Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

2019 Livestock Forum

photo of people at the ForumIf you missed the Graham Centre Livestock Forum at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga on Friday 26 July you can catch up on the full research papers by downloading the proceedings and watch the keynote presentations on Facebook.

Check out the presentations below.

Keynote presentations

Chops, T-bones and Vita Brits: The decisions, implementation & outcomes of adding a sheep enterprise to our business (Murray Scholz)

Managing pasture fertility: short and long-term (Jim Virgona, Graminus Consulting)

Overview of red meat industry (Adam Cheetham, MLA)

Concurrent Sessions


Impact of calcium and magnesium supplements on lamb performance

(Forough Ataollahi, NSW DPI)

Growing beef on dual purpose crops

(Jeff McCormick, Charles Sturt)

Increasing lamb growth rates on pastures – assessing novel legumes and supplements for lambs grazing lucerne

(Shawn McGrath, Charles Sturt)

Hydatid disease – A risk to your enterprise?
(Cara Wilson, PhD student, Charles Sturt)
Outlook for wool
(Emily King, AWI)

The effect of Bovilis MH + IBR vaccination on weight gain in pre-feedlot steers.
(Fauve Buckley, Honours student, Charles Sturt)

Pestivirus eradication and biosecurity on-farm
(Rachael Long, Honours student, Charles Sturt)

Breeding for quality lamb meat from Merinos PDF, 1605.03 KB

(Sue Mortimer, NSW DPI)

Angus Australia R&D for the commercial producer
(Christian Duff, Angus Australia)

Research snapshots

Investigating the use of caffeine to increase lamb survival (Susan Robertson, Charles Sturt)

How can we be better prepared for protecting our industries against foot and mouth disease? (Marta Hernandez-Jover, Charles Sturt)

Cutting for hay can increase barley grass in pasture
(John Piltz, NSW DPI)
Pain relief for castration (sheep and cattle) ( Bruce Allworth, Charles Sturt)

Crush side test to aid bull fertility assessment (Mark Baker, UoN and Allan Gunn, Charles Sturt)

Investigation of the effects of grain processing on the performance of mixed-sex crossbred weaner lambs in feedlots (Sabrina Merus, Honours student, Charles Sturt)

Drought and Supplementary Feed Calculator (Geoff Casburn, NSW DPI)