to be saying to the world.

Foray into China’s past

Foray into China’s past

I KNOW it’s a long shot, but if you are ever in central China, might I suggest a visit to the desert?

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.

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