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WITH the completion of the NBN’s satellite ground station at Waroona in WA, remote Australia took a step closer to fast broadband.
WITH the completion of the NBN’s satellite ground station at Waroona in WA, remote Australia took a step closer to fast broadband.
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WHEN Keith and Bev Lacey bought the property they had managed for 23 years in 1999, they realised they needed something to round out their Droughtmaster/Brahman herd. WHEN Keith and Bev Lacey bought the property they had managed for 23 years in 1999, they realised they needed something to round out their Droughtmaster/Brahman herd.
SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship. SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship.
NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas. NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas.
THE 2014 Queensland bull selling season hit a new high of $45,000 on Thursday. THE 2014 Queensland bull selling season hit a new high of $45,000 on Thursday.
LOCK the Gate started too late to lock down CSG in Queensland, but the timing is just right for NSW, says the movement's founder.
11:39 AM LOCK the Gate started too late to lock down CSG in Queensland, but the timing is just right for NSW, says the movement's founder.
THE QRRRWN announced the winners of their coveted annual Strong Women Awards at a gala dinner at their state conference last night.
11:20 AM THE QRRRWN announced the winners of their coveted annual Strong Women Awards at a gala dinner at their state conference last night.
THE acquisition of three IGA supermarkets in WA by Coles will not be opposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
10:39 AM THE acquisition of three IGA supermarkets in WA by Coles will not be opposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.  | Coles to axe 400-plus jobs  | Little guys take on Woolies and... 
A VARIED career -- including time as an Australian Army officer and working on overseas aid and development projects -- is evident in how Tatyoon grazier Craig Hinchcliffe runs his property.
10:27 AM A VARIED career -- including time as an Australian Army officer and working on overseas aid and development projects -- is evident in how Tatyoon grazier Craig Hinchcliffe runs his property.
THE grassroots spirit of Aussie Rules football and the Australian wool industry have joined forces to celebrate strong community connections.
9:51 AM THE grassroots spirit of Aussie Rules football and the Australian wool industry have joined forces to celebrate strong community connections. | Superfine hangs in the balance  | Capturing 'Secret Merino Business' 
Sheep - Wool
BEEF, lamb and wool prices will rise this financial year, according to the national commodity forecaster.
8:57 AM BEEF, lamb and wool prices will rise this financial year, according to the national commodity forecaster. | Time for action on rural debt  | Elders in trading halt 
TOURING an abattoir in China last month, MD of Frontier International Agri Hamish Browning was surprised: there was not a beast in sight.
7:49 AM  2 TOURING an abattoir in China last month, MD of Frontier International Agri Hamish Browning was surprised: there was not a beast in sight. | CCA left out in the cold  | Aussie beef brands win big in... 
Cattle - Beef
STANDING behind a barbecue in Shenzen's Ole supermarket, Graham Flynn had attracted a small crowd.
7:32 AM STANDING behind a barbecue in Shenzen's Ole supermarket, Graham Flynn had attracted a small crowd. | Dairy needs China FTA: Robb  | Serving the Asia-Pacific food... 
Cattle - Beef
FOLLOWING the smart money in China right now means buying a dairy, growing some blueberries or investing in a pig farm.
7:17 AM  1 FOLLOWING the smart money in China right now means buying a dairy, growing some blueberries or investing in a pig farm. | Serving the Asia-Pacific food...  | China trip will bring FTA to... 
POPULATION growth and an expanding middle class are fuelling demand for food in Asia, and affording beef in China is now a status symbol.
7:15 AM  3 POPULATION growth and an expanding middle class are fuelling demand for food in Asia, and affording beef in China is now a status symbol. | Tech giants turn to agriculture  | Dairy needs China FTA: Robb 
THE government’s proposed code of conduct on bulk wheat export port access arrangements could face an eleventh hour termination.
4:00 AM  6 THE government’s proposed code of conduct on bulk wheat export port access arrangements could face an eleventh hour termination. | Single desk's last gasp fades  | Port code co-op exemption... 
THE endless landscape as we fly towards Miles is littered with pockmarks.
4:00 AM THE endless landscape as we fly towards Miles is littered with pockmarks.
NEW Zealand's fragmented wool industry has taken a step towards consolidation with the purchase by the Primary Wool Co-operative of a Wool Equities stake.
4:00 AM NEW Zealand's fragmented wool industry has taken a step towards consolidation with the purchase by the Primary Wool Co-operative of a Wool Equities stake. | Robodogs? Get the flock out of...  | Capturing 'Secret Merino Business' 
JOE Hockey’s tour of drought ravaged communities in Queensland and NSW was more than just a listening exercise.
4:00 AM  2 JOE Hockey’s tour of drought ravaged communities in Queensland and NSW was more than just a listening exercise. | Country to deliver budget's...  | Hockey fuels rural gap fears 
A FAILURE by peak bodies to represent the grassfed cattle sector in the 2011 live trade ban has prompted recommendations for structural reform.
4:00 AM  3 A FAILURE by peak bodies to represent the grassfed cattle sector in the 2011 live trade ban has prompted recommendations for structural reform. | 'Reform CCA': grassfed levy report  | Big beefs with Senate grassfed... 
Cattle - Beef
LAUREN Hewitt wants to share the success of Queensland farmers in overhauling the State's management of leasehold land with the rest of Australia.
4:00 AM LAUREN Hewitt wants to share the success of Queensland farmers in overhauling the State's management of leasehold land with the rest of Australia. | Overcoming the real barriers to...  | Telling positive stories of... 
JACKIE Jarvis is producing a series of video
4:00 AM  1 JACKIE Jarvis is producing a series of video "postcards" to highlight the potential for refugees to ease rural Australia's chronic labour shortage. | Overcoming the real barriers to...  | Helping future dairy leaders... 
DINGOES, wild dogs – whatever you call them - are bad news for the sheep industry but they get results for many cattle producers.
4:00 AM  7 DINGOES, wild dogs – whatever you call them - are bad news for the sheep industry but they get results for many cattle producers. | Human error created dog problem  | The feral solution 
VIDEO: THREE peak livestock organisations have pooled $5 million to fund a new group and raise awareness of biosecurity risk.
17 Sep 14 VIDEO: THREE peak livestock organisations have pooled $5 million to fund a new group and raise awareness of biosecurity risk. | CSIRO cuts animal health research  | Something fishy in biosecurity... 
MEAT processing plant workers at Casino have been reimbursed almost $43,000 after they were wrongly stood down.
17 Sep 14  1 MEAT processing plant workers at Casino have been reimbursed almost $43,000 after they were wrongly stood down. | Caratti to appeal corruption ruling  | Taxpayer slug for reef compromise 
Cattle - Beef
PLANS by a senior government senator to review all agricultural levies are counterproductive, says a leading Tasmanian cropper.
17 Sep 14  1 PLANS by a senior government senator to review all agricultural levies are counterproductive, says a leading Tasmanian cropper.
AT the core of Ken Henry's plea for Australia to think differently about global forces is the importance of human capital.
17 Sep 14  4 AT the core of Ken Henry's plea for Australia to think differently about global forces is the importance of human capital. | Woolworths posts $2.45b profit  | Serving the Asia-Pacific food... 
BARNABY Joyce is calling for nominations from farmers, import and export industries for the 2015 Biosecurity Awards.
17 Sep 14  1 BARNABY Joyce is calling for nominations from farmers, import and export industries for the 2015 Biosecurity Awards.
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Angus, thank you for your voice of reason. It is pleasing to note that attitudes are changing,
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Bush kids doing well in business isn't really ground breaking news if you think about it.
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Would love to hear more stories like this!!
THEY'RE bright red, shiny and hard to miss. At least, they were when they first arrived at Burnett Youth Learning Centre (BYLC) three months ago. 
14 Sep 14 THEY'RE bright red, shiny and hard to miss. At least, they were when they first arrived at Burnett Youth Learning...
Member for Warrego Howard Hobbs has announced he is quitting state politics.05 Sep 14  2 Member for Warrego Howard Hobbs has announced he is quitting state politics.