General News

From little things big things grow

John and Mary Walter had no idea that the small macadamia orchard they decided to plant in 2002 would end up attracting one of the largest macadamia nut growers in… Read more »

Kerry Hayes Declares Candidate For Mayor

Emerald business man and former councillor Kerry Hayes declares candidate for Mayor. Former Central Highlands Regional Councillor and Emerald Local Businessman, Kerry Hayes has declared his intention as a Mayoral… Read more »

Central Highlands properties attract European investor interest

Recent grazing sales and equity position buy-ins in the Central Queensland area by North American Funds seem to have started a wider interest in agricultural investment in irrigation and tree… Read more »

Temporary water sales at “tipping point” of season.

The continuing “dry” period in the Central Highlands following the cotton crop planting has created a conundrum for irrigators hoping for in crop rainfall to relieve high water use. Ironically,… Read more »

Emerald Market Report – Prime & Store Sale 8/10/15

2900 cattle were yarded today at Emeralds Prime and Store Cattle Sale. Prices eased for most descriptions. Cows felt the biggest loss with some back as much as 20 to… Read more »

Emerald Market Report – Prime & Store Cattle Sale 15/10/15

2340 head were yarded at the Emerald Prime and Store Sale today. The usual Meatworks Buyers were all in attendance but were subdued in their bidding. Consequently prices plummeted for… Read more »

Market Report – Prime and Store Cattle Sale 22/10/15

A reduced yarding today with 1262 head yarded. A mixed quality yarding, meet with more de- mand. Meatworks cattle made some gains with bullocks topping at 282ckg a rise of… Read more »

Water Market reacts to Second “Dry” year

End of year temporary transfer water is edging higher in the face of dwindling supply caused by consecutive years of drought and hot growing conditions. Emerald Land and Cattle Company… Read more »

Feeder Demand Starting to Pressure Backgrounding

Steady and consistent intakes of feeder weight steers and heifers by southern feedlots is starting to build into strong demand for yearling and weaner cattle despite poorer pasture conditions in… Read more »

End of Emerald Selling Season approaches

With only four weekly sales left in the Emerald saleyards selling year it is a good opportunity for graziers to review their marketing process. Emerald Land and Cattle Company principal… Read more »