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High Steaks 3 – McEwens Beach

Friday 6 September 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm


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Date: Friday 6 September 2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cost: Free
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Venue 347 McEwens Beach Road
347 McEwens Beach Road
McEwens Beach, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Livestock in focus—Heifer development and managing pestivirus

Landholders are invited to join expert cattle vet Enoch Bergman from Western Australia for a comprehensive workshop on the importance of cattle vaccination and heifer development. The day will cover practical yard demonstrations and a group discussion around the ethics of producing beef over a sausage sizzle.

This workshop combines the latest in research and development with practical know-how which has been designed to integrate new knowledge into grazing businesses to help improve their bottom line.

Session 1: Building a better cow

Heifer development strategies to optimise reproductive performance and herd structure.

Session 2: Practical yard demonstration

Bovine Pestivirus (BVD) sample collection techniques and optimal vaccination techniques.


Session 3: Systematic management of bovine pestivirus

The what, why and how of controlling BVD.

The workshop will close with a panel discussion, followed by a networking discussion around the ethics of producing beef ‘Proud to Produce Protein’ and free sausage sizzle.

For more information, contact Juliane Kasiske, Reef Catchments, on 0488 730 021, or download the event flyer: High Steaks III Flyer (PDF, 2 MB)