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PHOTOS: Wimmera Poultry Club auction a success

Allan Moyle with his barne velder at Wimmera Poultry Club auction.

AUCTION: Wimmera Poultry Club welcomed people from across Victoria and interstate to its annual auction at its poultry pavilion at Horsham Showground on Sunday. Show secretary Brendan Lloyd said the auction featured a large variety of birds. Allan Moyle is pictured with his barnevelder chicken. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER The entire April 18, 2018 edition of […]

Opportunity for farmers to upskill, invest

Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has encouraged the next generation of Wimmera farmers to apply for scholarships before an April 24 closing date. Ms Pulford said she was an advocate for programs that encouraged young people to adopt farming as a career and the State Government was backing the idea through an Upskill and Invest […]

Pamela Pratt takes on new role at Horsham Agricultural Society

Pamela Pratt has become the second female Horsham Agricultural Society president in the organisation’s 142-year history. Mrs Pratt is a former president of Wimmera Legacy and owns an alpaca stud at Laharum with her husband David. She has taken over the top job from the society’s youngest-ever president Dalton Cross, who was in the position […]

Wimmera farming update at Taylors Lake

Wimmera farmers can hear about latest weather predictions for 2018 and learn about subsoil moisture levels across the region at an early-morning pre-sowing information update at Taylors Lake Hall on Monday. This event will feature presentations from Agriculture Victoria seasonal risk agronomists Dale Grey and Dale Boyd. Mr Grey will share the latest information about […]

Ag Life: Exploring region’s potential

Birchip Cropping Group will again sow two trials at Longerenong as part of a Grains Research and Development Corporation managing-early-sown-wheat project. This project is investigating three key areas in the management of early-sown wheat including optimum sowing dates for varieties, rain required to establish and aid early growth of winter lines, and what sowing rate, […]

AG Life: Chickpeas under world spotlight

A pioneering, multi-nation research collaboration is expected to unlock valuable new opportunities for chickpea production in Australia. Researchers supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation have collected and multiplied wild chickpea species from the Middle East to build a unique genetic resource. This has led to the researchers screening for important traits for potential […]

PHOTOS | VIDEO | Sheepdog milestone at Moyston

Moyston milestone
Moyston’s annual sheepdog trials celebrated the 90th running of the event. Colin Reid joined the action with his dog Ned.  Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Skills, intelligence and relationships between person and animal were under the spotlight at Moyston’s annual sheepdog trials.The historic trials, on a Moyston events calendar for the past 90 years, attracted record attendances as well as many life members keen to celebrate the 90-year milestone. Dogs and their owner-trainers came from across Victoria and interstate, with […]

Ag Life: Libby Price: Where there’s smoke, there’s fear

The Weekly Advertiser presents the first column from Radio station 3WM Country Today presenter Libby Price. Ms Price’s column will feature monthly in AgLife. It’s the smell that haunts you. The stench of smoke permeates your nostrils as a permanent reminder of the terror. The first catastrophic fire I covered as a reporter was the […]

PHOTOS | VIDEO | All the action from the 2018 Natimuk Show

Gretal Blake at the 2018 Natimuk Show.

After a stormy start, the Natimuk Show program went ahead at the town’s recreation reserve on Saturday, offering a wide variety of entertainment for the whole family. Pictured above, Jack Wilson minds the sheep ahead of a shearing competition Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER Description:

Call goes out for hay and fodder for South West farmers ravaged by fire

After devastating fires tore through the South West, now comes the difficult time of rebuilding. Many farms have been completely wiped out in the disaster with as many as 10,000 livestock killed, 26 homes and dozens of sheds destroyed. In an effort to help farmers affected by the fires, the Victorian Farmers Federation is calling […]

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