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The 10th International Rangeland Congress will be held in July 2016 in Saskatoon, Saskatchwan Canada. Online registrations are now open and the pre-congress tour descriptions are now posted. If you'd like to join them, visit www.irc2016canada.ca for all the details!

Industry stakeholders are invited to have their say in the widely anticipated Australian Beef Language White Paper. You can read the paper (PDF 1.3 MB) and find details about making your submission.

And finally, congratulations to one of our former colleagues, Dr Mick Tierney, who was awarded an OAM for his dedicated service to the beef and dairy industries (as well the sport of Rugby League - his second love). Job well done Mick and very well deserved! You can read all about his achievements in Beef Central's article.

Send us your feedback and suggestions via email, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter or check us out on YouTube. We'd love to hear from you...

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

MLA cattle industry projections for 2016

MLA has released cattle industry projections for 2016. Watch the latest video summary featuring MLA's Market Information Manager Ben Thomas discuss what forces will influence the industry. You can also follow this link to download the 2016 Cattle Industry Projections (PDF 6.7 MB). 

 

Forage oat variety guide 2016

Two new forage oat varieties are profiled in the 2016 Forage oat variety guide. The guide includes a comprehensive list of forage oat varieties along with information on growth habit, speed to grazing, maturity, reaction to disease and where seed can be purchased. Read more

Making hay - first harvest marks milestone eastern Pilbara irrigation project

Ten weeks after planting, crops at the remote Woodie Woodie trial site have been harvested for the first time and made into hay. Funded by Royalties for Regions, this project is leading the way for irrigated agriculture in the Pilbara. Read more about the project and the preliminary analysis.
 

Now is the perfect time to start planning

It is never too early to start planning for the next dry season. For a grazing business, best management practice means adjusting stocking rates to meet current feed supply, assessing feed supply to meet animal requirements and maintaining ground cover to manage land condition. The FutureBeef Stocktake Plus app is a decision support tool designed to help graziers and land managers plan forage budgets and manage land condition. 
Read more about how you can use the Stocktake Plus app in your grazing business.

Nutrition EDGE - on the ground

A series of on-ground Nutrition EDGE workshops were held in Western Australia at the end of 2015. The workshops, organised by the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia and Rangelands NRM, provided producers a comprehensive overview of ruminant nutrtion and how it can be applied on property. Here's a full wrap-up of the workshops from Matt Fletcher. 

Upcoming events

9-10 February Grazing BMP workshop - GLM and soil health, Springsure 
9 February On-farm biosecurity and sheep disease investigation workshop, Stanthorpe
10-16 February RCS Grazing for Profit workshop, Rockhampton
10 February On-farm biosecurity and sheep disease investigation workshop, Bungunya
11 February On-farm biosecurity and sheep disease investigation workshop, Thallon
12 February Summer grains field walk, Gatton
13 February GRT control workshop Blenhiem, Woodlands
16 February Property mapping workshop, Biloela
17 February Predator control workshop, Wandoan
17 February Property mapping workshop, Moura
18 February Grazing fundamentals, Dalby
18 February Property mapping workshop, Taroom
18-19 February Business EDGE, Mt Isa
19 February Property mapping workshop, Injune
22-23 February Business EDGE, Richmond
23 February Grazing BMP workshop - Animal health, welfare and production, Middlemount
24 February Property mapping workshop, Middlemount
24 February Grazing BMP workshop - Animal health, welfare and production, Marlborough
24 February Building multi-generational businesses, BeefConnect webinar
25 February Grazing BMP workshop - Animal health, welfare and production modules, Calliope
25 February Exclusion fencing bus trip, Charleville
   
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