The lack of available water is stifling future growth of the Tablelands half-billion dollar horticulture industry.
Bob Murphy's faith in the Santa Gertrudis breed and their selling power at the Blackall saleyards was repaid handsomely at Thursday's Blackall sale.
More than $8 million has been invested into the Julia Creek Hospital, giving residents medical care otherwise unavailable within a 300km radius.
The 1576 hectare irrigated cropping enterprise Mareeba Farms is being sold through a tender process with CBRE.
Elisha Parker from Clermont in Queensland has been named the 2020 NAB Agribusiness Cattle Council Rising Champion.