Losses between confirmed pregnancy and weaning continue to be one of the most important problems confronting beef industries globally. Lane et al (2015) recently estimated that dystocia and neonatal mortality cost the…
Buffalo flies (BF) are ranked as a major health concern by northern cattle producers in many areas. In addition, BF are invasive, and have increased their range southward by 1000 km in…
Leading Sheep will identify and prioritise local industry needs, via regional committees, in the three main sheep and wool producing areas of Queensland. It will deliver best practice information and innovations using a range of methods, face-to-face and online, to producers to help improve their productivity and profitability.
The ‘On-property benefits of precision livestock management (PLM) technologies and applications’ project involved researchers and commercial beef producers working together to identify how PLM technologies could be applied at the paddock-level to produce significant benefits.
The ‘On-farm demonstration of the installation and use of remote monitoring of stock water’ producer demonstration site project investigated using telemetry in a large scale commercial setting.
The ‘Nutrient requirements tables for Nutrition EDGE manuals’ project derived estimates of metabolisable energy and protein requirements, and the relationship between intake and digestibility, for inclusion in a revised version of the northern beef training package, Nutrition EDGE, to bring them into line with the Australian feeding standards.
The ‘Getting more from the National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS)’ project demonstrated the use of NLIS as a business management tool on Producer Demonstration Sites (PDS) and provided a key contact for progressing NLIS in Queensland.
The ‘Identifying and overcoming barriers to implementing practice change: overcoming barriers to adoption’ project used a business coaching process with producers to investigate barriers to practice change and adoption.
The ‘Review and update of the FutureBeef extension training packages’ project revised and targeted FutureBeef training resources to meet current industry needs and enhance adoption of best management practice.