The Tatura Probus Club held a special barbecue at Ursula Weitacher’s home for its February social event.. It was a perfect summer’s day held in her huge backyard with the lake in the near distance.. Ian Cockayne was the cook for the day, which
Thousands flocked to Kyabram to attend the 72nd annual Kyabram Rodeo.. More than 3000 people attended the event, which had more than 300 entrants keeping the crowd entertained well into the night.. Kyabram AH and P Society secretary Janelle McDonald
Tatura Urban Fire Brigade members can call themselves champions after taking out their section at the 134th Urban Senior State Championships in Bendigo recently.. The team trained hard ahead of taking out the B-section title at Weeroona Oval from
The Irish Stableford teams-of-three event was enjoyed by all who played. Captain Bev made sure there were plenty of prizes to be won. Most golfers got into the spirit and dressed for the occasion, wearing green hats, shirts and green tinsel on their
The youngsters of Tatura are clearly not afraid to bare it all this month with teenager Timothy Runciman-Forster also taking part in this year’s World’s Greatest Shave.. The 14-year-old and his family and friends gathered at Hill Top Golf and
Brendan Spittles sponsored Saturday’s competition which attracted a good field of men and women.. A barbecue was available before hit-off and a player card-draw raffle for two nights’ accommodation plus golf was held at the conclusion of
Witherswood Angus, based in Taminick, was expecting a high level of interest for its sale on Tuesday, March 21 at which 71 bulls were to go under the hammer.. Stud manager Ian Peake said many of the bulls, ranging from 18 to 22 months old, came from
Livestock farmers are calling on the South Australian Government to clarify its plan to offer landowners royalties for gas extraction on their properties.. Livestock SA said the concept, announced in the government’s energy plan last week, seemed
Up to 350 employees at JBS Australia’s Cobram abattoir are set to be affected by a minimum four-week stand-down of workers at the plant.. Announced on Friday, the decision was made ‘‘due to a shortage of suitable small livestock’’ as per
Victoria’s Heyfield timber mill will close next year, putting 250 people out of work, after the owners rejected a government lifeline to keep it open.. Australian Sustainable Hardwood chief executive Vince Hurley said the Gippsland-based mill
The Kerang Pony Club 2017 Gymkhana was held last month with five rings of competition taking place.. Of the major prizes, the Sanda-Rae Perpetual Trophy for Best Educated Mount was won by Kilburns Mary Poppins, ridden by Steph Horton, and the Most
Queenie and I have been putting up with this Flamingo, an interloper, all summer. The Boss's grandkids like playing with it more than they like playing with me.. You could say I'm jealous, but I've always thought it was too big for its boots.. It's
Gooram beef producer Andrew Douglas was looking for a new pasture solution for his 240ha property.. As is typical of farmers in Gooram Valley, Mr Douglas took on the challenges of soil acidity and pushing stocking rates high enough to make a good
As a long-time member of the VFF, Bob Watters has held his fair share of positions.. From being actively involved with the VFF’s Numurkah branch to being on various committees and sitting on the VFF board as its vice-president, Mr Watters has
PGG Wrightson Seeds’ Base AR37 perennial rye-grass has topped the charts in the new Australian Forage Value Index, recently released by Dairy Australia.. The Forage Value Index has found Base AR37 perennial rye-grass to be the highest performing
Daryl Stacey has lived on his family's Tungamah property since 1982. In that time he has only had six dogs, and three of them are still there. There three kelpie-border collie crosses - Lou, 14, and Ned and Tess, both 12 - although semi-retired
South-west Victorian farmers might have experienced their best growing season for years, but now they’re being urged to replenish their paddocks after a long growing season of high pasture yields.. A Pasture Update seminar in Stawell on March 27
The man responsible for the Westminster terror attack that killed three other people and injured 40 has been named by London's Metropolitan Police.
British PM Theresa May has told parliament that the London attacker was UK-born and was known to authorities.
UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says the working assumption is that the Westminster attack is linked to Islamic terrorism.
A man in his 30s has been killed at a national skydiving event east of Perth after his canopy became tangled mid-air.
A Melbourne man who wanted to fight for Islamic State slaughtered his wife in front of their three little children, police court documents allege.
Treasurer Scott Morrison and Labor have traded insults over budget repair during a heated parliamentary question time.
Pauline Hanson has hijacked London terror attack sympathies by calling for a Muslim ban to "solve the problem".