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Early weaning brings results at Windorah
ANDREW and Megan Miller’s decision to wean early resulted in improved condition in their cows for joining and sees them lead the MLA Challenge.
Strong pasture recovery at Dulacca
PASTURE growth of 1000kg DM/ha in three weeks is just one of one the measurable productivity improvements beef producers Lachlan and Anna Hughes have achieved in the third quarter of the inaugural Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Challenge.
Management tools key at Bothwell
DOUBLING the turn-off of sheep numbers in 12 months is just one of the measurable productivity improvements Bothwell producers John and Annie Ramsay have been able to achieve in the third quarter of the inaugural Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Challenge.
Edi producers gain extra feed
GAINING an extra month of feed from their pastures plus faster pasture recovery after rain are just two of the productivity improvements Victorian beef producers Bill and Georgia Wilson have achieved in the third quarter of the MLA Challenge.
Amelup producers shore up labour
SECURING a more stable workforce and improving labour efficiency are just some of the improvements Marcus and Shannon Sounness have been able to achieve in the third quarter of the inaugural MLA Challenge.
Feed-on-offer for Adelong producers
ACHIEVING 100pc ground cover in an extremely hot and dry period was just one of the productivity improvements beef producers Matt and Angela Pearce hit in the third quarter of the inaugural Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Challenge.
Finding the off-farm/on-farm balance
THE Millers found an increasing amount of off-farm work began to interfere with management of their own property.
A change of tack pays off
TAKING a different management approach has seen one cattle family achieve improved results despite extreme weather conditions.
Weight gains doubled at Dulacca
QUEENSLAND producers Lachlan and Anna Hughes have doubled the daily weight gain of their cattle in the midst of dry conditions.
A shift in timing pays off
SHIFTING to an earlier weaning time has seen Matt and Angela Pearce, Adelong, reduce supplementary feed costs while still keeping enough pasture.
Marking first milestone
INCREASING on-farm productivity is one of the major focus points for Edi beef producers Bill and Georgia Wilson as they mark the first milestone of their progress in the inaugural MLA Challenge.
MLA Challengers post first quarter results
EFFECTIVE management decisions, good use of resources and earnest communication helped Tasmanian sheep producers John and Annie Ramsay stride ahead in the first quarter of the MLA Challenge.
VIDEO: LACHLAN Hughes is a fifth generation beef producer managing two of the family’s properties at Dulacca, Queensland. He and his family run a 7000 head herd of Angus-cross cattle over four different properties.
Setting new benchmarks
BENCHMARKING has reinforced the goals Andrew and Megan Miller have set for themselves in their cattle operation.
Lambing: the first KDP
TASMANIA'S John Ramsay is focusing on lambing as one of his Key Decision Points (KDPs) for the year.
Rising to the challenge
IT HAS been a busy quarter and Marcus Sounness has been working hard, rising to meet the Challenge set.
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China has followed through with flagged plans to resume importing United States beef, lifting a ban that has existed since mad cow disease was found in the States in 2003.
Indonesia has relaxed its trade restrictions on secondary beef cuts, re-opening a market that was worth $42 million to Australian exporters two years ago.
The recent rainfall will lead to a change in the micron profile of the Australian wool clip next spring, while boosting production volume and lamb marking rates.
While the favourable season is spurring lamb prices and providing more marketing options for producers, livestock agents are concerned rates are reaching unsustainable levels.
There will be more cases of sclerotinia in canola in areas that do not traditionally have problems with the disease due to the wet spring.
Chickpea prices have jumped $30 to $50 a tonne above global market values as farmers caught with soggy crops look for alternative grain supplies to fulfill their forward contract commitments.
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