Last Updated: August 28, 2015

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JD 9RX crop monster unveiled

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

Gippsland gets a soaking

Gippsland gets a soaking

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

MP airs roo kill plan

Jumping For Joy

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

NSW sheep dodging tags

NEWS: Stolen Dogs

SHEEP from NSW slaughtered in Victoria would escape the southern state’s proposed electronic identification rules, it’s emerged.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Farmers rally over water charges

Farmers rally over water charges

UPDATE: ORGANISERS of today’s rally against rising water costs have secured a meeting with Goulburn Murray Water.

Historic line to be reopened

Maryborough rail inspection

THE historic Maryborough to Ararat railway line is being reactivated, after being closed a decade ago.

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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Pamper packs bring flicker of joy

THERE’S no doubt a lot of farmers are doing it tough.

Weekly Times journalists excel

SHANNON Twomey is among The Weekly Times journalists to have been recognised for excellence.

Winter’s last gasp

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

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.

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.

Sale, August 21: A frenzy

Sale, August 21: A frenzy

PRICES continued to impress at Sale, where more than 1000 cattle were yarded.

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.

Tracked chaser has low impact

Tracked chaser has low impact

BALZER Field Floater 6 grain carts are capable of carrying up to 75 tonnes without compacting soil.

Fevola flies Pigeon coop

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

Weekly Times Horse news

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.

Salary cap optional until 2017

Weekly Times Sherrin Footy

THE salary cap appears unlikely to be ­enforced on all Victorian leagues until at least 2017.

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.

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.

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.

Leap of faith on horse

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

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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