A strengthening cattle market is providing options for feed strapped producers.
While the north is still in drought, the good potential in other areas mean livestock industries will be able to source sufficient grain.
The University of Adelaid has been given MLA funding to look at the links between heifer health and calving rates, and herd profitability.
For some NT pastoralists, Cyclone Trevor was a "get out of jail free" card, but others are facing their ninth year of below average rainfall.
Demand for lean beef has lifted the amount of manufacturing cuts being exported to the US, and also the price. But with Australia still in the grip of drought in many areas, can supply meet demand?
The drought-triggered liquidation of the beef breeding herd has raised fears Australia might not be able to service some of its export markets.
RMAC's stakeholder groups have welcomed the recommendations. But it has not been universally welcomed