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.
A new series of nine YouTube videos has been released featuring some of Queensland’s leading graziers talking about their businesses.
Entries are being sought for a comprehensive steer trial to be conducted in conjunction with the Westech Field Days at Barcaldine next year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A victory for common sense is how rural groups have the greeted the defeat of the Queensland Government’s controversial tree clearing crackdown in a parliamentary vote late last night.
Central Queensland graziers are being urged to lookout for any signs of die back in their pastures and report it to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF).
Three days after hundreds of primary producers marched in Brisbane to protest planned tree clearing laws, the Queensland Government has released new figures which it claims bolsters its case for tougher legislation. However groups have accused th Govt of mischievously and selectively using data to achieve its own political goals at the expense of sustainable agriculture.