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Welcome to your first FutureBeef update for 2016!

This month, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is asking for feedback about the location of the cattle tick line in Queensland. The public consultation will remain open until 31 January 2016, so you can visit this website to view the three options and have your say on the location of the tick line. 

Send us your feedback and suggestions via email, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. We'd love to hear from you...

Happy reading!

Rebecca Farrell (Extension Officer, Animal Science, DAFF)
41 Boggo Road Dutton Park Qld 4102 (GPO Box 267 Brisbane Qld 4001)
t: +61 7 3255 4265 e:

January - March 2016 Climate and water outlook

Our climate is being influenced by El Nino and a record warm Indian Ocean. Temperatures are likely to be much warmer than average, with below average wet season rains likely in the tropical north. You can find up-to-the-minute information here. 


Report examines Pilbara irrigated agricultural development options

A desktop study has identified the viability of growing a range of irrigated fodder and horticulture crops and associated value added developments in the Pilbara. Crop production scenarios were modelled over a 30 year timeframe. Read more about how they rate. 

Leadership opportunity for beef producers

The long term productivity and profitability of the grass-fed beef industry is reliant on strong representation. The Cattle Council of Australia is giving 15 grass-fed producers the opportunity to develop their skills in corporate governance and directorship through a sponsored Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) course. Applications will close 29 January 2016. You can find out more here.

Beef bites

Last month, 236 people registered for our BeefConnect webinar, Establishing small seeded pasture legumes into existing grass pastures. If you weren't able to tune in on the day, you can just click here to watch the recording, download the presentation slides or view the answers to some of the questions asked during the webinar (PDF 35 kB). 

Upcoming events

1-2 February Business EDGE, Cunnamulla
2-3 February Accelerated Grazing BMP workshop, Rockhampton
2 February NLIS and marketing workshop, Clermont
4-5 February Business EDGE, Longreach
4 February NLIS and marketing workshop, Moura
4 February Grazing BMP workshop, Rockhampton
9 February Grazing BMP workshop, Springsure
9 February On-farm biosecurity and sheep dieased investigation workshop, Stanthorpe
10-16 February RCS Grazing for Profit, Rockhampton
10 February Grazing BMP workshop, Clermont
10 February On-farm biosecurity and sheep disease investigation workshop, Bungunya
11 February On-farm biosecurity and sheep disease investigation workshop, Thallon
16 February Property mapping workshop, Biloela
17 February Property mapping workshop, Moura
18-19 February Business EDGE, Mt Isa
18 February Property mapping workshop, Taroom
19 February Property mapping workshop, Injune
22-23 February Business EDGE, Richmond
23 February Grazing BMP workshop, Middlemount
24 February Property mapping workshop, Middlemount
24 February Grazing BMP workshop, Marlborough
25 February Grazing BMP workshop, Calliope
25 February Exclusion fencing bus trip, Rockhampton
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