Business management

Better decisions in the beef business (Breedcow Dynama)

Better decisions in the beef business is a two-day workshop in which participants learn how to use Breedcow Dynama to evaluate a beef enterprise. Key topics covered are:

  • Male and female turnoff options
  • Herd structure, e.g. heifer and breeder culling
  • Assessing alternative management strategies
  • Evaluating business and property development
  • Best choices for forced sales or opportunistic purchases.

For more information please contact Mick Sullivan on (07) 4843 2623 or

Business EDGE

Business EDGE is a two-day financial and business management training workshop for northern beef producers. It will enhance your knowledge and skills of financial and business management essential for improving beef business efficiency and profitability.

For more information about Business EDGE visit the EDGEnetwork® website.

To register or for more information please contact Joanne Herley at or Ian McLean on 0401 118 191 or

Testing management options

Are you interested in determining the economics of your grazing enterprise? Would you like to know the profitability of your whole-farm system? If you were to change your farming system, would you be better off? This workshop uses a simple whole-farm process to assess the profitability of different enterprise and management options such as:

  • breeding cattle versus trading
  • selling feedlots versus producing Japanese ox
  • buying more land
  • supplementary feeding.

As a group you will describe a ‘typical’, hypothetical property in its ‘steady state’. You will then compare this with alternative enterprise or management options.

Cost $300 plus GST (the second or third person from the same business pay half price).

To register or for more information contact the course coordinator.