Push for new rabbit virus

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Despite their illegality as pets in Queensland, rabbits are still a pest problem in parts of the state. That’s why the Invasive Animal Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) are pushing to have a new calicivirus disease strain, RHDV1 K5, approved by spring this year. National rabbit facilitator … [Read more...]

Oh- And When He Smiles!!!

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From the world stage to Roma…A Southern Downs super star will be delivering a powerhouse of entertainment for us all at Roma’s Easter in The Country Festival this year. It is one of the biggest acts ever known to Maranoa and brings international status to the event, thanks to entertainment … [Read more...]

Aussie hero delivers hay run of hope

The 80 kilometer chain of freight trailers will be the largest in the world, hoping to score a Guinness world record.

  If the heart was measured in metres, Brendan Farrell’s would be 80,000 long. After five months of logistical planning, he is about to embark on a remarkable journey to deliver over $1.3 million worth of hay to drought affected Queensland farmers. It is a mission that is set to … [Read more...]

Successful applicants for wild dog funding announced

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After a review of public feedback, the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative scheme has revealed a focus on cluster fencing in its latest announcement of funding for wild dog management in regional Queensland. A total of $12.5 million for cluster fencing will be divided between successful applicants, … [Read more...]