The Teys Australia cattle hide processing plant at Murgon plans to lift production by 20 per cent recent – and hire a dozen more staff – over the next two years.
Avocados are the latest premium fresh fruit product to be exported to Japan, cementing new trade relations and market opportunities for Australia’s horticultural products.
The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) plans to launch an inquiry in 2019 into Mid-Sized Towns, ie. Australian towns with populations between 10,000 and 50,000.
AgForce has demanded the State Government hand the agricultural colleges at Longreach and Emerald back to industry if the bureaucracy was unable to successfully manage them.
Beef producers will now be able to market their cattle as “Grain Fed Finished” after feeding them grain for 35 days before sale or export – and will be able to ask a premium for these animals.
The Federal Government’s “Special Envoy For Drought Assistance and Recovery”, former National Party leader and Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce, will be visiting Murgon later this month.
The State Government has announced it will invest $2.2 million in rural support training programs … just days after it broke the news that Queensland’s last two agricultural colleges would be axed.
Farmers are being encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to recycle their used oil.
A day after the State LNP called for an inquiry into Queensland’s bushfires, its Federal colleagues have announced one will be held – but it will include vegetation management policies across Australia.
The Liberal National Party is calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry following the devastating Queensland bushfires.
950 head were yarded in Murgon on Tuesday, December 4 for the fortnightly liveweight sale, where export cattle were easier across the board.
AgForce is furious it has been ignored by the State Government about the closure of Queensland’s two agricultural colleges.
A State Government decision to close Queensland’s remaining agricultural colleges at the end of 2019 has drawn an angry response from Opposition leader Deb Frecklington.
A consultant with proven expertise in scoping water projects could be engaged to examine future water security options for the South and North Burnett.
Coca-Cola Amatil has told shareholders in Sydney it has decided to sell off its fruit, veges and baked beans packager SPC.
An informal “South Burnett Water Users Group” was formed on Thursday following a forum called by South Burnett Regional Council to gather ideas for future water projects in the region.
AgForce is seeking experienced, enthusiastic and creative thinkers to help drive policies that ensure the continued sustainability and growth of Queensland agribusiness.
Work on developing the South Burnett’s first commercial macadamia plantation began on Monday with the first of 12,000 young trees being planted in a Kingaroy paddock.
An emerging trend among large Australian and multinational companies to delay payments to rural and regional businesses is being surveyed by the Federal Government.
Drought-affected farmers who are yet to apply for Farm Household Allowance are being urged to act quickly to ensure they don’t miss out on thousands of dollars in extra payments available under the scheme.
South Burnett Regional Council will be holding a meeting on Thursday (November 29) to discuss future water infrastructure needs in the region.
Summer crop growers are being encouraged to submit any diseased plant samples for diagnosis.
The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has renewed calls to remove stamp duty on crop insurance in Queensland.
The CSIRO and an agtech startup, Ceres Tag, have created a smart ear tag to help farmers keep track of where their livestock are and what they’re doing.