Last Updated: August 04, 2015

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Better for autumn calving

ASK Ross Francis why he keeps a low bulk milk cell count and he offers a simple answer.

Nats in name change bid

NEWS Rural Press Club Lunch

THE VICTORIAN National Party wants to revert to a name it hasn’t used since 1982: The National Country Party.

Big bird farm gets go ahead

Toongabbie chicken farm

A VICTORIAN farmer has been given the green light to build a farm for more than 700,000 free range chickens in Gippsland.

Foxes face air attack

Foxes face air attack

AUSTRALIA’S feral rabbits and foxes may soon be under stealth attack from the sky.

Deer shooters pull out of gun rally

Aust Prime Minister John Howard having his back to the camera showing bulge of suspected bullet proof vest under his jacket w...

UPDATE: A KEY hunting group does not support a pro-firearms rally being organised for later this month.

Ag gets $200m funding injection

Farm fun; paddock to port

THE Victorian Government announced a $200 million Agriculture Infrastructure and Jobs Fund.

Fires scorch the Blue Mountains

Fires scorch the Blue Mountains

FIREFIGHTERS last night continued their battle to save Blue Mountains homes from massive bushfires.

Time running out for China FTA

RG Meats - Food & Drink

THE Australian meat industry will miss out on a $420m boost if the China FTA is not ratified this year.

Ruddock vows to be a ‘fair’ Speaker

Ruddock vows to be a ‘fair’ Speaker

PHILIP Ruddock has declared he is available for the role of Speaker.

Small irrigation increases

NEWS: Kyabram irrigator

IRRIGATION allocations have risen for several key Goulburn-Murray irrigation districts.

‘Dad’s army’ to help NBN backlog

The NBN Co construction team rollout fibre in Penrith. Many suburbs in the Penrith region will be amongst the first in Austra...

THE NBN will reveal a $40m program for training 4500 retired Telstra workers to catch up on work backlogs.

Eight tonnes of truffles in WA

Eight tonnes of truffles in WA

A BUMPER truffle harvest in Western Australia is expected to reap $10 million in export earnings.

Woorinen v Kerang

Central Murray FL, Round 14 match between Woorinen v Kerang at Kerang.


Horse frames new career

CUTBACKS in regional media are biting so hard that horses are being employed as camera guys.

Numbing lamb numbers

COMMENT: THE lamb industry has been racking up some impressive figures.

Finest of French flair

THERE was a time when Patrice Repellin worked in the world’s best restaurants and served Michael Jackson.

Cutting through fear and apathy

IT’S likely to be standing room only when climate expert Dale Grey does his talks at the field days this year.

Planning laws need overhaul

Planning laws need overhaul

THE Victorian Government needs to provide clarity on its farm planning laws.

Marriage equality Bill offers hope

 Andrew Beaton and his wife Juddie, left, with Landmark agent Andrew Harrison paid 219 c/kg or $742 a head for Ballaarook's 8...

RECENTLY our son, Lachie, posted a video online about his realisation of being gay.

A fresh take on the GST

Wimmera Mallee season

IN ANY discussion about governments requiring more revenue, the conversation immediately jumps to the GST.

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Same-sex marriage plea

Same-sex marriage plea

COUNTRY MPs are being urged to lead the push for same-sex marriage.

Sledding is such a howl

Supplied Editorial

ACROSS the snow-capped summit of Mt Baw Baw comes the evocative, eerie howling of Huskies.


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.


Numbing lamb numbers

Bendigo Prime Lamb Sale

COMMENT: THE lamb industry has been racking up some impressive figures.

New Holland lifts its game

New Holland lifts its game

NEW Holland’s LM range of telehandlers offers models capable of working with weights from 2500kg to 4200kg.

Have a ball in the ’Bool

TALK to Edward Mahony and words such as “dynamic”, “community” and “rejuvenation” flow freely.

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Magpie settles for top spot

DAVE Young saw our picture of a kookaburra sitting on top of a bird scarer and thought he could go one better.

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