Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says the amendments to Queensland’s vegetation management laws which passed State Parliament yesterday restore balance and mark “the end of years of neglect of the agricultural sector”.
Chief veterinary officers from across Australia met yesterday to discuss the Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) case on the Southern Downs in Queensland.
The State Government is seeking feedback on the Cattle Industry Biosecurity Fund voluntary industry levy, which was put forward after the recent outbreak of BJD in Queensland.
Biosecurity Queensland has quarantined a property on the Southern Downs after a horse tested positive to Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV) – the first time that this has been recorded.
Federal LNP Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott has condemned Federal Government “inaction”, saying the Labor Government prefers to watch thousands of cattle starve to death rather than opening the gates to national parks and reserves.
The new-look Wild Dog Barrier Fence Panel has selected the Deputy Mayor of the Western Downs Regional Council, Cr George Moore, as its new chairperson at a meeting in Roma today.
The peak national body representing Australian agriculture says tonight’s Federal Budget has brought little change for Australian farmers – and the little change there has been is simply a re-diversion of funds from one government-funded project to another.
The State Government will act to help drought-stricken graziers by temporarily opening up selected properties and National Park land with previous grazing history for emergency agistment.
BlazeAid volunteers have completed work on half the 100 farms that registered for assistance after the January floods.
Seasonal and market factors deflating beef cattle prices over the last week has highlighted the need for flexible policy arrangements that will support Queensland farmers, Agforce said today.
The RACQ has accused fuel retailers in regional Queensland of ripping off consumers and reaping bigger margins as fuel prices dropped in Brisbane last month.
The Firearms Amnesty has ended but Queenslanders can still surrender small arms ammunition anonymously.
Growing The Burnett Inc has started a 10-week training course for budding horticulturalists
The Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) will gain funding to assist landholders in areas hard-hit by flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
A record crowd, a record sideshow alley and record entries in photography, cooking and Lego … all in all, the 106th Kingaroy Show at the weekend was a record-breaking success!
Agriculture Minister John McVeigh has called on feedlotters, backgrounders and grass fatteners to rally behind graziers whose properties have been affected by Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD).
The joint will be really jumping … and Kingaroy’s Mitch Holt is one of the thrillseekers who’ll be keeping visitors on the edge of their seats at the 106th annual Kingaroy Show this weekend.
Category C and D disaster assistance has been extended to all producers in the Toowoomba Regional Council area.
“It was the best show we have ever had! Everything was just excellent … and the gate was way up on previous years!”
You’ve probably never heard of a Belgian Bantam … but there were 266 of them in Kingaroy on Saturday.