Knowledge centre articles


Understanding basic Giant Rats Tail (GRT) grass biology enables landholders to develop clear management strategies that will assist them in reducing its impacts and maintaining productivity of grazing land. Relying solely on…
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In this presentation, David Phelps (Principal Scientist – Grazing Lands with DAF) discusses how the pasture is responding after the flooding and what is likely for the longer term. During the discussion, David outlines…
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In this presentation, Craig Turner (Manager of Client Relations for the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority – QRIDA) discusses the loans and grants available to primary producers to recover from the…
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Pasture dieback is affecting large areas of highly productive sown and native pastures across Queensland. In this presentation, Stuart Buck (Senior Agronomist, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries) discusses and provides details on:…
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Phosphorous deficiency is a major problem for grazing cattle in much of northern Australia because of the low soil phosphorus levels in many soils. Whilst phosphorus (P) is important in all bodily…
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Contacts and practical information, including available services and assistance, for Queensland producers experiencing drought.

Calculating and monitoring breeder cow mortality rates is essential for maintaining the health of your herd and your business. Find out how in this article.

Key points Phosphorus (P) deficiency negatively effects cattle mortality rates, growth and breeder efficiency. In central Queensland, a strategy of supplementing breeders with P during the wet season only resulted in greatest…
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The Bureau of Meteorology recently released (13/12/18) it’s seasonal forecast for December 2018 to February 2019 and the likely impact on pasture production in western Queensland. In these presentations,  Peter Whip (University…
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This is the fourth and final in a series of four webinars focusing on Getting the “Inside Edge” in grazing land management. The Queensland Government’s Long Paddock website offers a suite of free…
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