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How wide can a fire break be in Qld? Work on 10 metres, says DNRM

James Nason, 24 March 2017

Yesterday we asked how wide can a fire break be in Queensland, after a Central Queensland landholder was ordered to pay almost $1 million fines and Government legal expenses for building fire breaks up to 40 metres wide.

Record 87pc of Qld now drought-declared

Beef Central, 13 March 2017

The total area of Queensland that is officially drought-declared has risen to 87.47 percent, following more drought declarations last week.

Anthrax causes dozens of cattle deaths near St George – UPDATED

James Nason, 08 March 2017

Biosecurity Queensland is working with the managers of a St George cattle property following the death of approximately 80 animals.

Defence land buy-up could see 100,000 cattle lost to Qld beef industry

Beef Central, 14 December 2016

An expansion of military training areas in Central and North Queensland could see more than a hundred thousand head of cattle lost to the state’s beef industry and farming families that have managed properties for generations forced off their land, AgForce has warned.

Videos showcase management practices of leading beef businesses

Beef Central, 05 December 2016

A new series of nine YouTube videos has been released featuring some of Queensland’s leading graziers talking about their businesses.

Entries sought for Westech Field Days steer trial

Beef Central, 05 December 2016

Entries are being sought for a comprehensive steer trial to be conducted in conjunction with the Westech Field Days at Barcaldine next year.

‘Cattle, carbon and the untapped north’ the focus of Hughenden forum

Beef Central, 29 November 2016

A special multi-topic forum in Hughenden next week will explore how the beef industry can tap into northern development opportunities to create jobs and grow North Queensland’s economy.

Qld appoints new Ag Minister

Beef Central, 11 November 2016

AgForce has congratulated Queensland’s newly appointed Agriculture Minister and urged him to be a strong advocate for agriculture both in the community and in the Cabinet room.

Qld’s new stock route laws miss the mark: AgForce

Beef Central, 04 November 2016

New laws that will see control of Queensland’s 2.6 million hectare network for travelling livestock handed to local councils fail to ensure the stock routes will be managed properly, warns Queensland producer group AgForce.

New Oats variety launched in Queensland

Beef Central, 31 August 2016

The new variety, called Wizard, is the pinnacle of seven years of research by the Department’s scientists to develop a crop completely resistant to all known races of leaf rust.