Producer case studies


191 results found

Apr 2014
Gaining weight in the top end
Darwin, NT
Research fi ndings from the liveweight gain project have aided productivity gains in the Venturin family’s NorthernTerritory cattle business.

Apr 2014
DNA with bite
Ardlethan, NSW
Two syndicates of terminal sire breeders, Meat Elite and Superwhites, are implementing state-of-the-art breedingprograms through commercial-scale use of new genomic technologies.

Apr 2014
Opening the gate to successful planning
Longreach, Qld
‘Succession planning’ are two words that strike fear into the heart of many farming families. But, according to Longreach producers Andy and Anne Brown, succession planning is well worth it from a business and personal perspective. Here they share their experiences in securing a future for the next generation.

Apr 2014
Strategic drenching on target
Cavendish, Vic
Rising concerns about drench resistance on his south-west Victorian farm led Leo Cummins to help establish an MLA-funded Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) to test the efficacy of targeted drenching.

Apr 2014
In for observation
Bauhinia, Qld
Producers Annie and Rob Donoghue initially turned to AI as a means of introducing genetics from Bos taurus bulls without having to manage an animal struggling to cope in their northern environment, particularly with heat, ticks and buffalo fly during the mating period.

Apr 2014
Putting summer-sown legumes to the test
Esperance WA
Simon Stead is optimistic about the potential for hard-seeded legumes to replace struggling sub-clover in his pasture-crop rotation.

Apr 2014
Cattle, calculators and cashflow
Flinders Island, Tasmanis
Flinders Island cattle and sheep producer Scott Anderson believes benchmarking is critical to the success of his business.

Mar 2014
Lucerne pays dividends
King Island, Tasmania
Lucerne is green coloured gold for King Island’s Peter Aldridge. In this unique environment, the nitrogen-rich legume delivers all the plant’s benefi ts but few of its drawbacks.

Mar 2014
Fine tuning young ewe fertility
Katanning, WA.
Western Australian Merino breeders, the Thompson family, were confi dent in the reproductive ability of their fl ock, so joining ewe lambs was a logical step to boost production.

Mar 2014
Peter Whip: Climate Champion
Longreach, Qld.
Peter Whip felt the full force of climate variability in January. After a dry 12 months, 130mm of rain overnight “changed everything” for the Central Queensland beef producer.


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