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It's estimated that pest animals and invasive weeds cost Queensland over $800 million each year by preying on livestock, causing crop losses, competing for pasture and spreading disease. The Queensland Government is inviting property owners and anyone who has an interest in weed and pest animal management to have a say about how we manage them into the future. Visit or call the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 13 25 23 for the cost of a local call in Queensland. The consultation will close 5.00 pm 26 April 2016.

There's lots on in the regions, so make sure you check out the FutureBeef events to see what's happening near you.

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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:

Transport subsidies webinar

Our Leading Sheep colleagues hosted a two-part webinar to discuss eligibility for transport subsidies for restocking and transport subsidies for stock returning from agistment. If you weren't able to tune in last month, you can click on the links to watch a recording.


New and innovative beef supply chains in Thailand

Read all about the potential for new and innovative beef supply chain models in Thailand, in a study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia as part of the Northern Beef Futures project.

Continuous professional development for graziers

Last month, 59 graziers from travelled an average of 700 km to participate in a two and a half day professional development program focussing on grazing best management practice, building multi-generational farm businesses and farm safety. Here's a full wrap-up of the event

Coping with mental illness in rural communities can be expensive and challenging

Three million Australians live with depression and anxiety and while everyone has stress in their lives, people in rural and remote communities are often subject to additional pressures due to social isolation, limited employment opportunities and natural disasters like drought, flood and fire. These pressures can impact mental health and well-being. You'll find more information and resources here.  

New website to help farmers navigate disaster support

Farmers across Queensland now have access to more simplified information about local support during natural disasters and drought, thanks to a new website developed by the Queensland Farmers' Federation and funded by the Queensland Government. The website is designed to collate all the services and support networks available to producers into an easily negotiable, up to date set of localised results. All farmers need to do is input their postcode and industry! 

Upcoming events

RCS Keep in Touch day Cheepie, 5 April
Business EDGE Charters Towers, 7-8 April
Grazing BMP Clermont, 8 April 
Northern Australia Food Futures Conference Darwin NT, 11-13 April
BeefUp forum Broome WA, 11 April
Dampier WA, 14 April
Cloncurry Qld, 28 April
Grazing fundamentals Dalby, 13 April
Farm and garden day, Katherine Research Station Katherine NT, 16 April
Profitable forages in the Fitzroy Wandoan,19 April
Biloela, 20 April
Emerald, 21 April
Nutrition EDGE Monto, 19-21 April
Emerald, 10-12 May
Cashing in on Breeder productivity Aramac, 19 April
Winton, 20 April
Boulia, 21 April
Stocktake workshop Charters Towers, 22 April
Preg testing training cattle Mundubbera, 10-12 May
Blackwater, 17-19 May
Clermont Cattlemen's Challenge field day Clermont, 13 May
Artificial insemination training cattle Mundubbera, 24-27 May
Blackwater, 31 May - 3 June
Clermont Cattlemen's Challenge taste test Clermont, 24 May
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