Drought

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Documenting some of the changes made by landholders is a component of the GrazingFutures Livestock Business Resilience program. The case studies below describe the outcomes of the changed…
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The GrazingFutures Livestock Business Resilience program funds many events across Queensland. Previous events have included business analysis workshops, herd nutrition days, networking and upskilling breakfasts, land restoration showcases…
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The GrazingFutures Livestock Business Resilience project has hosted many webinars over the years covering everything from early weaning to understanding weather forecasts. Better forecasts, better production – May…
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The GrazingFutures Livestock Business Resilience (GrazingFutures LBR) program aims to build profitable, resilient and drought-ready livestock operations across Queensland. GrazingFutures LBR supports regional livestock extension teams to provide…
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The book contains information about planning for the dry season management including benefits of selling down early in low rainfall years, recovery from drought, how to assess the…
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Prior to 2019, Jim and Jenny Cross and their daughter Rebecca, weaned from March to April when the calves were 6-9 months old. The Cross family found the FutureBeef resources particularly useful during the severe drought in 2019, when they were forced to make some tough decisions to get their cattle through the tough time. Rebecca recalled, “There was a lot [of discussion] about early weaning around that time. There were some specific articles around nutrition of cattle as well as managing water.” She recalled how every time the FutureBeef emails came out, they triggered discussions. “We would go through, read them and then have a chat about the different things that could be implemented. Using FutureBeef, we would read an article or a case study and view webinars that were going on and we could then take it to our cattle nutritionist and our vet and say we are thinking about doing this, what can you recommend. We went through every scenario and all the options for feeding those calves.” The combination of the FutureBeef resources, the input from their service providers and their own discussion gave them the confidence “… to make a good decision.”

The feed or sell PTIC cows calculator available below may assist users to assess the benefit of feeding versus selling pregnancy tested in calf (PTIC) cows. More information…
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This is part three of the webinar series – Making profitable management decisions after the dry. This webinar recording aims to provide grain growers a ‘first look’ at…
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This is part two of this webinar series – Making profitable management decisions after the dry. This webinar recording aims at providing beef producers a ‘first look’ at…
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Recovering from drought is a challenging period and decision-making during this time requires strategic management decisions to ensure you are in the best position to return to a…
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