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Nutrition has the biggest impact on fertility (11-Nov-11) [Read
The goal of the beef producer who runs cows is to see every cow in the herd raise a calf each year for at least eight years. Dry periods, disease and variable nutrition are some of the factors that interfere with a cow’s fertility.
Double B Beef co-hosts Beef Fertility Seminar (21-Oct-11) [Read
Cattle, like their owners, are facing pressures from all sides to perform to their “maximum capability”. Threats including tough weather conditions, declining soil fertility, disease and the demands of breeding a healthy calf every year, all weigh heavily on the performance of each cow.
Bingara riders take on Oakburn Park (27-Aug-11) [Read
Three Bingara riders were present at the Tamworth Motocross race meeting held last Sunday. Jake Rafter, Jesse Rogers and Dean Turner all took on the very tacky track at Oakburn Park with some well earned results.
216 Booroomooka Bulls go on sale on Friday (14-Aug-11) [Read
On Friday August 19, 216 of “Booroomooka’s Best Bulls” are up for sale. The bulls have been rigorously selected to help buyers improve valuable traits in their herds.
Assitance for landholders in improving water quality (14-Aug-11) [Read
Upper Gwydir Landcare Association, GWYMAC Landcare and Border Rivers-Gwydir CMA have formed a partnership to assist landholders in the Myall Creek and Inverell Sub catchment to improve water quality through eligible farm based projects. They are now calling for applications.
Garrawilla horses spread their wings (7-Aug-11) [Read
Ten horses from John and Cathy Wade’s property Garrawilla, left last Tuesday to make the long journey north to the small aboriginal community of Ngukurr in the Northern Territory. The community sits on the Gulf of Carpentaria, just south of Arnhem Land on the Roper River. The horses have been sold to the Ngukurr Training School where they will be used to train young Aboriginal Stockmen.
BALGREE SANTAS – LEADING IN CROSSBREEDING (26-Jul-11) [Read
The biggest question facing the commercial cattle producer is, “How do we maximise our cow herd while keeping input costs down?”
Caring for our Country Expression of Interest - Year 2 (11-Jul-11) [Read
The Upper Gwydir Landcare Association has received Caring for our Country funding of $216,000.00 over three years. The project will target ‘Improved Management Techniques for the North West Slopes of NSW’. Within the project they will be offering training workshops, field days and on ground works funding.
Kildare bids traditional auction farewell! (27-Jun-11) [Read
The Kildare South Devon and Shorthorn Sale will be held on property at "Kildare", Upper Horton on Friday, August 19 at 1pm.
Service appreciated by trialers, family and Upper Horton (17-Jun-11) [Read
The 25th annual dog trials held at Upper Horton over the long weekend was conducted in cool and showery weather, but it did not affect the standard of trialing. Organiser of the event, Barry Madden, and his wife, Sally were taken completely by surprise on Sunday when they were presented with a silver tray in recognition of the many years of dedicated service they have given to the event.
Soil, it’s a living thing (17-Jun-11) [Read
As part of the recognition of the importance of the orange trees in Bingara, the UGLA is combining with Border Rivers Gwydir CMA and the Bingara Central School to promote the importance of ‘healthy, living soils’ to grow healthy products.
Working dogs show their style at Upper Horton (31-May-11) [Read
Upper Horton Sports Club will be conducting their annual Dog Trial on June 11, 12, and 13. This will be the 25th Yard Dog Trial (silver anniversary) which started off as a small one day event to its present three days.
Laughing makes you feel good (4-Apr-11) [Read
People who attended the recent Meat Profit Day in Bingara heard that there are many physiological benefits to laughter.
Hundreds attend Meat Profit Day (1-Apr-11) [Read
More than 350 red meat producers from the North West, the New England and Southern Queensland attended the Meat Profit Day, held at the Bingara Showground last Thursday. The day was organised by Double B Beef and MLA.
Regional Achievements Awarded (29-Mar-11) [Read
The achievements of a number of groups and individuals across the Border Rivers-Gwydir catchment were celebrated by a crowd of 150 people in Guyra last Wednesday night.
Helping your farming business to prosper at Meat Profit Day (15-Mar-11) [Read
Optimising returns is a priority for every primary producer. This subject will be addressed by three speakers in the Healthy Business module of the upcoming Meat Profit Day, hosted by Double B Beef and the Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to be held in Bingara on March 24.
Laughter is important to good health (9-Mar-11) [Read
There is a risk in any business of focusing so much on the daily grind within the business, that no time is given to those who keep the business operating. Without healthy, happy people, everything falls apart.
Upper Horton’s proud Campdraft and Rodeo history (9-Mar-11) [Read
The Upper Horton New Year Rodeo and Campdraft has a long and colourful history. This year’s event was a huge success, drawing competitors from all over Australia and New Zealand. The Advocate has been looking into the history of this iconic event.
Meat Profit Day for Bingara (1-Feb-11) [Read
Plans are well in hand for the upcoming Meat Profit Day to be held in Bingara on March 24.
Huge New Year for Upper Horton (24-Jan-11) [Read
Jeans, elaborate shiny belt buckles, spurs, colourful shirts and big hats was the dress of choice for most of the people who were in the little village of Upper Horton over the New Year break.