The FutureBeef Program for Northern Australia is an exciting partnership of four organisations working together for profitable and sustainable northern beef production.
Our work is driven by the National Beef Production Research, Development and Extension Strategy where we aim to help beef enterprises become more competitive and sustainable.
We work closely with industry organisations, natural resource management groups and other government agencies to maximise our collective investment.
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Opportunities for irrigated agriculture
The production and economic context of beef production in northern Australia has been seriously challenged over the last decade. A recent CSIRO-Meat & Livestock Australia scoping study assessed a range of development scenarios that offer potential to significantly improve industry productivity and profitability. One scenario examined with major implications for the property feed base was irrigated forage crops. Project leader Dr Andrew Ash outlines the findings from the project and compares and contrasts these findings with other analyses of the benefits of irrigated forage and agricultural production.
Also available are the webinar presentation slides (PDF 2 MB).
54:06 minutes, published 30 July 2014 by FutureBeefAu.