Tools and services

Search for national, state- or territory-based tools and services that may be useful to your beef business by A-Z index or by location, i.e. national, Western Australia, Northern Territory or Queensland.

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Agbiz: Queensland agribusiness decision toolkit
provides a range of 250 industry specific and generic farm management tools to help beef producers make informed agribusiness decisions.

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Beef Breeding Services
provides a comprehensive range of artificial breeding services and products to domestic and international beef producers.

Beef CRC legacy website
distills the outcomes of Beef CRC3 research into peer reviewed fact sheets and case studies.

Brands Register

Breedcow and Dynama herd software
is designed to plan, evaluate and improve the profitability and financial management of extensive beef cattle enterprises.

BreedObject – Custom Selection Indexes for Cattle
is a tool for formalising breeding objectives and $Indexes that can help producers breed more profitable cattle. Using BREEDPLAN EBVs helps target appropriate commercial herd performance for a given market production system, and identify seedstock best suited to this. BreedObject $Indexes are intended for use by both stud and commercial beef producers.

BREEDPLAN International Beef Recording Scheme
is a modern genetic evaluation system for beef cattle breeders. BREEDPLAN offers bull breeders the potential to accelerate genetic progress in their herds, and to provide objective information on stock they sell to commercial breeders.

Bull Breeding Soundness Examinations (BBSE), Australian Cattle Veterinarians
offers a standardized evaluation that summarises the result into in to five fertility components. If a bull meets all the minimum standards at all levels of the BBSE, it has a high probability of being fertile.

BVDV Australia
is an educational service funded by Pfizer Animal Health to provide veterinarians and farmers with an overview of the impact of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV), also known as Bovine Pestivirus, infection on the Australian cattle industry.

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Cattle Council of Australia
is the peak producer organisation representing and progressing the interests Australian beef cattle producers.

Cattle Council Rising Champions Initiative – empowering the youth of the beef industry to have a ‘say’ and ‘be heard’ on the issues impacting their future.

Cost of production calculator beef, Meat & Livestock Australia
is a tool kit to help beef producers determine their CoP and compare their performance annually.

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Feed cost calculator, NSW Department of Primary Industries
will help you calculate and compare protein, energy and other components for different mixes of livestock feeds.

Florabase – the Western Australian Flora
provides a searchable database of the names, descriptions, photos and maps of Western Australian flora.

FORAGE
is  a web-based system (on the LongPaddock website) that generates, analyses and distributes information relating to climate and pasture condition at user-specified locations

FrontGate
is a rich resource of information and services to assist primary producers in their business management decisions.

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Grazing BMP (Best Management Practice)
assists graziers identify practices that can help improve the long-term profitability of their enterprise, including the steps required to incorporate best management practices into their enterprise.

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Interactive bluetongue zone map
provides producers with information on bluetongue virus distribution in Australia and is made available through the National Arbovirus Monitoring Program.

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Land condition photo-standards of the Burdekin dry tropics rangelands: a guide for practitioners
was developed to provide examples of ABCD land condition for property scale monitoring by graziers in the Burdekin rangelands.

Land types of Queensland
describes land characteristics, capabilities and limitations in producing useful forage, allowing land managers to assess land condition and carrying capacities and make better informed stocking and management decisions.

Leucaena inoculum (rumen bug)
provides information about how to order rumen inoculum for cattle grazing leucaena.

Livestock Library
is a one-stop shop for livestock production information with more than 60,000 conference papers, journals, scientific and extension papers, including research by the Beef CRC and its partners.

Livestock movement statistics (NT)
provides recordings of number of head moved into, out of, and within the Northern Territory.

The Long Paddock
hosts a range of useful climate-related maps, publications, calculators and other tools relevant to the beef industry.

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Managing indigenous pastoral lands manual
a step-by-step manual which will assist both Indigenous pastoral enterprises and those Indigenous land owners wishing to become pastoral businesses.

Meat Standards Australia (MSA)
provides an endorsement of quality for graded cuts of red meat indicating product has met quality standards for tenderness, juiciness and flavour.

MLA’s tools and calculators
contains a range of of tools and calculators for online use or downloading to assist red meat producers in making decisions in their businesses.

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National Cattle Pregnancy Diagnosis (NCPD) scheme, Australian Cattle Veterinarians
is a nationally recognised quality tail tagging system for the identification and certification of cattle pregnancy status, particularly for sale purposes.

National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)
is Australia’s system for identification and traceability of livestock. Introduced in 1999 for cattle exports, it has since expanded to include, sheep and goats.

National Livestock Reporting System (NLRS)
is an independent service that collects and reports on data from the key auction and direct markets, in addition to slaughter statistics, wholesale, skin and hide prices.

Newsletters and magazines
Subscribe to beef industry newsletters and magazines.

North Australian Fire Information (NAFI)
displays relevant fire management data, such as hotspots (recently burning fires) and fire scars (recently burnt country) as maps tailored to north Australian conditions.

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Pasture photo-standards (Queensland)
helps producers to develop pasture budgets and dry season business management plans.

PestSmart Connect
is a toolkit of information on best practice pest animals management in Australia, developed by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.

Physical and financial farm data online
provides farm survey data for the beef, slaughter lambs and sheep industries.

Producer Demonstration Sites (PDS)
are on-farm research and demonstration projects where groups of beef producers and extension staff demonstrate, develop and adopt priority research technologies and findings.

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Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority (QRAA)
QRAA administers assistance programs including subsidies, rebates, grants and loans on behalf of the Commonwealth and State Governments throughout Australia. These programs progress Government climatic, sustainability, biosecurity and productivity enhancement policies and objectives.

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Rejected pasture legumes – A weed management toolbox
provides information on identification and control of the four potentially weedy pasture legumes (Acacia angustissima, Aeschynomene brasiliana, Aeschynomene paniculata and Indigofera schimperi). To order a copy of the CD please contact Kendrick Cox T: 07 4048 4883 or E: kendrick.cox@daf.qld.gov.au

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Southern Beef Technology Services (SBTS)
provides members of participating breed societies with technical support that enables them to maximise their understanding and use of available genetic technologies.

Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad (SARCIS)
Queensland producers and land owners can contact SARCIS if you’re having problems with cattle theft, trespassing, etc.

Stocktake – balancing supply and demand
is a paddock-scale land condition monitoring and management package that provides grazing land managers with a practical, systematic way to assess land condition and long-term carrying capacity, and calculate short-term forage budgets.

Stocktake Plus
is a decision support app based on the popular Stocktake program and allows users to complete their monitoring and calculations in the paddock on their mobile devices for an immediate response.

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Tick fever diagnostic services
are offered at the Tick Fever Centre along with information about ordering vaccines.

Tropical Beef Technology Services (TBTS)
provides a level of field service that encourages more tropical cattle breeders to have confidence in performance recording with BREEDPLAN.

Tropical Forages: An interactive selection tool
identifies forage species suitable for a specific climate, soil type and production systems and provides access to comprehensive information on these species.

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VegMachine™
is software that monitors changes in land cover and health. It is easy to understand, providing simple graphs and reports that show how cover has changed at user-specified locations and how these changes compare to relevant local benchmarks.

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Weed Identification Tool
is an interactive weed identification tool available on the national Weeds in Australia website.

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