The Nuffield CSC was a week long information session encompassing all aspect of the agriculture industry. There was a lot of talk about food security, water security, sustainability and the issues didn’t vary by any large amount across countries. Having not had any previous understanding of the EU meat grading system, I have a greater […]
After 48 hours of travelling, including 4 countries, 3 flights, 1 bus, no sleep, and changing from 37 to 3 degrees celsius, I have arrived in Cavan, Ireland for the Nuffield CSC (Contemporary Scholars Conference). The CSC is a week long conference that will cover topics that effect agriculture all over the world. On arrival, […]
Liz recently received a Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship supported by Meat and Livestock Australia. My study topic will focus on the performance and profitability of producing ‘natural’ lotfed beef, considering genetics and traceability claims. I also plan to investigate a point-of-origin beef labelling system integrated with the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS), much like what is used in […]
We are facing new challenges in the cattle industry, with higher production costs and inconsistent seasons. The industry tends to change the environment to suit production but we believe in working with the environment and allowing it to predict many facets of our operation. We have always believed that the environment will make your female […]
Beef cattle breeding is about profit, just like any other busi- ness. Our job as seedstock producers is to constantly achieve a profitable bottom line for our clients. Our breeding philoso- phy is simplistic – fertility and weight for age – the two biggest profit drivers. The more things you try to select for, the […]
By Dr Christine Jones Organic carbon is the basic building block for all life on – and in – the earth. We cannot live without it. Neither can our soils. Historical Loses of Soil & Soil Carbon In little over 200 years of European settlement, more than 70 percent of Australian agricultural land has become […]
Good Fats and Bad Fats There are good fats and there are bad fats. All food fats are a blend of the two different types, saturated and unsaturated. Unsaturated fats include poly- and mono-unsaturated fats. Omega 3 and 6 are types of polyunsaturated fats, called essential, because we have to get them from food as […]
“We are very pleased with the type of cattle we are producing. They are productive, feminine females that are producing steers that are performing well both for us on grass and in feedlots. “
Keith & Karena HigginsPatanga Pastoral Co, Avenue Range, SA.
“The Yamburgan bulls are producing good progeny in the harsh buffel country and yet they retain a softness and do-ability with tremendous muscle – they are just getting better and better every year.”
John & Stuart BrownlieDeepwater Farming, Meandarra, Qld.
“Our breeding program has now become a closed Yamburgan blood herd. John is a cattleman first and he breeds seedstock directly suitable for our commercial production requirements.”
Butch & Tory DavidsonMemagong Pastoral Co, Young, NSW.
“Yamburgan cattle are cattle that com- bine performance and docility and are sought after by both lot feeders and grass finishers who consistently comment on the high percentage of the cattle that meet the highest specifications.”
Mike NewtonKingston SE, SA.
“We have used well over a dozen Yamburgan bulls in the last 10 years and have been very happy with the growth and fertility of the progeny.”
Anthony GrillsWalcha, NSW.
“Having purchased our first Yamburgan bull 18 years ago we have continually seen an improvement in the females retained and the yeild in our steers.”
Lew LamphCarinda, NSW.