Rain breeds illness
BUNDABERG region graziers should keep a close eye on cattle after reports of three-day sickness.
Also known as ephemeral fever, the disease is spread by mosquitoes and sandflies.
Cattle suffer flu-like fever and stiffness in their legs.
Most recover fully but some deaths occur during each outbreak.
BURNETT Heads Lighthouse Festival organisers are feeling optimistic about the festival after several new sponsors signed on for the inaugural event to be held on June 12 and 13.
GLADSTONE Regional Council will tackle the mosquito problem in Miriam Vale and Agnes Water with a reviewed Mosquito Management Plan.
Key changes to the management plan include the review of operational guidelines for “major mosquito events”, identifying and mapping regional areas of breeding significance, undertaking an aerial survey of the region’s southern coastal areas and investigating options for aerial larviciding.
Raft races ready
PREPARATIONS are underway for the annual Baffle Creek Raft Races.
The Baffle Creek Boat Club will host the races on Easter Saturday, April 3, at the Baffle Creek Tavern from 10am until 5pm.
The action will include the main raft race, ladies sprint race, rubber tube races, boogie board races and mullet throwing.
There will be hot food and drinks, market stalls and a giant goose club raffle.
For raft specifications and more information, phone Bev Grundy on 4156 6206.