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 reconvened at the Pavilion Room, at Jupiters Hotel and Casino for a night filled with moving speeches, some great grub and plenty of laughter.
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.
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A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
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. 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.
AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring. AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring.
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 high standard, will provide a valuable incentive for all buyers at the...
Cattle - Beef
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 conference in Townsville.
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 Charters Towers on Thursday are indicative.
Cattle - Beef
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 improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.
STUDMASTER and commercial cattle producer buyers of poll Droughtmaster bulls will welcome the forthcoming annual MAGS Droughtmaster Sale.
24 Oct 14 STUDMASTER and commercial cattle producer buyers of poll Droughtmaster bulls will welcome the forthcoming annual MAGS Droughtmaster Sale.
Cattle - Beef
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.
Cattle - Beef
EIGHT leading Queensland Brangus operations has combined their collective worth to stage this years 2014 Charters Towers Invitational Brangus Sale, Charters Towers, 10am Monday, November 3.
23 Oct 14 EIGHT leading Queensland Brangus operations has combined their collective worth to stage this years 2014 Charters Towers Invitational Brangus Sale, Charters Towers, 10am Monday, November 3.
Cattle - Beef
GROWING up in the saddle Greg Cook could not imagine his life without horses, successfully combining his career and lifestyle working with the animals he is so passionate about.
22 Oct 14 GROWING up in the saddle Greg Cook could not imagine his life without horses, successfully combining his career and lifestyle working with the animals he is so passionate about.
CONTINUED tough Northern conditions adversely impacted the 2014 Gold City Brahman Sale held at Charters Towers on Friday but the figures showed a marked improvement upon the 2013 sale.
21 Oct 14 CONTINUED tough Northern conditions adversely impacted the 2014 Gold City Brahman Sale held at Charters Towers on Friday but the figures showed a marked improvement upon the 2013 sale.
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 with people coming from all over the North.
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.
CORAL reef fin fish will be off limits from midnight Tuesday, October 21, as part of the first of two annual closures that protect these fish during spawning season.
16 Oct 14 CORAL reef fin fish will be off limits from midnight Tuesday, October 21, as part of the first of two annual closures that protect these fish during spawning season.
THE Mareeba Stock and Rural Crime Squad Detectives and Ravenshoe Police are currently investigating the theft of five large cattle skulls from Glen Gordon Station near Millstream.
15 Oct 14 THE Mareeba Stock and Rural Crime Squad Detectives and Ravenshoe Police are currently investigating the theft of five large cattle skulls from Glen Gordon Station near Millstream.
SEA Swift Northern Pride is on the hunt for a new head coach after record-breaking mentor Jason Demetriou was released from his contract to join the North Queensland Cowboys as their new assistant coach for the 2015 season.
15 Oct 14 SEA Swift Northern Pride is on the hunt for a new head coach after record-breaking mentor Jason Demetriou was released from his contract to join the North Queensland Cowboys as their new...
ALTHOUGH a warm day, a crowd of 300 strong gathered for the annual Cloncurry Cup at Schumacher Park on October 11 to enjoy a day for family, friends, fashion and fun.
15 Oct 14 ALTHOUGH a warm day, a crowd of 300 strong gathered for the annual Cloncurry Cup at Schumacher Park on October 11 to enjoy a day for family, friends, fashion and fun.
ISSUES highlighting the difference in education outcomes between urban and rural and remote students and the increasing cost of accessing appropriate education will be high on the agenda next week at the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association (ICPA) Queensland annual state conference in Townsville.
15 Oct 14 ISSUES highlighting the difference in education outcomes between urban and rural and remote students and the increasing cost of accessing appropriate education will be high on the agenda...
VARIETY is the spice of rural health and that's what 34 university students experienced in the Far North Queensland towns of Atherton and Mareeba recently.
14 Oct 14 VARIETY is the spice of rural health and that's what 34 university students experienced in the Far North Queensland towns of Atherton and Mareeba recently.
A MIDDLE school English teacher says he has been encouraged by the “positive results” stemming from an anti-racism curriculum he developed during his doctoral studies at Charles Darwin University.
14 Oct 14 A MIDDLE school English teacher says he has been encouraged by the “positive results” stemming from an anti-racism curriculum he developed during his doctoral studies at Charles Darwin...
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 laboured in the hot cane fields with skill and grit. The inaugural Cumic...
TRAVELLERS and the local community are being reminded of movement restrictions for mangoes on Cape York Peninsula to keep the summer fruit’s industry safe.
13 Oct 14 TRAVELLERS and the local community are being reminded of movement restrictions for mangoes on Cape York Peninsula to keep the summer fruit’s industry safe.
TED McCoy was born in Dalby on February 26, 1935, to Edward Joseph and Bridget Adelaide McCoy of Sunnyvale dairy farm at Bell in Queensland.
12 Oct 14  1 TED McCoy was born in Dalby on February 26, 1935, to Edward Joseph and Bridget Adelaide McCoy of Sunnyvale dairy farm at Bell in Queensland.
SCIENTISTS at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have used an experimental drug produced from the seeds of a rainforest plant to cure solid cancer tumours in pre-clinical trials.
11 Oct 14  1 SCIENTISTS at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have used an experimental drug produced from the seeds of a rainforest plant to cure solid cancer tumours in pre-clinical trials.
CONFIDENCE in the bull market is riding high, producing stellar results at this year’s Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
09 Oct 14 CONFIDENCE in the bull market is riding high, producing stellar results at this year’s Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
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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
CONFIDENCE in the bull market is riding high, producing stellar results at this year’s Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
09 Oct 14 CONFIDENCE in the bull market is riding high, producing stellar results at this year’s Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
RESILIENT cattle breeders have stared down one of their toughest years on record but Northern Territory couple Doug Struber and wife Joanne hope to bounce back thanks to the 2014 Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
08 Oct 14 RESILIENT cattle breeders have stared down one of their toughest years on record but Northern Territory couple Doug...