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War on foxes, wild dogs resumes

A Victorian fox and wild-dog bounty period has resumed. Agriculture Victoria biosecurity officers started manning designated scalp and skin-collection centres, starting in the state’s northeast, on Monday. Agriculture Victoria leading biosecurity officer Nigel Roberts said the fox and wild-dog bounty had been running since 2011. “In that time, we have collected more than 722,000 fox […]

VFF: Food, fibre a must in solar-energy plan

Victoria’s farming peak body has demanded protection for valuable agricultural land to be part of state solar-energy development guidelines. Renewable-energy farms are becoming part of the state’s rural landscape, including the Wimmera and Western District, and Victorian Farmers Federation has outlined its position in response to State Government Draft Solar Energy Facilities Guidelines. VFF president […]

Winery is back in business

Treasury Wine Estates has confirmed that Great Western Winery will recommence fruit-processing operations. The winemaking company announced plans to process fruit from the 2019 vintage for several of its leading wine brands, supporting demand across the business. The winery, which ceased production after the 2016 vintage, has been maintained and operations will start again in […]

Predictions of warm autumn

National weather forecasters are predicting a warmer-than-average autumn for much of Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology’s updated 2019 autumn outlook shows drier than average conditions are likely for large parts of northern and eastern Australia, and warmer than average conditions ‘very’ likely for the entire country. The information comes on the back of what will […]

‘Simply helping those in need’

Driving a truck loaded with tonnes of hay thousands of kilometres for several days to support stricken farmers is an admirable act of selflessness.
To do it twice in as many months is an incredible effort.

PHOTOS: Wimmera Machinery Field Days off to a fine start

Mike Alexander from Black Snake Productions with Fluffy the freshwater crocodile at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

A revamped Wimmera Machinery Field Days schedule went under the spotlight yesterday as event organisers threw open the gates for Twilight Tuesday attractions.

Protein blueprint ‘ideal’ for Wimmera development

A regional development leader has described confirmation of a multi-million-dollar protein-powder plant in Horsham as the ‘ideal’ blueprint for other regional value-adding opportunities.

AG LIFE Wimmera Machinery Field Days: Twilight addition to evolving event

Horsham farmers Sam and Emily Eagle, with their children Penny, 6, and Henry, 3, are looking forward to the Wimmera Machinery Field Days’ new twilight expo on Tuesday. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Providing greater connectivity between everyday people, rural culture and the region’s largest agriculture-based events is behind a major revamp of Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

AG LIFE Wimmera Machinery Field Days: Horsham College students put on a rock show

Horsham College cast for School Of Rock, from left, Shae Garwood, Brodie Chequer, Claudia Lopez-O'Donnell, Emilee Jones-Pritchard, Malachy O'Brien, Thomas Naylor, Hallie Burgess, Tiani Grosser and Sienna Walsgott with leads Oscar O'Brien, Josie Thomas and Liam Robertson.

Horsham College will offer attendees of next week’s Wimmera Machinery Field Days a sneak preview of this year’s student production of the musical School of Rock.

AG LIFE Wimmera Machinery Field Days: ACE support for Field Days

ACE Radio Broadcasters, through radio stations 3WM, MIXX FM and The Weekly Advertiser are continuing their strong connection with Wimmera Machinery Field Days. The stations and newspaper will again have strong presence during all three days at Wimmera Events Centre and set up headquarters near the event’s main administration building. Radio stations 3WM and MIXX […]

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