Focus on making profit from livestock
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.