Knowledge centre articles

Good animal production management determines the number and type of cattle sold which provides business income. The Grazing BMP animal production module covers: land capability and condition markets and marketing reproduction weaning…
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Following are some short-term management options which provide financial rewards as well as preventing animal welfare problems during extended dry conditions. At a glance Regularly reassess carrying capacity Reduce stock numbers to…
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Real examples of northern-type breeders with different body condition scores. Photographs and descriptions of body condition scores 1 to 5.

Bernie English, Joe Rolfe, Kev Shaw and Rebecca Gunther Department of Agriculture and Fisheries As we get into the tough end of the year with the wet season somewhere ahead of us,…
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Joe Rolfe and Bernie English Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Travelling around the Northern Dry Tropics Bernie and I regularly see bare paddocks on the same properties. It is accepted that there…
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Felicity Hamlyn-Hill Formerly Queensland Government Hormonal growth promotants are commonly used in northern pasture production systems to increase weight gain and reduce age of turnoff. The economical benefits of using HGPs are…
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Bill Schulke Formerly Queensland Government We often hear the saying, ‘more cattle means more money’. But is this always the case? At Grazing land management EDGE and Nutrition EDGE workshops many producers…
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Roger Sneath Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Forage quality is impacted greatly by stage of maturity. As forage crops mature fibre increases while digestibility and crude protein decreases. A basic nutrient analysis…
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Information on energy requirements of beef cattle and how to correct energy shortfalls can be obtained from attending a Nutrition EDGE workshop.

Crisis supplementation is a survival strategy to provide readily available energy and protein to animals that are in poor condition and weak. Crisis supplementation is expensive and only the most susceptible cattle…
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