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The October eBulletin features:
$ensible $upplementation webinar recordings
If you missed the $ensible $upplementation webinars that were held last month, never fear, the recordings are here! Covering all things beef cattle nutrition, your hosts Kylie Hopkins and Mick Sullivan (Extension Officers, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries) step through how to be confident you are feeding what your cattle need. Or, if you have questions, drop by one of their upcoming workshops.
Knowing the age of your animals is essential to be able to meet market specifications. In this short clip, veterinarian Jonathan O’Donnell from Broome Cattle Vets, shows us how, and Western Australian grazier, Murray Grey, tells us why. To watch this six minute clip, click here.
Beef producer case study: Data driven efficiency
Collecting data is one thing, using the data to make informed decisions is another.
In this case study, beef producer David Andersen from Malanda, shares how he is using the data he collects on his Brangus breeder herd to more confidently make culling decisions. “… I don’t want to waste grass on the cattle that aren’t performing.” Read David’s story…
Mitchell grass death on the Barkly Tablelands
There has been widespread death of Mitchell grass tussocks on Barkly Tablelands after several years of poor rainfall across the region. To find out what this means for stocking rates and what can be done to minimise the decline in land condition, click here.
Are you interested in the biosecurity of WA’s agricultural industries?
Western Australian stakeholders in the agriculture industry and respective supply chains are invited to apply for positions on Industry Funding Scheme Management Committees. Industry Funding Schemes enable agricultural industries to raise funds to address priority pests and diseases at a whole-of-industry level. Expressions of interest can be made online at https://agric.smartygrants.com.au/IFSEOI.
Wisdom from Wambiana
Many gems of wisdom were shared at the recent Wambiana grazing trial field day by Dr Peter O’Reagain, Bob Shepherd and Paul Jones as they recapped the key messages from the project that has now been running for 24 years. To read a summary of the event and the messages shared, including effect of stocking rate on gross margin per hectare, click here.
Advancing Beef Leaders update
Advancing Beef Leaders is a professional development and industry leadership program for producers and agribusinesses. In this article, project leader Alison Larard, provides an update of the program and the achievements of members and graduates. Read more…
Had you been hoping to get along to Bet on your books?
Record keeping is a job most of us dislike, dodge and don’t know if we’re doing well. However, good records are critical to managing a grazing business, especially in variable seasons.
In this short GrazingFutures event summary, author Caitlyn Frazer, shares some of the key learnings from the Bet on your books workshops recently conducted across south west Queensland with Rachel Nixon Bookkeeping: Key learnings from Bet on your books
Five reasons to watch the MLA updates
Doubling the value of red meat sales by 2030 isn’t just a pipe dream – it’s a very real and achievable target, but one that requires calculated investments in areas most impactful for industry. With a range of expert speakers and a treasure-trove of information you can use here and now to improve your business, attending the ‘MLA updates: IMPACT series’ should be a no-brainer for red meat industry decision-makers – but just in case you’re on the fence, here are five reasons to clear the calendar.
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