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THE State government’s pledge to make agriculture one of the four pillars of the economy appear to have fallen by the wayside if its Queensland Plan is anything to go by.
THE State government’s pledge to make agriculture one of the four pillars of the economy appear to have fallen by the wayside if its Queensland Plan is anything to go by.
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THE claim by federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt that the Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative will be restarted with funds from Indian coalminer Adani have been met with scepticism by those working to reinstate the water-saving program. THE claim by federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt that the Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative will be restarted with funds from Indian coalminer Adani have been met with scepticism by those working to reinstate the water-saving program.
AUSTRALIAN Lamb Group's decision to indefinitely suspend trade to Russia has been met with industry caution. AUSTRALIAN Lamb Group's decision to indefinitely suspend trade to Russia has been met with industry caution.
THE prospect of farmers making one annual payment towards a single, strong farm advocacy voice is a possibility. THE prospect of farmers making one annual payment towards a single, strong farm advocacy voice is a possibility.
THERE may have been a marked drop in cereal prices over the past six months, but for pulse producers it's the opposite. THERE may have been a marked drop in cereal prices over the past six months, but for pulse producers it's the opposite.
31 Jul 14 DETERIORATING seasonal conditions undoubtedly contributed to a tough result for vendors at the Sunstate Angus Bull Sale at Warwick on Friday.
THE claim by federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt that the Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative will be restarted with funds from Indian coalminer Adani have been met with scepticism by those working to reinstate the water-saving program.
31 Jul 14 THE claim by federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt that the Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative will be restarted with funds from Indian coalminer Adani have been met with...
MORE than 600 beef producers across northern Australia have been invited to join a voluntary rural debt survey as grazing industry leaders look to ramp up efforts to address the escalating rural debt crisis.
31 Jul 14  1 MORE than 600 beef producers across northern Australia have been invited to join a voluntary rural debt survey as grazing industry leaders look to ramp up efforts to address the...
QUEENSLAND Country Life’s regional staff are wiping the dust off their boots and packing their bags to join their city based colleagues to bring the latest Ekka coverage to our readers.
30 Jul 14 QUEENSLAND Country Life’s regional staff are wiping the dust off their boots and packing their bags to join their city based colleagues to bring the latest Ekka coverage to our readers.
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.
30 Jul 14 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.
TWO thousand kilograms of sausages – that’s how many Rob Ashton makes each week at his Pittsworth and Dalby butcheries.
30 Jul 14 TWO thousand kilograms of sausages – that’s how many Rob Ashton makes each week at his Pittsworth and Dalby butcheries.
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.
30 Jul 14 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...
THE Royal Queensland Show led steer and heifer competition has been rated arguably the best of its kind in Australia.
30 Jul 14 THE Royal Queensland Show led steer and heifer competition has been rated arguably the best of its kind in Australia.
OUR major seedstock players have pulled out all stops to present the best they have in the form of stud cattle at this year's Royal Queensland Show.
30 Jul 14 OUR major seedstock players have pulled out all stops to present the best they have in the form of stud cattle at this year's Royal Queensland Show.
29 Jul 14 POLICE have investigated the discovery of a crashed vehicle in Gympie on Monday.
A WALLUMBILLA couple say neighbourly relations have been severely damaged following more than two years of landholder negotiations with Powerlink over the proposed route of a 275,000 volt power line to service the local CSG industry.
29 Jul 14  1 A WALLUMBILLA couple say neighbourly relations have been severely damaged following more than two years of landholder negotiations with Powerlink over the proposed route of a 275,000...
A CHANGE in marketing direction is proving a successful formula for Roma district cattle producers Craig and Carolyn Coomber.
29 Jul 14 A CHANGE in marketing direction is proving a successful formula for Roma district cattle producers Craig and Carolyn Coomber.
Cattle - Beef
A PASSION for agronomy led Nobby farmer Scott Schelberg to move away to further his knowledge on the subject, only to return more convinced than ever that his family farm is where he belongs.
28 Jul 14 A PASSION for agronomy led Nobby farmer Scott Schelberg to move away to further his knowledge on the subject, only to return more convinced than ever that his family farm is where he...
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 of the game for Longreach grazier and agribusiness webpage developer...
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 a new species of fossilised wood named after him.
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.
A UNIFIED mapping system that gives all 73 Queensland shires access to the same stock movements across the 72,000 kilometres of the state’s stock route network has won a major international award.
26 Jul 14 A UNIFIED mapping system that gives all 73 Queensland shires access to the same stock movements across the 72,000 kilometres of the state’s stock route network has won a major...
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 makes equestrian sport look easy.
WESTERN Queensland graziers have questioned their industry lobby group’s commitment to fencing as a wild dog containment strategy.
25 Jul 14 WESTERN Queensland graziers have questioned their industry lobby group’s commitment to fencing as a wild dog containment strategy.
GRAZIERS up against one of nature’s smartest hunters may now be able to enlist a new age in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology to help them combat the threat of wild dogs.
25 Jul 14  3 GRAZIERS up against one of nature’s smartest hunters may now be able to enlist a new age in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology to help them combat the threat of wild dogs.
QUEENSLAND'S vegetation management system will be further relaxed in August with the introduction of six new self-assessable codes by the Queensland Government.
25 Jul 14 QUEENSLAND'S vegetation management system will be further relaxed in August with the introduction of six new self-assessable codes by the Queensland Government.
QUEENSLANDERS are being encouraged to keep an eye out for firebugs in their neck of the woods.
25 Jul 14 QUEENSLANDERS are being encouraged to keep an eye out for firebugs in their neck of the woods.
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.
24 Jul 14  1 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. | Port Alma gains momentum 
Cattle - Beef
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THE State government’s pledge to make agriculture one of the four pillars of the economy appear to have fallen by the wayside if its Queensland Plan is anything to go by.31 Jul 14 THE State government’s pledge to make agriculture one of the four pillars of the economy appear to have fallen by...
MORE than 600 beef producers across northern Australia have been invited to join a voluntary rural debt survey as grazing industry leaders look to ramp up efforts to address the escalating rural debt crisis.
31 Jul 14  1 MORE than 600 beef producers across northern Australia have been invited to join a voluntary rural debt survey as...