Latest news from the FutureBeef program, February 2015.
FutureBeef update
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Welcome to the February edition of the FutureBeef update!

It is shaping up to be a very busy couple of months for the FutureBeef team across northern Australia. So have a look at the FutureBeef calendar to keep up to date with what's on.

The February - April Climate and Water Outlook is available from the Bureau of Meteorology. Click on the image to view the video.

As always, we'd love to hear from you. Send us your feedback and suggestions via 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)
t: +61 7 3255 4265 e:

2015 cattle industry projections

Last week, Meat and Livestock Australia released their 2015 cattle industry projections. Download your copy of the projections from the MLA website or watch the video wrap hosted by MLA's Market Information Manager, Ben Thomas.


New forage oat guide available

Plan ahead for winter plantings with the release of the Forage oats variety guide for 2015. The guide contains extensive agronomic and disease information to increase the productivity of your forage oat crop. Download your copy of the new Forage oats variety guide.

Rangeland monitoring reveals progress, Ruby Plains station

Wet season spelling, increased control of stock and a run of favourable seasons is allowing perennial grass regeneration on Ruby Plains station, Halls Creek in Western Australia. Learn more about the Western Australian Rangeland Monitoring System.

New interest rates for productivity loans

Want to improve the viability of your business? Through the Queensland Government's Primary Industry Productivity Enhancement Scheme, producers in Queensland can access up to $650, 000. Visit the QRAA website for more information and click here to view interest rates.

Beef bites

There were over 17,000 visits to the FutureBeef website during January 2015. Our most popular page was Water requirements for cattle, closely followed by Aging cattle by their teeth! Pop back in and have a look around if you haven't visited us in a while...

Upcoming events

Grazing BMP workshop Widgee 11 February, Biggenden 12 February, Kingaroy 18 February and Durong 19 February. 

Healthy land, healthy horses workshop Caboolture 14 February.

Getting back to business Winton 24 February, Longreach 25 February and Isisford 26 February.

Breeder herd production information day Emerald 26 February.

Workplace health and safety Emerald 2 March, Taroom 3 March and Rockhampton 4 March.

ABARES Outlook 2015 Conference Canberra ACT 3-5 March.

Nutrition EDGE workshop Longreach 3-5 March.

Northern Beef Producer Expo Charters Towers 6 March.

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

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

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

Grazing Land Management workshop Emerald 24-26 March.

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