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Cashcow Project

Project start date: 01 July 2012
Project end date: 26 June 2013
Publication date: 26 June 2013
Livestock species: Sheep, Goat, Lamb, Grassfed cattle, Grainfed cattle


The CashCow project was funded to investigate the causes of poor reproductive performance in Northern Australian beef herds and quantification of the impact of individual factors on performance of breeding mobs is lacking. In this project, the reproductive performance of ~78,000 cows managed in 142 breeding mobs located on 72 commercial beef cattle properties was measured over three to four consecutive years (2008-11). The impacts of 83 property, environmental, nutritional, management, and infectious disease factors on performance were investigated. A framework was developed for conducting economic analyses to assess the impact of factors affecting performance. These specific projects funded expenses for Cash Cow communication activities from 2011-14.  These activities included the planning and development of a technical synopsis, webinars, reports, and other extension activities.  The funding also covered expenditure for Cash Cow Extension Steering Group meetings.
B.NBP.0805 - This company managed activity  covered expenses for 2015/16