Ag Show's strong start

FOOT traffic was strong at the Toowoomba Showgrounds on Tuesday for the first day of the Heritage Bank Ag Show field days.
FOOT traffic was strong at the Toowoomba Showgrounds on Tuesday for the first day of the Heritage Bank Ag Show field days.
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KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence. KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence.
FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia. FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia.
KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand. KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand.
DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum. DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum.
LONGREACH graziers Warwick and Rosemary Champion are fencing off their 20,000 acre Longway station to keep kangaroos away from their pasture.
02 Sep 14 LONGREACH graziers Warwick and Rosemary Champion are fencing off their 20,000 acre Longway station to keep kangaroos away from their pasture.
BILOELA cattleman Craig Radel has some crucial advice for producers who are considering becoming organically certified.
02 Sep 14 BILOELA cattleman Craig Radel has some crucial advice for producers who are considering becoming organically certified.
TWO lucky escapes in separate rollovers outside Kilkivan yesterday underline the message to take extra precaution on rural roads.
01 Sep 14 TWO lucky escapes in separate rollovers outside Kilkivan yesterday underline the message to take extra precaution on rural roads.
THE Roma based Surat Basin Gas Industry Aeromedical Service has airlifted a man who was injured in a single truck rollover between Miles and Yuleba.
01 Sep 14 THE Roma based Surat Basin Gas Industry Aeromedical Service has airlifted a man who was injured in a single truck rollover between Miles and Yuleba.
01 Sep 14 POLICE are investigating a serious single vehicle crash that injured five people last night in Rossville near Cooktown.
Up to 100 young farmer and agribusiness professionals are expected to attend the free GEN XY Farmers Workshop in Goondiwindi on September 10.
01 Sep 14 Up to 100 young farmer and agribusiness professionals are expected to attend the free GEN XY Farmers Workshop in Goondiwindi on September 10.
WHEN the rains of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald belted down on Australia Day last year, the dams on Rodney and Karen Johannesen's property burst, sending a wall of water through the foothills of the Burnett Range.
01 Sep 14 WHEN the rains of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald belted down on Australia Day last year, the dams on Rodney and Karen Johannesen's property burst, sending a wall of water through the...
DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum.
01 Sep 14 DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum.
A BURNING desire to improve the face of Australian agriculture has been the lifeblood of the Wilson family since first making a life for themselves at Calliope Station, Calliope, in 1905.
31 Aug 14 A BURNING desire to improve the face of Australian agriculture has been the lifeblood of the Wilson family since first making a life for themselves at Calliope Station, Calliope, in 1905.
TWO rural mums who run their businesses around life in the bush while rearing young children have been nominated for the 2014 AusMumpreneur Awards.
31 Aug 14 TWO rural mums who run their businesses around life in the bush while rearing young children have been nominated for the 2014 AusMumpreneur Awards.
NOT being able to put her tissue in her bra strap, is what breast cancer survivor Rhonda Barbe said she missed most after her double mastectomy during her battle with the disease.
31 Aug 14 NOT being able to put her tissue in her bra strap, is what breast cancer survivor Rhonda Barbe said she missed most after her double mastectomy during her battle with the disease.
WHEN Aussie Helpers founder Brian Egan travels to Canberra in coming days he will be delivering a message that millions of dollars of drought aid directed at mental health aren’t giving on-ground face-to-face service.
31 Aug 14 WHEN Aussie Helpers founder Brian Egan travels to Canberra in coming days he will be delivering a message that millions of dollars of drought aid directed at mental health aren’t giving...
SHE started married life with a character-building chapter of dust storms and drought in Queensland's far west, and now Jo Wills is calling on every ounce of that experience, along with a naturally bubbly personality, to build her dream tourism venture in the face of life's greatest adversity.
30 Aug 14  1 SHE started married life with a character-building chapter of dust storms and drought in Queensland's far west, and now Jo Wills is calling on every ounce of that experience, along with...
BANDAID solutions are doing nothing to address the crisis in rural funding, according to Australia’s top olive oil producer and former Barcaldine landholder Rob McGavin.
30 Aug 14 BANDAID solutions are doing nothing to address the crisis in rural funding, according to Australia’s top olive oil producer and former Barcaldine landholder Rob McGavin.
THE hurt and pain of northern beef producers watching generations of assets being eroded by the perfect storm of drought, oversupply and poor prices is driving some of Australia’s most enquiring minds after leaving Longreach last week, determined to find long-term solutions to the ogre of non-viability.
30 Aug 14  1 THE hurt and pain of northern beef producers watching generations of assets being eroded by the perfect storm of drought, oversupply and poor prices is driving some of Australia’s most...
THE Bollon Charity Rodeo Association is back in the saddle, hosting its first Champagne Campdraft since 2012 and positively bubbling with high adrenalin action.
29 Aug 14 THE Bollon Charity Rodeo Association is back in the saddle, hosting its first Champagne Campdraft since 2012 and positively bubbling with high adrenalin action. | GALLERY: Bollon Champagne Campdraft
THE state government has extended the timeframe that Wandoan landholders have to respond to an application by QGC to remove potential Strategic Cropping Land status from a large number of properties in the district.
29 Aug 14  2 THE state government has extended the timeframe that Wandoan landholders have to respond to an application by QGC to remove potential Strategic Cropping Land status from a large number...
IT was the moment of truth at Beef Breeding Services, an artificial breeding service centre, just north of Rockhampton.
29 Aug 14 IT was the moment of truth at Beef Breeding Services, an artificial breeding service centre, just north of Rockhampton.
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THE future of a north Queensland irrigation water supply scheme could be in jeopardy if changes to electricity tariffs go through.
29 Aug 14 THE future of a north Queensland irrigation water supply scheme could be in jeopardy if changes to electricity tariffs go through.
THE colder it became the more the buying action heated up with cattle producers tearing into the Palgrove catalogue last Friday.
28 Aug 14 THE colder it became the more the buying action heated up with cattle producers tearing into the Palgrove catalogue last Friday.
28 Aug 14 THE Forensic Crash Unit are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred in Cloyna on Wednesday.
THE best horse riders in the business are bound for Warwick in October to feature in the National Campdraft Championship of Australia for the first time in the sport’s history.
28 Aug 14 THE best horse riders in the business are bound for Warwick in October to feature in the National Campdraft Championship of Australia for the first time in the sport’s history.
WHEN live cattle exports to Indonesia were suspended in June 2011, industry representatives spoke at the time of dire and far-reaching consequences.
28 Aug 14  5 WHEN live cattle exports to Indonesia were suspended in June 2011, industry representatives spoke at the time of dire and far-reaching consequences.
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I would like to see weather prediction policy BAN the word 'event' when forecasting. Once rain
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Competition- CBH is currently wearing competition provision costs of above $2 mill . As a WA
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Can we believe a word they say ?
Up to 100 young farmer and agribusiness professionals are expected to attend the free GEN XY Farmers Workshop in Goondiwindi on September 10.
01 Sep 14 Up to 100 young farmer and agribusiness professionals are expected to attend the free GEN XY Farmers Workshop in...
THE hurt and pain of northern beef producers watching generations of assets being eroded by the perfect storm of drought, oversupply and poor prices is driving some of Australia’s most enquiring minds after leaving Longreach last week, determined to find long-term solutions to the ogre of non-viability.30 Aug 14  1 THE hurt and pain of northern beef producers watching generations of assets being eroded by the perfect storm of...