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PHOTOS | Dimboola Show

Judge Meaghan Pohlner and Ian Bridgewater judging crops at Dimboola Show.

Dimboola A and P Society hosted its 2017 show at Dimboola Recreation Reserve with two blacksmiths leading the attractions. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

PHOTOS | Nhill Show a success

Shearers Josh Bone and Brandon Bone wait for the shearing competition at the Nhill Show.

Nhill Agricultural and Pastoral Society Show has continued to live up to its reputation as one the leading shows in the Wimmera. Families were treated to machinery and historic vehicle displays and produce exhibits were popular. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Strong pulse push for Wimmera $30-million protein plant

The Wimmera might be a step closer to becoming the home of a multi million-dollar protein-powder processing plant with news that a major company is considering the proposal.

Holistic management key focus

Two catchment management authorities and leading farmer organisation Vic No-Till have partnered to provide professional training opportunities focussed on farm costs, inputs, goals and decision-making. Wimmera and Glenelg Hopkins CMAs have brought Joshua and Tara Dukart, US farmers and professional trainers of holistic management, to Western Victoria for a series of farm tours and three-day […]

Countdown on to Grampians Seriously Shiraz wine festival

Grampians Wine Region will celebrate award-winning shiraz at some of the best wineries in Australia at an annual Seriously Shiraz festival from November 3 to 7. The event invites guests to taste their way through the Grampians at more than 20 events across five days. Grampians Tourism chief executive Marc Sleeman said the event was more than […]

Dustin Cross wins apprentice award

Horsham agricultural student trainee apprentice Dustin Cross was among major winners at Victorian Training Awards. Mr Cross, who has completed his Certificate IV in Agriculture and is now studying full-time for an Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management at Longerenong College, won a Trainee of the Year category. He and other winners have each pocketed $5000 […]

PHOTOS | Warracknabeal Show

Ayla and Milla Gunn at the Warracknabeal Show.

The 2017 Warracknabeal Show enjoyed fine conditions and a big crowd at Warracknabeal Showgrounds. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

PHOTOS | Minyip Primary School promotes Minyip show

Wilson Mitchell invited Phil The Bucket to the Minyip Show.

Minyip Primary School has helped this year’s Minyip Show become a success. This year the senior students were part of a co-committee who helped to organise the show. Co-president Tyler Pidgeon, Co-Vice President Ishita Dalleedoo, Co-Secretary Wilson Mitchell and Co-Treasurer Will Hotker all had major roles in decision making , running formal meetings and generally […]

Planned burns for Grampians fringe

Forest Fire Management Victoria is set to start spring burning operations in and around Ararat and Stawell. Wimmera District forest and fire operations manager Glenn Rudolph said several fuel-reduction burns aimed at reducing forest fuel and the potential spread and intensity of bushfires that might affect both centres, would happen in the next few weeks. […]

Frisbees for Warracknabeal and Hopetoun shows

FREE FRISBEES: Youngsters attending Warracknabeal and Hopetoun agricultural shows this year will receive a free frisbee as part of a joint campaign. Rural Northwest Health and Yarriambiack Shire Council’s YCHANGe are providing the frisbees to promote the benefits of young people staying active and outdoors during the warmer weather. The frisbees will be available at […]

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