Beef Cow Stars

Development of a breeding programme matching livestock genetics to management systems and the management systems to the land.

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Field Lab Timeline

    6/27/2018 11:00:00 PM
  • Launch meeting

    Launch meeting
  • 7/4/2018 11:00:00 PM
  • Survey dissemination

    Survey dissemination
  • 10/10/2018 11:00:00 PM
  • 2nd group meeting

    Discussing survey outputs, refine needs and open up discussion for solutions

    2nd group meeting
  • 10/24/2018 11:00:00 PM
  • Project scoping

    Project scoping
  • 11/15/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Final meeting

    Finalising project plan

    Final meeting
  • 11/30/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Final project plan

    Final project plan
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  • Achievements

    January 2019

    Launch meeting

    The group had its first meeting on 24th January 2019 in Perth. A small group of similar minded farmers discussed issues around their maternal beef breeding priorities, what they're recording just now and information gaps that would help them make best use of information available, to help deliver breeding objectives and inform the stockman's eye.

    Robert, the group facilitator, is now tasked with shaping noted priorities and recordings needed to inform decisions. The objective is to draft construct data sources in a manner that may allow the group to better analyse and glean information – before discussing appropriateness, robustness and practicality as a group.

    This is in advance of the group's next meeting, which is scheduled for mid-February and pre main calving season.

    Milestone: Launch meeting

    August 2018

    Launch meeting postponed

    The group had to postpone the launch meeting date (still to be agreed) as a result of a very odd season and, now, early harvest. Having said that, the meeting structure and agenda is already set to help shape discussions and the group facilitator believes that by compressing the timeline between launch meeting and survey, the group will maintain their ultimate schedule of late autumn roundup.

    More updates to follow in due course.

    Milestone: Launch meeting

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