Last Updated: March 30, 2015

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Clarkson revving-up tractors

AFTER years as the face of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson wants to do a farming show called Top Tractor.

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Plenty of room for this pooch

Peppin-Shaw 2015 - day 2
NOW that’s what you call a dog kennel.

Black drum magic for biggest crops

Black drum magic for biggest crops
NOW that’s what you call a zucchini.

It’s a Hereford at a stretch

It’s a Hereford at a stretch
BACK Paddock has heard of beef breeders trying to get more “stretch” into their cattle, but this is ridiculous.

Easy cob out

Easy cob out
DUNNSTOWN dairy farmers Karl Britt and Laiken Teague might have found a found a new string to their bow.

Chilling tactics

Shooting Ducks Season
DUCK hunters’ efforts to delay the arrest of anti-duck hunting campaigner Laurie Levy didn’t amount to much.

Ask Agnes: Too much hard work

Ask Agnes: Too much hard work
DEAR Agnes, Can we get paid for the work we do as unpaid employees of supermarkets, banks, phone companies.

Laughing gear: Costly mistake

Laughing gear: Costly mistake
TIMES were lean on the farm so Dad decided to send Dave to town to earn some extra money by doing odd jobs.

Lucky escape Skippy, the watering can-garoo

Skippy, the watering can-garoo
A KANGAROO has got a little too keen for a drink, getting its head stuck in a watering can, until two locals stepped in to save it.

Strain shows fence post face

Strain shows fence post face
IT LOOKS like this fence post just received some bad news.

Protesters gear up for a hunt

 Rescuer Laurie Levy speaks to media after being arrested for entering the water illegally during the start of the Duck hunti...
IT’S the time of year when duck hunters gather to witness the annual migration of the anti-duck hunting protester.

Bacon in egg campaign

Kevin Bacon
THE US egg industry has poached a side of Bacon as it scrambles to increase market share.

Can’t wait until ... spring

Can’t wait until ... spring
HOW cold is it? So cold you have to keep jumping off the ground to stop your hoofs from freezing.

Laughing gear: Playing up

Laughing gear: Playing up
A YOUNG jackaroo from the Outback goes off to university to study law, but soon has squandered all of his money.

Ask Agnes: Lawless rabble

Ask Agnes: Lawless rabble
DEAR Agnes, I am really quite put out when drivers coming flashing their lights at me to warn me of a speed camera.

Crop is cool bananas

BANANA TREE
COULD this be a sign of global warming?

They’ve gone flat chat, no bull

Te Mania Angus bull sale
“PHEW. This bull-selling gig is so exhausting.”

News Ellie can get her teeth into

News Ellie can get her teeth into
WE all know fox terriers are smart but bet you didn’t know they could read.

Aerial spud spectacular

Thorpdale Potato Fest
THORPDALE celebrated the return of its potato festival on the weekend after a 12-year absence.

This gate post’s a growing concern

This gate post’s a growing concern
LOOKS like the gateway that Dad n’ Dave built.

Laughing gear: Stay tuned

Laughing gear: Stay tuned
HARRY walked over to the vicar after Sunday service.

Ask Agnes: Get me out of here

Ask Agnes: Get me out of here
DEAR Agnes, I’ve been coaching the local netball team for a while because no one else put their hand up.

The changing face of Gippsland

The changing face of Gippsland
THE search to find a new face for The Nationals in Gippsland South has stepped up this week.

Kids don’t go nuts over Smith

Kids don’t go nuts over Smith
A GROUP of high school students hiking on the East Gippsland coast last week got the surprise of their lives.

Ask Agnes: Speaking French

Ask Agnes: French tips
DEAR Agnes, During one of his pointless jaunts around the planet the son has latched on to a French girl and brought her home.

You auto copy these guys, Tony

Tabare Vazquez, Raul Sendic
IT COULD be a scene from any country town.

Can’t find a cow bell?

Can’t find a cow bell?
“So whaddya think of my new look? I call it the Pirelli pendant.”

Unwanted chattel is a real battle

Joe Edwards, dairy farm manager at Cobram East
LAST year we had the story of a blackbuck antelope that had adopted a western Victorian dairy herd as family.

Cow wears a heart on its head

Cow wears a heart on its head
HOW’s this for a bit of hearty beef?

Laughing gear: Simple maths

Laughing gear: Simple maths
THREE elderly men, Eddie, Harry and Martin, go to the doctor’s for their memory test.
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Three more live baiting charges

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Milk price still settling

Milk price still settling

MAJOR milk processors are sending mixed signals about if they will follow WCB’s lead and top up farmgate prices.

New Arion has a touch of Claas

New Arion has a touch of Claas

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Take a butcher’s hook

CL: Ivan the Butcher and his shop in Newry.

IVAN McNally’s butcher shop in Newry has two cash registers; the old one and the new one.

Going native one step at a time

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LESLIE Smith wanders through her farm at Jindivick in Gippsland with daughter Leila.