Drought After Action Review

Articles
Make notes of what has worked, or not worked, so far in this drought. Keep these notes for an After Action Review (AAR) at the end of this drought. Your AAR sets the scene for how the lessons learnt in this drought can improve the management of the next drought. Full article
Read More

Leasing Additional Country

Articles
Leasing additional country can be an effective way to increase scale of a beef business, however how effective it is will be largely influenced by the cost of the lease, so careful planning is needed. Full article
Read More

Implementing Business EDGE Material

Articles
At a recent Business EDGE workshop, one of the participants, keen to go home and apply the material, asked out loud ‘where do I start?’. To answer this question we’ve developed the below as a brief guide to help you revisit the concepts from the Business EDGE and to maximise your return from attending. Step One: Take it off the shelf! One of the big strengths of the Business EDGE is that all material covered over the two days is spelt out fully in the reference notes you take home. Have a read of these to refresh yourself of the material and concepts. Also, go through the course notes again, looking at the notes you took throughout the workshop.  What were the things you had planned to do differently? Step…
Read More

Queensland Beef Industry Debt

Articles
Over the past decade, the Queensland beef industry has moved to a position where it is not making sufficient profits to cover interest costs. Not only has total and average debt increased, but the number of businesses with debt has also increased. Wide variation in business performance exists, with some businesses still profitable in the current environment. Full article
Read More