Work­shops to high­light phos­pho­rus

Central and North Rural Weekly - - SUGAR -

THE Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture and Fish­eries is host­ing a se­ries of work­shops in the Townsville/Bowen re­gion next week de­signed to help pro­duc­ers bet­ter un­der­stand the im­por­tance of phos­pho­rus nu­tri­tion in cat­tle.

DAF se­nior ex­ten­sion of­fi­cer Mick Sul­li­van said the work­shops were be­ing run with NQ Dry Trop­ics.

“Pro­duc­ers com­ing to the work­shop will learn how to iden­tify P de­fi­cient coun­try, test for P de­fi­cien­cies in cat­tle, and ex­am­ine ways to sup­ple­ment P in the most eco­nom­i­cal way,” he said. “We also en­cour­age pro­duc­ers to bring some of their own in­for­ma­tion to the work­shop, in­clud­ing la­bels from P lick prod­ucts cur­rently be­ing used and re­sults from any soil or cat­tle blood tests.

“We are keen that pro­duc­ers come along to this event. It is free but we need pro­duc­ers to reg­is­ter so we can cater for the right num­bers.”

Bowen:

■ When: Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 14, 8.30 am 4.30pm. ■ Where: Bowen Re­search Fa­cil­ity, Delta, 45 War­wick Road. RSVP: 4761 5150 or 0428 960 572. Ravenswood:

■ When: Thurs­day, Novem­ber 15, 8.30 am - 4.30pm.

■ Where: Im­pe­rial Ho­tel, Ravenswood.

■ RSVP: 4761 5150 or 0477 345 843.

Green­vale:

■ When: Fri­day Novem­ber 16, 8.30 am - 4.30pm.

■ Where: Three Rivers Ho­tel, Green­vale.

■ RSVP: 4761 5150 or 0477 345 843.

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