Production

Global tour underscores beef profitability imperatives

The beef industry in north west Queensland (NWQ) faces serious challenges to its prosperity unless a greater emphasis is placed on basic business principles, intellectual capital, environmental sustainability and global markets…Read More

Beef Central, January 14, 2020

Common mistakes limiting value of exclusion fences: veteran contractor

A veteran fencing contractor says the return of netting fencing is revitalising production options in inland areas, but warns that in some cases poor construction and inadequate maintenance standards may be limiting the potential benefits…Read More

James Nason, December 19, 2019

Be alert for blue-green algae in farm water supplies over summer

Current seasonal conditions across much of eastern Australia remain favourable for blue-green algae to thrive in farm water supplies over summer, and livestock owners are reminded that they need to remain alert, as blue-green algae can result in poisoning of livestock…Read More

Beef Central, December 19, 2019

Applications open for funding to combat feral animals and weeds

Applications for $10 million dollars in pest and weed funding open today, with 183 councils eligible to apply for project funding in the latest round…Read More

Beef Central, December 19, 2019

ABARES analyses effects of drought and climate variability on Australian farms

An observed shift to hotter and drier conditions over the period 2000 to 2019, relative to the period 1950 to 1999, has had a negative effect on the profits of Australian cropping and livestock farms, according to ABARES’ latest Insights report…Read More

Beef Central, December 18, 2019

New risk management tool for cattle producers

Livestock producers will have an additional tool with which to manage the biosecurity or food safety risk that can come with buying and selling animals…Read More

Beef Central, December 17, 2019

Cattle productivity webinars to focus on injectable trace minerals

Upcoming webinars will focus on recent advances in trace mineral research which have delivered productivity benefits from the use of injectable trace minerals in cattle…Read More

Beef Central, December 4, 2019

Qld beef producers’ regenerative agriculture recognised in awards + VIDEO

Queensland beef producers Russell and Catriona Murdoch’s work to use regenerative agriculture to achieve both ecological and financial improvements within their grazing business were recognised when they were announced as finalists in the Reef Champion Awards in Mackay last night…Read More

Beef Central, November 27, 2019

RED MEAT 2019: Call for research to identify pain relief ‘gold standard’

A veterinarian has urged research to be fast-tracked to enable producers to effectively compare the various pain relief products now available for livestock…Read More

James Nason, November 20, 2019

Why are researchers painting zebra stripes on cattle?

Japanese researchers have conducted a unique experiment to test if stripes can provide the same benefits for cattle that they do for zebras…Read More

James Nason, November 18, 2019

Producers reminded to use CVDs as drought continues

With many regions across the country facing ongoing drought conditions, livestock producers purchasing fodder and grain are being urged to seek a Commodity Vendor Declaration (CVD)…Read More

Beef Central, November 15, 2019

Multi-faceted approach needed in methane reduction in cattle, TropAg conference told

A multi-faceted approach, rather than any single ‘silver bullet’, is likely to be the solution to methane reduction in cattle, the TropAg conference in Brisbane was told yesterday…Read More

Jon Condon, November 12, 2019

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