Debt gulf widens

WHEN live cattle exports to Indonesia were suspended in June 2011, industry representatives spoke at the time of dire and far-reaching consequences.
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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THE drought-enforced gap in Droughtmaster bull supplies in western Queensland this year brought a lot of new buyers to the Artesian Droughtmaster sale at Blackall on Monday. THE drought-enforced gap in Droughtmaster bull supplies in western Queensland this year brought a lot of new buyers to the Artesian Droughtmaster sale at Blackall on Monday.
THE last month of winter saw another month of high lamb production in Australia, at 40,459 tonnes cwt – an increase of 7pc on year-ago levels according to MLA. THE last month of winter saw another month of high lamb production in Australia, at 40,459 tonnes cwt – an increase of 7pc on year-ago levels according to MLA.
RECEIVERS for 10 financially distressed rural properties in central and southern Queensland have achieved well over $12 million in sales. RECEIVERS for 10 financially distressed rural properties in central and southern Queensland have achieved well over $12 million in sales.
AUSMEAT CEO Ian King is adamant there is a robust audit system in place to ensure processors are compliant when it comes to grading meat.

AUSMEAT CEO Ian King is adamant there is a robust audit system in place to ensure processors are compliant when it comes to grading meat.
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.
A MASSIVE investment in Australia's ailing freight network will be crucial if primary producers are to fully capitalise on growing demand from Asia in the coming decades.
11 Oct 14 A MASSIVE investment in Australia's ailing freight network will be crucial if primary producers are to fully capitalise on growing demand from Asia in the coming decades.
CENTRAL Queensland is a step closer to become the food bowl of Australia with its regional mayors endorsing a grand agriculture plan.
10 Oct 14  1 CENTRAL Queensland is a step closer to become the food bowl of Australia with its regional mayors endorsing a grand agriculture plan.
THREE federal government MPs took to the skies this morning from Rockhampton Airport to inspect prospective infrastructure projects in the region.
09 Oct 14 THREE federal government MPs took to the skies this morning from Rockhampton Airport to inspect prospective infrastructure projects in the region.
THE eyes of the aviation world are on this runway. Watching every precious minute on the countdown to November 17, when QantasLink will start double daily return flights from Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport to Sydney, is Denis Wagner, overseeing the final stages of the ambitious project's construction.
04 Oct 14 THE eyes of the aviation world are on this runway. Watching every precious minute on the countdown to November 17, when QantasLink will start double daily return flights from Brisbane...
GLOBAL animal health and nutrition company Alltech has bought SA premix manufacturer and feed ingredient supplier Lienert Australia.
25 Sep 14 GLOBAL animal health and nutrition company Alltech has bought SA premix manufacturer and feed ingredient supplier Lienert Australia.
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.
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.
THEY'RE bright red, shiny and hard to miss. At least, they were when they first arrived at Burnett Youth Learning Centre (BYLC) three months ago.
14 Sep 14 THEY'RE bright red, shiny and hard to miss. At least, they were when they first arrived at Burnett Youth Learning Centre (BYLC) three months ago.
CENTRAL Queensland could be transformed into a food bowl - not a dust bowl - if the bold plan for a mega plan on the Fitzroy River gets off the ground.
09 Sep 14 CENTRAL Queensland could be transformed into a food bowl - not a dust bowl - if the bold plan for a mega plan on the Fitzroy River gets off the ground.
IT could be dismissed as an old man's sentimental dream, but surrounded by more than 60 years' worth of meticulous record-keeping, Sir Graham McCamley is backing up his vision.
09 Sep 14 IT could be dismissed as an old man's sentimental dream, but surrounded by more than 60 years' worth of meticulous record-keeping, Sir Graham McCamley is backing up his vision.
Member for Warrego Howard Hobbs has announced he is quitting state politics.
05 Sep 14  3 Member for Warrego Howard Hobbs has announced he is quitting state politics.
CAPITAL of all sorts – human and foreign predominantly – is the currency needed to give Australia’s troubled northern beef industry a chance at getting back up off its knees, according to speakers at the CEO outback business summit held in Longreach recently.
05 Sep 14  4 CAPITAL of all sorts – human and foreign predominantly – is the currency needed to give Australia’s troubled northern beef industry a chance at getting back up off its knees, according...
MOMEMTUM is building behind a push to develop a sustainable national model for multi-peril crop insurance.
05 Sep 14 MOMEMTUM is building behind a push to develop a sustainable national model for multi-peril crop insurance.
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.
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...
A PROJECT designed to increase the number of organically certified beef businesses is on track to draw an extra 100 producers and an additional 30,000 certified organic carcases into the growing market.
28 Aug 14  1 A PROJECT designed to increase the number of organically certified beef businesses is on track to draw an extra 100 producers and an additional 30,000 certified organic carcases into the...
A TASTE for growth has seen Adelaide-based company Drakes Supermarkets buy out one of its long-term suppliers of fruit and vegetables, Wilson's Fresh Produce.
25 Aug 14 A TASTE for growth has seen Adelaide-based company Drakes Supermarkets buy out one of its long-term suppliers of fruit and vegetables, Wilson's Fresh Produce.

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And what return will they get ? perhaps 2% on capital invested , there are a lot of better
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Property prices should really be in respect of what they(the property) produces as a business,
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Bushie, did you see the comments by JT about big mouth farmer haters who cant substantiate their
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.
THREE federal government MPs took to the skies this morning from Rockhampton Airport to inspect prospective infrastructure projects in the region.

09 Oct 14 THREE federal government MPs took to the skies this morning from Rockhampton Airport to inspect prospective...