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  • $avannaPlan-Beef$ense customers, interested in investment options, were able to participate in the Noel Whittaker “Golden Rules of Wealth” Forums in May 2015.   Geraldine Whittaker, Greg Ryan (Greenhills) and Noel Whittaker at the Georgetown Forum.  Over 90 producers, small business and community representatives attended the forums across the Gulf.

    $avannaPlan-Beef$ense: Helping to improve business viability

    Thirty five families are closely examining their stocking rates, herd productivity operational costs and profitability through the $avannaPlan-Beef$ense program.
  • Group formed to tackle pest plants

    Eleven properties in the upper Gilbert River in the Etheridge Shire of north Queensland have banded together in partnership with Northern Gulf Resource Management Group and Southern Gulf Catchments to tackle environmental and economic weeds of the area
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    The Quiet Curse

    Every year, hundreds of Australians are diagnosed with Q fever, a disease so serious it's a class B biological warfare threat. Those most at risk are people who work with farm animals, particularly during times of drought. So with the forecast of dry times ahead, Landline is asking how well prepared is Australia to deal with a Q fever outbreak?
  • Grow Do It Tour

    Grow Do It Tour

    Get into the Garden has joined forces for a few special weeks with the Formidable Vegetable Sound System to form the Grow Do It Tour of schools in the Region!
  • Picture: From left Michael Scobie (USQ), Geoff Mammino (PIMS) & Pat Daley talking efficient energy use.

    Thousands of dollars can be saved through efficient irrigation!

    “Thousands of dollars can be saved through efficient irrigation” was the take home message from the recent irrigation workshop delivered in Mareeba on the 13th and 14th of April 2015 by Northern Gulf Resource Management Group.
  • Finding profitability in Extensive Grazing with Ian Braithwaite

    From the Grazing Forum held in Georgetown last year, it became apparent from feedback that there was a great depth of respect for the veterinarian Dr Ian Braithwaite and a strong demand for his trainings. 

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