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Drought info

13 Aug 2015

Find all the latest drought information on our special FutureBeef drought page. read more

Beef business mentoring program paying dividends for participants

06 Mar 2017

The Beef CEO Mentoring Program is helping beef business owners think differently about the ‘business’ side of their beef enterprises and is already proving its worth to participant enterprises. Positive processor relationships, Asian investors, succession success and more “Already the progress of some participants is astounding and it’s only been… read more

Who’s new? Holly and Jane join our team…

02 Jan 2017

Welcome to a couple of new faces to our FutureBeef family! Holly Reid, Agricultural Economist, Charters Towers Holly grew up on the family property, north west of Hughenden, before attending boarding school in Townsville. After completing school Holly took a gap year and worked at home and on other properties around… read more

Pilbara climate report reveals agriculture opportunity

02 Jan 2017

A new climate report has revealed a surprise opportunity to grow low chill temperate fruit, like stone fruit, in the Pilbara – a region renowned for its extremely high summer temperatures. The Department of Agriculture and Food’s Climate in the Pilbara report on the potential for irrigated agriculture development notes… read more

Beef features available online!

15 Dec 2016

The summer 2016 editions of the DAF beef feature newsletters – Northern muster, CQ BEEF and Beeftalk are now available on our website. Just follow the links to find them, or you can read them online in the special features sections of the North Queensland Register or the Queensland Country Life. read more

Workplace health and safety industry statistics for agriculture

06 Dec 2016

Did you know: There are around 1700 general workplace injuries in agriculture each year, affecting one in every 25 agricultural workers. One in every 35 workers suffers a serious injury. In Queensland, the agriculture industry hurts and kills more people than any other industry. Around $22 million is paid out… read more

$11.8 million to be invested in WA’s agrifood sector

02 Dec 2016

The Department of Agriculture and Food, WA is pleased to advise two grant schemes will open on 5 December 2016, to grow WA’s agrifood sector. The grants form part of the Agriculture Sciences R&D Fund, managed by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, with Royalties for Regions investment.… read more

Carbon Link Roadshow to shed light on soil carbon projects

01 Dec 2016

We all know that good grazing management increases soil organic carbon, leading to increased pasture and animal production, greater water holding capacity and increased drought resilience amongst a myriad of other environmental and production benefits. We now have another reason to manage grazing for soil carbon. The Carbon Farming Initiative… read more

Rapid detection of bovine respiratory disease pathogens

01 Nov 2016

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries researchers Rebecca Ambrose and Jenny Gravel are developing tests that are able to rapidly detect bovine respiratory disease pathogens including: bovine herpes virus bovine viral diarrhoea virus mycoplasma bovis and, bovine coronavirus. These tests can detect these pathogens from nasal swabs (and serum for bovine viral… read more

Breeding wizardry leads to new leaf rust-resistant oat variety

01 Nov 2016

A new high-yield, disease resistant forage oat variety has been released this year. It was developed by plant breeders from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries  at the Leslie Research Facility in Toowoomba. Queensland Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Leanne Donaldson said the new variety is the pinnacle of seven… read more

2016 NABRC Medals

01 Nov 2016

The winners of the 2016 North Australia Beef Research Council (NABRC) Medals were announced in Rockhampton in August at the Northern Beef Research Update Conference presentation dinner. From left to right: Producer: Keith Holzwart, Avago Station, Daly Waters, NT; Researcher/Scientist: Dr Brian Burns, Senior Principal Scientist, DAF Rockhampton; Young Achiever: Ashley… read more

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