Last Updated: October 24, 2014

Weather: Canberra 9°C - 30°C . Mostly sunny.

Cow reaches new heights

YOU could almost slap a saddle on this cow and enter her in the Melbourne Cup.

Shed of the week

BACK PADDOCK: Sheds. Old sheds. Falling down sheds.
BACK Paddock has been thinking about what agricultural architecture is worthy of preservation.

Have a dip at names

Have a dip at names
BACK Paddock was driving on Challicum Rd last week and off the to the right was Dip Rd.

That’s probably not roadworthy

That’s probably not roadworthy
HAY bale artists are inspired and churning out new installations.

That’s gold Beer battered fish

Beer battered fish
WHEN these genius Territorians had no way to cook their catch, beer came to the rescue.

Dear Agnes: Receipt troubles

Dear Agnes: Receipt troubles
DEAR Agnes, I was looking for a receipt the other day for my toaster that broke down.

Calf in a wheel tight spot

Calf in a wheel tight spot
PETER Marzorini discovered one of his calves in a spot of bother recently.

Laughing gear: Check-up

Laughing gear: Check-up
A SWEET grandmother telephoned St Joseph’s Hospital and asked about a patient.

Strip Vets show off in Full Monty calendar

Vets show off calves and more in Full Monty calendar
THE white coats are off for these student vets who have made a nude calendar.

Crap coffee 'Cat poo coffee' poo-pooed

 Kopi Luwak coffee which is sourced from the droppings of the Civet cat in Indonesia, served at the Olio Mediterranean Brassi...
A RICHLY flavoured coffee brew made from cat poo has animal activists furious.

Political correctness 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' ban at kinders

 Baby black sheep at Moolap.
BAA, Baa, Black Sheep has been banned at some Victorian kindergartens over the racial connotations of “black”.

No more Peppa

No more Peppa
HOW’s this for some bureaucratic overkill?

Be fleeced, if it suits

Be fleeced, if it suits
THE mythical Golden Fleece is a myth no more.

Candidate cooked?

Candidate cooked?
INTERESTING to see animals will get a vote at the looming Victorian state election.

Baa baa blue sheep

International Year Of The Family Farm In Adelaide
THIS year is the international Year of Family Farming.

Art on the road

Art on the road
IS it art or just decoration?

Mass moove for the winter

Mass moove for the winter
IT’S like the German equivalent of the mountain cattle muster in the High Plains.

Dear Agnes: Car troubles

Dear Agnes: Car troubles
DEAR Agnes,What is it about cars these days?

Laughing gear: Silent treatment

Laughing gear: Silent treatment
BARRY and his wife, Marcia, had a barney one night after which they gave each other the silent treatment.

Dress wraps up Ag Art

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday
BACK Paddock always looks forward to October and the Elmore Field Days’ Ag Art competition.

Bombs away as champ strikes gold

Kelvin Marquand, Bomb Of The Paddock
READERS might remember the winner of our Paddock Bomb competition last year, Kelvin Marquand

A mass animal blessing

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YOU can lead a horse to holy water but you can’t convert him into a good God-fearing churchgoer.

Warm spot wool do for possum

Warm spot wool do for possum
LAST week we had the story of Princess the pony and her adopted lamb, Diana.

Ask Agnes: Gift giving

Ask Agnes: Gift giving
DEAR Agnes, What are parents to do about the rampant gift giving these days?

Laughing gear: On the bright side

Laughing gear: On the bright side
A FAMILY had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other were their looks.

David v Goliath Crab beats alligator in fight

Tiny crab beats massive alligator in fight
IF YOU ever needed proof that big things come in small packages, it's this.

We’re both tyred, so just lay low

We’re both tyred, so just lay low
“YOU keep an eye out your side and I’ll check my side. If we lay low they’ll never find us.”

Workable request

volunteer group hands together
ADA Milley from Harcourt has some advice on how to get people to do their bit at a working bee.

Cow, 21, sets new age mark

Cow, 21, sets new age mark
BARB Harding reckons she can beat the benchmark for geriatric livestock set a couple of weeks ago.

Frankenstein turns pumpkin heads

Frankenstein turns pumpkin heads
HERE’s one for the “Only In America” file.
Weekly Times Back Paddock

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.