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AFTER the business at hand was settled during the first day of the 43rd ICPA state conference in Townsville on Thursday, members reconvened at the Pavilion Room, at Jupiters Hotel and Casino for a night filled with moving speeches, some great grub and plenty of laughter.

ICPA Dinner shines bright  

AFTER the business at hand was settled during the first day of the 43rd ICPA state conference in Townsville on Thursday, members
A HUGE Sale selection of 270 top quality Grey Brahman bulls underwritten by beef performance credentials of a very high standard, will provide a valuable incentive for all buyers at the 27th Wilangi Invitation Brahman Sale at Charters Towers on November 27-28 3:00 AM A HUGE Sale selection of 270 top quality Grey Brahman bulls underwritten by beef performance credentials of a very...
ICPA president Andrew Pegler injected much-needed confidence into the embattled distance education system at the conference in Townsville. 25 Oct 14 ICPA president Andrew Pegler injected much-needed confidence into the embattled distance education system at the...
THE MLA has a long road ahead before winning the support of the people on the land, if the sentiments expressed at Charters Towers on Thursday are indicative. 25 Oct 14 THE MLA has a long road ahead before winning the support of the people on the land, if the sentiments expressed at...
THE government continues to face speculation about biosecurity being shifted from the Department of Agriculture to Immigration. 25 Oct 14 THE government continues to face speculation about biosecurity being shifted from the Department of Agriculture to...

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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I don't know that that's all so. People generally do best if far from home...thus Aussie
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My grand-daughter, very confident and presentable, now 22 began work in Nth Shore Sydney as
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whilst much input is noted here I think Mouse was close to the point. . Of the several methods
THE MLA has a long road ahead before winning the support of the people on the land, if the sentiments expressed at Charters Towers on Thursday are indicative.25 Oct 14 THE MLA has a long road ahead before winning the support of the people on the land, if the sentiments expressed at...
IMPROVING breed marketing strategy is the focus of newly elected Australian Brangus Cattle Association president Tim Roche.24 Oct 14 IMPROVING breed marketing strategy is the focus of newly elected Australian Brangus Cattle Association president Tim...

THE MLA has a long road ahead before winning the support of the people on the land, if the sentiments expressed at Charters Towers on Thursday are indicative.25 Oct 14 THE MLA has a long road ahead before winning the support of the people on the land, if the sentiments expressed at...
THE Northern Territory live export industry is surging ahead and has smashed industry export records.23 Oct 14  1 THE Northern Territory live export industry is surging ahead and has smashed industry export records.
FORTY of the world’s most luxurious suits to be fashioned this year will come from the wool grown on the backs of a 10,500-head Merino flock in Victoria. FORTY of the world’s most luxurious suits to be fashioned this year will come from the wool grown on the backs of a...

AS GRAZIERS reliant on run-off for stock water get nervous after the dry spring across western Victoria, borers Howard (left) and Paul Milne report they have been inundated with inquiry.3:00 AM AS GRAZIERS reliant on run-off for stock water get nervous after the dry spring across western Victoria, borers...
THE Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) today said pockets of locust activity in NSW and Queensland presented no cause for wider immediate concern.23 Oct 14 THE Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) today said pockets of locust activity in NSW and Queensland presented...

THE Australian government and Terrain NRM are offering Wet Tropics’ sugar cane farmers an opportunity to further improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.24 Oct 14  1 THE Australian government and Terrain NRM are offering Wet Tropics’ sugar cane farmers an opportunity to further...
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...

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.
QUEENSLAND will host a trifecta of national vegetable conferences with Ausveg confirming it will head back to the Gold Coast for its 2015 national gathering.21 Oct 14 QUEENSLAND will host a trifecta of national vegetable conferences with Ausveg confirming it will head back to the...
THE first auction of Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm properties could be declared a 'non-starter' after all were passed in at auction on Thursday.24 Oct 14 THE first auction of Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm properties could be declared a "non-starter" after all were...
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...

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...