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Smithfield Appoints New CEO

Smithfield Appoints New CEO

The Smithfield Cattle Company has appointed a new CEO with a long history in the beef industry

$5000 Prizes At BBQ Competition

$5000 Prizes At BBQ Competition

An official round of the Barbeques Galore National Barbecue Championship will be held in Kingaroy as part of the BaconFest festival in August.

LNP Bemoans ‘Loss Of 700 Jobs’

LNP Bemoans ‘Loss Of 700 Jobs’

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington says the State Government’s decision to refuse an environmental authority for Acland Stage 3 is the likely death knell for up to 700 local jobs.

Numbers Down But Values Slightly Up

Numbers Down But Values Slightly Up

Just over 500 head were yarded at the most recent Fat and Store Sale in Murgon on Tuesday, 200 down on the previous fortnightly sale.

Acland Farmers Celebrate Small Win

Acland Farmers Celebrate Small Win

Farmers in the Acland area are celebrating following a decision by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science to reject environmental approval for New Acland Coal’s Stage 3 mine expansion.

Numbers Up, Prices Down

Numbers Up, Prices Down

Agents yarded 700 in Murgon on Tuesday, January 30 for the fortnightly liveweight sale, 50 more than the year’s first sale on January 16.

Work To Start On Historic Rail Tunnels

Work To Start On Historic Rail Tunnels

Work has begun on a $48 million upgrade of the rail line along the Toowoomba Range.

KCCI To Hold Brekkie Meeting

KCCI To Hold Brekkie Meeting

The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce’s next Meet’n'Greet will be hosted by the BaconFest committee, the group behind the new festival that will hit the South Burnett later this year.

Pigs Must Have A Travel Pass

Pigs Must Have A Travel Pass

A scheme to track all movements of pigs has begun in Australia, part of an expanded National Livestock Identification System.

MP Calls For<BR> Decision On Rail Route

MP Calls For
Decision On Rail Route

The State Government has called on the Prime Minister to end uncertainty over the Inland Rail route

Farm Safety Workshop In Kingaroy

Farm Safety Workshop In Kingaroy

The Queensland Farmers Federation (QFF) is holding a one-day workshop in Kingaroy on February 20 to help South Burnett farmers reduce risks and increase efficiency and compliance to workplace legislation.

Aussies To Get First Chance At Farm Sales

Aussies To Get First Chance At Farm Sales

Farm land up for sale will now have to be marketed widely to potential Australians bidders for a minimum of 30 days.

Invasive Water Weed Found In Region

Invasive Water Weed Found In Region

Farmers and other South Burnett residents have been urged to report sightings of a water weed found for the first time in the area recently.

Linc Energy Court Trial Begins

Linc Energy Court Trial Begins

The trial of underground coal gasification (UCG) company Linc Energy began in the Brisbane District Court on Monday.

Local Farmers Support Foodbank

Local Farmers Support Foodbank

Wide Bay-Burnett farmers were Foodbank’s biggest suppliers last year, according to the Queensland Farmer’s Federation.

Cattle Prices Stay Firm

Cattle Prices Stay Firm

650 cattle were yarded in Murgon on Tuesday, January 16 for the first sale of 2018.

Frecklington Welcomes Trade Deal

Frecklington Welcomes Trade Deal

Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has welcomed the news that the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade is back on track.

Swickers Celebrates A New Era

Swickers Celebrates A New Era

It took just 352 days – plus 700 tonnes of steel and 6800 cubic metres of concrete – for Swickers’ new boning room to officially rise from the ashes.

Farmers Offered Second Opinion

Farmers Offered Second Opinion

The State Government has set up an office to help Queensland farmers access free financial analysis and advice.

MP Stresses Importance Of Indian Trade

MP Stresses Importance Of Indian Trade

Member for Maranoa, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud, has raised Australian farmers’ concerns about sudden hikes in import tariffs for pulses – including mung beans and chickpeas – during his trade visit to India.

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