Bred Well Fed Well for northern beef producers

Heifers-QldThe highly successful Bred Well Fed Well workshops will be piloted in the northern beef industry this month, following 12 months of workshops being successfully delivered to southern beef producers.

Supported by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), Bred Well Fed Well’s practical content has been adapted to suit the beef production sector after more than five years of success with Bred Well Fed Well workshops in the sheep industry.

The benefits of using superior genetics and breeding and feeding to maximise profitability are the focus of the new Bred Well Fed Well workshops that have now been extended to northern beef producers.

MLA General Manager – Producer Consultation & Adoption, Michael Crowley, said the practical, one-day workshops are an opportunity for producers to gain knowledge and skills in genetics and nutrition to help meet their enterprise objectives.

“Bred Well Fed Well for cattle will highlight the benefits of using better genetics, plus managing feed and nutrition for improved reproductive performance and herd productivity,” Mr Crowley said.

The first northern Bred Well Fed Well workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at Werrington Station, Einasleigh, hosted by beef producer, Russell Lethbridge.

Private consultant and lecturer at Latrobe University, Dr Jason Trompf and Tropical Beef Technology Services Technical Officer, Tim Emery, will deliver the workshop.

Topics will include breeding better heifers and cows; improving heifer and cow nutrition; developing breeding objectives and using Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) in bull selection.

Producers will be able to use the outcomes of the workshop to help analyse and plan a genetics and nutrition regime suited to their environment and markets to boost herd profitability.

The one-day Bred Well Fed Well workshop is from 8.30am to 4pm and is a free event, with lunch provided.

 

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