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What is causing calf loss?

Calf loss has huge financial impacts on beef producers across northern Australia, reducing productivity and profitability of most breeding herds. To understand the causes of calf loss in northern Australia, Tim Schatz,…
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Critical questions for drought decisions

Rainfall has been exceedingly low and late for many graziers in southern Queensland. Some critical questions are… How much rain will my paddocks receive and retain this growing season? How much pasture…
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New program being rolled out for graziers

A new grazing program Grazing Resilience and Sustainable Solutions (or GRASS) being rolled out in the Burnett Mary, Fitzroy and Burdekin regions has seen graziers get on board and start to develop…
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Begonia beef business analysis

Staff from Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) were joined by Tim Emery, Tropical Beef Technical Services, as they spent two days carrying out economic analyses of beef businesses in the Begonia…
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Sweet Spot Project keeps moo-ving across the north

The Sweet Spot project has passed its first hurdle, which was to find enough suitable breeder datasets to analyse the sweet spot of pasture utilisation for optimising reproductive performance in northern Australia.…
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P workshops well received in Queensland

Did you catch one of the Phosphorus workshops held by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in October and November? The beef extension staff took to the road across the state…
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Recipe for resilience

Two advisors who work with northern producers to build sustainable, profitable enterprises share their insights on positioning livestock, land and people to endure extreme circumstances and minimise business upheaval.  Resilient livestock and…
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Technology for a better farm

GrazingFutures held a ‘Technology for a better farm’ field day 27 July 2019 showcasing one of the project’s walk over weigh (WOW) systems in use in western Queensland. The field day was…
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