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TAS Country : February 24th 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011 Tasmanian Country 23 ONTACT: LT&EMHALL--63522467-TS&TAHALL--0409210055 CO BREEDING YOUR PROFIT ANNUAL BULL AND FEMALE SALE Sale on Thursday March 3, 2011 at Quarter-ways North Scottsdale. 11.30am start. 27 Angus Bulls, 6 rising 2 1/2 yr heifers PTIC, 16 yearling heifers-unmated. Grass feed. Classified BEEF ONLY. SELLING AGENT Roberts Ltd QUARTER--WAY ANGUS 2044658-110225 Londavra Angus on property Bull Sale 16 ANGUS BULLS ENUE --- "LONDAVRA" ST MARYS NEW DATE --- WEDNESDAY 2ND MARCH--- 10AM CONTACT DAVID YOUNG PH 63 722122 MOB 0417 344 638 Hay is good but our bums are better Bulls will be penned by 9.00 am and sold by Helmsman Auction at 10.00 am 2037575-110225 MLA sponsored field day targets feed efficiency LEARNING: Beef producers get the latest research results. FEED efficiency in beef pro- duction was highlighted at a field day at Dunlop Park Angus Stud last week. More than 30 beef producers from around the state attended the day that was held in conjunction with MLA's Red Meat Targets. Key speaker was Associate Professor Wayne Pitchford who leads the program re- searching feed efficiency, ma- ternal productivity and respon- sible resource use at the Co- operative Research Centre for Beef Genetic Technologies (Beef CRC) at the University of Adelaide's Roseworthy Cam- pus. Prof Pitchford spoke on the results of the maternal pro- ductivity research project in which 8000 Angus and Here- ford cows were studied to see what effects breeding and feed intake had on their fertility. While the project gathered a large amount of useful infor- mation, the key finding was that ''fat covers a multitude of sins''. Those cows with a higher back fat had higher fertility than cows with lower back under less than ideal con- ditions. Under good conditions back fat doesn't make a difference but when feed is restricted the cows with higher back fat perform much better. Other speakers included Charlette Fox from Pfizer Ani- mal Health who spoke about Pfizer's 50K DNA test, which includes a test for feed ef- ficiency. TFGA meat council chair- man Brett Hall spoke about the beef industry in Tasmania. One of the major concerns was that Tasmanian grown beef was hard to identify in the supermarkets. Peter Ball from TIAR spoke about how to more efficiently manage grazing to maximize beef production efficiency. The final speaker was Elders nutritionist Aidin Larke from Scottsdale who spoke about improving rumen efficiency with early weaning. This is the second field day that has been held at Dunlop Park and the Stewart family is keen to make it an annual event. profit way for Angus traits MUSCLES: Dunlop Park Earl, left, the son of Lord Jordon, recorded the stud's highest ever eye muscle area 108cm2. LEADER: A son of Dunlop Park Blackmore B73, left, a trait leader for low birthweight, will be in the catalogue.
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