Producer case studies

240 results found

240 results found


Nov 2015
Preg testing provides profit ‘Tara’, Cloncurry Qld and ‘Stapleton’, Katherine NT. “What you don’t measure you can’t manage, and through pregnancy testing and foetal ageing I can tell the bank manager approximately how many calves I’m going to get next year,” says Queensland and NT cattle producer Dan Lynch. Read about all the management techniques he applies to develop a business which he says allows him to "control" how he manages the challenges of livestock production.

Aug 2015
Performance matters Barcaldine, QLD David Counsell is a veterinarian with postgraduate qualifications in economics and finance. He spent more than 10 years as an agribusiness consultant in livestock systems across Australia and now, with his wife Genevieve, runs a sheep enterprise at Barcaldine. He draws on his experience for his role on the advisory committee for the new Pastoral Profit program.

Jun 2015
Dual focus for new Climate Champ ‘Ametdale’ 20km south of St Lawrence; ‘Melaleuca’ in the Marlborough area Ian MacGibbon recently joined the MLA-supported Climate Champion program with a view to learn as much as he can while “not reinventing the wheel”. Ian moved to full time cattle production in 2007, and hopes his participation will help give grassroots' producers more say in where climate research dollars are invested.

Jun 2015
Reproduction tops the genetic shopping list Werrington, QLD (250km west of Townsville; ‘Rainmore’, 70km south of Alpha) When Queensland cattle producer Russell Lethbridge talks breeding objectives, he is absolutely clear about what he wants. With knowledge fashioned from hard experience and an open mind, Russell has embraced genetics to create a highly fertile, early maturing Brahman herd whose progeny appeal to a broad range of markets.

Apr 2015
Forecasting a climate plan Wymah Valley, southern NSW There are more tools than ever available to producers to help understand weather forecasts and trends. Read how one beef producer is using that information to back up decisions in her beef enterprise.

Apr 2015
Focusing on performance Wellington, NSW Increased marking rates, decreased mortality and reaching target weights faster. Find out how a NSW sheep enterprise achieved these gains after attending a Bred Well Fed Well workshop.

Mar 2015
Surviving extremes with sub-tropicals 17km west of Manilla, north-west NSW Sub-tropical grasses, first planted in the summer of 2007-08, are helping smooth out the peaks and troughs of feed availability in an ever changing climate for New England, NSW, producers.

Feb 2015
More growth, less gas Frankland River, WA Meet a producer looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while increasing livestock productivity.

Feb 2015
An ultra-performer Rolleston, Qld Central Queensland beef producers Ian and Kate McCamley have been using the UltraMac fat-depth scanner in their finishing enterprise since late 2011 and have learned “through trial and error” how to make the most of the device.

Jan 2015
MSA helps hook markets Lyndhurst, NSW. Prime lamb producer Tony Hines became MSA accredited in 2012 to ensure continued access to a variety of over-the-hooks markets. A former cattle producer, Tony switched to lambs in 1985 and began selling over-the-hooks to Bush’s Fresh Meats in the early 2000s. Tony runs 1,500 first cross ewes on ‘Balambah’, near Lyndhurst in central west NSW.