ICPA Dinner shines bright

AFTER the business at hand was settled during the first day of the 43rd ICPA state conference in Townsville on Thursday, members reconvened at the Pavilion Room, at Jupiters Hotel and Casino for a night filled with moving speeches, some great grub and plenty of laughter.
AFTER the business at hand was settled during the first day of the 43rd ICPA state conference in Townsville on Thursday, members reconvened at the Pavilion Room, at Jupiters Hotel and Casino for a night filled with moving speeches, some great grub and plenty of laughter.
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A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders. A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders.
AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring. AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring.
AS GRAZIERS reliant on run-off for stock water get nervous after the dry spring across western Victoria, borers Howard (left) and Paul Milne report they have been inundated with inquiry.
3:00 AM AS GRAZIERS reliant on run-off for stock water get nervous after the dry spring across western Victoria, borers Howard (left) and Paul Milne report they have been inundated with inquiry.
TIMES are tough for livestock producers in Australia but this, of course, is nothing new and successive years have thrown out challenges to producers.
3:00 AM TIMES are tough for livestock producers in Australia but this, of course, is nothing new and successive years have thrown out challenges to producers.  | Good support for Leawarra  | Paramount rams make $1000 four... 
BILL Shorten says his party will make the next election “a genuine competition for the best ideas” for rural Australians.
3:00 AM BILL Shorten says his party will make the next election “a genuine competition for the best ideas” for rural Australians. | ALP's big push for the bush  | Remembering Gough 
THE Royal Flying Doctor Service is due to replace eight aircraft in Queensland over the next five years, at a cost of $8 million each.
3:00 AM THE Royal Flying Doctor Service is due to replace eight aircraft in Queensland over the next five years, at a cost of $8 million each. | The island that drives Aussie Wagyu  | Online Wagyu auction success 
Cattle - Beef
THE MLA has a long road ahead before winning the support of the people on the land, if the sentiments expressed at Charters Towers on Thursday are indicative.
25 Oct 14 THE MLA has a long road ahead before winning the support of the people on the land, if the sentiments expressed at Charters Towers on Thursday are indicative.
Cattle - Beef
TRADE Minister Andrew Robb will host his counterparts from the 12 countries negotiating the TPP for a three-day meeting starting today.
25 Oct 14 TRADE Minister Andrew Robb will host his counterparts from the 12 countries negotiating the TPP for a three-day meeting starting today. | KAFTA report splits opinion  | Asia dancing to duelling trade... 
THE government continues to face speculation about biosecurity being shifted from the Department of Agriculture to Immigration.
25 Oct 14 THE government continues to face speculation about biosecurity being shifted from the Department of Agriculture to Immigration. | Barney's biosecurity battle  | Joyce, Morrison in portfolio spat 
AVERAGE barley yields have increased significantly since the 1970s although average production felt the impact of drought.
25 Oct 14 AVERAGE barley yields have increased significantly since the 1970s although average production felt the impact of drought.  | Dry finish speeds up harvest  | Karoonda trial focus on crop rows 
THE production sector has welcomed the acknowledgement that MPCI will play a large role in determining future government drought policy.
25 Oct 14 THE production sector has welcomed the acknowledgement that MPCI will play a large role in determining future government drought policy.
FORTY of the world’s most luxurious suits to be fashioned this year will come from the wool grown on the backs of a 10,500-head Merino flock in Victoria.
25 Oct 14 FORTY of the world’s most luxurious suits to be fashioned this year will come from the wool grown on the backs of a 10,500-head Merino flock in Victoria.
Sheep - Wool
CHRIS Murphy cracked a winner managing INXS in the 80s, but now has broken into something completely different: the free-range egg market.
25 Oct 14 CHRIS Murphy cracked a winner managing INXS in the 80s, but now has broken into something completely different: the free-range egg market. | Making organic eggs 'Pozible'  | Voiceless vocal about farm raid... 
THIS week’s decision to reject mandatory electronic identification tagging for sheep and goats has been welcomed by advocacy groups.
24 Oct 14 THIS week’s decision to reject mandatory electronic identification tagging for sheep and goats has been welcomed by advocacy groups. | Lambs leap online  | Bounties are 'scalping' feral... 
BEEF cattle veterinarian Lee Fitzpatrick has been named the new chairman of the North Australia Beef Research Council.
24 Oct 14 BEEF cattle veterinarian Lee Fitzpatrick has been named the new chairman of the North Australia Beef Research Council.
TUGELA, the mother of legendary mare and three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, has unexpectedly died today.
24 Oct 14 TUGELA, the mother of legendary mare and three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, has unexpectedly died today.
IMPROVING breed marketing strategy is the focus of newly elected Australian Brangus Cattle Association president Tim Roche.
24 Oct 14 IMPROVING breed marketing strategy is the focus of newly elected Australian Brangus Cattle Association president Tim Roche.
Cattle - Beef
THE first auction of Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm properties could be declared a
24 Oct 14 THE first auction of Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm properties could be declared a "non-starter" after all were passed in at auction on Thursday. | Tinkler to finalise Patinack sale 
THE wool market lost some of October’s hard-won gains this week, with the AWEX EMI dropping another 8c to settle at 1036c a kilogram.
24 Oct 14 THE wool market lost some of October’s hard-won gains this week, with the AWEX EMI dropping another 8c to settle at 1036c a kilogram. | Wider gains of a 1c AWEX EMI lift  | Wool markets inspire again 
Sheep - Wool
24 Oct 14 A 24-year-old man has survived a two and a half metre fall onto concrete at a Gold Coast hinterland cattle property.
IT has been many decades since paddle steamers stopped at the banks of the Murray River by the Wilkadene Woolshed near Renmark, where they would load up with chaff by way of a chute from the shed down the cliff to the river.
24 Oct 14 IT has been many decades since paddle steamers stopped at the banks of the Murray River by the Wilkadene Woolshed near Renmark, where they would load up with chaff by way of a chute from... | Rare machinery gets lease of life  | Impressive 'cluster' at Paruna 
IT IS not a shed but the Burra Town Hall houses some remarkable treasures.
24 Oct 14 IT IS not a shed but the Burra Town Hall houses some remarkable treasures.  | Beer cheer at Wilkadene brewery  | Vintage charm on Caterpillar Farm 
BORDERTOWN collector Peter Squire says his hobby of collecting vintage machinery, particularly crawler tractors,
24 Oct 14 BORDERTOWN collector Peter Squire says his hobby of collecting vintage machinery, particularly crawler tractors, "got a bit out of hand".  | Beer cheer at Wilkadene brewery  | Glenlea Park stud ramps-up design 
THE humble shed on the Schubert farm near Wunkar is one of the many in the district that houses historical farming items that are central to much bigger plans in the Loxton District
24 Oct 14 THE humble shed on the Schubert farm near Wunkar is one of the many in the district that houses historical farming items that are central to much bigger plans in the Loxton District | Beer cheer at Wilkadene brewery  | Burra's historical Merino... 
GOAT producer Jo Stewart is an entrepreneur, according to her husband Craig who says she is always looking for something to call her own.
24 Oct 14 GOAT producer Jo Stewart is an entrepreneur, according to her husband Craig who says she is always looking for something to call her own.
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I don't know that that's all so. People generally do best if far from home...thus Aussie
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My grand-daughter, very confident and presentable, now 22 began work in Nth Shore Sydney as
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whilst much input is noted here I think Mouse was close to the point. . Of the several methods
ACCESS to export markets and a transport system able to deliver agricultural goods are among the key election issues affecting Victorian agricultural industries, Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh said at a Rural Press Club event in Melbourne last week.21 Oct 14 ACCESS to export markets and a transport system able to deliver agricultural goods are among the key election issues...
A state-of-the art hydroponics facility, growing leafy vegetables such a spinach and rocket, will be built at Bunyip, creating 40 new local jobs.20 Oct 14 A state-of-the art hydroponics facility, growing leafy vegetables such a spinach and rocket, will be built at...