Richmond set for Spouse Hunters ball

THE bush tradition of Bachelor and Spinster balls may have died off in many country towns, but in the western Queensland town of Richmond the party just keeps getting better.
THE bush tradition of Bachelor and Spinster balls may have died off in many country towns, but in the western Queensland town of Richmond the party just keeps getting better.
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REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today. REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today.
MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital. MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital.
TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD. TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD.
FALLOUT continues to escalate over the Abbott government budget's potential to impact rural and regional Australians disproportionately. FALLOUT continues to escalate over the Abbott government budget's potential to impact rural and regional Australians disproportionately.
THE important role the Queensland Country Women’s Association plays in the local region has been praised by Charters Towers Regional Council Mayor Frank Beveridge.
19 Aug 14 THE important role the Queensland Country Women’s Association plays in the local region has been praised by Charters Towers Regional Council Mayor Frank Beveridge.
IT’S one of North Queensland’s greatest trackside tales of training, technique and ultimate triumph.
William “Billy” Chaplain, a 17-year-old of pioneer farming stock, was written a worthwhile investment rising as the fastest male in the regional sprinting ranks.
19 Aug 14 IT’S one of North Queensland’s greatest trackside tales of training, technique and ultimate triumph. William “Billy” Chaplain, a 17-year-old of pioneer farming stock, was written a...
MOUNT Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo committee are hopeful this year’s numbers through the gate will rival the record-breaking attendance the event saw in 2013.
12 Aug 14 MOUNT Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo committee are hopeful this year’s numbers through the gate will rival the record-breaking attendance the event saw in 2013.
ROY Dunn’s bull riding victory in Mount Isa replicated the feats of his champion uncle Troy exactly 23 years ago.
12 Aug 14 ROY Dunn’s bull riding victory in Mount Isa replicated the feats of his champion uncle Troy exactly 23 years ago.
THE rural sector continues to be a key driver of market growth for all-terrain-vehicles (ATVs) and side-by-side vehicles (SSVs), with sales of the versatile farm workhorses going from strength to strength.
11 Aug 14 THE rural sector continues to be a key driver of market growth for all-terrain-vehicles (ATVs) and side-by-side vehicles (SSVs), with sales of the versatile farm workhorses going from...
IT WAS back in September 1941 that 29-year-old Margaret Somerville called in at the Sydney offices of the Methodist Overseas Mission.
10 Aug 14 IT WAS back in September 1941 that 29-year-old Margaret Somerville called in at the Sydney offices of the Methodist Overseas Mission.
THE 2014 Rabobank Beef Challenge is once again focused solely on the graziers in the Richmond Shire with the Flinders and McKinlay Shire opting not to stage the Challenge this year because of the drought.
10 Aug 14 THE 2014 Rabobank Beef Challenge is once again focused solely on the graziers in the Richmond Shire with the Flinders and McKinlay Shire opting not to stage the Challenge this year...
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ORGANISERS of the Birdsville Races, one of the outback’s most famous and remote race meets, are anticipating record crowds at this year’s event.
09 Aug 14 ORGANISERS of the Birdsville Races, one of the outback’s most famous and remote race meets, are anticipating record crowds at this year’s event.
CLOSE to 1500 eager racing enthusiasts converged at the Middlemount Race Club earlier this month to soak in the atmosphere of a closely contested five race program while having a great time with friends and family along the way.
07 Aug 14 CLOSE to 1500 eager racing enthusiasts converged at the Middlemount Race Club earlier this month to soak in the atmosphere of a closely contested five race program while having a great...
FOR reasons unknown the Corfield Cup race meeting has always attracted a very good crowd and the 2014 event was no different.
06 Aug 14 FOR reasons unknown the Corfield Cup race meeting has always attracted a very good crowd and the 2014 event was no different.
THE World Association of Buiatrics Congress was recently held in Cairns by the Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV) a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA).
06 Aug 14 THE World Association of Buiatrics Congress was recently held in Cairns by the Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV) a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA).
A HOMETOWN win in the bull ride has capped a successful Ernest Henry Mining Curry Merry Muster Festival with more than 7000 people attending the 60th edition of the event.
05 Aug 14 A HOMETOWN win in the bull ride has capped a successful Ernest Henry Mining Curry Merry Muster Festival with more than 7000 people attending the 60th edition of the event.
A GREAT weekend of food, fun and festivities made the 20th anniversary of the Ingham Australian Italian Festival a time to remember.
05 Aug 14 A GREAT weekend of food, fun and festivities made the 20th anniversary of the Ingham Australian Italian Festival a time to remember.
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 continues to expand in scope with the 100 exhibitor mark firmly in sight.
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 Health projected a major presence at the World Buiatrics Conference (WBC)...
RETIREMENT is treating ex PBR (Professional Bull Riders) bullfighter Shane ‘Maddog’ Simpson well.
01 Aug 14 RETIREMENT is treating ex PBR (Professional Bull Riders) bullfighter Shane ‘Maddog’ Simpson well.
NORTH Queensland machinery enthusiasts must have felt like kids in a candy store at the 6th biennial Queensland Heritage Rally which was held in North Queensland for the first time at the Ayr Showgrounds from July 25-27.
31 Jul 14 NORTH Queensland machinery enthusiasts must have felt like kids in a candy store at the 6th biennial Queensland Heritage Rally which was held in North Queensland for the first time at...
THE six month grace period for new livestock transport requirements introduced in January expires this Friday, August 1.
31 Jul 14 THE six month grace period for new livestock transport requirements introduced in January expires this Friday, August 1.
THERE’S talk about town of re-naming the Townsville Cup the Manzelmann Cup after John Manzel took home the $100,000 RSL Townsville Cup for the third time and the second in succession.
30 Jul 14 THERE’S talk about town of re-naming the Townsville Cup the Manzelmann Cup after John Manzel took home the $100,000 RSL Townsville Cup for the third time and the second in succession.
A STUDENT project to help drought-hit graziers has ended with two trailer loads of hay being transported to the North West.
29 Jul 14 A STUDENT project to help drought-hit graziers has ended with two trailer loads of hay being transported to the North West.
RECENT figures from the NT Livestock Exporters Association have painted a surprisingly positive picture of live export from the Top End.
24 Jul 14 RECENT figures from the NT Livestock Exporters Association have painted a surprisingly positive picture of live export from the Top End.
Cattle - Beef
NORTH Australian Helicopters (NAH) has been operating throughout Australia's northern areas for over seventeen years, being Territory owned and operated by Milton Jones since commencement of operations in 1993.
24 Jul 14 NORTH Australian Helicopters (NAH) has been operating throughout Australia's northern areas for over seventeen years, being Territory owned and operated by Milton Jones since...
A MAN raised in a squat built on a river bank has been elected to be Indonesia’s next president.
23 Jul 14 A MAN raised in a squat built on a river bank has been elected to be Indonesia’s next president.
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Still beef prices are highest ever in our supermarkets in South Florida
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I hope they used to reduced land from cotton for sybeans or corn that still have great prices
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Looking forward to release of Government's report on ESCAS. Let it be the basis for objective
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...