Production

Six ways industry research is aiming to drive northern cattle productivity gains

Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Jason Strong provided updates on six key research programs aimed at driving northern profitability at Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association conference in Alice Springs on Friday…Read More

James Nason, March 29, 2021

Chemical control option approved for use on grasshoppers

With recent reports of grasshoppers sweeping areas of western Queensland in plague proportions, a chemical treatment has been approved for emergency use on pastures of the state’s Mitchell grass region…Read More

Beef Central, March 11, 2021

Fertility boost is proof in the P pudding for Torrens Creek producers

North Queensland beef producers Peter and Anne Finlay know that to get the most out of their country they can’t ignore the importance of phosphorous supplementation, so they take a year‑round approach to providing this important trace mineral for their cattle…Read More

Beef Central, March 9, 2021

Live weight gain results from Fairview leucaena trial + PICS

More than 100 graziers, agronomists, service providers and extension staff visited Bruce and Lucinda Mayne’s Calliope, Qld, property ‘Fairview’ recently to see the results of a live weight gain trial on leucaena paddocks…Read More

Beef Central, March 5, 2021

Online soils hub launched ahead of autumn sowing

Red meat producers across southern Australia can now access tips and tools to help undertake on-farm soil testing with the launch of a new soils hub on Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) website…Read More

Beef Central, February 26, 2021

Leucaena success on ‘second rate’ country highlights productivity gain potential

A breakthrough trial which has shown leucaena can be successfully established on second rate gravel ridges is highlighting the potential that exists for producers in many areas to unlock further productivity gains using the tropical forage legume…Read More

James Nason, February 24, 2021

$600,000 grant for agtech device which analyses cow’s breath for pregnancy status

A company developing a hand-held device to determine pregnancy status at an early stage using breath samples from breeding females has earned a $600,000 Commercialisation Grant from the Federal Government…Read More

Jon Condon, February 16, 2021

Methane-reducing seaweed project scores $1m Govt grant for commercial roll-out

Sydney-based company Sea Forest has received a $1 million Federal Government grant to drive its expansion into the commercial production of the methane-inhibiting aspargopsis seaweed, for use as a livestock feed additive…Read More

Beef Central, February 16, 2021

Anthrax outbreak spurs NSW vaccination warning

The first case of anthrax to occur this summer has been confirmed in NSW, prompting the state’s Department of Primary Industries and Local Land Services to urge producers to vaccinate at-risk livestock…Read More

Beef Central, February 10, 2021

Ehrlichiosis tick detected in South Australia for the first time

Ticks carrying the disease Ehrlichiosis have been detected in northern South Australia for the first time. Ehrlichiosis is a disease of dogs that causes fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, abnormal bleeding, pain and weight loss. If not treated properly, it can result in death…Read More

Beef Central, February 5, 2021

Safety alert after station worker suffers fatal injuries from bore pump

NT WorkSafe has issued a new safety alert issued after an incident in late December, when a Territory cattle station worker suffered fatal injuries after becoming entangled in the moving parts of a bore pump…Read More

Beef Central, February 4, 2021

Animal welfare decision support tool developed for livestock producers

Scientists from the University of Queensland have developed a decision support tool to help people with farm animals under their care to make evidence-based decisions about changes in practice to improve animal welfare…Read More

Beef Central, February 1, 2021

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