Country Hour Queensland
Qld Country Hour, 21 July 201407/21/14
Australia's growth of beef exports to China is under threat now that China has lifted the ban on Brazilian beef. Ports Australia has defended the development of the Great Barrier Reef at a senate inquiry. One million prickly acacia plants have been...
Qld Country Hour, 18 July 2014
Dairy and meat processors pleased the carbon tax is gone while livestock transporters say it will inject confidence back into the industry. Canegrowers see the tax's abolition as a mixed blessing. The cotton industry says Australia is leading the...
Country Hour for Thursday 17 July, 2014
Concerns one solution to control wild dogs in western Qld could cause havoc for neighbouring areas. Australian Wool Innovation speaks out for the first time on footage of sheep abuse. Mixed message within the state LNP on changes to Galilee Basin rail...
Country Hour for Wednesday 16 July, 2014
A political move making it illegal for animal activists to hold onto footage of animal cruelty welcomed by some but rejected by the RSPCA, which has been criticised for being 'anti-farmer'. Meet the new boss of Meat and Livestock Australia. Is the...
Qld Country Hour, 15 July 2014
The United States has overtaken Japan as Australia's single largest beef export market. Processors are predicting tightened supply and better prices for cattle producers. A new study has found organic food has more antioxidants, but may not be...
Country Hour for Monday 14 July, 2014
Some wool growers fear not enough is being done to manage the public's image of sheep welfare as the Australian wool industry comes to terms with footage of cruelty in shearing sheds released last week. Another threat to Queensland mining jobs on the...
Country Hour for Friday 11 July, 2014
The wool industry is in hot water following allegations of animal cruelty in shearing sheds, with new claims of increasing drug use in the contract workforce, but just what can you believe? The next step in the fight for funding of the Great Artesian...
Country Hour for Thursday 10 July, 2014
An iconic Qld milk brand is making a comeback - but will it have dairy farmers celebrating? Half of the state's commercial beekeepers carting thousands of bees across the border to breed. Cattle producers asked to get in early and avoid another...
Country Hour for Wednesday 9 July
Environmentalists label it 'draconian' but the Queensland Government says its proposed changes to limit who can object to a mining application are fair and reasonable - you'll hear both sides of the debate. A western Queensland grazier claims...
Country Hour for Tuesday 8 July, 2014
One of the country's largest beef producers, Consolidated Pastoral Company, has a new chief executive. Japan's Prime Minister signs the dotted line on a FTA between Australia but chemical regulations mean it will be years before mango growers can cash...
Country Hour for Monday 7 July, 2014
This season's cane crush is ramping up and expected to process more than 30 million tonnes but it's the sugar marketing battle that's got the industry talking, with the Federal Agriculture Minister now weighing into the debate. States and territories...
Country Hour for Friday 4 July, 2014
The National Wild Dog Action Plan will be launched this afternoon but what difference will it make in the battle Queensland landholders are fighting? Also the numbers are in and prove the past financial year was a record for beef exports - 1.18...
Qld Country Hour, 2 July 2014
Qld Country Hour, 1 July 2014
Coles has rejected allegations it engaged in unconscionable behaviour in its dealing with smaller suppliers. The Australian mango industry wants quarantine services to heavily scrutinise any imported fruit from Pakistan after a recent shipment of...
Qld Country Hour, 30 June 2014
Another major foreign-owned sugar company, Tully Sugar, has pulled out of Queensland's export sugar pool, but Mackay Sugar has reinforced its commitment to QSL. For the first time, a banned antibiotic has been found in Australian chicken meat. The...
Qld Country Hour, 27 June 2014
A bitter divide over Australia's export sugar future has deepened, with another major milling company announcing it will quit the marketing pool. Drones as part of the future of farming are in the spotlight this week at the digital rural futures...
Qld Country Hour, 26 June 2014
Queensland Agriculture Minister John McVeigh says claims by Green's senator Larissa Waters, alleging corporate and political misconduct regarding the approval of two coal seam gas projects, are 'ignorant'. The dairy industry has welcomed Clive...
Qld Country Hour, 25 June 2014
A warm winter is set to continue for much of the State according to the Bureau of Meteorology's latest climate outlook. Drought conditions continue to grip places like Georgetown where Ineke McDowell from Perryvale station continues to work hard to...
Qld Country Hour, June 24 2014
The Qld Minister for Agriculture convenes a 'crisis' meeting after the country's largest sugar producer said it would break away from the century-old single desk marketing model. The Australia Institute says an analysis of the past six state budgets...
Country Hour Monday 23 June 2014
The latest statistics on foreign ownership of agricultural land shows most is still in Australian hands. The food and beverage conglomerate Lion will pay between 1 and 5 cents per litre more for milk from the start of July. Growers have opted for a...
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