This report by Dr Gabriel Crowley, Cairns Institute Adjunct Principal Research Fellow, describes trends in the beef industry in the Monsoonal North. It aims to provide the region’s natural resource management groups with an understanding of how best to support the industry, undertake the changes required to improve its environmental sustainability and economic viability, and to provide it with resilience in the face of increasing development pressures and climate change. This report charts the industry’s history and development; describes its current condition and the pressures and drivers it is experiencing; and explores how these are likely to change in the near future.
Download a copy of Trends in natural resource management in Australia’s Monsoonal North: the beef industry (PDF, 6.9 MB) from The Cairns Institute.
Information about farm dams (excavated tanks) from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, including: types of dams, planning considerations, design criteria, safety and environmental aspects, legal aspects, construction, operation and maintenance, and references.
Read more about farm dams on the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development website.
You may also be interested in reading Farm dams in Western Australia (PDF, 1.8 MB) by David Stanton, Department of Agriculture and Food, 2005. Available from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Research Library.
Managing a beef business in the subtropics provides information and tools to help you develop the skills to produce an environmentally friendly, market driven beef product. It covers all aspects of subtropical beef production, including: markets and selling, handling and husbandry, feeding and pasture management, growth management of cattle, managing drought, breeding and health. Author: Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, 2004.
Download a copy of Managing a beef business in the subtropics (PDF, 7 MB).