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Early Weaning Technical Manual

Project start date: 28 February 2009
Project end date: 15 December 2011
Publication date: 01 April 2012
Project status: Completed
Livestock species: Grassfed cattle, Grainfed cattle
Relevant regions: National
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The Weaning management of beef calves practical guidelines for northern Australian beef producers book or simply the weaner book is a compilation of all the research, demonstration and practical knowledge available on weaning and weaner management in northern Australia. Most of this information has been available for some years, but it has not been collated in a single document that is practical and easy to understand. It has been difficult for property owners, managers and their staff to access. The end result of this project is an easy to read guide that has all the available information in one publication. Compiling this information has also highlighted areas where information is limited or non existent or where available information is not being implemented across the whole industry. This has been evaluated and included in recommendations for further research and or demonstration work.

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Project manager: Mick Quirk
Primary researcher: Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries