LAB INSPECTION: Australian Reproductive Technologies managing director Simon Walton with Agriculture Minister David Littleproud and Capricornia MP Michelle Landry.
LAB INSPECTION: Australian Reproductive Technologies managing director Simon Walton with Agriculture Minister David Littleproud and Capricornia MP Michelle Landry. Contributed

CQ's beef leads the way on the international stage

CENTRAL Queensland's reputation as the nation's beef capital is being strengthened by exciting technological advances and foreign trade opportunities made possible by the Federal Coalition Government.

Capricornia MP Michelle Landry, said cutting edge of the beef businesses like Australian Reproductive Technologies (ART) were delivering advanced breeding technologies to influence the development of Pacific Island beef herds by delivering A-class genetics.

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"The benefit is two-fold as our seedstock producers, and companies like ART, gain new markets to help grow their businesses, while our Pacific neighbours are able to greatly accelerate the improvement of the production and efficiency of their own herd,' she said.

"We back our CQ graziers and will always help get their world-class product to the rest of the world."

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the government had signed new free trade deals, opened new markets, put new agriculture counsellors on to overcome technical barriers and continued to work hard for our farm industries.

"When you see what is being achieved here at ART, it is clear we also have some of the best technologies supporting our industries' growth," Minister Littleproud said. 

 

"It is very pleasing to view the cutting edge up close; it is obvious today why Central Queensland is the Beef Capital of Australia."

What are Capricornia’s big issues for the 2019 federal election?

This poll ended on 17 May 2019.

Current Results

Job creation

7%

Establishing a federal Independent Commission Against Corruption

1%

Reducing cost of living pressures

7%

Cheaper regional airfares

4%

Addressing climate change

2%

Homelessness / emergency housing

0%

Fairness for workers/ industrial relations

1%

Building a coal-fired power station

3%

Support for small business

2%

Tax cuts

2%

Abolishing franking credits

1%

Addressing wage stagnation

1%

Lowering power prices

6%

Addressing high fuel costs

5%

Adani's Carmichael coal mine

3%

Building Yeppoon convention centre

0%

Upgrading GKI infrastructure

2%

Boosting beef industry

0%

Protecting the environment

1%

Boosting beef industry

0%

Vegetation management laws

0%

Abolishing negative gearing

0%

Flood mitigation including Rockhampton airport levee

1%

Upgrading CQ’s roads

3%

Supporting the mining industry

2%

Boost electric car uptake/ charging infrastructure

0%

Rockhampton international airport upgrade

1%

Building a Rockhampton sports stadium

1%

Establishing a permanent military base

2%

Better telecommunications/NBN for regional areas

1%

Water infrastructure – Gap dam, Bradfield scheme

2%

More funding for education and training

1%

Immigration / foreign worker visas

1%

Improving health system

1%

Border security

1%

Boosting tourism

0%

Tackling drug abuse

1%

Improving aged care system

2%

Suicide prevention

0%

Open and honest government

1%

Disability support / NDIS

1%

Housing – first home buyer/ affordable

1%

Economy – boosting growth

1%

Rolling out more renewable energy generation

1%

Law/ crime

2%

Population planning

0%

Cracking down on tax avoidance by multinational companies

2%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.