Put August 10 in your diary – Belmont Research Station will be opening its gates for a GxExM Agtech Field Day.
To be hosted by the Central Queensland Livestock Centre of Excellence, the field day will connect the dots between environmental, business and genetic selection pressures with the latest technologies and research insights.
The field day is the latest in a series the collaboration has held at Belmont since its inception in 2018.
With carbon-neutrality and drought preparedness currently front of mind for the industry as El Nino looms large, this year’s field day will include new tools and techniques to monitor and maintain land condition, optimize pasture cover and productivity, measure carbon footprint and mitigate methane emissions, and connect these new performance drivers to genetic selection.
Presentations will include:
• QDAF on land condition measurement tools and the latest pasture productivity research;
• AgForce on its AgCarE tool to measure the natural capital of grazing businesses;
• FBA on setting stocking rates in response to climate forecasts, and strategic tree planting to mitigate heat stress;
• The TNQ Drought Hub
and agtech developers on the latest drought preparedness tools; and
• CQU researchers and 5 Star Senepol
on automated phenotyping technologies and dynamic nutritional supplementation to mitigate methane emissions.
The field day will commence at 8:30am on Thursday, 10 August 2023, at Belmont Research Station, 887 Etna Creek Rd, 30 minutes north of Rockhampton.