Field day to analyse economics of different finishing systems

Beef Central, 09/04/2013

The results of a two-year evaluation of different steer-finishing systems will be presented and discussed at a field day at Bell in Southern Queensland later this month. 

The finishing systems evaluated at the producer demonstration site at Bannockburn near Bell have encompassed improved pastures, leucaena, oats, and grain feeding.

The field day is hosted by the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Meat and Livestock Australia, as part of the FutureBeef Program for Northern Australia.

The economic performance of the finishing systems, liveweight gains, stocking rates, and faecal NIRS results examined in the project will be released.

Guest speaker topics include:

*       What to look for in the upcoming season – Professor Roger Stone
*       Will your grass last? – Col Paton (EcoRich Grazing)
*       Burenda Angus and its forage options – Jonathan Schmidt
*       Understanding HGPs and rumen modifiers – Peter Ramsey (Elanco)
*       Three Day Sickness – Bell Veterinary Services

The day will run at 'Bannockburn', Bell, on April 26.from 9:30am to 4pm, with smoko and lunch provided. 

To register contact Tim Emery (DAFF, Roma) by April 23 on 0408 707 155 or email<> .





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