Walloped for scallops

A COMMERCIAL fisher has been fined $10,000 for possessing a large number of undersized scallops, with $21,000 from the proceeds of sale of the scallops forfeited to the state.
A COMMERCIAL fisher has been fined $10,000 for possessing a large number of undersized scallops, with $21,000 from the proceeds of sale of the scallops forfeited to the state.
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ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs. ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs.
AUSTRALIAN dairy is the latest commodity to come under scrutiny in a report set to be released by animal rights group Voiceless next week. AUSTRALIAN dairy is the latest commodity to come under scrutiny in a report set to be released by animal rights group Voiceless next week.
BARNABY Joyce has returned fire at plans to establish an alternative political voice for farmers - the new Country Party of Australia. BARNABY Joyce has returned fire at plans to establish an alternative political voice for farmers - the new Country Party of Australia.
THE government has scrapped its plans to next week cut the Medicare rebate by $20 for short GP visits. THE government has scrapped its plans to next week cut the Medicare rebate by $20 for short GP visits.
ST.GEORGE Queensland Reds head coach Richard Graham has named a 28-man squad for his side’s first pre-season match of 2015, with 11 players being given the opportunity to don the Queensland jersey for the first time.
3:00 AM ST.GEORGE Queensland Reds head coach Richard Graham has named a 28-man squad for his side’s first pre-season match of 2015, with 11 players being given the opportunity to don the...
ALL roads lead to Tamworth each January for the country music festival, which has launched many national and international careers.
29 Jan 15 ALL roads lead to Tamworth each January for the country music festival, which has launched many national and international careers.
A COMMITMENT from the major political parties to ban fraudulent fuel station price signage in Queensland was well overdue, according to the State’s peak motoring body.
29 Jan 15 A COMMITMENT from the major political parties to ban fraudulent fuel station price signage in Queensland was well overdue, according to the State’s peak motoring body.
BURDEKIN residents are snapping up tickets to ride on the historic Queensland Rail Q150 steam train next week.
So if you love trains or just want to take a trip down memory lane, there are only about 50 tickets left on the 12.15pm train trip.
29 Jan 15 BURDEKIN residents are snapping up tickets to ride on the historic Queensland Rail Q150 steam train next week. So if you love trains or just want to take a trip down memory lane, there...
WETLANDS for Our Future is the theme targeting youth for World Wetlands Day 2015. 
Celebrations will be in full swing in the Burdekin from Saturday this week with local environmental organisations hosting a wetland display at the Burdekin Shire Council library and a wetland photography competition for Burdekin school students.
28 Jan 15 WETLANDS for Our Future is the theme targeting youth for World Wetlands Day 2015. Celebrations will be in full swing in the Burdekin from Saturday this week with local environmental...
NINE members of last year’s victorious North Queensland Toyota Cowboys squad will return to Eden Park for the defence of the NRL Auckland Nines title this weekend.
27 Jan 15 NINE members of last year’s victorious North Queensland Toyota Cowboys squad will return to Eden Park for the defence of the NRL Auckland Nines title this weekend.
LIGHTENING tore through the fabric of the sky to provide a dramatic background for the Bucko Billy Rodeo Bull Thunder Down Under Bull Ride Spectacular held at the Charters Towers Showgrounds on Saturday night.
27 Jan 15 LIGHTENING tore through the fabric of the sky to provide a dramatic background for the Bucko Billy Rodeo Bull Thunder Down Under Bull Ride Spectacular held at the Charters Towers...
WHEN you combine thousands of players and fans from teenagers to retirees, add in liberal doses of light hearted banter, gut-busting antics and plenty of cricket entwined with the celebration of our great nations’ birthday you get that special feeling in your heart of being involved in part of one of North Queensland’s most celebrated events, the Goldfield Ashes Cricket Carnival.
26 Jan 15 WHEN you combine thousands of players and fans from teenagers to retirees, add in liberal doses of light hearted banter, gut-busting antics and plenty of cricket entwined with the...
THEY laugh, they sweat, they puff and they push - the Great Wheelbarrow Race is one of the major events on the Mareeba Shire calendar and this year, organisers are hoping to make it bigger and better!
26 Jan 15 THEY laugh, they sweat, they puff and they push - the Great Wheelbarrow Race is one of the major events on the Mareeba Shire calendar and this year, organisers are hoping to make it...
AUSTRALIAN Cane Farmers Association (ACFA) Senior Deputy Chairman, Robert Quirk, has joined a global team of experts to help investigate the causes of, and to help implement measures to prevent the spread of a form of chronic kidney disease (CKDnT) that is devastating the Central American hand cane cutting community.
26 Jan 15 AUSTRALIAN Cane Farmers Association (ACFA) Senior Deputy Chairman, Robert Quirk, has joined a global team of experts to help investigate the causes of, and to help implement measures to...
BUILDING on the hugely successful 2013 Case IH Step UP! Conference, which attracted more than 170 delegates, Next Gen is pleased to invite all members of the sugar industry to Case IH Step UP! 2015.
25 Jan 15 BUILDING on the hugely successful 2013 Case IH Step UP! Conference, which attracted more than 170 delegates, Next Gen is pleased to invite all members of the sugar industry to Case IH...
SOUTH Burdekin Community Financial Services Ltd (SBCFS Ltd) recently announced to shareholders that it is negotiating to buy the Bendigo Bank branch of Ayr.
24 Jan 15 SOUTH Burdekin Community Financial Services Ltd (SBCFS Ltd) recently announced to shareholders that it is negotiating to buy the Bendigo Bank branch of Ayr.
TORRENTIAL rain over most areas of Mackay and Plane Creek growing districts has delivered two-pronged benefits to the region’s irrigating cane growers.
24 Jan 15 TORRENTIAL rain over most areas of Mackay and Plane Creek growing districts has delivered two-pronged benefits to the region’s irrigating cane growers.
AFTER being postponed in 2014 due to the drought conditions that hit the North hard, the North Queensland Droughtmaster Bull Sale is expected to hit new heights of quality this year.
23 Jan 15 AFTER being postponed in 2014 due to the drought conditions that hit the North hard, the North Queensland Droughtmaster Bull Sale is expected to hit new heights of quality this year.
Cattle - Beef
“Holy cow - it’s a buffalo!”	
That’s what local dairy farmers said when Mitch Humphries bought the first consignment of dairy buffalo onto the Atherton Tablelands.
23 Jan 15 “Holy cow - it’s a buffalo!” That’s what local dairy farmers said when Mitch Humphries bought the first consignment of dairy buffalo onto the Atherton Tablelands.
BIOSECURITY Queensland is offering incentive payments to test cattle or sheep showing signs of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) on behalf of the Bucks for Brains program.
23 Jan 15 BIOSECURITY Queensland is offering incentive payments to test cattle or sheep showing signs of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) on behalf of the Bucks for Brains program.
THERE were accolades all round at the launch of the new-look Burdekin Library in Ayr yesterday. 
Burdekin Shire Mayor Bill Lowis thanked the Library staff for the passion and dedication to delivering the best service possible to residents.
23 Jan 15 THERE were accolades all round at the launch of the new-look Burdekin Library in Ayr yesterday. Burdekin Shire Mayor Bill Lowis thanked the Library staff for the passion and dedication...
WET tropics farmers now have their last chance to access grants through the Australian Government's Reef Program to improve land management practices to help reduce the runoff of nutrients, sediments and pesticides from agricultural land into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.
22 Jan 15 WET tropics farmers now have their last chance to access grants through the Australian Government's Reef Program to improve land management practices to help reduce the runoff of...
SKYBURY Tropical Plantation is set to increase production of its sweet red papaya and Arabica Coffee over the next 18 months if double cropping trials on the Mareeba-based farm prove successful.
22 Jan 15 SKYBURY Tropical Plantation is set to increase production of its sweet red papaya and Arabica Coffee over the next 18 months if double cropping trials on the Mareeba-based farm prove...
PREMIER Campbell Newman flew into Townsville for a second visit last week and announced a $150 million commitment to the building of a new sports stadium and retail complex near the Townsville CBD.
21 Jan 15 PREMIER Campbell Newman flew into Townsville for a second visit last week and announced a $150 million commitment to the building of a new sports stadium and retail complex near the...
PRIMARY producers in the Burdekin are being urged to register for this year’s ChemClear program.
21 Jan 15 PRIMARY producers in the Burdekin are being urged to register for this year’s ChemClear program.
THE sad passing of Susan Whitehead known to most as Sue or Susie will be hard felt by her family and the Nebo Community.
16 Dec 14 THE sad passing of Susan Whitehead known to most as Sue or Susie will be hard felt by her family and the Nebo Community.
FARMERS in the Northern Territory can now apply for an Australian Government drought concessional loan.
Australian Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries, Willem Westra van Holthe, announced $10 million in drought concessional loans and encouraged farmers in the NT to apply.
11 Dec 14 FARMERS in the Northern Territory can now apply for an Australian Government drought concessional loan. Australian Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and Northern Territory...
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JH, it is up to individual operators to identify niche markets we don't need an empire called
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Well that's fine, if Joyce wants to divert the majority of the Senate recommendations grass fed
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With so little now produced in Australia then farm inputs will quickly rise in price because all
THE sad passing of Susan Whitehead known to most as Sue or Susie will be hard felt by her family and the Nebo Community. 
16 Dec 14 THE sad passing of Susan Whitehead known to most as Sue or Susie will be hard felt by her family and the Nebo...
THE proposed Fitzroy Gap dam is not the priority for Central Queensland, Senator Matt Canavan said today. 
'Dreaming is nice but doing is better.08 Dec 14 THE proposed Fitzroy Gap dam is not the priority for Central Queensland, Senator Matt Canavan said today....