NSW has Australia’s second largest number of beef cattle, after Queensland, with about 20% of Australia’s cattle and calves.
Beef production is very adaptable to climate and occurs in all agricultural areas in NSW. As a consequence beef production can be found in the cold dry climate of Monaro, to the hot dry Western Plains and even the sub-tropical Far North Coast. As a result of the vast weather variances, the processes and advice can also vary substantially.
Climate, soil fertility and the level of pasture improvement largely determines the breeding and range enterprises possible in certain areas of the state.
How Local Land Services can help
Local Land Services (LLS) will work in partnership with farmers and farming groups to provide support, advice and best practise examples to increase productivity and profitability.
We work closely with organisations such as the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to provide up to date technical advice and support. We work together with DPI to implement strategic plans such as the NSW Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Strategic Plan 2013-2015. This plan will safeguard the economy, environment and community from diseases and pests that affect animals as well as improve animal welfare outcomes.
LLS livestock officers will coordinate local producer groups and hold field days on timely and locally relevant topics including animal husbandry, pasture management, disease management and drought preparedness.
Training and courses
LLS experts are pivotal in the delivery of education programs such as the PROfarm range of short courses, including Beef care and handling, and Stock assess. They will coordinate local producer groups on timely and locally relevant topics such as feeding and nutrition, husbandry and breeding and selection.
Advice and assistance
Our LLS livestock officers and district veterinarians are here to help you. Call 1300 795 299 to get in touch with your Local Land Services region.