Last Updated: July 01, 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.

Wild price ride

LIVESTOCK: Euroa Cattle Sale

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

Black spot win for Indi

Wangaratta

THE independently held electorate of Indi in Victoria has gained a staggering 30 new mobile phone towers.

New gun buyback mooted

New gun buyback mooted

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

Breaches earn slap

Breaches earn slap

THREE companies penalised after an extensive poultry industry investigation received small fines.

Farm watchdog win

 QLD Senator Barnaby Joyce , speaks about the approval of the sale of Cubbie Station to the Chinese ,with an storage dam, on ...

THE Federal Government is poised to appoint an agriculture watchdog.

Council rates head higher

Council rates head higher

REGIONAL Victorian councils will raise rates by an average 4.68 per cent this year.

Mutton hits four-year high

Wycheproof sheep sale - June 26 2015

MUTTON prices have hit their highest level in almost four years.

Coles to pay $12m

Suicide Forum

COLES has been instructed to refund its suppliers more than $12 million.

MG to kick-off at $2.10 on ASX

Coles First MG Milk

MURRAY Goulburn units will be worth $2.10 each when the co-operative lists on the ASX on Friday.

Gas hearings begin

Gas hearings begin

AN INQUIRY that could determine the future of Victoria’s onshore gas industry will host its first public hearing today.

Deal reached on almond dispute

 Mature almond trees bear fruit near Boundary Bend. Timbercorp, Select Harvests, managed investment schemes.

ALMOND producer and processor Select Harvests has settled a dispute with Almas Almonds.

Year of the pulse

Pulse Australia this week celebrated the 2016 International year of the pulse.

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Belmont Lions aim for finals

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

Sales, June 28

This week’s sales were held at Euroa, Whycheproof, and Warrnambool.

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Tim’s new sales pitch

WHILE some farmers focus on paddock to plate, Tim Derham is into paddock to pitch.

How ice nearly destroyed me

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

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.

Nats praised for marriage stance

Nats praised for marriage stance

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

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.

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.

Editor's Choice

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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Mutton hits four-year high

Wycheproof sheep sale - June 26 2015

MUTTON prices have hit their highest level in almost four years.

Investor eyes more Vic properties

NEWS: Chinese Dairy Farm Purchases

FARM prices in northern Victoria are good value, says the founder of one of Australia’s largest dairy farms.

It’s marginal for many

New UDV President. Adam Jenkins

LOWER milk prices and a dry season will stall any production growth this season, according to UDV.

Latest livestock sales

Wodonga cattle sale

THIS week’s dairy and cattle sale dates.

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.

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.

Corryong club in the blood

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

Weekly Times Horse news

Back injury triggers inquiry

 JULY 22, 2001 : player stretchered off during Victoria v South Australia, Australian women's football national championships...

THE Horsham and District league is investigating a collision that left a player with fractured vertebrae on Saturday.

You look familiar, umpire

You look familiar, umpire

ONE of Emerald’s most famous sons was back where it all began on the weekend.

Spotlight on Greyhound racing

Spotlight on Greyhound racing

THE RSPCA will give evidence to a Tasmanian parliamentary inquiry into the Greyhound racing industry.

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.

Black spot win for Indi

Wangaratta

THE independently held electorate of Indi in Victoria has gained a staggering 30 new mobile phone towers.

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

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.

Lone Pyne a punctual politician

Lone Pyne a punctual politician

WHAT was Christopher Pyne up to when Tony Abbott called his class of 2015 together for a photo last week?

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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