Rotary District Pulls Hard for the Bush

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The Rotary District 9630 have launched the first in a series of A/V productions to encourage more support for their Drought Relief Program. The A/V’s are being widely distributed across the country to encourage support for Our Towns. Rotary says it’s about being able to deliver help where … [Read more...]

From Maranoa With Love

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Former Hughenden residents Roger & Jenny Underwood, Pine Hills now from Wallumbilla have gone above and beyond to help old neighbours and those in the flood ravaged north. They donated two Droughtmaster cows for sale at Roma sales yesterday with the proceeds for donations towards the flood … [Read more...]

Queensland Government and Agforce team up

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Peak industry body Agforce is partnering with the State Government to expand and upgrade agricultural training for secondary school students. The partnership finalised this week, aims to ensure the successful Agribusiness Gateway to Industry Schools Program grew and continued to address skill … [Read more...]

AgForce Praise Army Efforts

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The Federal Government's commitment of Australian Defence Force resources to the AgForce-led Emergency Fodder Drop initiative has been warmly welcomed by the group and they say it’s a vital move to save thousands of head of cattle isolated and distressed by the devastating floods in north … [Read more...]

“Too Much Rain” Crisis Team Established

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The potential for catastrophe across a large proportion of the cattle industry has seen AgForce establish a crisis management team to ensure flood and rain affected producers receive the support they need. The immediate focus for many is for fodder to be airlifted to isolated cattle, many of … [Read more...]

Now It’s Time to Plan Stock Management

Gabbie Pike and Emily Banks are among the drovers moving their stock from the region due to lack of feed.

With drovers and graziers across the Goondiwindi region are really feeling the pinch Goondiwindi Regional Council Mayor Graeme Scheu wants to see some moves on stock management. He says “it’s time” with recent conditions having deteriorated to the point where even the local stock route network … [Read more...]

An Australia Day With the West at Heart

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It’s an Australia Day residents in and around Quilpie aren’t likely to forget - this one…As it’ll go down in local history as the weekend the Hay Runners came to town. The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners arrived on Friday in Quilpie and brought with them truckloads of drought relief. The … [Read more...]

Hay Runners Arrive for a Weekend of Relief

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While the temperatures soar the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners have turned up a heat all their own with the burn of goodwill heralded by the sound of the mighty motors as their latest convoy pulled into Quilpie. It’s a weekend, they say designed to “replenish”- stock feed and spirits. The … [Read more...]

Punishments Must Fit the Crime

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The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and industry members have called on the state government to increase the punishments for activists trespassing on farmers’ properties after an animal rights charity published the location and contact details of farms around Australia. The Aussie Farms Map … [Read more...]

Red Tape Reduction Revs Up for Farmers

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The removal of outdated regulations restricting the movements of heavy vehicle agricultural combinations is around the corner with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and participating states and territories reaching a policy agreement position. The moves should see the removal of red tape … [Read more...]