2014

Congratulations to Jo Robertson!

Some great news in the FutureBeef extension team! Congratulations to Jo Robertson, Beef Extension Officer, Charters Towers. Jo was selected from a high quality pool of 49 applicants as one of nine…
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Green Paper for agricultural competitiveness

The Australian Government recently released the Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper. This paper outlines fresh ideas for Australia’s agricultural future. Submissions closed 12 December 2014.

Innovation in the rangelands

The Australian Rangeland Society is seeking potential speakers for the ARS Conference being held in Alice Springs in April 2015. The theme for the 2015 conference is ‘Innovation in the Rangelands’, and…
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Bucks for brains

Australia is currently free of TSE (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies). The National TSE surveillance program helps Australia demonstrate our freedom from Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and scrapie, and meet guidelines set by the…
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Rebecca Gunther takes out Strong Rural Women's Award

Congratulations to Rebecca Gunther, Beef Extension Officer, on her recent win of the Strong Rural Women’s award from the Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN). Announced at the QRRRWN Conference…
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Queensland gut microbes go international!

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and University of Queensland researchers are currently looking at new ways to increase the productivity of ruminant livestock. Understanding the way animals digest their feed and improving…
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Sell or feed stock calculator

This worksheet estimates and compares the costs of feeding stock to selling and buying back. It also gives a breakeven sale price required to cover feeding costs. It does not account for…
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