Producer case studies

246 results found

246 results found


Apr 2016
Semi-managed rangeland herd reaping returns Dirranbandi, Qld The Perkins family have reaped many benefits since diversifying into a semi-managed rangeland breeding herd, including security of stock numbers for sale by moving away from a total reliance on opportunistic harvesting.

Mar 2016
On target - the tools to help meet market specifications 'Cheverton', 1,200ha at Furner, South Australia Chris and Maris Bateman operate a self-replacing herd in south-eastern Australia producing grassfed steers for the domestic and US markets via the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS) and the EU market. Steers are generally turned off at around 19-21 months at an average dressed weight of around 330kg carcase weight. Up to 70% of heifers are retained as replacements with surplus females sold through the local prime and store markets.

Mar 2016
Making profit from pastures 'Allandale', Roma, Queensland Find out how and why Queensland producers John and Kate Scott have selected a diverse mix of pastures to drive productivity in their enterprise.

Feb 2016
How to make a good product even better Wee Waa NSW sheep producers, the Hibbens family, explain how becoming MSA accredited has added value to their bottom line.

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.