Producer case studies


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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.

Oct 2014
Making the most of it
Launceston Tas
The Archers, of Landfall Angus, in Tasmania are a case of how an enterprise can grow by better pasture and grazing management of the existing resource.


Oct 2014
Raising leucaena
Dingo Qld

Sep 2014
Decision making in dry times
Torrens Creek, Qld
Two failed wet seasons have forced some tough decisions on Western Queensland beef producers David and Donna Rankine.

Sep 2014
View on improving reproductive efficiency
Gympie Qld
The chance to investigate and then potentially address reproductive issues and unexplained losses that had dogged Jim and Sarah Viner’s cattle operation was too good to miss when the CashCow research project came along.

Aug 2014
Join the club
Cooma, NSW
Monaro producers are getting their hands dirty building a regional soil database and, in the process, are increasing their profitability.

Aug 2014
Putting learning into practice
Pigeon Ponds Vic
Lamb producer Tim Leeming from Pigeon Ponds in south-west Victoria displays many of the attributes of a ‘top 20% producer’ identified in the Prime Lamb Situation Analysis.


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