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Graziers Urged To Support BMP

Graziers Urged To Support BMP

South Burnett cattle producers are being urged to register with a Grazing Best Management Practice (BMP) program being developed by AgForce for the State’s cattle industry.

$66,000 Grant For Horticultural Trainees

$66,000 Grant For Horticultural Trainees

A plan to form a food hub in the South Burnett that could create hundreds of jobs over the next five years took another step forward this week.

Pest Meeting At Kumbia

AgForce has organised a pest control meeting at Kumbia next month to discuss wild dogs, feral pigs, rabbits and foxes.

Dog Baiting Next Month

Landholders have been advised to restrain or muzzle their dogs as the South Burnett Regional Council embarks on another round of dingo baiting throughout the region.

Field Walk On Erosion

Kingaroy Landcare Group will be hosting a field walk next Saturday (April 13) to discuss possible remediation measures for gully erosion.

Workshop To Focus On Seed Planting

Growing The Burnett will be holding a seed planting workshop tomorrow (April 6) to assist local residents interested in share farming and food production.

Ag Groups Get Flood Recovery Officers

Ag Groups Get Flood Recovery Officers

The Queensland Farmers Federation is partnering with industry groups and the State and Federal governments to deploy Industry Recovery Officers on the ground to assist farmers with flood recovery.

NFF President Resigns

NFF President Resigns

National Farmers’ Federation president Jock Laurie announced today he is stepping down as head of the nation’s peak farm body to run for pre-selection for the National Party in the NSW seat of Northern Tablelands.

Fund Launched To Remember Dan

Fund Launched To Remember Dan

A scholarship fund has been launched in memory of the late Dan Burnet, from Booubyjan, who died on March 16 after a tragic accident in Rome.

Funeral For Crumptons Founder

Funeral For Crumptons Founder

A funeral service will be held this afternoon in Kingaroy for Glyn Crumpton, founder of Crumptons Peanuts.

Holistic Workshop At Booubyjan

Holistic Workshop At Booubyjan

A two-day workshop covering “holistic management and tools for flood recovery” will be held later this month at Booubyjan to assist local landholders in their flood recovery efforts.

Man Charged Over Cattle Deaths

Man Charged Over Cattle Deaths

Detectives from the Kingaroy Stock and Rural Crime Squad (SARCIS) have charged a man in relation to the unlawful killing of two stock breeding cows on March 23.

A Horse Of A Different Colour

A Horse Of A Different Colour

Former Kingaroy High School student Christian Bjelke-Petersen isn’t reining in his ambitions … but he has no intention of following his dad or grandad into politics, either

Sixty Properties Still Face BJD Bans

Sixty Properties Still Face BJD Bans

Sixty Queensland cattle properties are still under movement restriction bans following the breakout of Bovine Johne’s Disease *NJD).

Terms Fixed For New Acland Mine

The Coordinator-General has finalised the terms of reference for the New Acland Coal Mine Stage 3 project, clearing the way for New Hope Coal to prepare a new environmental impact statement (EIS) for the scaled-down proposal.

Cattle Killed And Mutilated

Cattle Killed And Mutilated

Detectives from the Kingaroy Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad (SARCIS) are appealing for public help after the mutilated bodies of two stock breeding cows were found at Gympie on Sunday.

Good Roll-Up At Flood Meetings

Good Roll-Up At Flood Meetings

More than 450 people attended the South Burnett Community Flood Recovery information meetings held last week.

$6m In Flood Grants

More than 1200 grant applications – totalling more than $6 million – have been processed by QRAA in the wake of the Australia Day weekend floods.

Murgon Shows Its Spirit

Murgon Shows Its Spirit

Farming areas on all sides of Murgon were devastated by 2013’s trio of floods but the disasters couldn’t stop the annual Murgon Show going ahead on Saturday.

Timely Field Day On Spraying

Timely Field Day On Spraying

The rain may have come at the right time for local peanut crops but it also brought a headache for growers … the need to spray.

Greens Call For Changes To Mining Bill

Greens Call For Changes To Mining Bill

The Queensland Greens say more needs to be done to protect residents and farmers from the impacts of coal seam gas and large coal mines, despite some Federal Government future safeguards.

Ag Workforce Group Meets

A new advisory group which will guide Queensland’s agricultural workforce development met for the first time this week.

Last Chances To Get Aid Info

Last Chances To Get Aid Info

Time is running out if you want to find out information about what flood recovery assistance is available … and enjoy a free breakfast!

Found Stray Livestock?

The Kingaroy Stock Squad has received numerous calls regarding the loss or location of stray livestock following the flood events since January.