The Wee Waa District is a major producer of a variety of agricultural commodities including cotton, wheat, beef cattle and sheep. These industries demand much support in terms of supplies, equipment, expert advice and labour provision. The interdependent relationships between farmers, graziers and business organizations provides the economic basis upon which the Wee Waa Community thrives.


Property owner concerned after shooting

Property owner concerned after shooting

Police have warned of heavy penalties for shooters firing onto private property following an incident on the Bingara road on Friday night.

A pet goat, Billy, was allegedly shot on private land, about 100 metres from a property homestead.

The distressed owner, Mrs Kath Hamilton, said the goat was a family pet of 11 years.

“I heard three shots,” said Mrs Hamilton, who was in the homestead kitchen when the shots were fired.

“These were shots from a high powered rifle from the direction of the road and our house is in a direct line from where we found Billy dead.

“The house is only about 300 metres from the road and is clearly visible.

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Agquip the first Day

Agquip the first Day

Northern Daily Leader was their a Gallery of images

The sun shone brightly in a perfect opener for the massive farm field day AgQuip, with thousands pouring through the gates yesterday for the start of the three-day event.

Organised by Fairfax Rural Events, the 43rd Commonwealth Bank AgQuip covers 26 hectares on a site about 6km west of Gunnedah and features the involvement of more than 3000 companies and organisations.

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Biolinks – the need for trees-funding opportunities

Biolinks – the need for trees-funding opportunities

Press Release from Local Land Services North West

The Brigalow Nandewar Biolinks (BNB) program is an initiative of the North West and Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and serves to protect, restore and manage existing vegetation to connect the plains with the tablelands.


"The program involves planting and protecting vegetation corridors, shelter belts, tree lines, wind breaks and clumps so that birds, insects, reptiles and mammals are able to move around the landscape. These corridors are essential if species are to survive and flourish in our agriculturally-altered environment," said Simon Turpin, Team Leader Land Services at North West LLS.

"These areas of native vegetation provide homes for many of our native fauna species which, in turn, assist our cropping and farming enterprises through the provision of ecosystem services. For example, birds, bugs and lizards that use the native vegetation for habitat eat insects and grubs that attack crops and pastures; it's a win-win situation both for landholders and native species.

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Local success at Royal Brisbane Exhibition Show

Local success at Royal Brisbane Exhibition Show

Local farmers have met with overwhelming success at one of the largest cattle competitions in the southern hemisphere.

Cattle judging at the Royal Brisbane Exhibition Show, or the EKKA, started last week with thousands of head of cattle descending on the showgrounds to be paraded, judged and displayed.

Steers bred by Dennis Power from ‘Glenrowan’, Minnamurra Pastoral Company, near Boggabri won the 70 day feedlot ‘Paddock to Plate’ challenge this year.

A bull from Narrabri, Wave Hill Jager, bred by Philip and Sylvia Kirkby, won the Grand Champion Santa Gertrudis Bull.

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