Animal Movement Records Reminder

camp draft

Event time has rolled around in the South West regions and Police are reminding those attending events (camp drafts, rodeos, barrel races etc.) that they must ensure that movements forms are completed and lodged correctly. Sergeant Glen Arrold says every time a horse (or other designated animal) … [Read more...]

“Considered Approach” Needed

meat-processing

The Sheep Meat Council of Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia is calling on the Federal Government for a more considered approach to its proposal to abolish the 457-visa program to mitigate the potentially detrimental flow-on effects to Australia’s red meat industry. Cattle Council of … [Read more...]

QFF Encourages a Money Saver

Agricultural Tariff Trial 1

Queensland farmers are being encouraged to sign up the Agricultural Tariff Trial to get a better understanding of their electricity usage and to save money on their electricity bill. Any farmers located in the Ergon Energy area can join the trial, with registrations closing Tuesday,2 May. The … [Read more...]

Work Commences on Saleyards Truck Stop

cattle truck 2

It’s a case of killing two birds with one stone- as preliminary works will commence on the Roma Saleyards truck stop and heavy vehicle hardstand next week. And the bonus is that the top soil to be removed onsite to go towards the Roma Levee revegetation project. The works are expected to be … [Read more...]

Power Trial Extended

demand-based electricity tariffs

The application deadline for farmers to join a trial of off-peak and demand-based electricity tariffs has been extended to Tuesday, 2 May. Energy Minister Mark Bailey says the extension of the deadline was a result of the devastation and flooding which followed TC Debbie across much of regional … [Read more...]

Might Start to get Dry… Again

el-nino-watch

The BoM says chances of an El Nino developing later in the year remain with its latest update saying there’s around a 50 per cent chance of an El Nino evolving in 2017, about twice the normal likelihood. Sea surface temperatures in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean have warmed in recent months, … [Read more...]

Wild Dog Fencing Support a Must

wild dog exclusion fencing

Queensland sheep and wool producers are calling for continued government investment in wild dog exclusion fencing to help revitalize the industry, create jobs and boost regional economies. AgForce Sheep and Wool President Alan Rae says the job was not yet done. Mr Rae says he applauds the … [Read more...]