Better breeding - beefing up your business
A DVD package designed to assist beef producers to develop a breeding plan for their own beef herd.
IN THIS SECTION
- Feeding and nutrition
Feeding management, residues, stock feeds and stock water.
- Health and disease
Internal and external parasites, poisoning, diseases and disorders of cattle.
- Breeding and selection
Cattle breed characteristics, choosing a breed, breeding plans, bull selection and management and Group BREEDPLAN.
- Yards and equipment
Designing cattle yards, cattle yard plans, gates and feeders.
Handling, dehorning, castrating, weaning and transporting cattle. Herd management.
Assessing frame, shape, fat and muscle. Objective measurements in live cattle and carcase information.
Welfare decisions, animal welfare during drought, transport accidents, humane destruction, and Standard Operating Procedures for the use of cattle in research and teaching.
- Market information
Specifications, beef marketing chain, targeting markets, marketing beef and dark cutting beef.
- Business management
Gross margin budgets, GST, stocking rates and record keeping.
The Beef Genetics and Improvement Unit undertakes research and development to achieve continuous improvements in genetics and production technologies in beef enterprises in NSW.
Contacts in NSW DPI and the beef industry.
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