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Beef Forum At Boondooma

A BeefUp Forum to assist for cattle producers will be held at Boondooma Homestead on May 31.

MLA Seeks Four Directors

MLA Seeks Four Directors

Meat & Livestock Australia is seeking applications for four independent Directors to be appointed at the group’s Annual General Meeting.

Pork Slaughter Levy Rise No ‘Bacon Tax’

Pork Slaughter Levy Rise No ‘Bacon Tax’

An increase in the slaughter levy paid by pork producers that was flagged in last night’s Federal Budget isn’t a secret ‘Bacon Tax’ and will have no effect on the prices that consumers pay in the shops, Australian Pork Limited’s CEO Andrew Spencer said today.

Farmers Dismayed By Budget
Decision To Scrap FarmReady

Farmers Dismayed By Budget<br> Decision To Scrap FarmReady

The National Farmers’ Federation says it’s pleased by the Federal Government’s recognition in the Budget of agriculture’s strong growth prospects, but it’s dismayed by the decision to scrap funding for the FarmReady program.

PCA’s Dodge Takes Trophy

PCA’s Dodge Takes Trophy

The Peanut Company of Australia’s fully restored KC30 Dodge took out first place in the “30 years & over” category at the Truck Show’n’Shine held as part of the annual Kingaroy Show at the weekend.

Prices Down, Numbers Up

Prices Down, Numbers Up

Was this the best Kingaroy Show ever? The thousands of people who attended the two-day event probably think so … and the organisers are thrilled!

Cats Claw Creeper Added
To National Weeds List

Cats Claw Creeper Added<br> To National Weeds List

Cats Claw Creeper – a weed pest in the South Burnett – has been declared a “Weed of National Significance” based on its economic, environmental and social impact and potential to spread.

Kingaroy Show On This Weekend!

Kingaroy Show On This Weekend!

The Kingaroy Show will be running this Saturday and Sunday, and organisers are promising a jam-packed program of events for its 105th outing.

Landcare Surveys Farmers

Landcare Australia is surveying farmers and Landcare groups across the country what what they think about the organisation.

Blackbutt Show On This Saturday

Blackbutt Show On This Saturday

The 78th annual Blackbutt Show will be held this Saturday at the showgrounds in Hart Street.

Farmers Call For Register
Of Foreign Land Holdings

Farmers Call For Register<br> Of Foreign Land Holdings

The National Farmers’ Federation has called for the establishment of a foreign land register to achieve “greater transparency” about investments made by foreign interests in Australia.

QFF Says New Electricity Tariffs
Could Cause Farm Costs To Soar

QFF Says New Electricity Tariffs<br> Could Cause Farm Costs To Soar

Queensland Farmers Federation President Joanne Grainger says flaws in the electricity tariff reforms being proposed by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) could be dire Queensland farmers.

Council Targets Wild Dogs

The South Burnett Regional Council, in conjunction with Bio-security Queensland, will be participating in a co-ordinated wild dog baiting program next month.

Kinbombi Grazier Will
Head Gasfields Commission

Kinbombi Grazier Will<br> Head Gasfields Commission

Kinbombi grazier John Cotter has been appointed to head up the State Government’s new Gasfields Commission which has been established “to restore Queensland’s confidence in the CSG industry”.

Good Book For Bad Bugs

Good Book For Bad Bugs

Queensland and northern New South Wales peanut and pulse growers now have a valuable new pest management tool to help maximise their profit potential.

Weather Workshop At Tansey

Do you want to know more about predicting the weather? When to cut the hay or move the cattle? Then this one-day workshop at Tansey could be for you!

Researchers To Study
Health Benefits Of Pork

Industry-backed research body Pork CRC has allocated funds for short-term research projects – to be funded for a maximum of $50,000 for 12 months – to investigate the role of pork in a balanced diet.

Wet Weather Fails To Dampen Show Spirits

Wet Weather Fails To Dampen Show Spirits

Wet weather over the weekend failed to dampen enthusiasm for this year’s Nanango Show.

Take The Stress Out Of Handling Stock

Take The Stress Out Of Handling Stock

Are you getting the best out of your (working) dog? Would you like to experience stress-free stock handling?

Big Night Planned At Nanango Show

Big Night Planned At Nanango Show

The annual Nanango Show – now celebrating its 103rd year – will get underway at 7:00am this Saturday.