A life well spent in the saddle

WHEN Roy Higgins was eight years old, a farmer placed him on a giant 17-hand horse, slapped the horse’s rump and sent it bolting.
WHEN Roy Higgins was eight years old, a farmer placed him on a giant 17-hand horse, slapped the horse’s rump and sent it bolting.
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THE 2014 Gold City Brahman sale topped at $12,500 for an Elrose sire. THE 2014 Gold City Brahman sale topped at $12,500 for an Elrose sire.
HER Royal Highness the Princess Royal has highlighted the importance of agricultural shows in Brisbane this afternoon. HER Royal Highness the Princess Royal has highlighted the importance of agricultural shows in Brisbane this afternoon.
A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
TWO southern Queensland communities will have an opportunity to learn more about the importance of resilience when rugby league coaching legend Wayne Bennett and ABC sports broadcaster Craig Hamilton host two special evenings on mental health in Goondiwindi and Roma in November.
3:00 AM TWO southern Queensland communities will have an opportunity to learn more about the importance of resilience when rugby league coaching legend Wayne Bennett and ABC sports broadcaster...
WARWICK Lawrence, from Rosebrook in NSW, has been crowned the national campdrafting champion.
25 Oct 14 WARWICK Lawrence, from Rosebrook in NSW, has been crowned the national campdrafting champion. | GALLERY: Gold Cup Campdraft and Rodeo
AFTER three long months of rallying hard behind X Factor contestant Dean Pritchard - who goes under the stage name Dean Ray - Meandarra's home grown hero was named runner-up in a close final on Monday night.
25 Oct 14 AFTER three long months of rallying hard behind X Factor contestant Dean Pritchard - who goes under the stage name Dean Ray - Meandarra's home grown hero was named runner-up in a close...
25 Oct 14 "ALL lipsticked up in the middle of a desert" - the words of internationally acclaimed performance poet Emilie Zoey Baker kicked off the pink cocktail party that started the weekend of...
CASA gives Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport a clear run to its November 17 take-off.
24 Oct 14 CASA gives Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport a clear run to its November 17 take-off.
IMPROVING breed marketing strategy is the focus of newly elected Australian Brangus Cattle Association president Tim Roche.
24 Oct 14 IMPROVING breed marketing strategy is the focus of newly elected Australian Brangus Cattle Association president Tim Roche.
Cattle - Beef
24 Oct 14 A 24-year-old man has survived a two and a half metre fall onto concrete at a Gold Coast hinterland cattle property.
MEAT and Livestock Australia's general manager of livestock productivity, Dr Alex Ball, is overseeing the Australian Beef Language White Paper project and is optimistic about the future.
24 Oct 14 MEAT and Livestock Australia's general manager of livestock productivity, Dr Alex Ball, is overseeing the Australian Beef Language White Paper project and is optimistic about the future.
Cattle - Beef
AFTER a flurry of phone calls, meetings and promises, landholders on the country's tick-free line are still waiting for action.
24 Oct 14  1 AFTER a flurry of phone calls, meetings and promises, landholders on the country's tick-free line are still waiting for action.
Cattle - Beef
A TOP price of $12,000 was achieved at the annual Barcoo Breeders sale at the Blackall saleyards.
23 Oct 14 A TOP price of $12,000 was achieved at the annual Barcoo Breeders sale at the Blackall saleyards.
34 bulls sold to average $3823 at the annual Swan Hill Santa Gertrudis sale.
23 Oct 14 34 bulls sold to average $3823 at the annual Swan Hill Santa Gertrudis sale.
THE 2014 annual Ravensbourne Santa Gertrudis sale topped at $11,000 on Tuesday.
23 Oct 14 THE 2014 annual Ravensbourne Santa Gertrudis sale topped at $11,000 on Tuesday.
23 Oct 14 WANDOAN district Charbray breeder Rob Newcombe of Newcombes Charbrays has been fined $5000 in the Warwick Magistrates' Court on two counts of fraud and one count of attempted fraud, with...
THE construction of new dams throughout Queensland would be just one measure taken to help drought proof the state if federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has his way.
23 Oct 14 THE construction of new dams throughout Queensland would be just one measure taken to help drought proof the state if federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has his way.
THE Rockhampton Brangus sale included 38 registered females that sold to a top of $18,000 twice.
22 Oct 14 THE Rockhampton Brangus sale included 38 registered females that sold to a top of $18,000 twice.
NEARLY 400 commercial Brangus females went under the hammer at the start of the 2014 Rockhampton Brangus sale.
22 Oct 14 NEARLY 400 commercial Brangus females went under the hammer at the start of the 2014 Rockhampton Brangus sale.
The 2014 Rockhampton Brangus bull sale topped at $110,000 and enjoyed a $7387 average.
22 Oct 14 The 2014 Rockhampton Brangus bull sale topped at $110,000 and enjoyed a $7387 average.
22 Oct 14 A 45-year-old man has died following a single vehicle traffic crash near Marlborough overnight.
THE 2014 Gold City Brahman sale topped at $12,500 for an Elrose sire.
21 Oct 14 THE 2014 Gold City Brahman sale topped at $12,500 for an Elrose sire.
HER Royal Highness the Princess Royal has highlighted the importance of agricultural shows in Brisbane this afternoon.
21 Oct 14  1 HER Royal Highness the Princess Royal has highlighted the importance of agricultural shows in Brisbane this afternoon.
THE maturing profile of goats among producers in western parts of Queensland and NSW is evidenced by the booming business being done at Western Meat Exporters' plant at Charleville.
21 Oct 14 THE maturing profile of goats among producers in western parts of Queensland and NSW is evidenced by the booming business being done at Western Meat Exporters' plant at Charleville.
QUEENSLAND'S goat industry has matured a lot in the past 20 years and is bringing excellent returns, but there are still issues to be addressed before a greater number of producers adopt managed herds as part of their operations.
21 Oct 14 QUEENSLAND'S goat industry has matured a lot in the past 20 years and is bringing excellent returns, but there are still issues to be addressed before a greater number of producers adopt...
FIRST-TIME faba bean growers on the Darling Downs have been keen to get their grain delivered and to see the results of their foray into this valuable pulse crop.
20 Oct 14 FIRST-TIME faba bean growers on the Darling Downs have been keen to get their grain delivered and to see the results of their foray into this valuable pulse crop.
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I don't know that that's all so. People generally do best if far from home...thus Aussie
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My grand-daughter, very confident and presentable, now 22 began work in Nth Shore Sydney as
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whilst much input is noted here I think Mouse was close to the point. . Of the several methods
CASA gives Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport a clear run to its November 17 take-off.24 Oct 14 CASA gives Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport a clear run to its November 17 take-off.
The state government has announced a long awaited bypass for Beaudesert.16 Oct 14 The state government has announced a long awaited bypass for Beaudesert.