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.
The total area of Queensland that is officially drought-declared has risen to 87.47 percent, following more drought declarations last week.
Biosecurity Queensland is working with the managers of a St George cattle property following the death of approximately 80 animals.
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.