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We've got lots of FutureBeef and partner workshops happening over the next month or so. Make sure you check out the events calendar to see what's on!

If you haven't got one already, you can download a free Rainfall chart for 2017 (PDF 212 kB), from our friends in the Grazing BMP team.

Send us your feedback and suggestions via email, call us on 13 25 23 (for the cost of a local call in Queensland), connect with us on Facebook and Twitter or check us out on YouTube. We'd love to hear from you...

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Rebecca

Climate and water outlook for February - April 2017


See the latest video by Paul Feikema, Senior hydrologist with the Bureau of Meteorology, as he explains the likely climate trends as we transition from Summer to Autumn. 

 

Your 2017 guide to forage oats in Queensland

The latest edition of the Forage Oat Variety Guide is out now! The 2017 guide discusses the recommended management practices for growing forage oats and strategies to minimise leaf rust infection. You'll also find the current varieties of forage oats available for commercial sale in Queensland and northern New South Wales. Visit www.daf.qld.gov.au for more information and to get your copy.

BeefConnect webinar: Spelling strategies for recovery of pasture condition

Reduced condition of pasture and soil is common across northern Australia. By spelling your pasture over the summer growing season, you can improve the condition of your soils and pasture, and improve your returns. Register here for the BeefConnect webinar where Paul Jones will discuss strategies and recommendations based on his pasture research.

Nutrient requirement cheat sheets

What are the nutrient requirements of your herd? This article about the nutrient requirements of various classes of beef cattle was posted on our FutureBeef Facebook page recently and was pretty popular, so we thought we'd share it again! You'll find links to other useful nutrition information here as well.

A new website for people in agriculture!

Are you looking for a career in Agriculture? Are you looking to employ someone interested in an agricultural career? The newly launched People in Agriculture website is the go-to place for guidance and inspiration on employment in Australian agriculture The website promotes agriculture as a career choice and a platform for information sharing.

Planning for the dry season, now is the perfect time to start

Best management practice for grazing businesses means adjusting stocking rates to meet current feed supply, assessing feed supply to meet animal requirements and maintaining ground cover to manage land condition. Now is the perfect time to start planning for the dry season. Using a decision support tool like the FutureBeef Stocktake Plus app can help you calculate forage budgets and monitor land condition. Learn more about using the app in your grazing business.

Beef industry takes initiative on drought funding

QRAA is busy processing applications for the Australian Government's Drought Assistance Concessional Loan packages. Introduced in November 2016, these loans provide beef producers with multi-purpose finance to restructure debt, recover from drought and build future resilience. Applications for this scheme close 30 June 2017. Visit the QRAA website to find out more.

Upcoming events

Business growth and transfer workshop Longreach, 13 February
Charleville, 15 February
Business EDGE workshop Brisbane, 16 - 17 February
Lake Nash Station NT, 23 - 24 February
Blackall, 27 - 28 February
Georgetown, 21 - 22 March
Mackay, 13 - 14 June
Darwin, 20 - 21 June
Grazing fundamentals workshop Winton, 21 February
Longreach, 22 February
RCS Pasture to Pocket workshop Charleville, 23 - 25 February
BeefConnect webinar Spelling strategies for pasture recovery, 27 February
Ultrasound pregnancy testing (cattle) course 'Berrigurra' Blackwater, 27 - 28 February
Flood fencing field day Cunnamulla, 7 March 
Serious about grazier safety webinar series Common law claims, 7 March 
Indian couch and pasture dieback forum  Biloela, 7 March
Moura, 8 March
Nutrition EDGE workshop Dalby, 14, 21 and 28 March
Charters Towers, 28 - 30 March
RCS Farming & GrazingforProfit School Goondiwindi, 15 - 21 March
GLM workshop Emerald, 21 - 23 March 
MobileTECH 2017 Rotorua New Zealand, 22 - 23 March 
   
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Events listed on the FutureBeef website are relevant to the northern beef industry.
If an event is listed, this does not imply endorsement of the event or its content by DAF or the FutureBeef team.

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