Last Updated: January 27, 2015

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$240k? Tell ‘em they’re dreaming

THE vendors wanted $240,000 for the Kerrigans’ holiday house at Bonnie Doon. But buyers have told them they were dreaming.

Rare catch '‘Prehistoric' shark caught in Victoria

‘Prehistoric’ shark caught in Victoria
SHARKS have terrified Aussie beachgoers across the nation this summer, but this odd looking beast might be the scariest of them all.

A welcome hungry caterpillar

A welcome hungry caterpillar
AUDREY Hurst was driving to Bridgewater near Bendigo when she saw this hay bale caterpillar.

It’s too much to bear

It’s too much to bear
THE age of the food allergy craze seems to have crossed into the animal kingdom.

Financial slowdown

Financial slowdown
STILL on financials, Back Paddock spied this unfortunate scene near Ravenswood last week.

All laughs at the saleyard

LIVESTOCK: Wodonga Weaner Sale
IT SEEMS high cattle prices have brought out not just the buyers and sellers, but also the comedians.

Laughing gear: Juicy payback

Laughing gear: Juicy payback
A FARMER has a watermelon patch and some of the local kids have been helping themselves to a feast.

The title doesn’t float

The title doesn’t float
THE largest shipment of canola from Australia this week arrived in the Netherlands.

Skiers hit straps in bull race

Skiers hit straps in bull race
WHO needs water or snow to ski?

Elvis on health food

Elvis on health food
THE King is alive and well. And, seemingly, working in hospitality in Ocean Grove.

Princess couldn’t save one’s bacon

Princess couldn’t save one’s bacon
JUST when they thought they’d eaten the last of the Christmas leftovers.

Laughing gear: Smart dogs

Laughing gear: Smart dogs
FOUR men were bragging about how smart their dogs were.

Almost a bull in a shiner shop

Wodonga Weaner Sale
PRICES weren’t the only things jumping at last week’s weaner calf sales at Wodonga.

Eat here for bad service

It's been a tough start to summer at the Bruthen Inn
TIMES are clearly tough at the Bruthen Inn in East Gippsland.

Alcoholic elms cause trouble

 Elm tree. Leaves.
IT’S not unusual to hear about Victorians who become overwhelmed by one too many fermented beverages.

Leno faces grill on farming

Host Jay Leno during recording of show 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at TV studio in Burbank, California, 19/03/2009.
SICK of unexciting, go-on-forever ramblings from politicians at farming conferences?

Bill’s garage left to lean

Bill’s garage left to lean
COULD Beyoncé Knowles have been thinking about this shed in west Gippsland, when she wrote To the Left?

Ask Agnes: Christmas weight

Ask Agnes: Christmas weight
DEAR Agnes, I’m counting the cost of Christmas, and at the moment I’m up to about 48 inches.

Stock horse sees four decades

Waterfall Creek horse retirement
WATCH VIDEO: IN OUR quest to find the oldest animal, we think we have finally found an unbeatable entry.

Bruthen V. The World

Bruthen V. The World
THERE might only be 624 people who live in Bruthen but the East Gippsland community is ready to take on the world.

Sting in the fine print

Sting in the fine print
THERE’S no better time than Christmas to bury bad news.

You found what in a hay bale?

You found what in a hay bale?
SNAKES aren’t the only critters to end up preserved in a bale of hay.

She’ll be right

She’ll be right
“WHADDYA mean we need a new shed? This one’s got years left in it.”

Laughing gear: Lost chickens

Laughing gear: Lost chickens
THE farmer’s son was returning from the Sunday market carrying the crate of chickens.

The Lego Farmer goes online

Lego Farmer
ONE little man is having a big impact on Aimee Snowden’s life.

Light horse

CHRISTMAS shoot. Clydesdale horse Brigalow in a pine plantation.
CLYDESDALE Brigalow makes light work of the festive season.

Bale art goes festive

Bale art goes festive
IT’S Santa madness out there.

Chrissy the cow

Chrissy the cow
THIS Christmas we should spare a thought for those who share their birthdays with Jesus.

Laughing gear: Christmas visit

Laughing gear: Christmas visit
IT WAS Christmas Eve. A poor old lady was sitting alone in her tiny house, in front of a small fire.

Sunshine from harvests past

Sunshine from harvests past
WHO needs your modern 14m headers when a good old Sunshine harvester can do the same thing?
Weekly Times Back Paddock

Beef projections released

Wodonga cattle sale - 9.2.2015

THE Australian cattle industry is set for some major adjustments this year.

Clarke grabs World Cup double

 Shepparton World Cup qualifier. Tim Clarke In The World Cup Riding Caltango

TWENTY combin­ations came from all over Australia to compete at the inaugural Boneo Park World Cup.

Young farmer top of the class

Clare Price

BROADWATER farmer, 21-year-old Clare Price, is one of Australia’s most-awarded young wool classers.

Showtime for tractors

Showtime for tractors

CHAMBERLAIN will be the feature tractor marque at the Quambatook’s Harvest Days this weekend.

A new champ on the block

Henley on Mersey wood chop contest

A 50-YEAR-OLD woodchopping record has been smashed at Latrobe’s Henley on Mersey.