Reproduction theme of beef field day
1 JANUARY 2003
On a well-stocked property, heifer management drives profitability. This will be a key message during the Annual Graham Centre Beef Field Day in Wagga Wagga on Thursday 4 August from Dr Colin Scrivener from the Fred Morley Unit in the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Charles Sturt University (CSU). “There are three basic rules producers need to follow when looking at the management of their cow herd: high heifer retention rates, adequate nutrition prior to puberty and management of dystocia,” said Dr Scrivener. “These ‘rules’ can be optimised through management. Other important things to consider include short joining periods, bull health, spring versus autumn calving, weaning systems and age at sale.” Dr Scrivener is one of many industry experts addressing the field day, which is organised by the EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation – an alliance of CSU and the NSW Department of Primary Industries. The theme for this year’s event is reproduction. Read more about the field day here.