Cane crush to be largest since 2006

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.
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.
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SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship. SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship.
NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas. NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas.
INSIDE a small white house, surrounded by bright yellow fields of canola, police found a short, scribbled note. INSIDE a small white house, surrounded by bright yellow fields of canola, police found a short, scribbled note.
COUNTRY kids are punching well above their weight in the big city. COUNTRY kids are punching well above their weight in the big city.
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.
4:00 AM 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...
Cattle - Beef
THOUSANDS of volunteer surf lifesavers across Queensland will return to the state’s beaches on Saturday, September 20 as Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) kicked off its 2014/15 patrol season.
19 Sep 14 THOUSANDS of volunteer surf lifesavers across Queensland will return to the state’s beaches on Saturday, September 20 as Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) kicked off its 2014/15 patrol...
WENDY Sweeney's son, Mitchell, was only 22 years old when he was electrocuted in the roof cavity of a home in far north Queensland while working with reflective foil laminate under the former Labor Government's Home Insulation Program in February 2010.
18 Sep 14 WENDY Sweeney's son, Mitchell, was only 22 years old when he was electrocuted in the roof cavity of a home in far north Queensland while working with reflective foil laminate under the...
A HISTORIC Central Australian cattle station will use a new tourism infrastructure grant to diversify its business by offering privately guided salt lake tours and paper making workshops.
17 Sep 14 A HISTORIC Central Australian cattle station will use a new tourism infrastructure grant to diversify its business by offering privately guided salt lake tours and paper making workshops.
CAIRNS entertainers Tony George Entertainment presented their “Nearly Diamond” show at this year’s Outback Moon Festival held at Lake Fred Tritton on Saturday. Locals are raving that it was the best entertainment that has hit the Lake Fred Tritton shores
17 Sep 14 CAIRNS entertainers Tony George Entertainment presented their “Nearly Diamond” show at this year’s Outback Moon Festival held at Lake Fred Tritton on Saturday. Locals are raving that it...
IT MAY be over 230km from the nearest city, but the McKinlay Community Clinic can match the infrastructure and services of metropolitan health clinics.
16 Sep 14 IT MAY be over 230km from the nearest city, but the McKinlay Community Clinic can match the infrastructure and services of metropolitan health clinics.
THE average person would not consider the resources that are required to keep a city well fed, let alone the world.
With this is mind ‘The Archibull Prize’ has been developed to tell this story and celebrate the role that Australian farmers play in feeding Australian families and many other families around the world.
15 Sep 14 THE average person would not consider the resources that are required to keep a city well fed, let alone the world. With this is mind ‘The Archibull Prize’ has been developed to tell...
THE Cairns Amateurs racing carnival reached its conclusion on Saturday after four days of fun, festivities and fast and furious drama on the track.
14 Sep 14 THE Cairns Amateurs racing carnival reached its conclusion on Saturday after four days of fun, festivities and fast and furious drama on the track.
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 High School on the Atherton Tablelands.
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 Sale regularly draws a large crowd of buyers and onlookers as a major...
Cattle - Beef
THE National Campdraft Council of Australia recently announced that a revised Championship will be held in conjunction with the 2014 Warwick Gold Cup.
12 Sep 14 THE National Campdraft Council of Australia recently announced that a revised Championship will be held in conjunction with the 2014 Warwick Gold Cup.
A CITY boy turned cattle export identity, David O’Hare grew up in the suburbs of Sydney developing his passion for agriculture at the age of 14.
11 Sep 14 A CITY boy turned cattle export identity, David O’Hare grew up in the suburbs of Sydney developing his passion for agriculture at the age of 14.
Cattle - Beef
GREAT fun, thrilling race action and lifelong memories are three themes synonymous with the much-revered Ewan Races which are this year being held on September 25-27.
11 Sep 14 GREAT fun, thrilling race action and lifelong memories are three themes synonymous with the much-revered Ewan Races which are this year being held on September 25-27.
ROD Kelly, a 40 year-veteran of Westpac and long-standing advocate of the Queensland agribusiness industry, is to retire from the bank after an illustrious career supporting regional and rural Australia.
10 Sep 14 ROD Kelly, a 40 year-veteran of Westpac and long-standing advocate of the Queensland agribusiness industry, is to retire from the bank after an illustrious career supporting regional and...
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.
THE Bedourie Races, one of western Queensland’s most successful and interesting race meets, is gearing up for 2014 with a quintessentially ‘outback’ program that includes a rodeo and ute muster.
10 Sep 14 THE Bedourie Races, one of western Queensland’s most successful and interesting race meets, is gearing up for 2014 with a quintessentially ‘outback’ program that includes a rodeo and ute...
THE Northern Australia Food Futures Conference being held at the Darwin Convention Centre on November 3 – 5 will bring together agricultural companies, successful producers, government and research organisations from across northern Australia to discuss opportunities to grow the cropping and horticulture industries.
10 Sep 14 THE Northern Australia Food Futures Conference being held at the Darwin Convention Centre on November 3 – 5 will bring together agricultural companies, successful producers, government...
THE ever-popular October Moon jazz festival which has been held on the banks of Lake Fred Tritton in Richmond for the last seven years has been given a makeover this year with a new name, date and musical content in store.
09 Sep 14 THE ever-popular October Moon jazz festival which has been held on the banks of Lake Fred Tritton in Richmond for the last seven years has been given a makeover this year with a new...
ON Saturday, November 15, the very foundations of Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre (TECC) will once again be shaken by the greatest show on dirt, the Troy Dunn Invitational PBR Australia bull ride.
09 Sep 14 ON Saturday, November 15, the very foundations of Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre (TECC) will once again be shaken by the greatest show on dirt, the Troy Dunn Invitational...
AT 90 years of age Alan “Jo” Brabon, one of Townsville’s oldest residents, has seen a lot of sand pass through the hourglass.
07 Sep 14 AT 90 years of age Alan “Jo” Brabon, one of Townsville’s oldest residents, has seen a lot of sand pass through the hourglass.
THE Inaugural Clermont Beef Bull Sale presents a quality line up of bulls for stud and commercial producers.
05 Sep 14 THE Inaugural Clermont Beef Bull Sale presents a quality line up of bulls for stud and commercial producers.
Cattle - Beef
BIOSECURITY Queensland is reminding people in northern Queensland to not grow or distribute unknown cacti, as they may be pests.
05 Sep 14 BIOSECURITY Queensland is reminding people in northern Queensland to not grow or distribute unknown cacti, as they may be pests.
WALTER Thomasson’s story is one of experience and insight, from humble schoolboy to one of his town’s most profitable employers.
03 Sep 14 WALTER Thomasson’s story is one of experience and insight, from humble schoolboy to one of his town’s most profitable employers.
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Lambs and calves to dingoes/wild dogs are the equivalent of falafel to left wing vegetarian
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Nice to see Hockey has 'compassion and empathy' for one sector of the economy, and none for
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Qlander, I am very well aware of where Angus is and runs his place and also aware of those
THE inaugural Northern Territory Field Days being held at the Katherine Research Station on September 18-19 continues to expand in scope with the 100 exhibitor mark firmly in sight.
03 Aug 14 THE inaugural Northern Territory Field Days being held at the Katherine Research Station on September 18-19...
BEING an international supplier and distributor of animal health products in Australia, Bayer HealthCare Animal Health projected a major presence at the World Buiatrics Conference (WBC) at the Cairns Convention Centre last week.02 Aug 14 BEING an international supplier and distributor of animal health products in Australia, Bayer HealthCare Animal...