FutureBeef eBulletin

Keep up-to-date with the latest beef cattle and rangelands research for northern Australia with the monthly FutureBeef eBulletin. These industry and regionally specific newsletters, written and prepared by leading beef extension officers, scientists and industry specialists, are a great resource for your business.

The FutureBeef eBulletin is a free electronic subscription service. Monthly updates feature the latest in research and development, news and views, and workshops and industry events across northern Australia.

  • March 2024: Biocrusts, water monitoring technology update, safe grazing utilisation rates, winning the war against rubber vine in the NT, how to avoid vaccination lumps and more!
  • February 2024: Wambiana 20-year grazing trial, 3 day sickness, flood support and learnings, outback genetic innovation and a legume demonstration.
  • January 2024: The best performing articles from 2023—perks of pregnancy testing, remote monitoring system purchasing cheat sheet, strategies to boost fertility, dung samples – your questions answered, Easy P trial update, new Carbon Calculator, double whammy effect of dry season nutrition, keeping sight of profit drivers when selecting bulls, crossbred heifers outperform Brahman cohort in NT trial, and updating the phosphorus map of Queensland.
  • December 2023: Updates from the NT Livestock Industries team, the WA Southern Rangelands modelling project, new GRASS program funding opportunities, the Method to Market project, phosphorus supplementation, new reports of pasture dieback, and more!
  • November 2023: Outcomes and findings from 7 years of pasture dieback research, new book about improving cow fertility and reducing mortalities, forward planning is key when drought planning, objective culling strategies, KPCA Livestock handling cup winners, information to help recover from bushfires, and more!
  • October 2023: Calculating your green date, making the most of free data, keeping sight of key profit drivers and bull selection with John Bertram, MyForage, lifting productivity with leucaena, carbon case study: how Consolidated Pastoral Company is generating Australian Carbon Credit Units using the Beef Cattle Herd Methodology, fodder research yields big returns for small scale irrigation in northern WA, new weed app road testers wanted, and then some!
  • September 2023: Strategies to reduce tick burdens with Dr Lee Taylor thanks to ParaBoss, the double whammy effect of dry season nutrition, rotational grazing gains on wet season Gamba grass growth in the NT, tackling staff retention through upskilling in WA, matching stocking rates to available forage and more!
  • August 2023: Answering your question: does watered area impact calf loss? Northern grassfed carcass competition results, MLA’s updated phosphorus manual, Optiweighs deployed in northern WA, bottle teats at calving resolve a few weeks later (photo comparison), the perks of pregnancy testing with Jacqui Tickell, observations from the medicated water supplementation trial, and introducing, My Climate View.
  • July 2023: Improved perceptions of live export, introducing Paddock Power: a new tool for infrastructure development appraisal, WA Shoo flies trial – did fly tags make a difference? the results are in!, helping your stock to thrive during the dry season, the importance of testing bull fertility, new NT project, as well as a few more terrific articles!
  • June 2023: The impact of artificial shade on calf survival on the Barkly, frequently asked questions about dung sampling, free phosphorus deficiency testing for northern WA producers, pasture dieback field day recap, forage budgeting, supplementing with molasses, Clermont Cattlemen’s Challenge, Northern Beef Expo update, plus other great stories.
  • May 2023: Gully remediation with Bob Shepherd, a recap of the Douglas Daly Research Farm field day (including growing cotton, establishing leucaena, grazing gamba, weight gains with fly tags, rotational grazing potential and selecting for fertility), preparing for the Northern Grassfed Carcass Competition, key messages from Breeding EDGE Kununurra, and then some!
  • April 2023: Applications are being accepted for Producer Demonstration Sites, new online hub for grazing land management information, Easy P trial update, upcoming soil carbon webinar will shine the light on soil carbon realities, capturing the impact fly tags on reducing disease transmission in Western Australia, pasture dieback field day recaps and so much more.
  • March 2023: Crossbred heifers outperform Brahmans in NT trial, using terciles to understand pasture and climate data, Advancing Beef Leaders applications are open, pasture dieback management podcast episode, volunteer panel members needed for new methane reducing biotech trial, coordinated fuel reduction strategies reduce occurrence of hot fires in WA, and so much more.
  • February 2023: National beef herd predicted to reach record levels in 2023, strategies to boost fertility, rangeland management education for ringers, the information you need to start a carbon emissions account, NT DITT update and an enticing job opportunity in Western Australia.
  • January 2023: Bottle teats immediately after birth leading cause of calf loss in NT herds, remote water monitoring system purchasing cheat sheet, ExoFlare People — Biosecurity risk assessment made easy, riparian fencing funding through the GRASS program case study, leucaena PDS project comes to an end.

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