Pasture dieback a topic at Qld beef forum

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Other topics being discussed on the day include tackling Indian couch grass invasion, the benefits of planting leucaena pastures, how to manage calf loss and cattle genetics.

Queensland beef producers and agribusinesses wanting insights into the latest research on pasture dieback, cattle herds and genetics are encouraged to attend a free forum at the Brian Pastures Research Station near Gayndah this month.

AgForce Cattle President Bim Struss said the ‘My Produce, Your Plate, Our Future’ forum on June 20 was a rare opportunity to see first-hand the variety of work currently underway at the North Burnett cattle research station.

“A key focus of the field day will be fighting pasture dieback with researchers from Meat and Livestock Australia and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries discussing the scope of the problem, how it has expanded and the objectives of a trial at the research station,” he said.

“Other topics being discussed on the day include tackling Indian couch grass invasion, the benefits of planting leucaena pastures, how to manage calf loss and cattle genetics.”

Mr Struss said the forum would include a session with AgForce CEO Michael Guerin and would be followed by a barbecue hosted by the AgForce Cattle Board where producers would have the opportunity to discuss industry issues and priorities with their AgForce representatives.

“It promises to be an interesting and informative day aimed at getting producers looking at challenges they face and ideas that can help them take their business forward,” he said.

The ‘My Produce, Your Plate, Our Future’ forum, funded under the State Government’s Community Drought Support Program, is being held at the Brian Pastures Research Station near Gayndah on Wednesday 20 June from 8am to 5pm.

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