OPINION: Old MacDonald had a farm, ee i ee i oh!

OPINION: Old MacDonald had a farm, ee i ee i oh!

Not a lot of farmers I know can be found hopping around their paddocks, breaking into song. Come to think

On-farm

06 JUL 2012
OPINION: Why can't I hear the wireless?

OPINION: Why can't I hear the wireless?

When the missus and the Whacker said

On-farm

29 JUN 2012
OPINION: Skun by the genetics of big business

OPINION: Skun by the genetics of big business

Tongue - short cut. Tongue - Swiss special cut. Tongue root, head meat, cheek, lips, tail, liver, kidney,

On-farm

22 JUN 2012
OPINION: There's no treat in going Dutch

OPINION: There's no treat in going Dutch

Did you know the carrot actually began life as purple, or close derivations thereof? But those diligent

On-farm

15 JUN 2012
OPINION: Misogynist? What on earth was she thinking?

OPINION: Misogynist? What on earth was she thinking?

Misogynist. The Whacker has been accused, by some irate, and possibly unbalanced, female reader of practising

On-farm

08 JUN 2012
OPINION: Get stuff! No problem.

OPINION: Get stuff! No problem.

There is a lot to be said about evolution. With various members of the animal kingdom learning new skills,

On-farm

01 JUN 2012
OPINION: Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full. Of dreams.

OPINION: Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full. Of dreams.

I've always felt a little sorry for those goats wanting to run sheep. Let's be honest. It doesn't matter

On-farm

25 MAY 2012
OPINION: What a bunch of absolute, parsimonious, twits

OPINION: What a bunch of absolute, parsimonious, twits

I try not to get involved in matters political. Because, obviously, the people involved in them are so

On-farm

18 MAY 2012
OPINION: Budget Blues - it's the same old song

OPINION: Budget Blues - it's the same old song

The Whacker, as you will know, is no whinger. But it's Budget time, and it would be un-Australian not

On-farm

11 MAY 2012
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

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