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Teys Murgon Beefs Up Production

Teys Murgon Beefs Up Production

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.

Aussie Avocados Now In Japan

Aussie Avocados Now In Japan

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.

Think Tank To Research Towns

Think Tank To Research Towns

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.

Hand Over The Keys: AgForce

Hand Over The Keys: AgForce

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.

Shorter ‘Grain-Fed’ Definition Added

Shorter ‘Grain-Fed’ Definition Added

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.

Barnaby Joyce Plans Murgon Visit

Barnaby Joyce Plans Murgon Visit

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.

MP Unveils TAFE Rural Training

MP Unveils TAFE Rural Training

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.

Free Oil Recycling For Farms

Free Oil Recycling For Farms

Farmers are being encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to recycle their used oil.

Inquiry To Examine Vegetation Policies

Inquiry To Examine Vegetation Policies

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.

LNP Calls For Bushfires Inquiry

LNP Calls For Bushfires Inquiry

The Liberal National Party is calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry following the devastating Queensland bushfires.

Feeders, Weaners In Demand

Feeders, Weaners In Demand

950 head were yarded in Murgon on Tuesday, December 4 for the fortnightly liveweight sale, where export cattle were easier across the board.

AgForce ‘Furious’ At Closures

AgForce ‘Furious’ At Closures

AgForce is furious it has been ignored by the State Government about the closure of Queensland’s two agricultural colleges.

Ag College Closures ‘Betraying The Bush’

Ag College Closures ‘Betraying The Bush’

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.

Consultant Tipped For Water Project

Consultant Tipped For Water Project

A consultant with proven expertise in scoping water projects could be engaged to examine future water security options for the South and North Burnett.

SPC Looks For New Buyer

SPC Looks For New Buyer

Coca-Cola Amatil has told shareholders in Sydney it has decided to sell off its fruit, veges and baked beans packager SPC.

Great Ideas … Just Add Water

Great Ideas … Just Add Water

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 Seeks ‘Best And Brightest”

AgForce Seeks ‘Best And Brightest”

AgForce is seeking experienced, enthusiastic and creative thinkers to help drive policies that ensure the continued sustainability and growth of Queensland agribusiness.

Growing Macadamias Isn’t Peanuts!

Growing Macadamias Isn’t Peanuts!

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.

Chance For Rural Business To Speak Up

Chance For Rural Business To Speak Up

An emerging trend among large Australian and multinational companies to delay payments to rural and regional businesses is being surveyed by the Federal Government.

Farmers … Don’t Miss The Deadline!

Farmers … Don’t Miss The Deadline!

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.

Water Meeting On Thursday

Water Meeting On Thursday

South Burnett Regional Council will be holding a meeting on Thursday (November 29) to discuss future water infrastructure needs in the region.

Growers Urged To Send<br> In Samples Of Crop Disease

Growers Urged To Send
In Samples Of Crop Disease

Summer crop growers are being encouraged to submit any diseased plant samples for diagnosis.

QFF Renews Calls To Axe Stamp Duty

QFF Renews Calls To Axe Stamp Duty

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has renewed calls to remove stamp duty on crop insurance in Queensland.

Fitness Tracker … For Cattle

Fitness Tracker … For Cattle

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.

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