OPINION: Carbon tax creates a whole new cattle class

OPINION: Carbon tax creates a whole new cattle class

Well Julia might have hit the campaign trail earlier than any Prime Minister who has gone before, but

On-farm

22 FEB 2013
OPINION: Bloody Yanks - they're over subsidised and over here

OPINION: Bloody Yanks - they're over subsidised and over here

First it was the big one, W, W, 2. And while our boys were doing the hard yards on the Kokoda, the Yanks

On-farm

15 FEB 2013
OPINION: When bigger, obscenely bigger, is certainly not best

OPINION: When bigger, obscenely bigger, is certainly not best

And before the show we were going to have a picnic lunch in the city and just watch the city slickers

On-farm

08 FEB 2013
OPINION: Julia pack your bags and get out - now

OPINION: Julia pack your bags and get out - now

It's hard to know who should be offended most. Women – absolutely. Asian women even more so. Voters

On-farm

01 FEB 2013
OPINION: Get me a gun. And protect me from these idiots

OPINION: Get me a gun. And protect me from these idiots

Stone those bloody crows. I used to think Americans were a bloody strange mob. And after their response

On-farm

25 JAN 2013
OPINION: To the barricades. Farming is fighting for its life

OPINION: To the barricades. Farming is fighting for its life

Forget the boat people, we've got bigger problems. Much bigger problems. And farming is a big part of

On-farm

18 JAN 2013
OPINION: It's enough to bring a tear to your eye

OPINION: It's enough to bring a tear to your eye

When the Whacker was a little tacker, my old gramps still had some heavy horse on his property. And even

On-farm

11 JAN 2013
OPINION: We're being robbed blind - and can't see our way clear

OPINION: We're being robbed blind - and can't see our way clear

The old Whacker put in a bit of time with the grandchildren over the Christmas break. Which this year,

On-farm

04 JAN 2013
OPINION: How to make 2013 a really happy New Year

OPINION: How to make 2013 a really happy New Year

Now we have Christmas and that out of the way I feel we know each other well enough for me to share my

On-farm

27 DEC 2012
OPINION: Whacker's wish list for this Christmas

OPINION: Whacker's wish list for this Christmas

My mother had the shelves above the old HMV record player – a marvel of technology which could stack

On-farm

21 DEC 2012
OPINION: Sheep people - why are they always bleating?

OPINION: Sheep people - why are they always bleating?

Believe it or not, some of my best friends are farmers. And you might find it equally hard to believe

On-farm

14 DEC 2012
OPINION: What a sorry pack of ba%?#@*ds!

OPINION: What a sorry pack of ba%?#@*ds!

We have become a pretty sorry lot. Sorry for just about everything which has happened to us and sorry,

On-farm

07 DEC 2012
OPINION: It's a restaurant mate. Not a research station!

OPINION: It's a restaurant mate. Not a research station!

On more than one occasion, when the Whacker and the missus were courting, and when I couldn't really

On-farm

30 NOV 2012
OPINION: Things are going organically insane

OPINION: Things are going organically insane

Far be it from me to say I told you so. But I did. And in case you are confused it's organics I am talking

On-farm

23 NOV 2012
OPINION: Get on board now - Joe has got to go

OPINION: Get on board now - Joe has got to go

Vote 'No Joe'. Joe who? Don't be embarrassed for not knowing who, because this Joe is a bit of a chameleon.

On-farm

16 NOV 2012
OPINION: Vale Elders

OPINION: Vale Elders

The flag is being slowly, sadly, lowered onto the remains of a bush legend. Elders has finally been bled

On-farm

09 NOV 2012

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