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Optimising profit and resilience of beef businesses Emerald

Tuesday 17 April 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Date: Tuesday 17 April 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
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Website: https://optimisingbeef.eventbrite.com.au
Venue Emerald Agricultural College
Capricorn Highway
Emerald, Qld 4720 Australia

Optimising profit and resilience of beef businesses

What can you do to improve the profitability and resilience of your beef business in the Fitzroy region?

FREE! Meals provided. Limited spaces available.

What are the best options for your beef business?

Improving steer growth rates using:

  • oats,
  • leucaena,
  • other legumes,
  • feedlotting,or
  • HGPs?

Targeting markets like:

  • organic,
  • EU, or
  • Wagyu?

Improving reproductive performance of the breeder herd by:

  • reducing calf loss,
  • improving genetics,
  • pestivirus management, or
  • using supplementation for P deficiency or to maintain body condition?

How can you asses the profitability of strategies that can be used in response to, or recovery from, drought?

Meet the presenters

Fred Chudleigh is a Principal Economist in beef industry analysis with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries based at Toowoomba. Fred has 20 years of experience as an agricultural economist. Most recently his work has involved the economic analyses of high output forages, breeder herd management, manipulating growth paths for northern steers, the use of phosphorus fertilisers and supplements.

Dr Maree Bowen is a Principal Research Scientist in beef cattle nutrition with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries based at Rockhampton. Maree has led beef and sheep nutrition research projects in Queensland’s grazing lands for over 17 years. Her expertise lies in the nutrition of grazing animals. Maree is passionate about providing producers with a better knowledge of how management decisions and new technologies impact the profitability of their business, in addition to effects on productivity.

Stuart Buck is a Senior Agronomist in sown pastures with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries based at Rockhampton. Stuart has spent nearly 20 years working in research and extension in central Queensland pasture, crop and forage systems. He has recently managed pasture projects in central Queensland, assisting graziers incorporate legumes into existing pastures, including leucaena.

Are you interested in testing some of these scenarios for your own business?

There will be an opportunity for interested producers to attend some follow up workshops or private sessions with the DAF economics and beef extension teams. Expressions of interest will be taken at these workshops.

These workshops are brought to you by Grazing BMP and the Queensland Government’s DCAP program.
Grazing BMP is funded by the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
This project is funded by the Queensland Government’s Drought and Climate Adaptation Program (DCAP) helping Queensland primary producers better manage drought and climate impacts.

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