Beef producers embracing Best Management Practices

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More than 2000 Queensland cattle producers managing more than 28 million hectares of land have now adopted the Grazing Best Management Practices (BMP) program to boost their budget bottom line and showcase their environmental credential. That’s the latest count from AgForce. AgForce General … [Read more...]

Gun Laws Tightened

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Gun laws in Queensland have been strengthened after a disallowance motion brought by the Katter’s Australian Party to halt the Weapons Legislation (Lever Action Shotguns) Amendment Regulation 2017 was voted down in State Parliament. Lever action shotguns with a magazine capacity of up to five … [Read more...]

Tougher Gun Laws on the Way

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The State Government will restrict access to high capacity lever action shotguns in a move that it says will strengthen Australia’s National Firearms Agreement. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the decision would improve public safety while ensuring farmers still had access to the weapons … [Read more...]

AgForce wishes Bill Byrne well

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AgForce has today wished Bill Byrne well for his future and thanked him for his service as Queensland Agriculture Minister. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says he had established a good working relationship with Mr Byrne during his two stints as the state's Agriculture Minister. "A … [Read more...]

CCA Response to recent online commentary

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Cattle Council of Australia is calling out what they say are” the extensive inaccuracies” of recent ‘opinion pieces’ and online commentary published post the RRAT Senate report into the Consolidation of the red meat processing sector. Cattle Council of Australia President Howard Smith says the … [Read more...]

AgForce Expresses Route Concern

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AgForce has hit out at today’s announcement of the chosen route for the Queensland section of the Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail line. According to the Peak Body, the route selected will have massive impacts on local landholders and on some of the best agricultural land in the … [Read more...]