Producer case studies


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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.

Nov 2014
Giving an enterprise the edge
Bundaberg, Queensland
When central Queensland producer Melinee Leather signed up for an MLA Breeding EDGEworkshop, she was looking for options to improve profit.

Nov 2014
Producer groups from the grassroots
Portland, VIC
Kate Joseph and her partner Trevor Smith turn off 1,600 heavy lambs each year from their farm in south-west Victoria. Kate returned to the family farm in 1991 after attending university, completing a Masters in Sheep Nutrition and taking on a number of jobs in her field. In 1994 the South West Prime Lamb Group was formed and Kate became the coordinator and active member.

Oct 2014
Guardian angels
Tallangatta Vic
Andrew and Glenda Bowran introduced Maremmas as a wild dog control measure. Two years on, we’ve caught up with them to find out how effective it has been.


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