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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Russ Tyler Formerly Queensland Government Post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD) is a very common condition in weaned calves. It is mainly caused by two coccidia (Eimeria bovis and E. zuernii) that normally inhabit the…
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Producers who send cattle direct to abattoirs or meat wholesalers are currently paid on the hot standard carcase weight (HSCW) of the animal. Saleable meat yield (SMY) is the proportion of the…
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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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Felicity Hamlyn-Hill, formerly Queensland Government Alan Laing, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Meat Standards Australia (MSA) is a grading system developed to improve the supply of consistently high quality meat to the…
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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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A practical, one-page checklist for making sure your bulls are up to job before joining each year. You can also use it when buying new bulls.

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