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
OPINION: Left with a funny taste in my mouth

OPINION: Left with a funny taste in my mouth

From the get-go I don't want you getting me mixed up. I am one of those guys who love shopping. Supermarket

On-farm

13 JAN 2012
OPINION: God save our memories

OPINION: God save our memories

My bucket list is long. It is also varied (or for the educated amongst us, eclectic). And very expensive.

On-farm

06 JAN 2012
OPINION: It all fell, or felt, flat

OPINION: It all fell, or felt, flat

Do you remember the sponge? Soft, so soft, and in our family usually vanilla, and lashings of cream with

On-farm

23 DEC 2011
OPINION: Dial M for Murder

OPINION: Dial M for Murder

As a parent, or in my case parent and grandparent, the nightmare is always going to be that call in the

On-farm

16 DEC 2011
OPINION: You poor old buggers

OPINION: You poor old buggers

If you can't teach an old dog new tricks, farming is stuffed.

On-farm

09 DEC 2011
OPINION: Please sir, can I have some more?

OPINION: Please sir, can I have some more?

America has become the most sophisticated Third World economy on the planet. According to documentaries

On-farm

02 DEC 2011

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