Publications

A large range of practical publications are available to northern Australian beef producers. Some of the key ones are listed below by topic and in alphabetical order. Links to publishing organisations are provided so that you can see related documents, order hardcopies or purchase publications.

Alternatively, you may also like to browse the publications available online from your relevant agricultural department or Meat & Livestock Australia:

Find by topic

Breeding and genetics

Business management

Environmental management

Feedlots

Grazing land management, pastures and forage crops

Health and disease

Husbandry

Markets and marketing (including live export)

Nutrition

Welfare

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A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

$Indexes for beef cattle – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 398 kB)

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Accelerating healing of calf frontal sinuses exposed by dehorning, Geoffry Fordyce et al. 2014 – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 390 kB)

A farmer’s guide to increasing soil organic carbon under pastures – download from the Department of Primary Industries (PDF 4.8 MB)

A guide to best practice husbandry in beef cattle – Branding, castrating and dehorning (PDF 2.79 MB)

ABCD pasture condition guide – Mulga and Mitchell grass (PDF 1.8 MB)

A national guide to describing and managing beef cattle in low body condition – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 680 kB)

Animal health and disease investigation for stock inspectors and animal managers (2nd Edition)

Artificial breeding of beef cattle: a practical guide, Brian Dunn et al. 2005 (PDF 2.09 MB)

Attracting and retaining staff in the northern beef industry – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 1.3 MB)

Attracting and retaining staff in the southern beef, sheepmeat and pastoral wool industries – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 1.3 MB)

Australian animal welfare standards and guidelines website – free downloads (including model codes of practice)

Australian standards for the export of livestock (version 2.3) – download from the Department of Agriculture (PDF 499 kB)

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Basic guidelines for a feedlot operation – download from the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (PDF 71 kB)

Bathurst burr (PDF 102 kB)

Beef Breeding Services website

Beef cattle nutrition: An introduction to the essentials – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 1.6 MB)

Beef cattle performance in northern Australia: a summary of recent research, compiled by Peter Hasker 2000 (PDF 16.1 MB)

Beef cattle recording and selection, John Bertram et al. 2000 (PDF 2.4 MB)

Beef genetics toolkit CD – buy from Meat & Livestock Australia

Beef industry on-station quality workforce handbook (PDF 1 MB)

Best-bet practices for managing grazing lands in the Alice Springs Region of the Northern Territory (PDF 5.6 MB)

Best-bet practices for managing grazing lands in the Barkly Tableland Region of the Northern Territory (PDF 1.7 MB)

Best-bet practices for managing grazing lands in the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory (PDF 1.58 MB)

Best management practice for the grazing of cattle in the northern pastoral areas of Western Australia (incl. code of practice for the welfare of cattle in the rangelands) (PDF 214 kB)

Breeding for profit, John Bertram et al. 2002 (PDF 1.4 MB)

BREEDPLAN website

Bull selection – buying better bulls, John Bertram et al. 2003 (PDF 8.83 MB)

Butterfly pea book: a guide to establishing and managing butterfly pea pastures in central Queensland (PDF 1.2 MB)

Buying BULLS: its all in the genes (PDF 227 kB)

BVDV Australia website

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Carbon capture final report: An evaluation of the opportunity and risks of carbon offset based enterprises in the Kimberley-Pilbara region of Western Australia (PDF 6.76 MB)

Cattle and land management best practices for the Top End region – download complete publication or by chapter from the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries

Cattle and land management best practice in the Katherine region – download complete publication or by chapter from the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries

Cattle yards: design, materials and construction (3rd edition), Evan Powell and John Lapworth 2006 (PDF 1.78 MB)
Control of caltrop (PDF 625 kB)

Controlling bovine respiratory disease in feedlot cattle – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 343 kB)

Controlling buffalo fly on extensive beef properties – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 454 kB)

Controlling buffalo fly on intensive beef and dairy properties – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 252 kB)

Cooper Creek Catchment Flood Rules of Thumb – please contact FutureBeef for a copy

Cooperative Research Centre for Beef Genetic Technologies website

Cost-effective and multipurpose enclosures for stock (PDF 3.9 MB)

Creeping lantana handbook: a guide to ecology, control and management (PDF 3.12 MB)

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Diamantina River Catchment Flood Rules of Thumb – please contact FutureBeef for a copy

Drought recovery: Tillers, to be grazed or saved? (PDF 814 kB)

Dry season management of a beef business: a guide to planning, managing and supplementary feeding (PDF  1.11 MB)

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Economic modeling of grazing systems in the Fitzroy and Burdekin catchments (PDF 413 kB)

Economics of beef production in central Queensland: gross margins and production notes (PDF 550 kB)

Encouraging biodiversity benefits – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 63 kB)

Encouraging birds onto your farm – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 53 kB)

Enhancing economic input to the CQSS2 project (PDF 4.54 MB)

Expanded use of molasses for intensive beef cattle feeding – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 291 kB)

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Farm dams in Western Australia (PDF 340 kB)

Feedlot industry investment: a practical view of production, management and financial economics of lot-fed cattle – multimedia presentation

Female selection in beef cattle, Geoff Fahey et al. 2000 (PDF 4.5 MB)

Fire – Master or Servant? Your call! – multimedia presentation

Fire management guidelines for Kimberley pastoral rangelands (PDF 321 kB)

Fire management guidelines for southern shrubland and Pilbara (PDF 142 kB)

Floodplain grazing management – download from the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (PDF 67 kB)

Forage value in the Channel Country: a photographic guide (PDF 1.52 MB)

FutureBeef technical library DVD – order from Meat & Livestock Australia

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Gaining from training: stories from successful graziers (PDF 1.78 MB)

Georgina River Catchment Flood Rules of Thumb – please contact FutureBeef for a copy

Grader Grass Management Guide – download from NQ Dry Tropics (PDF 1.5 MB)

Grain&Graze™

Grazing of cattle in the northern pastoral areas of Western Australia (PDF 215 kB)

Guidelines for the development of extensive cattle stations in northern Australia – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 2.18 MB)

Guidelines for the environmental management of beef cattle feedlots in Western Australia – please contact FutureBeef for a copy

Guide to pasture photo monitoring – multimedia presentation

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Healthy rangelands: Principles for sustainable systems, focus on Australia’s Burdekin Rangelands – buy from Tropical Savannas CRC

Heat load in feedlot cattle – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 853 kB)

Heifer management in northern beef herds – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 10.71 MB)

HGPs and the legal requirements for users, Biosecurity Queensland

High-energy feed alternatives for the feedlot industry – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 296 kB)

High quality forages to meet beef markets in the Fitzroy River catchment (PDF 3 MB)

Hormone growth promotants and beef production: a best practice guide – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 1.45 MB)

Hormonal growth promotants use in the Australian beef industry (Hunter 2010) – download from CSIRO Publishing

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Increasing earthworms in pastures – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 51 kB)

Infectious infertility and abortion in cattle (PDF 23 kB)

Integrated pest management for nuisance flies in cattle feedlots report (PDF 787 kB)

Integrated pest management for nuisance flies on cattle feedlots factsheet – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 354 kB)

Interactive bluetongue zone map, Animal Health Australia

Is it fit to export? (PDF 3.62 MB)

Is it fit to load? (PDF 461 kB)

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Keeping your speargrass pastures productive – don’t overgraze (PDF 3.3 MB)

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Land condition photo standards for the Burdekin dry tropics rangelands: a guide for practitioners – download from NQ Dry Tropics

Land types of Queensland

Large-scale employers – attracting and retaining staff in the pastoral livestock industry – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 452 kB)

Leucaena: a guide to establishment and management – buy from Meat & Livestock Australia

LeyGrain™ manual – download from Grain&Graze

Livestock and water salinity  (PDF 154 kB)

Lucerne management handbook

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Management of improved grasses on floodplains – download from the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (PDF 1.3 MB)

Management of nuisance fly populations on cattle feedlots – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 1.1 MB)

Managing a beef business in the subtropics, Russ Tyler et al. 2004 (PDF 6.77 MB)

Managing cattle in dry conditions – Pastoralists’ options and animal welfare responsibilities (PDF 661 kB)

Managing flood damaged buffel pastures: Case studies from Mellaluka, Lignum and Alinya on the Belyando River – download from Grain&Graze (listed as ‘Flooded buffel case studies’)

Managing for a variable climate – long-term results and management recommendations from the Wambiana grazing trial (PDF 9 MB)

Managing for healthy pastures on the Western Downs (PDF 2.5 MB)

Managing grazing in northern Australia: a grazier’s guide

Managing grazing in the semi-arid woodlands: a grazier’s guide

Managing grazing lands in Queensland – download from DERM Queensland (PDF 642 kB)

Managing mitchell grass: a grazier’s guide

Managing mixed – farms in the Maranoa-Balonne and Border Rivers – download sections from Grain&Graze

Managing mulga grasslands: a grazier’s guide

Managing native pastures: a grazier’s guide

Managing northern speargrass: a grazier’s guide

Managing southern speargrass: a grazier’s guide

Managing the breeder herd – practical steps to breeding livestock in northern Australia – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 965 kB)

Managing weeds in flooded pastures – download from Grain&Graze

Mary economic region: agribusiness resource guide (PDF 1.7 MB)

Meat Standards Australia beef information kit – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 926 kB)

Medium-sized employers – attracting and retaining staff in the pastoral livestock industry – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 471 kB)

Minimising land transport stress in live export Brahman steers – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 116 kB)

Mitchell grass – enhancing post-drought recovery (PDF 127 kB)

Mitchell grass response and suggested management guidelines based on research and grazier experience (PDF 3 MB)

Mitchell grass – survival during drought (PDF 97 kB)

Model code of practice for the welfare of animals: Animals at saleyards (PDF 1.2 MB) | Cattle (PDF 545 kB) |Land transport of cattle (PDF 535 kB) | Livestock at slaughtering establishments (PDF 578 kB)

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National Cattle Pregnancy Diagnosis (NCPD) Scheme, Australian Cattle Veterinarians

National guidelines for beef cattle feedlots in Australia (SCARM Report 47) – buy or download from CSIRO Publishing

Native pastures of the Alice Springs District – download from the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (PDF 90 kB)

Native vegetation 1: Assessing the condition of remnant vegetation – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 61 kB)

Native vegetation 2: Improving the value of remnant vegetation – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 69 kB)

Native vegetation 3: Revegetating the farm – download from Meat and Livestock Australia (PDF 51 kB)

Net carbon position of the Queensland beef industry (PDF 568 kB)

Newsletters

Northern Australian beef industry – Assessment of risks and opportunities (May 2012) – download from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (PDF 2.92 MB)

Not just watching the grass grow: graziers who monitor their land (PDF 902 kB)

Nuisance flies on cattle feedlots – key research findings – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 496 kB)

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Opportunity feedlotting of beef cattle – free chapter downloads from the Department of Primary Industries

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Pastoral industry survey 2010: Northern Territory wide (PDF 4.3 MB)

Pastoral industry survey 2004: Alice Springs (PDF 1.44 MB) | Barkly (PDF 2.21 MB) | Darwin (PDF 1.38 MB) | Katherine (PDF 1.45 MB) | Northern Territory (PDF 1.89 MB)

Pastoral stock water book (PDF 684 kB)

Pasture condition guide for the Pilbara (PDF 1.5 MB)

Pasture condition guide for the Ord River Catchment (PDF 3.3 MB)

Pasture degradation and recovery in Australia’s rangelands: Learning from history – order from The Long Paddock

Pasture establishment – download from the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (PDF 45 kB)

Pasture management for the inland Burnett (PDF 2.4 MB)

Pasture management for South East Queensland (PDF 1.41 MB)

Pasture photo-standards

Pasture plants of north-west Queensland

Pasture plants of southern inland Queensland

Pasture recovery from flooding – download from Grain&Graze

Pasture species for the Barkly Region – download from the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (PDF 50 kB)

Pasture species for the Katherine Region – download from the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (PDF 77 kB)

Pasture species sowing guide for the Top End – download from the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (PDF 88 kB)

Pastures for beef cattle in south Queensland

Pastures: Mackay Whitsunday region – A guide for developing productive and sustainable pasture-fed grazing systems (PDF 1.57 MB)

Phosphorus management of beef cattle in northern Australia – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 2.13 MB)

Phosphorus nutrition and management – overcoming constraints to wider adoption (Dixon 2011). Conference paper in the Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference 2011 – download from the North Australia Beef Research Committee (8.4 MB)

Pimelea and its management – multimedia presentation

Plant identification in the arid zone

Plants of central Queensland – their identification and uses

Practical solutions to beef enterprise issues in the Burdekin Catchment – Research 2 Reality project case studies 2008 (PDF 474 kB)

Preparation of cattle for live export – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 138 kB)

Productivity tradeoffs and synergies for grazing lands in central Queensland to generate carbon offsets (PDF 893 kB)

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Queensland AgTrends 2012-2013, April 2013 update – download from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (PDF 338 kB)

Queensland beef industry economic performance 2010 (PDF 448 kB)

Queensland beef industry: current trends and future projections August 2010 (PDF 341 kB)

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Rain waiter or decision maker? Managing Mitchell grass during drought (PDF 954 kB)

Rearing healthy calves: practical guide – download by chapter or order a hard copy from Dairy Australia

Reference manual for the establishment and operation of beef cattle feedlots in Queensland

Responding to climate change in the Fitzroy Basin (PDF 609 kB)

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Sampling manual for environmental monitoring by intensive livestock industries (PDF 210 kB), Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Small employers – attracting and retaining staff in the pastoral livestock industry – download from Meat & Livestock Australia

Soil carbon sequestration – myths and mysteries (PDF 107 kB)

Southern Beef Technology Services (SBTS) website

Sown pastures for the brigalow lands, edited by Ian Partridge et al. 1994 (PDF 3.7 MB)

Steer selection to target the market – buy DVD and booklet from AUS-MEAT

Strategies to improve the profitability of extensive grazing systems in central Queensland (PDF 998 kB)

Stylos for better beef, Ian Partridge et al. 1996 (PDF 12.3 MB)

Successful silage (TopFodder silage manual) (download from Dairy Australia) or purchase a hard copy  from the NSW Government

Sustainable management of the Burdekin grazing lands: A technical guide of options for stocking rate management, pasture spelling, infrastructure development and prescribed burning to optimise animal production, profitability, land condition and water quality outcomes (PDF 1.73 MB)

Swan’s Lagoon: Golden years of beef research, Geoffry Fordyce 2011

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Transporting livestock: when are animals fit to load? Department of Agriculture and Food (PDF 231 KB)

Treating calf scours – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 187 kB)

Trees and shrubs of north-west Queensland

Tropical Beef Technology Services (TBTS) website

Tropical pasture seed production: a training manual

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Understanding pimelea poisoning of cattle (PDF 1.96 MB)

Using fire to manage thickened woody vegetation in the Gulf region of north Queensland (PDF 519 kB)

Using high quality forage to meet beef markets in the Fitzroy River catchment (PDF 2.47 MB)

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Vaccinating your beef enterprise (PDF 348 kB)

Veterinary Bull Breeding Soundness Examinations (VBBSE), Australian Cattle Veterinarians

Vibriosis – a real threat to productivity (PDF 64 kB)

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Wambiana grazing trial: Key learnings for sustainable and profitable management in a variable environment (PDF 2.8 MB)

Water medication: a guide for producers – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 3.78 MB)

Water quality for farm domestic and livestock use (PDF 54 kB)

Weaner management in northern beef herds – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 2.8 MB)

Weedy sporobolus grasses: Best practice manual (PDF 1.25 MB)

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Yard weaning methods for preparing feeder cattle – download from Meat & Livestock Australia (PDF 285 kB)

 

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