Rural

MP Urges Graziers To Watch For BJD

Queensland producers have been urged to check the disease status of bulls from interstate, with the bull-buying season about to get underway

Scientists Probe Hendra Link
To Horses Resting Under Trees

Queensland scientists are reviewing past cases of Hendra virus cases to better understand why some horses become infected and others don’t.

Cattlemen Bring Home Ekka Success

Cattlemen Bring Home Ekka Success

South Burnett competitors have cleaned up at the Brisbane Exhibition, especially in the hotly contested Prime Beef competition.

$12m Green Grants Program Unveiled

Community groups across the Nanango electorate have been invited to put in a bid to share in $12 million available through the State Government’s new “Everyone’s Environment” grants program.

Burnett Elected AgForce President

Burnett Elected AgForce President

Emerald grain and beef producer Ian Burnett has been elected president of rural lobby group AgForce.

MP Announces Job Cuts In Agriculture

MP Announces Job Cuts In Agriculture

About 200 “head office” jobs will be cut from the Department of Agriculture – and more jobs will be lost in regional areas – the State Government confirmed today.

AgForce Unveils $10,000 Bursary

AgForce Unveils $10,000 Bursary

One of Queensland’s most respected agricultural industry advocates has been remembered with the announcement of the Peter Kenny Bursary in Brisbane last night at the Queensland Red Meat Awards.

Making Hay In The Sunshine

Making Hay In The Sunshine

Farmers gathered at Ngaire and Ashley Louis’s lucerne property at Moffatdale for a field day

Agriculture Minister To Visit

Agriculture Minister To Visit

Local graziers, farmers and industry representatives will be given the opportunity to meet with State Agriculture Minister John McVeigh when he visits the South Burnett on Thursday.

NFF Calls For Roll-Over Bars On Quad Bikes

The National Farmers’ Federation has is called for a greater emphasis on quad bike safety to address the ever-increasing number of fatalities on Australian farms.

Camel Visitors Trek From Afar

Camel Visitors Trek From Afar

Queensland’s first ever Camel Field Day is being hailed a huge success by organisers after about 400  people turned up to enjoy the event held at Bindanoon camel farm at Blackbutt on Saturday.

GRDC Joins Year Of The Farmer Campaign

GRDC Joins Year Of The Farmer Campaign

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Australian Year of Farmer have entered into a partnership to help promote farm awareness in the general community.

Work Starts On 30-Year Plan For Agriculture

The Queensland Government will begin consultations on a 30-year strategic plan for agriculture as part of a “Six Month Action Plan” announced today.

Vaccines Combine To Create New Bird Diseases

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that two different veterinary vaccines – used simultaneously to control the same condition in chickens – have combined to produce new infectious viruses, prompting action from Australia’s veterinary medicines regulator.

Carbon Tax Will ‘Cripple Regional Qld’

Queensland Agriculture Minister John McVeigh slammed Federal Labor’s carbon tax today saying it would cripple regional Queensland by driving up the cost of doing business and potentially kill off local industries and jobs across the State.

PCA Records $6.4m Loss

PCA Records $6.4m Loss

The Kingaroy-based Peanut Company of Australia has recorded a loss of $6.4 million

Dingo Baiting Now Easier

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh has announced new measures to make wild dog baiting easier and allow graziers to better co-ordinate district-wide baiting programs.

We’re Heading To The Ekka!

We’re Heading To The Ekka!

The best of the South Burnett’s many show winners were selected on Saturday to represent the region at the Brisbane Exhibition next month.

Bonanza Of Beef At Goomeri

Bonanza Of Beef At Goomeri

The Goomeri Beef Bonanza was held in conjunction with the 2012 South Burnett Sub-Chamber Finals – hosted by the Goomeri Show Society – at the Goomeri Showgrounds on Saturday.