Knowledge centre articles

Mick Sullivan Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Pregnancy testing is a very valuable management tool. To ensure that the returns outweigh the effort and cost, it is essential to establish objectives to…
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Roger Sneath Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Most meat processors and feedlot operators purchase cattle on a price grid. The grid indicates by price, which are the most desirable animals and shows…
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An introduction to the concept of spike feeding beef cattle in northern Australia, what it is, what and how long to feed, potential benefits, etc.

Felicity Hamlyn-Hill Formerly Queensland Government Profitable beef businesses of the future will be those that have already started some years earlier to improve the inherent fertility of their breeder herd through monitoring…
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Felicity Hamlyn-Hill Formerly Queensland Government The key objective of seasonal mating is to reduce the period of lactation in the dry season. This will preserve body condition, support healthy egg development and…
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Felicity Hamlyn-Hill Formerly Queensland Government Cows lactating during the dry season in northern Australia often lose weight as the pasture diet can’t provide enough protein and energy. The loss of body condition…
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Geoffry Fordyce, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation Felicity Hamlyn-Hill, formerly Queensland Government To consistently achieve a high level of cow reproductive efficiency, management is required that results in: a high…
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A summary of the key components for successful artificial insemination of cattle, including a heat detection guide and a semen handling and insemination guide.

BREEDPLAN EBVs are estimates of an animals’ genetic merit for a particular trait. EBVs highlight the genetic differences between animals and take into account not only the animal’s own performance, but also…
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BREEDPLAN is a system of genetic evaluation of beef cattle developed by the Agricultural Business Research Institute (ABRI) in conjunction with the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), both of which are…
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