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Editor of the Northern Valleys News Tamieka Preston

A budding opportunity

Emile Kranse had just returned home to Muchea after two years managing flower warehouses in China when he noticed Australia’s largest waxflower farm, Muchea Gold...

Grass vs Grain

The question of whether grass or grain fed beef is better is a hotly contended issue, and all passionate cattle farmers will tell you...

Beef in the black

The grass is slick with rain at David and Sara Roe’s 1930 hectare grazing property Benalong, west of Gingin, and their handsome black angus...

Blueberry Bliss

Troy and Tracie Easter are anticipating hand-picking up to 50,000 punnets of blueberries this season from their fledgling farming enterprise Blueberry Bliss just south...

A productive pumpkin patch

It’s a family affair in the pumpkin patch at the Mitchell family’s horticulture venture west of Gingin with girls Darcie and Grace on hand...

Feast of Northern Valleys Flavours competition

We’re calling all local producers, food professionals and home cooks to send in a recipe which uses locally produced, in-season produce. The top 12...

Two for the price of one

For the sixth year in a row, the same purebred shorthorn cow on Steve Parson’s Gingin farm has surprised her owner with twins. Affectionately known...

Rough riding in the rain

The Bindoon and Districts Agricultural Society Inc. hosted its inaugural rodeo right after the Bindoon Show on Saturday 19th October. Even the showers didn’t deter...

Cattle club shine in the show ring

The seven student members of the Cattle club at The Bindoon Catholic Agricultural College and their mentor, Kevin Marshall are riding high after multiple...

Concept for Bullsbrook’s new hub revealed

The City of Swan unveiled it’s concept plans for a new Community and Learning Centre at two community information sessions on September 18. About...

Ripe for picking

  Ann Graham of Burroloo Well Hydroponics is enjoying a bumper season of tomatoes this year, and the 500 odd plants in her hydroponics growing...

Bred for performance

For horse breeder Dolly van Zaane, Bindoon, there’s no greater satisfaction than seeing one of her horses reach the performance pinnacle for which they...
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