Breeder workshop success
Mt Isa vet Ian Braithwaite returned to Cape York in April to deliver the popular breeder cattle pregnancy testing and foetal ageing workshop to Cape York’s beef cattle producers.
The workshop, held at Fairview Station on 7 and 8 April, was attended by thirteen Cape York graziers.
The aim of the workshop was to help graziers to implement more profitable breeder management systems and enable them to measure breeder performance.
The workshop provided strategies to reduce costs and increase income for northern beef production businesses.
Providing graziers with the ability to carry out pregnancy testing on their cattle removes the expense of engaging a vet. It also allows the graziers to draft cattle so that they can manage calving to occur at the break of the wet season when good feed will maintain superior body score and achieve best possible rebreed rates in their herd.
The workshop was supported by Cape York NRM through the Reef Alliance Program.
The Reef Alliance Program is a partnership between agricultural industry, regional NRM bodies, and facilitated by the Queensland Farmers' Federation (QFF), with a common goal of securing the future health of the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef Alliance Program is funded by the Australian Government and delivered through the Reef Trust.