Blackall welcomes Troy

STUDENTS of the Blackall State School had the pleasure of singing with country music star Troy Cassar-Daley last Friday.
STUDENTS of the Blackall State School had the pleasure of singing with country music star Troy Cassar-Daley last Friday.
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LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift. LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift.
IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week. IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures. THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures.
THANKS to 100 millimetres of soaking rain at the start of May, Dalby district farmer Glenn Pumpa is again optimistic.
3:00 AM THANKS to 100 millimetres of soaking rain at the start of May, Dalby district farmer Glenn Pumpa is again optimistic.
YOU don't have to travel far in the bush to find someone who enjoys a cuppa and smoko - particularly if you've been around Condamine, in the western Darling Downs, of late.
22 May 15 YOU don't have to travel far in the bush to find someone who enjoys a cuppa and smoko - particularly if you've been around Condamine, in the western Darling Downs, of late.
VETERAN cattle producer Eric Nobbs passed on Thursday afternoon, surrounded by his family, at the Biloela Hospital.
22 May 15 VETERAN cattle producer Eric Nobbs passed on Thursday afternoon, surrounded by his family, at the Biloela Hospital. | Remembering an icon: Eric Nobbs  | GALLERY: Remembering Eric Nobbs
QUEENSLAND Country Life's final feature length interview with Central Queensland cattleman, Eric Nobbs.
22 May 15 QUEENSLAND Country Life's final feature length interview with Central Queensland cattleman, Eric Nobbs. | Qld salutes a legend  | GALLERY: Remembering Eric Nobbs
PETER and Thumper Clark might have a raging drought happening at Leander, just west of Longreach, but they still grow prize-winning sheep.
22 May 15 PETER and Thumper Clark might have a raging drought happening at Leander, just west of Longreach, but they still grow prize-winning sheep.
CENTRAL Queensland bull riders Sonny Schafferius and Ryan Storey will be two to watch in the annual Nebo Rodeo on Saturday.
22 May 15 CENTRAL Queensland bull riders Sonny Schafferius and Ryan Storey will be two to watch in the annual Nebo Rodeo on Saturday.
LIVESTOCK transporters are one step closer to driving type 2 road trains through to the Roma Saleyards from western routes.
22 May 15 LIVESTOCK transporters are one step closer to driving type 2 road trains through to the Roma Saleyards from western routes.
AFTER two long years, consensus has finally been reached on a way forward for a fencing strategy in the central west.
22 May 15  6 AFTER two long years, consensus has finally been reached on a way forward for a fencing strategy in the central west.
PROLONGED drought and last year's dramatic dip in cattle prices forced the Titmarsh family to destock their Maryborough property to below half its carrying capacity.
22 May 15 PROLONGED drought and last year's dramatic dip in cattle prices forced the Titmarsh family to destock their Maryborough property to below half its carrying capacity.
Cattle - Beef
FAIRFAX Media has announced plans to revitalise its newsrooms serving regional, rural and suburban Queensland.
21 May 15 FAIRFAX Media has announced plans to revitalise its newsrooms serving regional, rural and suburban Queensland.
UPDATED 8.05am: FRESH concerns about changes to native vegetation laws and increased activity from the “tree police” have surfaced.
21 May 15  1 UPDATED 8.05am: FRESH concerns about changes to native vegetation laws and increased activity from the “tree police” have surfaced.
IT'S a one-year anniversary no-one wanted to celebrate - the Longreach Saleyard hasn't held a cattle sale for a year now.
21 May 15 IT'S a one-year anniversary no-one wanted to celebrate - the Longreach Saleyard hasn't held a cattle sale for a year now.
LIVESTOCK agent Tim McHugh believes animal rights campaigners should consider the welfare implications of shutting down live-export markets.
21 May 15 LIVESTOCK agent Tim McHugh believes animal rights campaigners should consider the welfare implications of shutting down live-export markets.
Cattle - Beef
THE highly sought after Jerry's Gully property in the Morinish district has sold under the hammer for $2.1 million.
20 May 15 THE highly sought after Jerry's Gully property in the Morinish district has sold under the hammer for $2.1 million.
THE tireless work of Kogan firefighters to keep their community safe was recognised on Monday.
20 May 15 THE tireless work of Kogan firefighters to keep their community safe was recognised on Monday.
RESIDENTS in the western Darling Downs and Maranoa are set to benefit from a major boost to communication services, particularly during emergencies.
20 May 15 RESIDENTS in the western Darling Downs and Maranoa are set to benefit from a major boost to communication services, particularly during emergencies.
19 May 15  1 A FRASERS Livestock Transport driver is in the Townsville Hospital, following a B-Triple road train roll-over on Monday night.
GELBVIEH cow Sunshine Gem claimed the top beef accolade at the Gympie Show on Saturday.
19 May 15 GELBVIEH cow Sunshine Gem claimed the top beef accolade at the Gympie Show on Saturday.
GUESSWORK can prove an expensive gamble in broadacre cropping, but Queensland-designed mobile technology is hoping to iron out some of those uncertainties.
18 May 15 GUESSWORK can prove an expensive gamble in broadacre cropping, but Queensland-designed mobile technology is hoping to iron out some of those uncertainties.
SITUATED 101 kilometres north-east of Goondiwindi, on the southern edge of the Darling Downs, is Inglewood Farms - the leading producer of organic free-range chicken in Australia - owned by Andrew Youngberry, the unintentional king of organic chicken.
17 May 15  1 SITUATED 101 kilometres north-east of Goondiwindi, on the southern edge of the Darling Downs, is Inglewood Farms - the leading producer of organic free-range chicken in Australia - owned...
FOUR cowboys will fly the flag for the north when the first Australian Professional Rodeo Association rodeo for the new season starts at Nebo on May 23.
16 May 15 FOUR cowboys will fly the flag for the north when the first Australian Professional Rodeo Association rodeo for the new season starts at Nebo on May 23.
WHILE the beef capital of Rockhampton was buzzing with vitality last week to welcome an estimated 85,000 visitors, it's easy to forget that a powerful cyclone ripped through the region just a matter of weeks ago.
15 May 15 WHILE the beef capital of Rockhampton was buzzing with vitality last week to welcome an estimated 85,000 visitors, it's easy to forget that a powerful cyclone ripped through the region...
AURIZON says it will run its livestock trains with less than full bookings to demonstrate its
15 May 15  1 AURIZON says it will run its livestock trains with less than full bookings to demonstrate its "strong support" to the agriculture industry.
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Barnaby must be the world's first Agriculture Minister to make the US's Entertainment Tonight!
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Curious that Rob Moore thinks that scientist = money. He should have a look in the nearest CSIRO
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AUSVEG, between the supermarkets screaming in their ears and the public servants resisting
THE reputation of Australia’s cattle industry as a whole and the live export sector in particular came in for scrutiny by CPC CEO Troy Setter.07 May 15  1 THE reputation of Australia’s cattle industry as a whole and the live export sector in particular came in for...
MORE than 300 jobs could be created on the Darling Downs if local company FK Gardner and Sons' plan to build a new abattoir is approved. 
30 Apr 15  2 MORE than 300 jobs could be created on the Darling Downs if local company FK Gardner and Sons' plan to build a new...