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AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring.

AACo's transition to strong position  

AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring.
THE Charters Towers Amateur Race Club was awash with activity on Saturday during the annual Amateur race day meet with people coming from all over the North. 19 Oct 14 THE Charters Towers Amateur Race Club was awash with activity on Saturday during the annual Amateur race day meet...
WARREN Truss says Labor’s effort to reinvigorate representation and policy via its new Country Caucus won’t be taken seriously by voters. 19 Oct 14 2 WARREN Truss says Labor’s effort to reinvigorate representation and policy via its new Country Caucus won’t be taken...
THERE’S a new antidote for the headaches and fist-clenching associated with filling out government grant forms for agricultural projects: it’s called crowdfunding. 19 Oct 14 1 THERE’S a new antidote for the headaches and fist-clenching associated with filling out government grant forms for...
BARNABY Joyce’s ongoing battle against exotic pests and diseases incursions was boosted this week by an informative trip to northern Australia. 18 Oct 14 2 BARNABY Joyce’s ongoing battle against exotic pests and diseases incursions was boosted this week by an informative...

NORTH IN FOCUS

TERRITORIANS should welcome, not worry about, foreign investment in the region’s agricultural sector, according to Primary Industry and Fisheries Minister Willem Westra van Holthe. TERRITORIANS should welcome, not worry about, foreign investment in the region’s agricultural sector, according to...

The magic of the Ewan Races enchanted the crowd as the great atmosphere seemingly saturated the air06 Oct 14 The magic of the Ewan Races enchanted the crowd as the great atmosphere seemingly saturated the air
IT was the Burdekin’s turn to view the iconic Melbourne Cup on its country-wide tour on Saturday. 23 Sep 14 IT was the Burdekin’s turn to view the iconic Melbourne Cup on its country-wide tour on Saturday.
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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 potential of Indonesia as an export market for Australian produce mustn’t be submerged under the hype around China, says Simon Talbot. THE potential of Indonesia as an export market for Australian produce mustn’t be submerged under the hype around...
AFTER good falls of rain most markets saw a significant drop in numbers yarded, and prices eased as a result.20 Oct 14 AFTER good falls of rain most markets saw a significant drop in numbers yarded, and prices eased as a result.
STRONG business performance by key imported beef users in Japan underpinned increased beef consumption in August.17 Oct 14 STRONG business performance by key imported beef users in Japan underpinned increased beef consumption in August.

ACCORDING TO the Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA) there are approximately 450 accredited beef cattle feedlots in Australia with over 95 per cent family owned and operated. They are generally located in areas which have a ready access to grain, cattle and water.09 Oct 14 ACCORDING TO the Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA) there are approximately 450 accredited beef cattle...
THE popular Annual MAGS Droughtmaster Sale will again service the cattle producers of Central and Northern Queensland with an offering of 80 bulls selected for the auction to be held at Dalrymple Saleyards, Charters Towers on Monday, November 10.08 Oct 14 THE popular Annual MAGS Droughtmaster Sale will again service the cattle producers of Central and Northern...
'DOWN, down, prices are down' ... Coles appears to be spot on with its catchy jingle when it comes to Merino wool garments. "DOWN, down, prices are down" ... Coles appears to be spot on with its catchy jingle when it comes to Merino wool...

WHILE the Victorian Farmers Federation is no closer to a grain trade licensing system, Brett Hosking sees a silver lining.19 Oct 14  3 WHILE the Victorian Farmers Federation is no closer to a grain trade licensing system, Brett Hosking sees a silver...
A COMPREHENSIVE overview of investments that are helping drive the production of the grains industry has been released.16 Oct 14  4 A COMPREHENSIVE overview of investments that are helping drive the production of the grains industry has been released.

THE Far North Queensland sugar industry marked a significant milestone on Friday, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cairns Bulk Sugar Terminal (BST).05 Oct 14 THE Far North Queensland sugar industry marked a significant milestone on Friday, celebrating the 50th anniversary...
THE heartland of Australia’s sugar industry is on the cutting-edge of a new way of farming, but surprisingly growing crops is not the sole focus.03 Oct 14 THE heartland of Australia’s sugar industry is on the cutting-edge of a new way of farming, but surprisingly growing...
FARMERS looking to improve their whole storage system to leverage marketing opportunities are considering on-farm weighbridges. FARMERS looking to improve their whole storage system to leverage marketing opportunities are considering on-farm...

IT WAS 'gold, gold, gold' for Carlo Lorenti from Clayfield Markets Fresh, who bid $30,000 this season's symbolic first tray of the golden fruit at the Brisbane Markets Mango Auction.14 Oct 14 IT WAS "gold, gold, gold" for Carlo Lorenti from Clayfield Markets Fresh, who bid $30,000 this season's symbolic...
A WELL known Tasmanian has been acknowledged with a prestigious onion industry award.16 Oct 14 A WELL known Tasmanian has been acknowledged with a prestigious onion industry award.
THURSDAY will see the first of three property auctions to finalise the sale of former billionaire Nathan Tinkler's racing empire Patinack Farm.20 Oct 14 THURSDAY will see the first of three property auctions to finalise the sale of former billionaire Nathan Tinkler's...
A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders.20 Oct 14  5 A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top...

16 Oct 14 FARM life with its country setting is often idealised but with more than 60 per cent of Queensland in drought, concern is growing for the mental health of farmers.
BEFORE mechanical harvesters, the gangs of cane cutters were known as the gentlemen of the flashing blade. They laboured in the hot cane fields with skill and grit. 
The inaugural Cumic Steel Men of Steel Hand Cane Cutting Championships at Castor Park in Mourilyan this month were created to bring a slice of North Queensland history back to life.14 Oct 14 BEFORE mechanical harvesters, the gangs of cane cutters were known as the gentlemen of the flashing blade. They...