Warwick rural news briefs
QCWA helps tertiary students
CONDAMINE Valley/Warwick branch is offering two $1000 bursaries to students, who will complete Year 12 this year and will start their tertiary studies in 2014.
Students' home address must be in the QCWA Border Division, which includes Clifton, Warwick and Stanthorpe.
Applicants are to submit written proof of achievement; written proof of financial difficulty; three character references; details of continuing course; short (500 words) resume of applicants achievements and future aspirations.
Male or female students are welcome to apply and applications close on January 31, 2014.
More details call Judy Bilbrough 4661 4206 or Penny Campbell-Wilson 4667 0386.
Dalby horse sale
THE 39th annual Dalby Stock Horse Sale will be held on November 30 and December 1.
A total of 185 entries predominantly from Queensland and New South Wales have been catalogued for the 2013 sale by selling agents GDL.
Stud stock manager Harvey Weyman-Jones said regular vendors had reduced their entries this year, an emphasis on quality, not quantity.
Mr Weyman-Jones said on-going drought conditions indicate this sale could favour buyers.
Historically speaking top prices have ranged from $30,000-$40,000; with mares averaging $8500-$9500 and geldings $5500-$6200.
More details www.darlingdownsashs. com.au or contact GDL Dalby on 4669 6955.
PEAK horticulture body Growcom announced an income of $82,246 at the end of the 2012/2013 year, despite an operating loss of $191,383 for the period.
Speaking at the AGM chairman John Bishop said the Australia Day floods and extreme weather associated with ex-tropical cyclone Oswald in January had an adverse impact on the overall financial results.
But Mr Bishop said Growcom continued to introduce new initiatives to Queensland horticulture.
"Growcom has continued to invest in the Infopest program which was earlier this year launched free online to horticulture and the wider agricultural community," he said.