What's On In The South Burnett Today?

Farmers Need You: Senator

Farmers Need You: Senator

Senator Susan McDonald has put out a call for an army of “weekend warriors” to join a countrywide effort to pick crops.

Council Targets Pest Animals

Council Targets Pest Animals

South Burnett landholders interested in setting up pest animal working groups have been invited to attend information sessions organised by the South Burnett Regional Council.

MTAQ Calls For More Tests

MTAQ Calls For More Tests

The MTAQ – the peak body which represents automotive dealers – has called for more tests ahead of the introduction of compulsory new safety devices on quad bikes.

Export Cattle Stay Strong

Export Cattle Stay Strong

Combined agents yarded 700 at Murgon’s Fat and Store Sale on Tuesday and export cattle were slightly dearer in places, with store cows selling to very strong rates.

Fire Ban In Somerset Region

Fire Ban In Somerset Region

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have imposed a local fire ban for some south-east Queensland areas, including the Somerset Regional Council area.

Water Security ‘Fake News’

Water Security ‘Fake News’

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says the Labor Government’s announcement last week that Barambah Creek farmers now have water security is nothing but fake news.

Border Exemption Extended

Border Exemption Extended

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has extended the class exemption for farmers and agribusiness workers who need to move between Queensland and NSW to perform essential agribusiness services or farming activities, such as tending to livestock or crops.

Show Society Grants Announced

Show Society Grants Announced

The Show Societies Grants Program provides financial support for operating costs associated with conducting annual agricultural shows, and costs towards the construction and maintenance of showground assets.

Boost For Barambah Irrigators

Boost For Barambah Irrigators

More than 50 farmers along Barambah Creek have been issued with new groundwater licences allowing them to irrigate their crops and water their stock.

Drought Loan Deadline Looms

Drought Loan Deadline Looms

Farmers and farm-related small businesses have until September 30 to take advantage of two-year interest free loans from the Regional Investment Corporation before the drought-related loan terms change.

Deal To Keep Pork Exports Flowing

Deal To Keep Pork Exports Flowing

The reality that African Swine Fever could reach Australia has prompted the Federal Government to negotiate a special zoning arrangement with Singapore, the country’s largest export market for pork.

Record Sale For Bunya Bulls

Record Sale For Bunya Bulls

Saturday’s Bunya Bull sale at the Coolabunia Saleyards had a 100 per cent clearance rate for the 56 bulls up for sale, a result described by the organising committee as “the best yet”.

More Avian Flu Detected

More Avian Flu Detected

Biosecurity Queensland is urging poultry owners to have good biosecurity measures in place after avian influenza was detected on six more farms in Victoria.

Pork Smugglers Denied Visas

Pork Smugglers Denied Visas

Two merchant seamen have been refused entry into Australia after trying to smuggle in nearly 5kg of pork and pork products in breach of biosecurity laws.

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