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$ensible $upplementation — Alpha

Friday 29 October 2021 @ 9:00am-2:00pm


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Date: Friday 29 October 2021
Cost: Free
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Venue Alpha Golf Club
Dryden Street
Alpha, Qld 4724 Australia
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Do you have enough grass?

What will you feed cattle?

How much will it cost you?

Is phosphorus deficiency affecting your production?


This workshop will help you to manage your pasture and supplement throughout the seasons and develop a nutrition management plan for your property. Topics covered include:

  • Practical cattle nutrition
  • Cattle nutritional requirements
  • Reading supplement labels
  • Understanding supplement ingredients
  • Cost analysis of supplements
  • Feeding management
  • Animal health and welfare considerations

Experienced presenters from Department of Agriculture and Fisheries:

Mick Sullivan: Mick is a Beef Extension Officer with extensive experience in beef cattle breeding and genetics, nutrition, grazing management and beef business analysis.

Kylie Hopkins: Kylie is a Beef Extension Officer with a broad knowledge of grazing land management and pasture and forage production systems.

Cindy McNaught: Cindy is a Beef Extension Officer with experience in livestock biosecurity systems and animal welfare.

We will supply:

  • Smoko & lunch
  • Land type report
  • Supplement assessments
  • Property nutrition management plan
  • Herd management calendar
  • Lick intake calculator
  • Workshop notes

Please bring labels and information on lick products you are currently feeding:

  • Specs for protein, energy and phosphorus
  • Cost per tonne including freight
  • Class of cattle being fed
  • How much lick cattle are eating

At registration you will be asked for your PIC number. This will be used to generate your property land type report.

October workshops:

  • Tues 26th October – Biloela Hotel Settlers
  • Wed 27th October – Taroom Leichhardt Hotel
  • Fri 29th October – Alpha Golf Club

RSVP is required by Thursday, 21st October