Have you seen it?

The CashCow Project has released yet another publication for pastoralists titled “Could your herd be more productive?” Using the data collected from over 78,000 cows from 142 breeder mobs across northern Australia between 2008 and 2011, the CashCow team have been able to identify the main causes of low productivity for the four regions, from which they have created this comprehensive eight page document. In an easy to read format, with ‘if this, then that’ functionality, this really is a ‘must read’ for people managing cattle and rangelands in the north.

Co-authored by DPIR’s own Kieren McCosker, this document outlines the four steps to herd productivity:

  1. Recording the right information.
  2. Understanding what is achievable in your environment.
  3. Identification of low productivity.
  4. Assessing the management options to address the identified issues.
  5. Another selling point for this publication is that it outlines what is possible for each region, as well as the average and typical range of the herds observed for annual weight gain of steers, weaner production and cow performance with links to tools that can assist you with making economic decisions.

All of this is provided to you for absolutely free.

Go to the FutureBeef website to download or contact your local Livestock Industries Development Extension Officer, Jodie Ward, for a hard copy: 08 8973 9730 or Jodie.Ward@nt.gov.au

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Last updated: 27 March 2017