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THE northern beef industry is honeycombed by debt and lack of profitability according to NABRC chairman Ralph Shannon.

Northern beef crisis needs strategy  

THE northern beef industry is honeycombed by debt and lack of profitability according to NABRC chairman Ralph Shannon.
RETIREMENT is treating ex PBR (Professional Bull Riders) bullfighter Shane ‘Maddog’ Simpson well. 4:00 AM RETIREMENT is treating ex PBR (Professional Bull Riders) bullfighter Shane ‘Maddog’ Simpson well.
TOWNSVILLE’S winter racing carnival – rated by some as the best for many years – closed on Saturday.
There were many highlights and yours truly figured in one – the Cleveland Bay. I thought my horse Living on a Prayer had been beaten until the number went up.
Talk about the agony and the ecstasy! 4:00 AM TOWNSVILLE’S winter racing carnival – rated by some as the best for many years – closed on Saturday. There were...
NORTH Queensland machinery enthusiasts must have felt like kids in a candy store at the 6th biennial Queensland Heritage Rally which was held in North Queensland for the first time at the Ayr Showgrounds from July 25-27. 31 Jul 14 NORTH Queensland machinery enthusiasts must have felt like kids in a candy store at the 6th biennial Queensland...
AUSTRALIA'S obsession with building new roads at the expense of rail ­networks is harming the country's international competitiveness. 31 Jul 14 2 AUSTRALIA'S obsession with building new roads at the expense of rail ­networks is harming the country's...
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how much would our farmers get if they controlled the supply chain
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Twiggy is in bed with wrong group - the BCA represents foreign interests in this country and it
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It seems ridiculous to have to state the obvious, but there you go. Sad that the industry is so
TWO new Austrade investment specialists will add to Australia’s foreign investment capacity in agribusiness and food, says the Trade Minister. TWO new Austrade investment specialists will add to Australia’s foreign investment capacity in agribusiness and...
THE Australian beef industry needs to accelerate its shift away from being a commodity producer to a specialist producer of high quality product.11:39 AM  1 THE Australian beef industry needs to accelerate its shift away from being a commodity producer to a specialist...
THE record for monthly beef exports will be set higher again in July, with exports for the month likely to surpass May's big volumes.7:32 AM  1 THE record for monthly beef exports will be set higher again in July, with exports for the month likely to surpass...

RECENT figures from the NT Livestock Exporters Association have painted a surprisingly positive picture of live export from the Top End.24 Jul 14 RECENT figures from the NT Livestock Exporters Association have painted a surprisingly positive picture of live...
JOHN and Roz Mercer are leading up to their 11th annual on property sale to be held on July 26 in the Mary Valley, via Gympie.09 Jul 14 JOHN and Roz Mercer are leading up to their 11th annual on property sale to be held on July 26 in the Mary Valley,...
THE surge of lambs into the saleyards has put pressure on prices forcing some markets to lose ground for the fifth week in a row. THE surge of lambs into the saleyards has put pressure on prices forcing some markets to lose ground for the fifth...

CONSIDERABLE canola crop losses in the southern region have led to the emergency funding package of $315,000.31 Jul 14 CONSIDERABLE canola crop losses in the southern region have led to the emergency funding package of $315,000.
MORE than 100 million ­people living in Guangdong eat about 12 million tonnes of grains a year. But the demand for cereal is far greater, as the province feeds livestock. This is where Australia comes in.30 Jul 14  3 MORE than 100 million ­people living in Guangdong eat about 12 million tonnes of grains a year. But the demand for...

WILMAR should be 'ready for a fight on a scale not seen before' in the Australian industry, says industry group Canegrowers.
23 May 14  13 WILMAR should be "ready for a fight on a scale not seen before" in the Australian industry, says industry group...
SUGAR Research Australia (SRA) and Herbert Cane Productivity Services Ltd (HCPSL) held a joint harvesting forum on Wednesday May 9, 2014 with around 25 growers, harvest operators and millers attended.14 May 14 SUGAR Research Australia (SRA) and Herbert Cane Productivity Services Ltd (HCPSL) held a joint harvesting forum on...
AFTER just five years in the Australian market, motorbike, ATV and UTV manufacturer CFMoto has sold its 10,000th vehicle in Australia.

FRUIT fly management across Australia has received a boost with the establishment of the new National Fruit Fly Advisory Committee.18 Jul 14 FRUIT fly management across Australia has received a boost with the establishment of the new National Fruit Fly...
TREASURY Wine Estates CEO Mike Clarke’s high-stakes promotional gamble appears to have paid off.29 Jul 14 TREASURY Wine Estates CEO Mike Clarke’s high-stakes promotional gamble appears to have paid off.
THE Barossa Valley's Schild Estate is the latest winery business to go on the block, as it seeks to tap the growing investor interest in a sector long dogged by oversupply and low prices.29 Jul 14 THE Barossa Valley's Schild Estate is the latest winery business to go on the block, as it seeks to tap the growing...
A PRIVATE investor has bought a million-dollar portfolio of blue gum plantations in Victoria, as more smaller investors zero in on the sector.28 Jul 14 A PRIVATE investor has bought a million-dollar portfolio of blue gum plantations in Victoria, as more smaller...

AUSTRALIA may have been built on the back of the sheep and the best teamsters may have been built their teams with horses and bullocks, but it was the goat that made the Stainkey brothers their living.21 Jun 14 AUSTRALIA may have been built on the back of the sheep and the best teamsters may have been built their teams with...
VALUABLE information was gained regarding the current state of the beef industry by those that received a passport to the ‘Australian Beef Dinner’ held the night of the first day of the Richmond field days at the town's Shire Hall.17 Jun 14 VALUABLE information was gained regarding the current state of the beef industry by those that received a passport...