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MP Fears ‘Southern’ Virus Refugees

MP Fears ‘Southern’ Virus Refugees

There have been reports of “vigilantism” in south-west Queensland due to COVID-19 panic, Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said on Friday.

NFF Welcomes MP’s Assurances

NFF Welcomes MP’s Assurances

Australia’s livestock industry has welcomed the assurance from Agriculture Minister David Littleproud that saleyards will continue to operate.

Saleyards Can Still Operate

Saleyards Can Still Operate

Livestock auctions are able to continue, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud confirmed on Friday.

Damien Picked For Leadership Course

Damien Picked For Leadership Course

Former South Burnett councillor Damien Tessmann will be developing his leadership skills even more after being selected for a spot in the elite Australian Rural Leadership Program.

Dam Work To Start In April

Dam Work To Start In April

The $100 million project to lower the spillway at Paradise Dam by five metres for safety reasons is on track to begin next month, Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham confirmed on Wednesday.

‘More Than Enough Food’

‘More Than Enough Food’

Farmers “have our backs” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Queenslanders were assured by AgForce on Tuesday.

Dam Inquiry Moves Into Final Phase

Dam Inquiry Moves Into Final Phase

The next hearings for the Paradise Dam Inquiry, scheduled for April 6-7, will focus on final submissions but will be held in Brisbane, not Bundaberg as first planned.

Fall Armyworm Moves Southwards

Fall Armyworm Moves Southwards

The exotic pest Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) has been detected in Bowen, a Biosecurity Queensland spokesperson said on Friday.

Cattle Sale Notches Up $1m

Cattle Sale Notches Up $1m

The Coolabunia Saleyards held a million dollar sale at the end of February.

Beautiful Day But Where Were You?

Beautiful Day But Where Were You?

A beautiful day but a disappointing crowd … these words by Murgon Show Society president Alan Trim best sum up Saturday’s 97th Murgon Show.

Numbers Dip But Prices Steady

Numbers Dip But Prices Steady

Good local rainfall reduced numbers to just over 500 at the latest Murgon fortnightly cattle sale on Tuesday.

Murgon Ready To Show Off

Murgon Ready To Show Off

Murgon’s 97th annual show is on this Saturday (March 14) after a busy lead-up which included a stylish Country Cabaret at Murgon Town Hall.

Inquiry Examines Livestock Transport Safety

Inquiry Examines Livestock Transport Safety

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is calling for public feedback on safety reforms for livestock transport.

Numbers Up At Proston Show

Numbers Up At Proston Show

Numbers were up at Proston’s 62nd annual show on Saturday … more horse entries, more cattle, more politicians and most importantly, more people through the gate.

Workshop To Target Weeds

Workshop To Target Weeds

A free workshop to help local landholders identify weeds and manage weed risks will be held at Wondai Town Hall on March 25.

Agronomist Honoured With Award

Agronomist Honoured With Award

Well-known agronomist Paul McIntosh – born and bred in Goomeri – has won a coveted industry award from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

Peanut Butter Sales Up 6.5pc

Peanut Butter Sales Up 6.5pc

Bega has increased its share of Australia’s peanut butter market with sales up 6.5 per cent.

Food Businesses To Explore New Horizons

Food Businesses To Explore New Horizons

South Burnett Regional Council will be hosting its second Food Horizon conference in Kingaroy at the end of this month as part of an ongoing program to build links between local food producers.

Feedback Sought On Ag Jobs

Feedback Sought On Ag Jobs

The Federal Government is inviting public input on a discussion paper that will help support the agricultural sector to attract, retain and develop its future workforce.

Farmers Discuss Dairy Industry Changes

Farmers Discuss Dairy Industry Changes

The weather has been blamed for a disappointing turnout at a Queensland Dairy Organisation workshop held in Kingaroy this week.

Cooyar Had Lots To Smile About!

Cooyar Had Lots To Smile About!

The 71st Cooyar Show had something for everyone … including lots of smiles because the grass was so green!

Meeting Aims To Restart QCWA

Meeting Aims To Restart QCWA

A public meeting will be held in Murgon next month to look at reopening the town’s QCWA branch.

Prices Stay Firm And Numbers Rise

Prices Stay Firm And Numbers Rise

Prices stayed high and cattle numbers rose almost 20 per cent at the latest fortnightly cattle sale in Murgon on Tuesday.

QFF Pushes For Ag Land Protection

QFF Pushes For Ag Land Protection

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation is pushing for protection for prime agricultural land in the Wide Bay Burnett area as the planning process for the region gets under way

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