Knowledge centre articles

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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Animal welfare is essential for sustainable and profitable cattle production. Find out more about beef cattle welfare in northern Australia here.

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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Russ Tyler Formerly Queensland Government When deciding on ingredients for a supplement mix or choosing a proprietary supplement, it is important to determine the cost of the supplement in relation to the…
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Peter Smith Formerly Department of Agriculture and Food On this page: The need for protein supplements Role of protein supplements Urea and cattle Effective urea supplementation Types of urea supplements Summary The…
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