Last Updated: October 02, 2014

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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.

A Golder opportunity

Golder
THE Golder family's Riverina property thrives on a mixture of sheep and crop growing.

Allan's spear delight

Allan
ASPARAGUS is a fast-growing and lucrative crop in South Gippsland.

Inglenook Dairy a bottler

Dairy milk
NAIVETY is the key for one family looking to rescue their farm.

Every raindrop will count

Every raindrop will count

MOST of southeast Australia requires well above-average rain this year to be an average year.

Swans savour a rare flag

Goulburn Valley FL, Grand Final, Benalla Saints v Shepparton Swans

AN undermanned Shepparton Swans team withstood a last quarter assault to win the premiership at the weekend.

Wheat drops to four-year low

 Landscape near Colbinabbin. Wheat crop.

WHEAT ­futures hit four-year lows on the Chicago Board of Trade last week.

ATV keeps up with the Holsteins

CanAm ATV

JURGEN and Corry Haselau have no problem keeping up with the cows with their Can-Am Outlander ATV.

Mittagundi committed to kids

Liz Leyshan - Mittagundi

THERE’S no power, no technology, no mirrors and no watches allowed, yet teenagers willingly apply to stay.

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.