Last Updated: October 26, 2014

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The seeds of success

COOKING up a seed production enterprise is just part of the agricultural dynasty of EG Baker and Co.

Bell family gears up for drought

Wimmera Mallee season
MOCKINYA mixed farmers Andrew and Simone Bell are gearing their business to deal with a dry end to the year.

History making history

History making history
UPDATE: ONE of Victoria’s most renowned whiteface cattle breeders is becoming equally regarded for their sheep.

Genes the perfect fit

Genes the perfect fit
THE figures well and truly add up for this beef operation on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula.

Tom’s mix is a match

Tom’s mix is a match
EXPERIENCE as an agronomist has helped young farmer Tom Sambell adopt a broader perspective.

Share market reform a winner

 Vicki Jones, Mountain View Farm, Gippsland. Credit pic: Caroline Jones Picture: Supplied
LOVE to own dairy cows, but don’t want to get up early to milk?

Leahcim hard to bleat

Leahcim hard to bleat
SHEEP from Andrew Michael’s South Australian stud are in strong demand across Australia.

Dorpers a perfect gift

FOCUS: Celia and Jack Tucker and their Dorper sheep on farm at Willaura North.
A TRAILER load of Dorper sheep is not the most romantic birthday present.

There’s dollars in dirt

There’s dollars in dirt
STEPHEN Walter is fond — he confesses — of greeting visitors to his Wimmera cropping farm with a garden fork.

Dairy duo after richer and purer

Dairy duo after richer and purer
NORTH East farmers Justin and Alice Colclough are taking their first steps on their dairying journey.

Inchbolds the mix masters

Adam Inchbold, Yarrawonga
ONE farming enterprise in northern Victoria has used a crop of strategies to make their business successful.

Answering the call of the wild

Peppermint Ridge Farm
IN ANCIENT mythology, a cornucopia was a magic goat’s horn, overflowing with abundance.

A natural food for thought

 Bruce and Del Harington-Hawes from Nayook who run an Angus farm supplying meat to Gippsland Natural Picture: Scullin Gregory...
MOST farmers, Bruce Harington-Hawes reckons, like to produce a quality product.

Tulip business blooms

TNB Tulips with Els Bakker at her tulip farm in Monbulk
AFTER years picking tulips for her parents, Els Bakker swore she would never marry a tulip grower.

Gleesons take on heifer rearing

Bilyana Grazing
ANY dairy farmer will tell you a well-reared heifer is crucial to their business.

Bahrs hard to bleat on productivity

Darren Bahr from The Rock
RAISING the bar in sheep productivity is par for the cause for one NSW Riverina sheep producer.

The search is on

The search is on
WELCOME to the launch of The Weekly Times Coles 2014 Farmer of the Year awards.

Argyle goes the extra mile

Lachie & Andrina Graham - Argyle Prestige Meats at Harden NSW.
IT’S been a big few months for Lachie and Andrina Graham.

DROUGHT SUPPORT Winner gives back

Farmer donation for we're for the bush
THE Weekly Times Coles Farmer of the Year winner Argyle Prestige Meats is helping drought-affected farmers.

Farmer of the Year glory

Andrina and Lachie Graham
LACHIE and Andrina Graham, of Argyle Prestige Meats at Harden, southern NSW, have been crowned The Weekly Times Coles 2013 Farmer of the Year.

Grahams win Farmer of the Year

 Lachie & Andrina Graham - Argyle Prestige Meats at Harden NSW.
AUSTRALIA’S largest paddock-to-plate beef operation has been crowned The Weekly Times Coles 2013 Farmer of the Year.

A heart of gold

Crops Tony Fox
TONY Fox has managed to fashion a heart out of wheat - just in time for Valentine's Day.

Dairy stud gamble a winner

Paul Lenehan
PAUL Lenehan has finally made a move into the world of stud cattle.

Fresh food boy to king

Oz Fresh Strawberries
JOE Pignataro had some berry big ideas as a 17-year-old, writes ALEX SAMPSON

Fight for free-range

Barrett family free-range eggs
A SOUTH Australian couple have become free-range battlers, writes SARAH HUDSON

Dairy's class act

Wilson family dairy
VET help is on hand at a teaching dairy farm, writes SIMONE SMITH

Nelsons raise the baa

Tolland Meat
RUNNING a farm to feed a butcher shop is all in a day's work for the Nelsons.

Chops the real grain changer

Andrew Donnan
THREE'S a great crowd when it comes to sheep studs, writes SANDRA GODWIN

Foxes takes direct approach

Tony Fox
DUST storms were taking their toll, so Tony Fox outsmarted them.

Galpin family's livestock love

Galpin family
Farming is a family way of life for the Galpins, of Penola in South Australia's South East.

Delegate breaks new ground

John Jeffreys
EXTENSIVE research and trial and error have enabled a farming operation to move into new territory.

Gippsland train chaos

A V-Line Velocity train, (Fast Train), crosses the Barwon Heads road at Marshall.

UPDATE: Gippsland train services to be thrown into disarray during the height of next month’s election.

Country footy salary cap debate

AFL Victoria Community Cup, AFL Victoria Country v Victorian Amateur Football Association

AFL Victoria will trial a salary cap to put a lid on the rising costs of country footballers.

Case mid-sized tractor updated

Case mid-sized tractor updated

CASE IH has hit the 100hp market with its new Farmall C mid-size tractor range.

Mont De Lancey is a treasure

Mont De Lancey

SURROUNDED by orchards, Mont De Lancey homestead sits snugly in a postcard-perfect landscape.

Editor’s Letter: October 2014

 Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

THE Weekly Times held its first FORUM last month, a day for farmers to get together and hear from some successful producers and marketing gurus on how to build a strong business brand.