Latest news from the FutureBeef program, July 2013.
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We are flying into the second half of the year! The dry season continues to prevail, so we offer a step-by-step approach to assessing your pasture situation and the nutritional requirements of your animals. We also take a look at the ABC's of land condition and how it can be applied in a commercial context.

FutureBeef and Beef Central hosted another successful BeefConnect webinar on Thursday 4 July about the recently launched Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System. Just over 600 people registered for the event! If you missed it, you can tune in here for a recording of the webinar and you can read about the details of the standard below.

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Managing cattle on rapidly deteriorating pastures

When you have cattle to feed and your pasture is deteriorating, it is useful to have a step-by-step approach to assist you to make decisions.  Desiree Jackson, DAFF Longreach, discusses some basic nutritional guidelines to help you manage the situation.

Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS)

The Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System is designed to deliver a robust, internationally recognised standard to which 'grassfed' and 'natural' brand claims can be attached. The recent launch of PCAS has generated considerable interest and has many producers asking 'what's the PCAS program and what's involved in the certification process?' Like to know more?

Do you know your ABC?

Land condition is the capacity of the land to respond to rain and produce useful forage. It is a measure of how well the grazing ecosystem is functioning.

Landcare in the Northern Territory

Click to watch this short video presentation as Dionne Walsh, Rangeland Program Coordinator for NT Department of Primary Industry & Fisheries and Australian Agricultural Company’s Anthony Cox, Manager of Delamere Station talk about land condition framework and how it is applied in a commercial context.

Reminder: Financial assistance available for BJD

Cattle producers affected by the Bovine Johne's Disease outbreak may be eligible for assistance. For information about the application process, visit the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority or call 1800 623 946.

Upcoming events

Date claimers Staying ahead of the curve - the latest tools for bull breeders Webinar series 8, 15, 22 and 29 July

Ag-Grow QMIX  Emerald QLD 9-11 July

12th Queensland Weed Symposium Hervey Bay QLD 15-18 July

Predator control field day Longreach QLD 19 July

Queensland Red Meat Awards Brisbane QLD 7 August

MACCA's beef supply chain tour Brisbane QLD 7 and 19 August
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