Field day benefits beef producers

A MAJOR field day on beef cattle productivity will be held at Grafton today.

Industry & Investment NSW will conduct the Breeder Management Field Day in conjunction with the Beef CRC at the Grafton Primary Industries Institute, Trenayr Rd, Grafton.

The field day is an opportunity for local beef producers to get the latest information on factors affecting herd productivity, and to inspect a herd of high and low muscled female cattle.

“Topics to be covered on the day include the impact of cow fat score on fertility; bull soundness; and the role of heifers in herd fertility,” said livestock officer (Beef Products) at Casino, Trevor Rose.

“The impact of muscling on female fertility will also be a major feature of the day.

“Other topics include the use of gene markers to eliminate horns in cattle, and visually assessing bulls for soundness. Producers will be able to view live demonstrations of the principles covered.”

The day will start at 8.30am at the Grafton Research Station, Trenayr Rd, Junction Hill and finish about 3pm.

Pre-registration is required by phoning 6640 1600.

Cost is $10 which includes a sausage sizzle lunch and morning tea.

Topics include the use of gene markers to eliminate horns in cattle and assessing bulls.



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