February 2020

Published a story 25th Feb 2020 12:29 PM

PREP students across the Lockyer and Somerset, will have their photo taken for a special keepsake feature.

Every Lockyer, Somerset prep to appear in special feature

PREP students across the Lockyer and Somerset, will have their photo taken for a special keepsake feature.

Published a story 24th Feb 2020 8:19 AM

A man has died in hospital following a car crash on a Somerset highway.

Man dies in hospital after two vehicle car crash on highway

A man has died in hospital following a car crash on a Somerset highway.

Published a story 21st Feb 2020 3:43 PM

After the shock announcement of ANZ closing its Kilcoy branch, we want to know, do you still use a branch for your banking?

VOTE: Do you still visit a bank branch to do your banking?

After the shock announcement of ANZ closing its Kilcoy branch, we want to know, do you still use a branch for your banking?

Published a story 20th Feb 2020 4:41 PM

IT rained, and yes it’s green – but for the Lockyer’s strongest economy – the drought is far from over

Why growers need another 100+mm rain to end the drought

IT rained, and yes it’s green – but for the Lockyer’s strongest economy – the drought is far from over

Published a story 20th Feb 2020 3:09 PM

Just like consumers need hay, growers want to know where they can market hay during shortages

Lockyer hay growers back calls for national fodder database

Just like consumers need hay, growers want to know where they can market hay during shortages

Published a story 20th Feb 2020 9:38 AM

RECENT rain has greened pastures and filled some dams, but one cattle producer has some tips for graziers looking to restock their herds

DROUGHT EASE: Three tips for graziers when restocking herds

RECENT rain has greened pastures and filled some dams, but one cattle producer has some tips for graziers looking to restock their herds

Published a story 18th Feb 2020 4:48 PM

ANYONE with livestock has struggled to find hay this year, which is why the fodder industry is keen to set up an important database.

Hay database called upon to determine domestic supplies

ANYONE with livestock has struggled to find hay this year, which is why the fodder industry is keen to set up an important database.

Published a story 18th Feb 2020 4:45 PM

ELEGANCE is the finest heifer this primary producer has bred, and she could be yours.

’Best we’ve ever bred’ on offer at Lockyer breeder’s sale

ELEGANCE is the finest heifer this primary producer has bred, and she could be yours.

Published a story 18th Feb 2020 2:33 PM

AN Emerald cattle breeder will travel more than 700km to showcase the quality of his breeding program.

Breeder's ‘best offspring of year’ to be sold at cattle sale

AN Emerald cattle breeder will travel more than 700km to showcase the quality of his breeding program.

Published a story 17th Feb 2020 11:39 AM

IT’S a plan that will not only droughtproof the Lockyer Valley, but give young farmers a chance to expand the salad bowl’s production.

WHY WE NEED IT: Young farmer’s push for Wivenhoe pipeline

IT’S a plan that will not only droughtproof the Lockyer Valley, but give young farmers a chance to expand the salad bowl’s production.

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Ali Kuchel is the editor at the Gatton Star, having worked through the ranks as a journalist. Ali’s career has taken her from South Australia to Charleville’s Western Times in outback Queensland, to Gatton, back to South Australia for the Stock Journal and finally returning to Gatton. Her interests include agricultural, rural and equine journalism along with photography.