Townsville Grammar School's new principal Timothy Kelly is looking forward to working with the school community to develop strategies and implement programs aimed at further enhancing the educational opportunities students receive at the school.
The Gray family on Wallebella, south of Wallumbilla, are in the midst of increasing the Angus content in the herd as they work towards gaining Certified Angus Beef branding.
The bi-annual 2018 Innisfail Agricultural Field Day taking place at the Innisfail Showgrounds on April 19 is drawing strong interest from new and returning exhibitors.
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.
The stage is set for the 2018 Mareeba Rodeo to be one of the most anticipated events on the FNQ social calendar with close to 14,000 spectators passing through the gates at Kerribee Park last year.
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.
A strong focus on keeping the agricultural side of the Hughenden Show alive is key to its ongoing appeal and popularity according to Show Society secretary Maree Christensen.
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.
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.
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.