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Katherine rural review



Katherine rural review


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Katherine Rural Review P a g e | Weaner DVD now available online As with people, the younger they are, the easier it is to educate cattle about both good and bad behaviour. Weaning is an ideal time to consolidate the education process by exposing cattle to the stresses they will need to handle later in life. Research undertaken through the Beef Co-operative Research Centre into the effects of yard weaning and feeding on subsequent feedlot performance found that after 90 days on feed, the estimated added value of yard weaning, even after deducting costs, was $25/head over cattle just weaned into the paddock with no handling. This benefit was mainly attributed to increased growth rates when on feed. In view of the importance of weaner management and education to improve lifetime productivity, animal welfare, and work, health and safety outcomes for staff, the Northern Territory Department and Primary Industry and Fisheries have developed a series of videos for beef producers to use as a training aid for staff. The videos cover three key areas: 1. Overview of weaning and weaner management This provides a basic background to the importance of weaning as a herd management tool, and the basics of weaner management in the areas of health and nutrition, and importantly, the considerations for station staff involved in the feeding and care of weaners. 2. Stock handling This section highlights the importance of stock handling to good animal welfare and production outcomes and ensuring the safety of our people. The footage covers the basic principles and terminology of stock handling such as flight zones, pressure and release, positioning and demeanour and intent 3. Weaner education program This section provides an overview of a weaner education program. It demonstrates practical exercises for stock people responsible for training weaners. If you are having difficulty viewing the YouTube videos you can order a USB stick copy of the video from the Katherine Research Station on 8973 9739. The videos can be found here :https://plus.google.com/collection/ghd2Y?hl=en Applications for 2016 Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships are open The 2016 round of farming scholarships is now open. Nuffield are offering more than 20 scholarships to primary producers and managers, which includes a Contemporary Scholars Conference (CSC), Global Focus Program (GFP) and individual study program. A $30 000 bursary is available for successful applicants to study a topic relevant to their business and industry. The tenure is 16 weeks over two years with flexibility provided. Please view the scholarship application brochure here: http://nuffield.com.au/down_l/2016-scholarship online-brochure.pdf https://plus.google.com/collection/ghd2Y?hl=en http://nuffield.com.au/down_l/2016-scholarship-online-brochure.pdf http://nuffield.com.au/down_l/2016-scholarship-online-brochure.pdf

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