Latest news from the FutureBeef program, September 2015.
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Welcome to Spring! The Bureau of Meteorology has released their Climate and Water Outlook video for the next three months. Take a look to see what the persisting El Nino and warm sea surface temperatures mean for northern Australia.

Congratulations to FutureBeef extension officer Kiri Broad from Longreach. Kiri has won the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network Strong Women Leadership Award in the volunteer category for her involvement in the Future Farmers Network and the Channel Country Ladies Day. Well done Kiri, we are very proud of you!

And over in the west, the Northern Beef Futures project welcomes Kevin Bell and Lauren Gibson to Broome. Kevin and Lauren will be assisting producers in the Kimberley and the Pilbara with practice change to improve productivity and profitability.

As always, we'd love to hear from you... call, email or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy reading!


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


Your Emissions Reduction Fund questions answered

Our recent #BeefConnect webinar 'Can money be made by northern cattle producers from the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF)?' generated a lot of discussion! We promised to bring you the answers to your questions...

New biosecurity laws for Queensland

Commencing by 1 July 2016, the new Queensland biosecurity laws will introduce a more consistent, risk-based and less prescriptive approach to biosecurity. Foundation principles of a general biosecurity obligation and a risk-based approach underpin the new laws.

The cattle station on the net!

Spyglass Beef Research Station is hosting a Digital Homestead Open Day. The key feature will be a Sprint Day to roll out high tech monitoring equipment over the station. Sound like a challenge? Find out how to get yourself involved!

Pursuing greater pastoral profit

Pastoral cattle and sheep producers now have access to a new program designed to help improve business bottom line by targeting business management areas of their enterprises. The Pastoral Profit Program is a joint initiative of Meat & Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation 

Beef bites

As the city bade farewell to the country after 10 days of excitement, EKKA 2015 was a showstopper! The biggest event in Queensland's calendar highlights the important role that our Queensland farmers play in our everyday lives. Here is EKKA 2015 by the numbers!

Upcoming events

Power saving workshop for primary producers Ayr 8 September, Bowen 9 September and Mackay 10 September.

Grains BMP workshop Dingo 8-9 September and Gogango 16 September.

Breedcow Dynama workshop Alpha 8-9 September.

Pastoral Profit workshop Quilpie 8 September, Charleville 9 September, Jundah 21 September, Longreach 22 September, Blackall 23 September, Bollon 15 October and Eulo 16 October.

Bull selection and polledness field day Alice Springs 11 September and Top Springs 14 September.

Bull Breeding field day Tennant Creek 12 September.

RCS Keep in Touch Day Dalby 12 September, Cunnamulla 17 September and Gogango 25 September.

Queensland Weed Symposium Longreach 14-17 September.

Grazing BMP workshop Kingaroy 14 September, Gin Gin 15 September and Gympie 16 September.

AMIC Meat Industry Conference 2015 Gold Coast 16-17 September.

Ag in the Asian Century Toowoomba 22-24 September.

Accelerated Grazing BMP workshop Rockhampton 23-24 September, Taroom 28-29 September and Injune 30 September - 1 October

BeefWorks 2015 Toowoomba 23-24 September.

Caravan of Collaboration Morven 7 October, Charleville 9 Ocotber, Quilpie 13 October and Tambo 15 October.

Spyglass digital technology demonstration day Charters Towers 9 October.

Coonabar Climate Clever Beef Rolleston 12 October.

Banana Shire Beef Industry Summit 2015 Biloela 13 October.

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