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19 September 2018

An annual review of the catalogue of research and knowledge exchange activity across the sector looking specifically at recent developments.

19 September 2018

This factsheet describes how water application rates and uniformity can be measured and improved for overhead irrigation systems for container-grown crops.

2 November 2018

Water is a limited resource and water use in agriculture is a global concern. A significant quantity of water is used to produce each kilo of meat, however farmers can help minimise this water footprint by reducing water use on farm. This document looks at the factors farmers should consider

2 November 2018

Under good management, lambing sheep as ewe lambs can improve the financial viability of sheep systems while at the same time reducing the number of breeding females kept. This publication gives a detailed overview of factors to consider when breeding from ewe lambs

21 December 2020

Diseases in sheep and cattle have made the headlines many times over the last few years. The impact of a disease can range from an annoying setback in production to a devastating infection leading to widespread culling of the flock. What is certain, however, is that every disease has an impact on returns

19 September 2018

Feed is a vitally important input to livestock production systems. It makes up the majority of variable costs and contributes to determining how well animals perform and the profitability of the system. This guide covers a range of feeds (excluding forages) that are suitable for beef and sheep rations

1 November 2018

Commercial producers are increasingly taking a more informed approach to breeding. They are seeking terminal sires to suit their particular farms, reducing days to slaughter and increasing the value of the lambs sold. This manual gives advice to producers on buying a recorded ram for terminal sire traits

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