Veteran stock and station agent John Friend is at the helm of a multitude of breeding and fattening operations across Queensland and the Northern Territory predominantly utilising Red Angus and Red Senegus bulls. John is currently building up the herd with an eye towards breaking into the high end restaurant market in China.
A smorgasbord of top-flight Angus and Senegus genetics will be available for buyers to choose from during the annual Australian Topstock Barcaldine Bull Sale on February 23.
The most interesting feature of the home isn’t revealed in its ornate ceilings or homestead fixtures, it’s contained in one of the bedroom cupboards.
The Mt Garnet Turf Club will celebrate its 80th birthday in style during the Mt Garnet Races and Rodeo being held from Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6, this year.
Charters Towers-based producers John and Sally Turley made their first trip to the February All Breeds Sale last year to look for bulls from the diverse range of breeds on offer to put over their Charbray cows on their fattening block Durdham Downs Station near Clermont.
If you're an equine enthusiast, a bull riding fanatic or love soaking up the atmosphere of a traditional agricultural show, be sure to make a beeline for Cloncurry between June and August this year.
More than 80 vendors will present a meticulously selected draft of 415 lots drawn from 14 breeds and their composites during the 2018 February All Breeds Bull and Female Sale.
NQ Dry Tropics’ Landholders Driving Change project aims to tackle erosion and improve land management, productivity and reef water quality in the Burdekin region – and graziers have been helping to design solutions.