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Boulia shows it’s true-blue

IT may be tucked away in the south-west Queensland outback but when the Boulia community put on a ‘true-blue Aussie’ weekend they do it as well as, if not better than, any community anywhere in this vast country.
IT may be tucked away in the south-west Queensland outback but when the Boulia community put on a ‘true-blue Aussie’ weekend they do it as well as, if not better than, any community anywhere in this vast country.
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AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations. AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations.
FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement. FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement.
MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found. MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found.
HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia. HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia.
NORTH Queensland banana farmers can certify fruit from fallen plants impacted by Tropical Cyclone Ita under new arrangements.
22 Apr 14  2 NORTH Queensland banana farmers can certify fruit from fallen plants impacted by Tropical Cyclone Ita under new arrangements.
PEOPLE travelled from as far away as Adelaide and Melbourne especially to attend the official unveiling of the Malanda RSL Sub-Branch’s Memorial Wall.
20 Apr 14 PEOPLE travelled from as far away as Adelaide and Melbourne especially to attend the official unveiling of the Malanda RSL Sub-Branch’s Memorial Wall.
AUSTRALIAN Brahman Breeders on tour at the World Congress were treated to what could only be described as an amazing experience at the Tau Game Lodge in South Africa for a two-day stopover.
17 Apr 14 AUSTRALIAN Brahman Breeders on tour at the World Congress were treated to what could only be described as an amazing experience at the Tau Game Lodge in South Africa for a two-day stopover.
FARMERS impacted by Tropical Cyclone Ita will have access to financial support, including concessional loans and freight subsidies.
16 Apr 14 FARMERS impacted by Tropical Cyclone Ita will have access to financial support, including concessional loans and freight subsidies.
A CHARLES Darwin University researcher is calling on pastoralists to assist with an investigation into Agile Wallaby numbers on properties in the Northern Territory to aid with future management.
16 Apr 14 A CHARLES Darwin University researcher is calling on pastoralists to assist with an investigation into Agile Wallaby numbers on properties in the Northern Territory to aid with future...
A LONG term plan paid dividends when Julia Creek trainer Grant Wiles kept the prizemoney local from the North West's richest race on Saturday.
16 Apr 14 A LONG term plan paid dividends when Julia Creek trainer Grant Wiles kept the prizemoney local from the North West's richest race on Saturday.
AFTER celebrating its 20th year of success, the world will have a chance to re-live the Dirt n Dust Triathlon in high definition.
16 Apr 14 AFTER celebrating its 20th year of success, the world will have a chance to re-live the Dirt n Dust Triathlon in high definition.
THE Board of Sugar Research Australia (SRA) has invested nearly $4 million dollars from reserves to fund a three-year integrated research program as part of its ongoing resolve to identify and develop management strategies for Yellow Canopy Syndrome (YCS).
16 Apr 14 THE Board of Sugar Research Australia (SRA) has invested nearly $4 million dollars from reserves to fund a three-year integrated research program as part of its ongoing resolve to...
THE Wilmar Sugar Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships, hosted by the Burdekin Tourism Association, in conjunction with the Gudjuda Reference Group, has been postponed following the effects of Tropical Cyclone Ita.
15 Apr 14 THE Wilmar Sugar Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships, hosted by the Burdekin Tourism Association, in conjunction with the Gudjuda Reference Group, has been postponed following the...
WHILE the Cook shire suffered a lot of damage from Tropical Cyclone Ita, most residents feel they have dodged a bullet.
15 Apr 14 WHILE the Cook shire suffered a lot of damage from Tropical Cyclone Ita, most residents feel they have dodged a bullet.
MEMBERSHIP with NorthBEEF Inc is now available with the recently incorporated body that has set in motion their mission in providing a beef processing facility for Northern Australia.
15 Apr 14 MEMBERSHIP with NorthBEEF Inc is now available with the recently incorporated body that has set in motion their mission in providing a beef processing facility for Northern Australia.
Cattle - Beef
QUEENSLAND Rail crews have begun assessing damage to the regional network after Cyclone Ita crossed the North Queensland coast on Friday night, tracking along the North Coast rail line.
15 Apr 14  1 QUEENSLAND Rail crews have begun assessing damage to the regional network after Cyclone Ita crossed the North Queensland coast on Friday night, tracking along the North Coast rail line.
HARDSHIP payments have been approved for the communities of Cooktown, Hope Vale, Wujal Wujal and Laura in the wake of Cyclone Ita, Premier Campbell Newman announced last night.
14 Apr 14 HARDSHIP payments have been approved for the communities of Cooktown, Hope Vale, Wujal Wujal and Laura in the wake of Cyclone Ita, Premier Campbell Newman announced last night.
TOGETHER Australian country music legends and great mates, Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey, created the most exciting and successful country music venture of the past year.
11 Apr 14 TOGETHER Australian country music legends and great mates, Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey, created the most exciting and successful country music venture of the past year.
WITH the debut of the Professional Bull Riders Cairns Invitational still three months away, pre-ticket sale trends are showing the event is well on its way to achieving a full capacity come Saturday July 5 at the Cairns Convention Centre.
11 Apr 14 WITH the debut of the Professional Bull Riders Cairns Invitational still three months away, pre-ticket sale trends are showing the event is well on its way to achieving a full capacity...
A TOTAL of 192 selected quality bulls representing 13 breeds supplied by 22 highly regarded vendors will come to the fore at the Longreach Bull Sale on May 2.
10 Apr 14 A TOTAL of 192 selected quality bulls representing 13 breeds supplied by 22 highly regarded vendors will come to the fore at the Longreach Bull Sale on May 2.
Cattle - Beef
A FEW months after Kirsty Shaw moved to Clermont, she decided to help bridge the gap between local farmers and town people, who were both suffering from the drought.
08 Apr 14 A FEW months after Kirsty Shaw moved to Clermont, she decided to help bridge the gap between local farmers and town people, who were both suffering from the drought.
THE 30th annual Cattlemen’s Dinner was an opportunity to say a final farewell to outgoing NTCA Executive Director Luke Bowen and end the conference with recognition of its members.
05 Apr 14 THE 30th annual Cattlemen’s Dinner was an opportunity to say a final farewell to outgoing NTCA Executive Director Luke Bowen and end the conference with recognition of its members.
Cattle - Beef
LOCKHART River will celebrate the launch of a hip hop video featuring young people from the community on April 16.
04 Apr 14 LOCKHART River will celebrate the launch of a hip hop video featuring young people from the community on April 16.
A NEW alliance was on show at the recent NTCA Conference.
Coopers Animal Health and Rabobank Australia decided to join resources and consolidate two client functions into one with their invitational dinner at Adina/Vibe, Darwin, on March 27.
04 Apr 14 A NEW alliance was on show at the recent NTCA Conference. Coopers Animal Health and Rabobank Australia decided to join resources and consolidate two client functions into one with their...
CANEGROWERS and ACFA have issued the strongest possible warning to the miller of close to half of Australia's sugar that it must consider the future viability of growers, as news that it plans to break away from QSL and set up its own marketing arm ripples across the industry.
03 Apr 14 CANEGROWERS and ACFA have issued the strongest possible warning to the miller of close to half of Australia's sugar that it must consider the future viability of growers, as news that it...
WILMAR Sugar has given notice to industry marketing body QSL that it will cease utilising its sugar marketing services by end of harvest 2016.
03 Apr 14  1 WILMAR Sugar has given notice to industry marketing body QSL that it will cease utilising its sugar marketing services by end of harvest 2016.
IT was a tough day for this reporter when she had to join the NTCA Ladies Day, a day built on leisure, luxury and fine dining.
03 Apr 14 IT was a tough day for this reporter when she had to join the NTCA Ladies Day, a day built on leisure, luxury and fine dining.
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Because it is now in control of economic neanderthals and vandals, G Man.
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You are correct, VivKay. In Australia, Dr Fischer "attributed a declining rate of crop
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Well said VivKay. The world is no different to a farm - if you are over stocked your in
TIME is running out for cane toads living the good life in the Burdekin with the region’s annual Toad Day Out being held this weekend.03 Apr 14 TIME is running out for cane toads living the good life in the Burdekin with the region’s annual Toad Day Out being...
TABLELANDS resident Keith Gould will be awarded Barron Catchment Care’s prestigious ‘Helen Adams Memorial Award’ on March 18.13 Mar 14 TABLELANDS resident Keith Gould will be awarded Barron Catchment Care’s prestigious ‘Helen Adams Memorial Award’ on...