Hard selling a Mareeba sale

THE effects of two years of drought causing serious economic hardship resulted in the toughest bull sale the north has seen this year at the North Queensland Brahman Bull Sale at Mareeba last weekend.
THE effects of two years of drought causing serious economic hardship resulted in the toughest bull sale the north has seen this year at the North Queensland Brahman Bull Sale at Mareeba last weekend.
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THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools. THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools.
SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources. SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources.
ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed. ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed.
A GROUP of insecticides considered the world's most widely used - neonicotinoids - has come under analysis for its detrimental impact on ecosystems. A GROUP of insecticides considered the world's most widely used - neonicotinoids - has come under analysis for its detrimental impact on ecosystems.
TWO men have survived a helicopter crash in Far North Queensland on the weekend.
24 Nov 14 TWO men have survived a helicopter crash in Far North Queensland on the weekend.
IT’S been ‘business as usual’ for prominent rural export company Wellard in 2014 after a relatively quiet 2013, and there are high hopes of an even sturdier 2015 according to Executive Chairman Mauro Balzarini.
22 Nov 14 IT’S been ‘business as usual’ for prominent rural export company Wellard in 2014 after a relatively quiet 2013, and there are high hopes of an even sturdier 2015 according to Executive...
CASUARINA Street PS captains Joshua Halverson and Silvana Goldbach-Eggert have one word to sum up the best school in the NT: awesome.
21 Nov 14 CASUARINA Street PS captains Joshua Halverson and Silvana Goldbach-Eggert have one word to sum up the best school in the NT: awesome.
WHEN Mareeba-based banana growers, Howe Farming Enterprises, decided it was time to start cultivating some energy-saving measures to reduce costs, they called the Kill-a-Watt campaign.
21 Nov 14 WHEN Mareeba-based banana growers, Howe Farming Enterprises, decided it was time to start cultivating some energy-saving measures to reduce costs, they called the Kill-a-Watt campaign.
THE Hinchinbrook shire in conjunction with the state government are rolling out a new project this season to ensure residents are informed before, during and after a disaster event.
20 Nov 14 THE Hinchinbrook shire in conjunction with the state government are rolling out a new project this season to ensure residents are informed before, during and after a disaster event.
An entrepreneur from the Whitsundays is harnessing the healing power of a native tree to assist sufferers of skin disorders.
Grace Evans, through her Whitsunday Myrtle body products business, is using essential oils from the Whitsunday Lemon Myrtle as a host to develop her unique products.
20 Nov 14 An entrepreneur from the Whitsundays is harnessing the healing power of a native tree to assist sufferers of skin disorders. Grace Evans, through her Whitsunday Myrtle body products...
JULIAN Ernest Malcolm Jewell (Jim) was born on May 27, 1931 at Aramac Central, Queensland, the fourth in the Jewell family of four brothers and two sisters. 
He arrived with our parents in Charters Towers from Aramac in 1932.
20 Nov 14 JULIAN Ernest Malcolm Jewell (Jim) was born on May 27, 1931 at Aramac Central, Queensland, the fourth in the Jewell family of four brothers and two sisters. He arrived with our parents...
MMG Century is joining forces with Indigenous owned contract partner Northern Project Contracting (NPC) to deliver the 2014 Living Leadership School Awards Program across the Lower Gulf.
19 Nov 14 MMG Century is joining forces with Indigenous owned contract partner Northern Project Contracting (NPC) to deliver the 2014 Living Leadership School Awards Program across the Lower Gulf.
A FAMILY holidaying in Richmond, Queensland has discovered the 100 million year old fossilised bones of an ichthyosaur, an extinct dolphin-like marine reptile that once swam through Australia’s ancient inland sea.
19 Nov 14 A FAMILY holidaying in Richmond, Queensland has discovered the 100 million year old fossilised bones of an ichthyosaur, an extinct dolphin-like marine reptile that once swam through...
ON Thursday, December 4-5 the annual Kandanga Valley Charolais and Charbray bull sale will be held at the Braeside saleyards, Nebo, commencing at 10am.  
This year John and Roz Mercer will present 45 quality, well-muscled bulls consisting of 19 Charolais and 26 Charbray.  
Stud principal John Mercer predicts that the Australian cattle industry is on the verge of a golden era.
18 Nov 14 ON Thursday, December 4-5 the annual Kandanga Valley Charolais and Charbray bull sale will be held at the Braeside saleyards, Nebo, commencing at 10am. This year John and Roz Mercer...
‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’- Winston Churchill.
THOSE words ring true for Ashley, Chris and Sally Kirk who have persevered and continued fighting since their highly-reputable Rockley Brahman stud was placed under quarantine after three of their stud cows tested positive to Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) on November 26, 2012.
18 Nov 14  1 ‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’- Winston Churchill. THOSE words ring true for Ashley, Chris and Sally Kirk who have persevered...
IT was a night to remember for bull riding at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre on Saturday night for the 15th annual PBR Troy Dunn Invitational where they witnessed one of the most competitive events in the history of the sport in Australia.
17 Nov 14 IT was a night to remember for bull riding at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre on Saturday night for the 15th annual PBR Troy Dunn Invitational where they witnessed one...
THIS year’s Malanda Small Farms Field Day attracted a large crowd and boasted several new exhibitors.
The event targeted all North Queensland small farmers with over 80 exhibitors coming from all over the Tablelands and as far away as Townsville.
15 Nov 14 THIS year’s Malanda Small Farms Field Day attracted a large crowd and boasted several new exhibitors. The event targeted all North Queensland small farmers with over 80 exhibitors...
LOT 36 Crinum Foreman 1349 by Crinum Red Gibber AI ET H out of Crinum Tessa 941 AI H topped the seventh annual Beef Country Brahman Bull Sale held at Nebo earlier today.
14 Nov 14 LOT 36 Crinum Foreman 1349 by Crinum Red Gibber AI ET H out of Crinum Tessa 941 AI H topped the seventh annual Beef Country Brahman Bull Sale held at Nebo earlier today.
A NEW fruit ripening facility at the Coastal Plains Research Farm has been welcomed by mango growers as an invaluable tool for the industry.
14 Nov 14 A NEW fruit ripening facility at the Coastal Plains Research Farm has been welcomed by mango growers as an invaluable tool for the industry.
KATHERINE watermelon producers crippled by the outbreak of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus could be producing interim crops on Northern Territory government-owned land in the not-too-distant future under a proactive plan to keep them financially viable during growing bans on their own properties.
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A RECREATIONAL fisher has been fined $30,000 in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court for fishing during the coral reef fin fish closed season and for exceeding possession limits.
13 Nov 14 A RECREATIONAL fisher has been fined $30,000 in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court for fishing during the coral reef fin fish closed season and for exceeding possession limits.
THE end result of the 13th annual Monty Atkinson Genetics Droughtmaster Sale surpassed expectations considering many predicting pre-sale that selling would be even tougher than 2013 after another year with little rain.
12 Nov 14 THE end result of the 13th annual Monty Atkinson Genetics Droughtmaster Sale surpassed expectations considering many predicting pre-sale that selling would be even tougher than 2013...
IN SHOWING respect to the dead, we sometimes give them saintly status. That isn’t what Jack Powley would have wanted.
12 Nov 14 IN SHOWING respect to the dead, we sometimes give them saintly status. That isn’t what Jack Powley would have wanted.
THE red dust swirls around you, filling your lungs and coating your face, the cattle low as they march onwards, you crack a cold one at the end of a long hot day.
09 Nov 14 THE red dust swirls around you, filling your lungs and coating your face, the cattle low as they march onwards, you crack a cold one at the end of a long hot day.
IT WAS tough selling for the Northern cattle industry at the sixth annual Charters Towers Invitational Brangus Sale held at the Dalrymple Saleyards earlier this month.
08 Nov 14 IT WAS tough selling for the Northern cattle industry at the sixth annual Charters Towers Invitational Brangus Sale held at the Dalrymple Saleyards earlier this month.
07 Nov 14 CHARTERS Towers woman Kellie Stephenson is heading for home with husband Corey, son Zac and a new baby on the way after serving as a Dometic Follow the Sun 2014 ambassador – and covering...
THE Borroloola community is demanding answers after a new independent report revealed nine out of 10 fish tested near the McArthur River mine site contained dangerously high levels of lead.
07 Nov 14 THE Borroloola community is demanding answers after a new independent report revealed nine out of 10 fish tested near the McArthur River mine site contained dangerously high levels of lead.
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How can the public have confidence in the govt and its scientists if this is the case? this is
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I don't understand why the politicians don't get it. I have listened to several economists (not
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cmt, you have proposed nothing and just been critical. Care to share your outside the box
A NEW fruit ripening facility at the Coastal Plains Research Farm has been welcomed by mango growers as an invaluable tool for the industry.14 Nov 14 A NEW fruit ripening facility at the Coastal Plains Research Farm has been welcomed by mango growers as an...
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.