Knowledge centre articles


Pasture dieback is a poorly understood condition that causes unthrifty growth and death of otherwise very productive pastures. The condition has been identified in a range of sown and native grasses in…
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It’s never too early to plan for the next dry season…so why not start planning now? In this presentation, Kiri Broad (formerly DAF, Longreach) discusses getting organised now and not leaving the…
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In this Calf Alive symposium presentation, the speakers from both days of the symposium tackle technical and practical questions posed by the audience. Topics discussed include: the complexity and the challenge of…
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In this Calf Alive symposium presentation, the speakers from the first day of the symposium tackle technical and practical questions posed by the audience. Topics discussed include: Akabane disease, quality of colostrum,…
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Dr Kylie Schooley, a veterinarian and beef producer from southern Queensland, describes the journey for her family business to recognise and overcome productivity issues including calf loss. In this Calf Alive symposium…
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In this Calf Alive symposium presentation, Dr Kieren McCosker, Beef Production Scientist, Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources, discusses how to measure and diagnose the extent of calf loss in your herd.

In this Calf Alive symposium presentation, Dr Dahlanuddin, Scientist, University of Mataram, Indonesia, gives great insights into cattle management and the extent of calf loss in Indonesia. Dr Dahlanuddin’s recent research has resulted in a large reduction in calf loss.

In this Calf Alive symposium presentation, Dr Tom Kasari, Veterinary Epidemiologist, Colorado, gives an excellent summary of the American beef herd and describes how important cow nutrition and body condition are to ensure a strong newborn calf.

Michael McGowan, University of Queensland, discusses how beef herds can be managed according to four key principles, i.e. managing: the feedbase; lactation; animal health and stress, and; managing. Michael discusses the interactions of these principles using data from the Beef CRC, CashCow and other research projects.

In this Calf Alive symposium presentation, Dr Kieren McCosker, Beef Production Scientist, Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources, presents recent research findings from the CashCow project to describe the prevalence of calf loss in northern Australia.

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