A lifetime in beef

A CONVERSATION on a train set the Rich family at Blackall on its path to breeding Devon cattle, a course that ends this year with retirement.
A CONVERSATION on a train set the Rich family at Blackall on its path to breeding Devon cattle, a course that ends this year with retirement.
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AGRIBUSINESS specialist Simon Talbot has been appointed the new NFF CEO, unveiling one of NFF's best kept secrets.
AGRIBUSINESS specialist Simon Talbot has been appointed the new NFF CEO, unveiling one of NFF's best kept secrets.
GEORGE Millington became only the fourth owner of Collinsville Station when he bought the vast SA pastoral holding and Merino stud last week. GEORGE Millington became only the fourth owner of Collinsville Station when he bought the vast SA pastoral holding and Merino stud last week.
THINGS are tough for superfine wool producers, but the price differential between quality superfine types and other wools is returning. THINGS are tough for superfine wool producers, but the price differential between quality superfine types and other wools is returning.
THE NTCA briefed Tony Abbott about the northern cattle industry’s steady rehabilitation during the PM’s Top End tour this week. THE NTCA briefed Tony Abbott about the northern cattle industry’s steady rehabilitation during the PM’s Top End tour this week.
23 Sep 14 THE Dalby Forensic Crash Unit (FCU) is investigating a fatal traffic crash at Nandi this morning.
23 Sep 14 CARS, buses and trucks up to 22.5 tonnes will be able to cross Angellala Creek for the first time today following the serious truck accident from earlier this month.
THE consumption of algae by livestock and poultry may provide a solution to one of the great deficiencies in the modern human diet.
23 Sep 14 THE consumption of algae by livestock and poultry may provide a solution to one of the great deficiencies in the modern human diet.
VINTAGE vehicles and machinery will hold centre stage at the 21st annual Historic Truck, Tractor and Machinery Show.
23 Sep 14 VINTAGE vehicles and machinery will hold centre stage at the 21st annual Historic Truck, Tractor and Machinery Show.
SPRINGSURE district beef producer Christine Rolfe, Birrong, has nominated to run as general president at the forthcoming AgForce council elections.
22 Sep 14  4 SPRINGSURE district beef producer Christine Rolfe, Birrong, has nominated to run as general president at the forthcoming AgForce council elections.
THE diverse lyrics and melodies of Howard and David Bellamy have been a staple of the country music scene world-wide for decades.
21 Sep 14 THE diverse lyrics and melodies of Howard and David Bellamy have been a staple of the country music scene world-wide for decades.
RIDING undefeated racehorse Black Caviar's first foal 
is a goal most jockeys could only dream of.
21 Sep 14 RIDING undefeated racehorse Black Caviar's first foal is a goal most jockeys could only dream of.
PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his approach to farming locally.
20 Sep 14 PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his approach to farming locally.
SOME people go campdrafting, others go racing.
But central Queenslander Billy Geddes has taken racing one step further, being the first person to complete the iconic Tatts Finke Desert Race course twice.
20 Sep 14 SOME people go campdrafting, others go racing. But central Queenslander Billy Geddes has taken racing one step further, being the first person to complete the iconic Tatts Finke Desert...
GRAINS industry leaders have moved to establish a steering committee to drive the availability of multi-peril insurance products for Australian primary producers following a landmark meeting in Melbourne last week.
20 Sep 14 GRAINS industry leaders have moved to establish a steering committee to drive the availability of multi-peril insurance products for Australian primary producers following a landmark...
A BRIEF report on the Greenup Eidsvold Station Santa Gertrudis sale.
19 Sep 14 A BRIEF report on the Greenup Eidsvold Station Santa Gertrudis sale.
HE is often cast as a politician out of touch with the people but landholders at the Charleville drought meeting saw the softer side of Joe Hockey when he responded with warmth to a tearful plea from a young producer last Thursday.
19 Sep 14 HE is often cast as a politician out of touch with the people but landholders at the Charleville drought meeting saw the softer side of Joe Hockey when he responded with warmth to a...
THERE were tears of desperation, pleas for common sense and calls for a major overhaul of long term drought policy when landholders met Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey and Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce, in Charleville and Mitchell last Thursday.
19 Sep 14  1 THERE were tears of desperation, pleas for common sense and calls for a major overhaul of long term drought policy when landholders met Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey and Agriculture...
FEEDER cattle have continued to attract strong prices at Queensland selling centres this week as lotfeeders race to secure supply.
19 Sep 14  3 FEEDER cattle have continued to attract strong prices at Queensland selling centres this week as lotfeeders race to secure supply.
Cattle - Beef
A BRIEF summary of the 2014 Gyranda Santa Gertrudis bull sale.
18 Sep 14 A BRIEF summary of the 2014 Gyranda Santa Gertrudis bull sale.
A TOP price of $36,000 was achieved on the first day of selling at the Droughtmaster National Sale at CQLX, Gracemere, on Tuesday.
18 Sep 14 A TOP price of $36,000 was achieved on the first day of selling at the Droughtmaster National Sale at CQLX, Gracemere, on Tuesday.
18 Sep 14 Police have charged a man following an incident that occurred on September 17 in Bouldercombe, south-west of Rockhampton.
MAREEBA'S very own cowgirl Renee Boston has put her home town on the map after being crowned the 2014 Rodeo Queen of Australia and Ms Rodeo Fundraiser during the awards dinner on the Gold Coast on Saturday night.
18 Sep 14  1 MAREEBA'S very own cowgirl Renee Boston has put her home town on the map after being crowned the 2014 Rodeo Queen of Australia and Ms Rodeo Fundraiser during the awards dinner on the...
THE QRRRWN announced the winners of their coveted annual Strong Women Awards at a gala dinner at their state conference last night.
18 Sep 14  2 THE QRRRWN announced the winners of their coveted annual Strong Women Awards at a gala dinner at their state conference last night.
THE endless landscape as we fly towards Miles is littered with pockmarks.
18 Sep 14  4 THE endless landscape as we fly towards Miles is littered with pockmarks.
DARLING Downs farmers Trevor Rauchle and his son Tim are all set to go with a summer crop-planting program that this year will focus on sorghum and corn, but not include cotton.
16 Sep 14 DARLING Downs farmers Trevor Rauchle and his son Tim are all set to go with a summer crop-planting program that this year will focus on sorghum and corn, but not include cotton.
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.
16 Sep 14 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.
Cattle - Beef
VISITORS from Argentina, South Africa and Canada converged on Gracemere Saleyards for the National Braford Bull Sale last week.
15 Sep 14 VISITORS from Argentina, South Africa and Canada converged on Gracemere Saleyards for the National Braford Bull Sale last week.
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You can spend you life making excuses why you don't forward sell or you could lock it very
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CMT, I think we can also point to the loss of buying power of a tonne of wheat today, compared
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Bronwyn, why is it that people like you assume that caring for animals automatically equates to
SPRINGSURE district beef producer Christine Rolfe, Birrong, has nominated to run as general president at the forthcoming AgForce council elections.22 Sep 14  4 SPRINGSURE district beef producer Christine Rolfe, Birrong, has nominated to run as general president at the...
PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his approach to farming locally.20 Sep 14 PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his...