Fo­cus on mak­ing profit from live­stock

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE -

NORTH Bur­nett pro­duc­ers have the chance to in­crease their un­der­stand­ing of the beef and sheep in­dus­try thanks to a se­ries of work­shops.

The work­shops, ar­ranged by Ad­van­tage Feed­ers in part­ner­ship with Lienerts Aus­tralia, will fo­cus on mak­ing more profit from beef and sheep.

They will be held across Queens­land from Tues­day, June 13 to Fri­day, June 16 in lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Toowoomba, Su­rat, Mun­dub­bera and Rock­hamp­ton.

The Mun­dub­bera ses­sion is set for Thurs­day, June 15 from 8.30am to 12.30pm at the Mun­dub­bera Golf Club, cost­ing $20 per per­son.

Ger­ard Roney, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Ad­van­tage Feed­ers, said the work­shop was a great op­por­tu­nity for an in­crease in pro­duc­tiv­ity for the live­stock in­dus­try.

“Cur­rent beef and lamb prices com­bined with rel­a­tively low sup­ple­ment costs have meant that there hasn’t been a bet­ter time to ben­e­fit from grow­ing more meat,” Mr Roney said.

Ad­van­tage Feed­ers has been con­duct­ing tri­als to com­pare quan­ti­ties of sup­ple­ment re­quired with dif­fer­ent feed­ing meth­ods and how pas­ture util­i­sa­tion can be in­creased to lower con­sump­tion and in­crease stock­ing rates dur­ing the feed gap.

“We will also be dis­cussing what creep feed­ing is and what this does for farm­ers. It is a sys­tem now hav­ing wide spread use in Aus­tralia,” Mr Roney said.

Shane Ni­chol­son from Lienerts will ex­plain the work they have been do­ing on Nutrige­nomics and how this in­creases an­i­mal per­for­mance as well as dis­cus­sions on pas­ture util­i­sa­tion.

“All pre­sen­ta­tions will be pro­vid­ing prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion cov­er­ing nutri­tion, sup­ple­ment feed­ing strate­gies and beef and sheep pro­duc­tion,” Mr Roney said.

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