Latest news from the FutureBeef program, November 2014.
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Welcome to the November edition of the FutureBeef update! 

November is looking hot and dry, with the BOM monthly outlook predicting drier than normal conditions over much of northern Australia.

Tomorrow, we are hosting another BeefConnect webinarSown pasture rundown - the productivity decline of sown grass pastures. There is still plenty of time to register if you haven't already, just click on this link. You won't miss out if you can't make it tomorrow, register anyway and we will send you a link to the recording.

We'd love to hear your feedback and suggestions, so please send us an email to let us know what you think, 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)
t: +61 7 3255 4265 e:


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Upcoming events

Northern Australia Food Futures Conference  Darwin NT 3-5 November.

QDO New Horizons Annual Conference 2014 Gympie Qld 5 November.

BeefConnect webinar Sown pasture rundown 5 November.

Beef industry update Hughenden Qld 6 November.

Small landholder field day Yeppoon Qld 8 November.

Nutrition EDGE Longreach Qld 11-13 November.

Grazing BMP and Pastures Ravenswood Qld 11 November.

Improving pasture fertiliser use and vegetation law reforms Kerry Qld 11 November.

Keep in Touch day Kingaroy Qld 12 November.

Road to resilience Roma Qld 14 November and Goondiwindi Qld 15 November.

Fire discussion Kingaroy Qld 18 November.

Grazing BMP Rockhampton 19 November, Gin Gin 20-21 November, Theodore 24 November, Taroom 25 November and Injune 26 November.

SEQ fire and biodiversity consortium St Lucia Qld 20 November.

Young Beef Producers Forum 2014 Roma Qld 20-21 November.

Exclusion fencing bus trip Bollon Qld 24 November.

Soil health and energy efficiency workshop Millmerran Qld 26 November.

Grazing for Profit Townsville Qld 26 November - 2 December.

Wildlife, weeds, soils and pastures Jimboomba Qld 6 December.

Generation 2050: Project Feed the World Conference Armidale NSW 7-12 December.

Workplace health and safety Charters Towers Qld 9 December and Greenvale Qld 10 December.

Better beef tools demonstration day Thangool Qld 12 December.

Artificial Insemination short course Mundubbera Qld 16-19 December.
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