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AN ancient Italian breed of guardian dog has been a saving grace for Queensland woolgrower Karen Huskisson.

Rise of the guardians  

AN ancient Italian breed of guardian dog has been a saving grace for Queensland woolgrower Karen Huskisson.
UPDATED 2.20pm: THE murder of a departmental inspector at Croppa Creek last night will be addressed in Moree court on August 5.
12:29 AM UPDATED 2.20pm: THE murder of a departmental inspector at Croppa Creek last night will be addressed in Moree court...
ENVIRONMENTAL groups say the Coalition's approved Queensland Carmichael coalmine will contribute to a “carbon bomb”.
29 Jul 14 1 ENVIRONMENTAL groups say the Coalition's approved Queensland Carmichael coalmine will contribute to a “carbon bomb”.
THERE may have been a marked drop in cereal prices over the past six months, but for pulse producers it's the opposite. 4:00 AM THERE may have been a marked drop in cereal prices over the past six months, but for pulse producers it's the opposite.
AS farmers of all types feel the cost-price squeeze, modern agricultural co-operatives could be the answer to boosting producer power. 4:00 AM 15 AS farmers of all types feel the cost-price squeeze, modern agricultural co-operatives could be the answer to...

THE eyes of Australia - and even across the Tasman - will be focused on the Royal Queensland Show this year as youth compete in a range of judging and parading competitions on a national level.
Eyes of Australia on Queensland THE eyes of Australia - and even across the Tasman - will be...
HE is one of central Queensland’s most respected cattlemen, and at the age of 96, Eric Nobbs maintains a hands-on role in his family’s beef business.
Eric's Ekka tradition HE is one of central Queensland’s most respected cattlemen, and...
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D8, you are about to find out how the market adapts and the signals come back. There is nothing
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Rob A; throughout Europe that is way they apply a top up to their ag producers, by taxing at the
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No mention of collaboration between buyer? The losing bidder sets the price in an open cry
LONGWARRY Food Park could be the next Australian dairy asset to fall into foreign hands as surging demand for milk powders and infant formula in Asia drive a rush of takeovers in the sector. LONGWARRY Food Park could be the next Australian dairy asset to fall into foreign hands as surging demand for milk...

HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name of the game for Longreach grazier and agribusiness webpage developer James Walker.28 Jul 14  1 HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name...
QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh’s letter to Federal Treasurer Hockey, formally requesting action under the Federal Competition and Consumer Act, is yet to reach Canberra.24 Jul 14 QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh’s letter to Federal Treasurer Hockey, formally requesting action under...
WORKING with semen and testicles is no laughing matter but a sense of humour is essential, says a bull whisperer.
WORKING with semen and testicles is no laughing matter but a sense of humour is essential, says a bull whisperer.

A CHANGE in marketing direction is proving a successful formula for Roma district cattle producers Craig and Carolyn Coomber.
More than one direction A CHANGE in marketing direction is proving a successful formula...
LNP SENATOR for Queensland Matt Canavan has thrown his support behind a proposal to make live cattle exports from Port Alma a reality within the next three months.
Senator throws weight behind Port Alma LNP SENATOR for Queensland Matt Canavan has thrown his support...
AN ancient Italian breed of guardian dog has been a saving grace for Queensland woolgrower Karen Huskisson. AN ancient Italian breed of guardian dog has been a saving grace for Queensland woolgrower Karen Huskisson.

SHEEP producers have impressed on Agriculture Minister John McVeigh the necessity of building a fence control wild dogs in western Queensland.11 Jun 14  1 SHEEP producers have impressed on Agriculture Minister John McVeigh the necessity of building a fence control wild...
DUBAI may not be ready for Andrew and Maree King’s organic lamb but they are busily lining up plenty of new domestic markets.03 Jun 14  1 DUBAI may not be ready for Andrew and Maree King’s organic lamb but they are busily lining up plenty of new domestic...
MORE than 100 million ­people living in Guangdong eat about 12 million tonnes of grains a year. But the demand for cereal is far greater, as the province feeds livestock. This is where Australia comes in.7:55 AM  1 MORE than 100 million ­people living in Guangdong eat about 12 million tonnes of grains a year. But the demand for...
BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the AGIC final day.29 Jul 14  5 BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the...
AFTER just five years in the Australian market, motorbike, ATV and UTV manufacturer CFMoto has sold its 10,000th vehicle in Australia.

FARMERS across the country are hunting for a non-chemical method of reducing the weed seed bank.15 Mar 14  1 FARMERS across the country are hunting for a non-chemical method of reducing the weed seed bank.
FOR a limited time, Mahindra is offering its new Max sub-compact series tractors with a 0.9 percent interest rate.15 Mar 14 FOR a limited time, Mahindra is offering its new Max sub-compact series tractors with a 0.9 percent interest rate.
FRUIT fly management across Australia has received a boost with the establishment of the new National Fruit Fly Advisory Committee.18 Jul 14 FRUIT fly management across Australia has received a boost with the establishment of the new National Fruit Fly...
TREASURY Wine Estates CEO Mike Clarke’s high-stakes promotional gamble appears to have paid off.29 Jul 14 TREASURY Wine Estates CEO Mike Clarke’s high-stakes promotional gamble appears to have paid off.
THE Barossa Valley's Schild Estate is the latest winery business to go on the block, as it seeks to tap the growing investor interest in a sector long dogged by oversupply and low prices.29 Jul 14 THE Barossa Valley's Schild Estate is the latest winery business to go on the block, as it seeks to tap the growing...
A PRIVATE investor has bought a million-dollar portfolio of blue gum plantations in Victoria, as more smaller investors zero in on the sector.28 Jul 14 A PRIVATE investor has bought a million-dollar portfolio of blue gum plantations in Victoria, as more smaller...
HE may not be 92 million years old but Longreach Regional Council mayor Joe Owens has just had the honour of having a new species of fossilised wood named after him.27 Jul 14 HE may not be 92 million years old but Longreach Regional Council mayor Joe Owens has just had the honour of having...
KEN Hall is on a mission. The 74-year-old Hervey Bay pensioner and one-time drover wants a nationwide radio service that provides access to the news and information taken for granted by other Australians.19 Jul 14  1 KEN Hall is on a mission. The 74-year-old Hervey Bay pensioner and one-time drover wants a nationwide radio service...
GRAEME McKenzie is a quiet, family man who does not seem comfortable talking about his achievements.27 Jul 14  1 GRAEME McKenzie is a quiet, family man who does not seem comfortable talking about his achievements.
DEEP in concentration and moving as one with her Connemara/Thoroughbred-cross horse, Feldale Mouse, Isabel English makes equestrian sport look easy.26 Jul 14 DEEP in concentration and moving as one with her Connemara/Thoroughbred-cross horse, Feldale Mouse, Isabel English...