Latest news from the FutureBeef program, May 2014.
FutureBeef update
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Welcome to the May edition of our FutureBeef update. There are lots of interesting things happening across the north this month, so be sure to check out the FutureBeef events below!

Applications are now open for the 2014 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative. State finalists will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, professional skills and networks. If you are 21-34 years of age, and passionate about the beef industry, here is your chance to have your say on the future direction of the Australian beef industry! 

We'd love to hear from you...send us an email or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Happy reading! 


Rebecca Farrell (Extension Officer, Animal Science, DAFF)
41 Boggo Road Dutton Park Qld 4102 (GPO Box 267 Brisbane Qld 4001)
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Queensland beef industry action plan

There are 11 actions in the Draft Queensland beef industry action plan (PDF 665 kB) to support beef industry growth. The Queensland government invites you to have your say! Submissions close 21 May.

High output forages in central Queensland

Three years data collection of forage, animal and economic information from 25 paddock sites from Taroom to Capella was on display at the High Output Forages field days last month. Find out more...

Key messages from a cash cow champ!

At the recent Meat Profit Day in Western Australia, Dr Geoffry Fordyce discussed key findings from the epic Cash Cow research project! Tune in to his presentation below...

Beef industry forum

Boosting your bottom line is the focus of an industry forum for north Queensland beef producers. For more info, download the event flyer (PDF 1.71 MB).

Beef bites

Significant investment in Johne's Disease research means cattle and sheep producers no longer have to wait three months for a diagnosis. Learn more about the rapid diagnostic test...   

Upcoming events

Nutrition EDGE Longreach Qld 6-8 May.

Grazing BMP Capella Qld 6 May and Berrigurra Qld 13 May.

The Tipping Point Conference Busselton WA 7-9 May.

Ag Institute Australia Conference Brisbane Qld 8 May.

Legumes for rundown buffel pastures Wandoan Qld 9 May.

Queensland sheepmeat producer breakfast forum Barcaldine Qld 10 May.

Driving profit in the arid zone Alice Springs NT 12-13 May.

Beef industry forum Mareeba Qld 13 May.

Recognising and supporting people in crisis Camooweal Qld 14 May, Dajarra Qld 16 May, Eulo Qld 27 May, Windorah Qld 28 May, Thargomindah Qld 28 May and Qulipie Qld 30 May.

Breeder and weaning information day Kumbia Qld 17 May.

Leucaena field day Dingo Qld 20 May.

16th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference Brisbane Qld 26-29 May.

FNQ Field Days 2014 Mt Abbot Qld 27-28 May

Horse nutrition and feeding management and Design a management plan for your property Armstrong Creek Qld 31 May.

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