Producer case studies


230 results found

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.

Dec 2014
Managing the Maremma
Hughenden, Qld.
In 2000, wild dogs almost had the Stewart-Moores beat. Exclusion fencing and baiting programs had failed to reduce attacks that were claiming 60% of their lamb drop and costing almost $30,000 a year in production losses. The future of one of Australia’s most northern sheep flocks looked bleak – until the family turned to guardian dogs.

Dec 2014
Turning it around
Kyogle, NSW

Dec 2014
Kikuyu reclaims ‘lost’ land
Wellstead, WA.
Applying the results of EverGraze research into kikuyu as a perennial pasture base has allowed West Australian producers Morgan and Debbie Sounness to turn land once considered ‘a lost cause’ into productive pasture.

Nov 2014
Priority treatment
Yeoval, NSW
Yeoval sheep producer Matthew Philipson is proof that – whether you take away one tip or many – a Bred Well Fed Well (BWFW) workshop can help build your business.


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