Category Archives: Cattle

Grazier keen to restock cattle property after summer downpour

The story of the Queensland drought is slowly shifting away from survival and towards revival. Birdsville grazier Geoff Morton is ready to bring 1,500 head of cattle back to Roseberth Station after 91 millimetres of rain fell this month. It is the best rainfall Mr Morton has seen since March 2012. He says his operation… Read More »

Praying and betting on beating drought

DROUGHT-stricken graziers Rosemary and Warwick Champion are taking the biggest gamble of their lives. Their parched Longway Station, which sits on almost 8100ha just outside Longreach in central Queensland, is surrounded by neighbours furiously selling cows, their land too dry to sustain the beasts. But the Champions, both in their 70s, are spending an extraordinary… Read More »