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Addressing the mortality rate of cows and calves is crucial for ensuring the long-term sustainability of the northern Australian beef industry. The central hypothesis of the Calf Alive…
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The BreedNorth WA project is well underway in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia. It is a WA state government funded initiative, with oversight from the…
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This booklet will give you insight into improving cow fertility while reducing cow and calf losses in the North. In mid 2021, Gulf Savannah NRM and Department of…
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Graziers produce cattle as part of their business, but research shows we are losing money in the paddock because a lack of awareness around conception rates. What should…
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Collecting data is one thing, using data to minimise costs is another — such is the case with pregnancy testing. In this video, beef producer and veterinarian, Jacqui…
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Foetal ageing, combined with breeder segregation, has allowed beef producer, Micahel Flynn, to refine his breeder management. By drafting breeders into their expected month of calving, their nutritional…
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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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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.”

David Andersen is a beef producer on the Atherton Tableland in far north Queensland where he runs 120 Brangus cows on 90 hectares. David’s goal in managing his…
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It wasn’t even smoko time, and already the Wrights were worried. One June morning, the Wrights of Mt Spencer Station, 60 kilometres south-west of Mackay, yarded 570 shiny…
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