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Rebecca Farrell (Extension Officer, Animal Science, DAF)
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For the short gain or the long haul?

How do you ensure that you are optimising production without risking land condition? Jodie Ward, Pastoral Production Officer with the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, discusses native pasture utilisation and beef production in this webinar recording.


Beef business mentoring rolls out in southern Queensland

The Better Beef Business workshops are rolling out across southern Queensland as part of the Northern Beef Business Mentoring Profram. These workshops focus on taking beef business owners to the next level of business thinking, skills and profitability, and complement other programs like Grazing BMP and EDGEnetwork. See what's on and how to get involved here.

Staying safe on the farm

Agriculture is a rewarding industry to work in, but it can be dangerous. As part of the National Farm Safety Week campaign last month, Safe Work Australia partnered with the National Farmers' Federation to produce two short videos on stockyard handling and machinery safety. You can watch these and others on the Safe Work Australia YouTube channel.

Repronomics: genetic improvement in tropically adapted beef cattle

Low reproductive rates in north Australian beef herds limit enterprise productivity. But a collaborative five-year Meat & Livestock Australia funded project aims to develop more accurate methods of genetic selection to influence the rate of gain for a number of economically important traits and in particular, female fertility. Learn more about how this research will increase performance and productivity of northern beef herds.

Lights, camera, action on ferals!

The Invasive Animals CRC is holding their annual photography competition again! A new category - best footage - has been added to this year's competition. So, if you're a budding photographer, videographer or you got lucky with a great shot on your phone, send your entries in to them. You'll find all the competition details here.

Upcoming events

Grazing BMP Expo Biloela 2-3 August 2016
Bookkeeping workshop Eulo 3 August 2016
Northern Beef Business Mentoring Program webinar series Creating a high performing beef enterprise 3 August 2016

Do you understand the opportunities in the beef marketplace? 9 August 2016

What are the profitable parts of the beef value chain? 16 August 2016

Does your agribusiness need an investor? 22 August 2016

Better understanding your customers can improve the performance of your agribusiness 1 September 2016
Analysing options Bollon 4 August 2016
Climate risk and seasonal outlook Monto 8 August 2016
Biloela 9 August 2016
Yeppoon 10 August 2016
Northern Beef Research Update Conference  Rockhampton 15-18 August 2016
RCS Keep in Touch Day Dingo 17 August 2016
Thangool 18 August 2016
Injune 19 August 2016
Bull selection and fertility information day Esk 22 August 2016
Precision Pastoral Management Tools field day Tambo 24 August 2016
Newcastle Waters NT 31 August 2016
Julia Creek 7 September 2016
Better Beef Business workshop Roma 24 August 2016
Goondiwindi 31 August 2016
Toowoomba 6 September 2016
Tackling real problems with practical solutions workshop Croydon 31 August 2016
Profiting from genetic potential Bollon 5 September 2016
Eulo 6 September 2016
Windorah 8 September 2016
BeefUp forum Chinchilla 6 September
Capella 13 September 2016
Serious about grazier safety - safe systems of work Webinar 6 September 2016
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