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This fact sheet outlines the findings of a Meat & Livestock Australia Producer Demonstration Site project that investigated the growing conditions and varieties suitable for establishing leucaena in…
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GrazingFutures Livestock Business Resilience has many collaborators and partnerships. These narratives describe the relationships and shared experiences of key partners and stakeholders. Succession planning for industry Succession planning…
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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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Prevention is better than a cure. Especially when it comes to the productivity and profitability of your beef breeding enterprise. Pestivirus, also known as bovine viral diarrhoea virus…
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Disease management can easily be overlooked within a beef cattle enterprise. Especially in breeder herds, often bulls are the first to get the blame when producers see a…
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Pasture dieback is a condition that causes unthrifty growth and premature death of otherwise productive tropical and sub-tropical sown-grass pastures. Some native grass species are also affected. Broadleaf…
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There are no one-size-fits-all strategies to manage pasture dieback. Each situation needs to be individually assessed to determine the best course of action; what is suitable for your neighbour might not be suitable for you.

Multiple research activities are currently underway, however none to date have definitively identified the exact cause of pasture dieback. Multiple pathogenic organisms (e.g. insects, fungi, viruses) could be…
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Pasture rundown is the reduction of pasture growth over time due to the tie-up of soil nutrients (primarily nitrogen) in sown pastures. Pasture quantity and quality gradually reduces…
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Pasture dieback only affects tropical and sub-tropical grasses, causing premature death and unthrifty growth. Pastures in eastern Queensland are affected, specifically north and Central Queensland, Wide Bay Burnett and south-east Queensland. Dieback in tropical grass-pastures was confirmed in north-east New South Wales in early 2020.