Latest news from the FutureBeef program, September 2013.
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Spring has arrived and dry conditions prevail. Just over 50% of Queensland remains drought declared. Queensland producers wanting to apply for the Drought Relief Assistance Scheme (DRAS) should contact the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on 13 25 23 to find out about eligibility requirements.

We continue our BeefConnect webinar series this month with well-known climate commentator Dave McCrae presenting "Will it rain this year?". See the Upcoming events for more details!

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New publication: Pasture management for South East Queensland

A new booklet for land managers in South East Queensland is available now! Productive pastures are the key to a profitable SEQ beef industry.  Click here for more information or contact Damien O'Sullivan, DAFF Kingaroy.

Which finishing system stacks up?

For two years, a group of producers near Bell in Queensland have been evaluating the economic performance of different finishing systems.The results are in and the numbers have been crunched! See which system stacks up.

Fertility matters...The Bull Power project

Fertility is a big profit driver in northern beef businesses, so improving fertility will improve financial gain. Find out how you can influence the profitability of your beef business through your bull selection decisions.

Fertility matters... Beef CRC outcomes

Using BREEDPLAN EBVs to make selection decisions is the most accurate tool in your kit to make long term genetic gain in your beef herd. Research outcomes from the Beef CRC have show that sire selection can influence the lifetime reproductive performance of the breeder herd. Find out more.

Beef bites

More than 200 delegates attended the 'Throw your hat into the ring and make a difference...' Northern Beef Research Update Conference in Cairns last month! Click here for a sneak peek at the conference proceedings (3 MB). For additional information about the conference, please visit the conference website or contact the event organiser, Jackie Kyte.

Upcoming events

Date claimers Weedbuster Week 2013. Get involved! 2-8 September.

Ag Show
. Toowoomba QLD. 3-5 September

Predator control workshop. Gin Gin QLD. 11 September.

International Grasslands Congress. Sydney NSW. 15-19 September.

BeefConnect webinar. Will it rain this year? 17 September.

AgForce State Conference. Townsville QLD. 17-19 September.

Gen XY Workshop. Roma QLD. 18 September.

AMIC Meat Industry Conference. Gold Coast QLD. 18-19 September.

Spatially Enabled Livestock Management Symposium. Camden NSW. 26-27 September.

Queensland Landcare Conference. Warwick QLD. 27-29 September.

Predator control workshop. Boonah QLD & Mulgowie QLD. 9 October & 10 October.

BusinessEDGE workshop. Dalby QLD. 10-11 October.

BusinessEDGE workshop. St George QLD. 14-15 October.
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