Latest news from the FutureBeef program, March 2015.
FutureBeef update
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Our thoughts are with all the communities and people affected by our latest natural disaster, Cyclone Marcia. See www.qldalert.com for the most up-to-date information on the current situation.

Assistance measures for primary producers have been activated under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements scheme. You can click here to find out more, call DAF on 13 23 25 or visit the Community Recovery Hubs in Biloela, Rockhampton and Yeppoon.

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We'd love to hear from you, so send through your feedback and suggestions via email or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Happy reading!

Rebecca

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: rebecca.farrell@daf.qld.gov.au
 

Now is the time to assess your pastures

Do you have enough feed available to carry your stock going into winter? A forage or dry season pasture budget will help match pasture supply with cattle feed intake requirements. Check out the tutorials and resources on the FutureBeef website.
 

Emma Hegarty through to agribusiness award finals

Congratulations to FutureBeef extension officer Emma Hegarty who has made it to the finals of the inaugural Zanda McDonald Award. Read more about the award finalists.
 

Outback safety

Safety on outback stations is a priority. Watch this excellent presentation of two Northern Territory cattle station managers discussing how they are engaging staff in safe work practices and raising the profile of station workplace health and safety.
 

ChemClear collection heads to Queensland

A total of 141 600 L of hazardous chemicals have been collected for safe disposal from Queensland. Register your unwanted chemicals for disposal before 27 March in time for the May - June ChemClear collection. Read about the ChemClear program.
 

Beef bites

Thanks to all our Twitter followers! We now have over two thousand. Communicating via social media can be powerful - there are over 500 million tweets sent per day. If you're starting out, check out our Beef up your Twitter effectiveness webinar for some great tips.
 

Upcoming events

Northern Beef Producer Expo Charters Towers 6 March.

Business EDGE workshop Hughenden 9-10 March and Cloncurry 12-13 March

Grazing BMP workshop Alpha & Widgee 11 March, Biggenden 12 March, Kingaroy 18 March and Durong 19 March.

Business EDGE follow up workshop Hughenden 11 March and Cloncurry 14 March.

Pasture to Pocket workshop Dirranbandi 17-19 March, Condamine 24-26 March and Milmerran 22-24 April.

Nutrition EDGE workshop Halls Creek WA 17-19 March Tom Price WA 24-26 March and Derby WA 22-24 April.

Grazing Land Management EDGE workshop Emerald 24-26 March.

Australian Rangeland Society Conference Alice Springs NT 12-16 April.

Disease investigation and biosecurity workshop Quilpie 14 April and Cunnamulla 16 April.

MobileTECH 2015 Gold Coast 21-22 April.
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