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Barkly beef


Northern Territory. Department of Business, Industry & Resource Development


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Agriculture; Tennant Creek Region; Periodicals

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Northern Territory Government

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Tennant Creek


Barkly Beef


Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2005

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Barkly Beef 6 March 2005 There is a ban on feeding meat and bone meal and other mammalian, poultry and fish protein meals (RAM restricted animal material) to ruminants as a risk management procedure to prevent the spread of BSE/TSEs IF THE DISEASE EVER DEVELOPED IN AUSTRALIA. Dog food, pig feed and chook feed contains RAM. There is no warning label as dog food is expected to be fed to dogs. DO NOT FEED DRY DOG FOOD TO RUMINANTS BRIAN RADUNZ Chief Veterinary Officer Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development Phone 08 89992130, Fax 08 89992089, Mobile 0401 115836 brian.radunz@nt.gov.au, www.primaryindustry.nt.gov.au Carrying Capacity Project Update As I speak, the Wet Season seems to be slipping away and the onset of another dry seems imminent. I hope that everyone has received some useful rain, though I know in a lot of places more would be appreciated! A quick update on the going-ons of the Carrying Capacity project. In February we managed to get out and conduct the first of 4 harvests on the 8 SWIFTSYND sites (thats the technical name for those areas that we fenced off last year) across the Barkly. We took pasture and soil samples along with cover photos to see how things are coming along. Some of the sites had very little pasture growth since being mown/burnt late last year. Others seemed to have had excellent growth a reflection of the patchiness of the Wet Season. I have set up some automatic rain-gauges that record any rainfall events at the sites. I am hoping to get one set up at each of the 8 sites over the next few months. Harvest 2 is due to undertaken Early April, and will involve a little more detail and time. Hopefully by then, there will have been some rain and more grass! Harvest 3 at this stage is likely to occur in Early May. Hope the rain heads your way soon! If you have any questions about the SWIFTSYND sites (apart from what SWIFTSYND stands for!) or this project, contact me on 08 89624487. Genevieve Nash Pastoral Production Officer

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