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Opportunity to review beef production fundamentals

South East Local Land Services is encouraging beef producers to review fundamental aspects of their operations and not to become complacent.

Senior Land Services Officer (Livestock) Matt Lieschke, said while present beef returns were extremely good, it was important to remain focussed on key aspects of beef production.

“These fundamentals include having a clear understanding of what your target market is and then putting a production system in place to meet the market in the most efficient way possible,” Mr Lieschke said.

South East Local Land Services has organised a series of free beef information days with industry consultant Jeff House (Jeff House Livestock) speaking about practical ways producers can improve the output and profitability of their operations.

Mr House has worked with beef producers in breeding, genetic selection, cattle assessment, nutrition and meat quality.

“Jeff has more than 20 years’ experience in the beef industry and we are excited to have someone of his calibre to share his knowledge and experience,” Mr Lieschke said.

“The beef information days will give local producers an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from a well-regarded and respected expert in the industry” Mr Lieschke said.

The days will feature sessions on herd management to maximise fertility, how to efficiently produce and market beef and what to look for when buying a bull, heifer selection and live animal assessment.

The free beef information days are being held across the region in early May and beef producers are invited to attend.

·       Bannister (Goulburn region) – 2 May 2016

·       Nowra – 3 May 2016

·       Cooma – 4 May 2016

·       Bega – 19 May 2016

To register phone 02 4824 1900 or email michelle.borland@lls.nsw.gov.au.

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Media contact:

Matthew Lieschke

Telephone:  02 4824 1913

Email: matthew.lieschke@lls.nsw.gov.au