Weaning management of beef calves – practical guidelines for northern Australian beef producers

The Weaning management of beef calves – practical guidelines for northern Australian beef producers project used past industry R&D, practical industry experience and updated economic analyses to develop a user-friendly weaner management guide for northern Australian beef producers.

Summary

The Weaning management of beef calves practical guidelines for northern Australian beef producers book or simply the weaner book is a compilation of all the research, demonstration and practical knowledge available on weaning and weaner management in northern Australia. Most of this information has been available for some years, but it has not been collated in a single document that is practical and easy to understand. It has been difficult for property owners, managers and their staff to access. The end result of this project is an easy to read guide that has all the available information in one publication. Compiling this information has also highlighted areas where information is limited or non existent or where available information is not being implemented across the whole industry. This has been evaluated and included in recommendations for further research and or demonstration work.

When: 28 February 2009 to 30 April 2010

Contact: Désirée Jackson

Collaborators: Department of Agriculture and FisheriesNorthern Territory Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade and Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

More information

For more information, please read the final report summary and download the final report (B.NBP.0520) (PDF, 279.2 KB) from the Meat & Livestock Australia website or download a copy of Weaner management in northern beef herds (PDF 2.8 MB).