Rabbit Control In Queensland

Distribution of rabbits in Queensland

The largest rabbit populations are found in the Granite Belt, south-western Darling Downs, Maranoa, southern Warrego and the far south-west. Moderate populations are dotted throughout the north-western Darling Downs and north Burnett, and low populations are scattered through much of the remainder of the state.

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Feeding of Farmed White-Tailed Deer

The following factors are important to consider when planning a sound feeding program for white-tailed deer.

Good nutrition is required to maximize conception rates and improve fawning percentages. White-tailed deer that do not go into winter in good condition will not survive the winter. White-tailed deer are browsers or selective grazers who prefer . . . → Read More: Feeding of Farmed White-Tailed Deer

Weaning age and projected liveweights in beef

The following table shows weaning and projected live weights for three target growth rates relative to pasture quality in british breed cattle.

Note: These are averaged projections over the whole pre-weaning period. There will be a range in weaning weights either side of these values, and the range will be greater in herds with . . . → Read More: Weaning age and projected liveweights in beef

Grazing management options to convert pastures into beef production

Successful pasture utilisation requires precise control of the grazing pressure and herd structure of the beef business. This tool provides the basis to determine how pasture can be successfully turned into saleable beef to profit the farm business.

By using the formulas provided, following the examples and then inserting your own working examples, you . . . → Read More: Grazing management options to convert pastures into beef production

Maximising the conversion of pasture into beef

Guidelines for tactical grazing by planning paddock sequences

These are the essential link between planning stock numbers for the cattle enterprise and achieving the highest efficiency of green pasture utilisation.

Use pasture assessment techniques to plan and set targets for each paddock to be grazed and to set the minimum and maximum limits for . . . → Read More: Maximising the conversion of pasture into beef

Methodologies for field-based beef pasture measurements

Pasture mass

Pasture mass can either be assessed by cutting, drying and weighing representative pasture samples or by the use of tools of varying levels of sophistication. The various southern state PROGRAZE® manuals give full descriptions of the methodology involved in assessment by cutting, weighing and drying.

Pasture assessment tools save much time in . . . → Read More: Methodologies for field-based beef pasture measurements