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This factsheet compares the profitability of different steer turnoff ages and outlines the key factors in determining optimum age of turnoff in Northern Gulf beef production systems. As…
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Localised, small-scale developments of groundwater assets across the Kimberley and Pilbara regions are creating opportunities to increase the productivity of the northern beef industry. The Department of Primary…
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Matching stocking rates with available forage ensures animals always have sufficient feed. This minimises the impact of dry years and drought feeding costs. Most importantly, it prevents overgrazing…
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Wet season spelling is essential to maintain and improve pasture condition. Research shows that the critical time to spell is early in the wet season when plants are…
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Woodland thickening is widespread throughout Queensland due to the reduced use of fire. Here’s how to use fire to balance the tree-grass ratio. Findings gained from the Wambiana…
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Pasture dieback is a condition that causes the premature death of high yielding tropical and sub-tropical grasses. Improved (or sown) grass species are mainly affected however some native…
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Hormonal Growth Promotants (HGPs) are implants that contain naturally occurring hormones to promote growth in cattle. This resource simplifies the need to know information on HGPs and the important considerations before starting an implant program.

Cattle nutrition is a complex subject with a lot of terms, acronyms and numbers that many people don’t fully understand. Find out what the terms on feed labels are referring to.

The leaves, pods and seeds of the leucaena fodder tree all contain the toxic amino acid mimosine, which many rumen bacteria can break down to the toxic compound,…
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The risk of an exotic pest or disease entering Australia is always present. The potential repercussions of an outbreak include; transport restrictions, costs of animal treatment or culling,…
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