OPINION: Back to Wooleen - what a pair of idiots

OPINION: Back to Wooleen - what a pair of idiots

On the one hand station owners David Pollock and Frances Jones are on the verge of something truly incredible,

On-farm

04 MAY 2012
OPINION: Forgive me friends, for I have sinned

OPINION: Forgive me friends, for I have sinned

I've never mentioned this. To anyone. Not the missus. And certainly never to the old man or mum. But

On-farm

27 APR 2012
OPINION: Making it mandatory - hammering sense into the senseless

OPINION: Making it mandatory - hammering sense into the senseless

Way back, when the Whacker was just a tacker, life was chock full of mandatories. Such as everyone sitting

On-farm

20 APR 2012
OPINION: Aussie beef gets the raw (Brazilian) prawn

OPINION: Aussie beef gets the raw (Brazilian) prawn

Well, well, well. Yes, yes, I know, three holes in the ground. But there's nothing funny about the pigeons

On-farm

13 APR 2012
OPINION: Stop beefing about Indonesia and start selling

OPINION: Stop beefing about Indonesia and start selling

Now the old Whacker lays no claim to being any great economist. No, I hear you saying

On-farm

11 APR 2012
OPINION: Farming - a bloody business at the best (and worst) of times

OPINION: Farming - a bloody business at the best (and worst) of times

In the forbidding old days of Imperial China, many a poor miscreant suffered the death of a thousand

On-farm

30 MAR 2012
OPINION: Holy cow! Now we're getting sacred cows!

OPINION: Holy cow! Now we're getting sacred cows!

Stone the crows. Is it a case of the lunatics running the asylum? Or in bush parlance, have we now got

On-farm

23 MAR 2012
OPINION: No sex please, we're farmers

OPINION: No sex please, we're farmers

One of my uncles actually began the family diaspora. The useless git simply could not stand in the middle

On-farm

15 MAR 2012
OPINION: Head to the left and cough!

OPINION: Head to the left and cough!

The old Whacker's been somewhat reluctant, let alone embarrassed, to bring this up. But at a field day

On-farm

13 MAR 2012
OPINION: Business going right down the septic tank

OPINION: Business going right down the septic tank

What was it about the Yanks that my old dad used to say during the war? That's right. They're overpaid,

On-farm

02 MAR 2012
OPINION: Vote 1 Whacker!

OPINION: Vote 1 Whacker!

For mine, politicians are not much better than stud breeders. Can't get to them when you want them, and

On-farm

24 FEB 2012
OPINION: Joe must go!

OPINION: Joe must go!

Now correct me if I am wrong. And as most of you would be all too well aware, the last time I was wrong

On-farm

17 FEB 2012
OPINION: You think you've got problems

OPINION: You think you've got problems

JIM Stynes stepped down as Melbourne Football Club president last week.

On-farm

07 FEB 2012
OPINION: I think I can, I think I can...

OPINION: I think I can, I think I can...

Way back when my old dad first started farming, owning his own tractor seemed the stuff of dreams. Of

On-farm

03 FEB 2012
OPINION: Reds under our beds! Strike me pink!

OPINION: Reds under our beds! Strike me pink!

When I was about knee-high to a grasshopper the bogeyman was the Russians. Those pesky Soviets were

On-farm

27 JAN 2012
OPINION: Carbon tax a black day for the bush

OPINION: Carbon tax a black day for the bush

There was a time when I thought I had the potential to be a great writer. Albeit of fiction. My most

On-farm

20 JAN 2012

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