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Katherine rural review



Katherine rural review


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Katherine Rural Review P a g e | Questioning the benefit of vaccinating with 5-in-1? Why not participate in the 5-in-1 vaccination study? We are calling for stations in the Katherine and Barkly regions interested in being involved in a 5-in-1 calf/weaner study. The aims of this study are to investigate potential mortality and cost benefits from vaccinating young cattle for clostridial diseases under commercial conditions. We require five stations each in the Katherine/VRD and Barkly regions. At the moment, one station in the Katherine region and two within the Barkly region have come on board. Therefore, potential to be involved in this study currently exists if interested. Summary of project method: A minimum of approximately 400 calves/weaners able to be enrolled in the study. However larger numbers are welcomed. Every second calf/weaner will be systematically allocated to either the vaccinated group or the comparison (not vaccinated) group at either the time of separation from breeders or at the time of branding/castration etc. Study calves/weaners will be identified using a NLIS tag and a trial tag Sex, dehorning and liveweight (optional) recorded at processing. Following processing, animals to graze secure paddocks to reduce the number of cattle lost to follow-up and to enable a better estimate of mortality rates. Post procedure data will be captured prior to (Nov/Dec) and after (Apr/May) the following wet season. The pre-wet season muster is open for discussion if animals are not routinely mustered at this time. Funds (a MLA producer demonstration study) Owner to provide NLIS tags; project can provide project tags Project can assist with data collection and recording requirements. Criteria for participation in the project Committed to managing and monitoring the study group for approximately 1 year. Interested in weaner management If you are interested in participating in the project or would like to know more information please do not hesitate to contact Kieren McCosker, Beef Production Scientist, Katherine; phone: 08 8973 9771 or email: kieren.mccosker@nt.gov.au Non-Pastoral use where are the opportunities? On 1 January 2014 amendments to the non-pastoral use (NPU) provisions of the Pastoral Land Act were enacted. The NPU amendments enable the Pastoral Land Board to issue permits for NPU activities on pastoral land for a term of up to 30 years and to register the permit to the lease, allowing transfer with change of ownership. NPUs promote opportunities to diversify activities on pastoral properties. These opportunities could include tourism, horticulture, forestry, aquaculture and broad scale agriculture activities. In this issue you will find information on Where are the opportunities then over the coming issues there will be further information on Land Suitability, Pastoral Business Development, NPU and Native Title, Pastoral Land Act Amendments and Frequently Asked Questions. If you would like further information or a copy of the fact sheets please contact the Department of Land Resource Management, Director Pastoral Lease Administration and Board, Annette Duncan, on 0400 576 418, or email: annette.duncan@nt.gov.au or visit www.nt.gov.au/npu mailto:kieren.mccosker@nt.gov.au mailto:annette.duncan@nt.gov.au http://www.nt.gov.au/npu

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