Dishing up the research
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.
Register at www.eventbrite.com.au.
INSIGHTS: Producers and agribusinesses are encouraged to attend the free forum.