Dish­ing up the re­search

The Western Star - - RURALWEEKL­Y -

QUEENS­LAND beef pro­duc­ers and agribusi­nesses want­ing in­sights into the lat­est re­search on pas­ture dieback, cat­tle herds and ge­net­ics are en­cour­aged to at­tend a free fo­rum at the Brian Pas­tures Re­search Sta­tion near Gayn­dah this month.

AgForce Cat­tle Pres­i­dent Bim Struss said the My Pro­duce, Your Plate, Our Fu­ture fo­rum was a rare op­por­tu­nity to see first-hand the va­ri­ety of work cur­rently un­der­way at the North Bur­nett cat­tle re­search sta­tion.

“A key fo­cus of the field day will be fight­ing pas­ture dieback with re­searchers from Meat and Livestock Aus­tralia and the Queens­land Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture and Fish­eries dis­cussing the scope of the prob­le­mand the ob­jec­tives of a trial at the re­search sta­tion,” he said.

“Other top­ics be­ing dis­cussed on the day in­clude tack­ling In­dian couch grass in­va­sion, the ben­e­fits of plant­ing leu­caena pas­tures, how to man­age calf loss and cat­tle ge­net­ics.

The My Pro­duce, Your Plate, Our Fu­ture fo­rum, funded un­der the State Gov­ern­ment’s Com­mu­nity Drought Sup­port Pro­gram is be­ing held at the Brian Pas­tures Re­search Sta­tion near Gayn­dah on Wed­nes­day June 20 from 8am to 5pm.

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IN­SIGHTS: Pro­duc­ers and agribusi­nesses are en­cour­aged to at­tend the free fo­rum.

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