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IT was the Burdekin’s turn to view the iconic Melbourne Cup on its tour around the country. Over the past ten years it has traveled over 300,000 kilometres around Australia and on Saturday it was at the Burdekin race course at Home Hill Accompanied by 1999 Melbourne Cup winning jockey, John Marshall and the Victorian Racing Club’s Tour Ambassador Jo Hutson.

'The Cup' comes to the Burdekin  

IT was the Burdekin’s turn to view the iconic Melbourne Cup on its tour around the country. Over the past ten years it has traveled over
THE chief executive of the Department of Primary Industry has used the inaugural NT Field Days to outline his vision for the region’s path to agricultural prosperity. 4:00 AM THE chief executive of the Department of Primary Industry has used the inaugural NT Field Days to outline his vision...
THERE is just a hint of scepticism over the merger of Australian Racing Board (ARB), Racing Information Services Australia (RISA) and the Australian Stud Book (ASB) to form a new national body to be known as ‘Racing Australia’. 4:00 AM THERE is just a hint of scepticism over the merger of Australian Racing Board (ARB), Racing Information Services...
AUSTRALIA'S rural sector might not want to rush into an FTA with China, but we could soon find China is doing a lot more business with our competitors. 4:00 AM AUSTRALIA'S rural sector might not want to rush into an FTA with China, but we could soon find China is doing a lot...
CATTELEMEN have articulated seven “urgent solutions” to resolve their worsening debt crisis in a key document to be tabled at a roundtable tomorrow. 22 Sep 14 2 CATTELEMEN have articulated seven “urgent solutions” to resolve their worsening debt crisis in a key document to be...

HIGH calibre speakers were in full force at the recent 2014 Beef Producers Field Day which was held at the Malanda High School on the Atherton Tablelands.14 Sep 14 HIGH calibre speakers were in full force at the recent 2014 Beef Producers Field Day which was held at the Malanda...
CHIEF Minister Adam Giles has launched celebrations for the 175th Anniversary of the Port of Darwin.10 Sep 14 CHIEF Minister Adam Giles has launched celebrations for the 175th Anniversary of the Port of Darwin.
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The PGA's own figures show they are just a noisy minority, pushing GM canola onto all farmers
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The GM industry should pay for any damage it does to the livelihoods of farmers and others in
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I think war is here. what will wheat be worth in a hyperinflated economy and will people have
THE price of wheat, Australia's sixth biggest export, has fallen by about 31pc since May, and is at a four-year low. The price of sugar has fallen by 25pc since mid-year, and soybean prices have fallen by 39pc. THE price of wheat, Australia's sixth biggest export, has fallen by about 31pc since May, and is at a four-year low....
WITH mixed yardings in eastern markets, the EYCI was at 360.25c/kg cwt at close of Monday’s markets, down 2c on last week.4:00 AM WITH mixed yardings in eastern markets, the EYCI was at 360.25c/kg cwt at close of Monday’s markets, down 2c on last...
DESPITE  a fall in numbers at Roma, Queensland, eastern cattle markets closed slightly firmer.23 Sep 14 DESPITE a fall in numbers at Roma, Queensland, eastern cattle markets closed slightly firmer.

LEADING Brahman stud vendors from across Australia are eagerly anticipating putting their respective top quality bulls through the sale ring at CQLX Gracemere during the 2014 Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale (RBWS) being held on October 6-8.20 Sep 14 LEADING Brahman stud vendors from across Australia are eagerly anticipating putting their respective top quality...
WITH the Westech field days held only every third year in the central west town of Barcaldine, the Twilight Bull Sale regularly draws a large crowd of buyers and onlookers as a major attraction and social event.13 Sep 14 WITH the Westech field days held only every third year in the central west town of Barcaldine, the Twilight Bull...
EMMA Clapham, the grand daughter of legendary Merino studmaster, Basil Clapham, wowed the Brownlow Medal red carpet at Melbourne's Crown Casino this week wearing wool. EMMA Clapham, the grand daughter of legendary Merino studmaster, Basil Clapham, wowed the Brownlow Medal red carpet...

DESPITE an unprecedented early start to the 2014/15 harvest period in the north following a dry warm winter, CBH Geraldton Zone manager Duncan Gray says CBH is more than ready to take in the new crop. 
4:00 AM DESPITE an unprecedented early start to the 2014/15 harvest period in the north following a dry warm winter, CBH...
A MANDATORY code on port access arrangements for bulk wheat exports has been finalised, but the news sparked has mixed industry reaction.4:00 AM  1 A MANDATORY code on port access arrangements for bulk wheat exports has been finalised, but the news sparked has...

WITH just over half of the 2014 sugarcane crop now crushed, the Australian sugar industry looks to be heading for its highest crush since 2006 with current forecasts putting the crop at about 32 million tonnes.20 Sep 14 WITH just over half of the 2014 sugarcane crop now crushed, the Australian sugar industry looks to be heading 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...

EXCELLENT harvesting conditions have topped a good growing season to see the majority of the State’s macadamia producers finally able to align solid yields with good prices.10 Sep 14 EXCELLENT harvesting conditions have topped a good growing season to see the majority of the State’s macadamia...
FRUIT and vegetable growers are being asked to make submissions to a national fruit fly strategy by September 30 this year.10 Sep 14 FRUIT and vegetable growers are being asked to make submissions to a national fruit fly strategy by September 30...
A FIVE-hectare barramundi farm in the rural town of Kangarilla on the ­outskirts of Adelaide has been listed for sale by receivers.15 Sep 14 A FIVE-hectare barramundi farm in the rural town of Kangarilla on the ­outskirts of Adelaide has been listed for...
THE historic Kameruka dairy estate in the NSW Bega Valley has been listed for sale by its ­English owners with an asking price of between $11-$12 million.15 Sep 14 THE historic Kameruka dairy estate in the NSW Bega Valley has been listed for sale by its ­English owners with an...

PREPARATIONS are underway for the staging of the inaugural North Queensland Hand Cane Cutting Championships to be held on Sunday October 5 at Castor Park, Mourilyan.22 Sep 14 PREPARATIONS are underway for the staging of the inaugural North Queensland Hand Cane Cutting Championships to be...
LAST month Christine Hills was waking up on the Harvard University campus in Boston in the United States.
Back in Australia, on the weekends, Christine wakes up to her farm in Moura and during the week she wakes up to her house in Rockhampton.21 Sep 14 LAST month Christine Hills was waking up on the Harvard University campus in Boston in the United States. Back in...