Production

Cattle deaths from grass tetany linked to high protein hays left after mice plagues

A ‘perfect storm’ triggered by devastating mice plagues and the return of cold, wet weather has led to a spate of recent cattle deaths from grass tetany…Read More

James Nason, 23/07/2021

Vaccines work!

Make no mistake, vaccines work and work very well, writes veterinarian Dr Ross Ainsworth, drawing on decades of experience working across Australia’s livestock sector…Read More

Guest Author, 23/07/2021

Browse legume leucaena proves its worth across Northern Australia

Impressive weightgain performance on marginal far north Queensland and Northern Territory grazing country has reinforced the benefits of investment in leucaena-grass pastures across Northern Australia…Read More

Beef Central, 21/07/2021

New website takes fight to cattle parasites

Cattle producers have a new online resource with the latest information on control of ticks, buffalo fly, worms and lice…Read More

Beef Central, 15/07/2021

Mice plague heightens risk of lepto and other zoonotic diseases

On World Zoonoses Day, Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer has highlighted how the risk of zoonoses (diseases which can be transmitted to humans from animals, like leptospirosis), can be reduced through practising good animal biosecurity and hygiene control procedures…Read More

Beef Central, 06/07/2021

Ten years on, Rinderpest eradication highlights the value of vaccines

The global eradication of Rinderpest gives reason to be optimistic when it comes to fighting infectious animal diseases. While the recent COVID-19 pandemic has shown the devastating impact emerging infectious diseases can have, it is also a reminder of the critical role vaccines can play in protecting us all…Read More

Mariana Marrana, OIE, 02/07/2021

Paddock to Palate: “This competition is great at measuring profit”

2021 PADDOCK TO PALATE WEIGHT GAIN AWARDS: So tight was competition in the weight gain secton this year officials had to delve three decimal places deep in Average Daily Gain (ADG) results to determine the winners of some classes, RNA commercial cattle councillor Gary Noller said. ..Read More

James Nason, 24/06/2021

Palgrove and Russell Pastoral take major 2021 Ekka paddock to palate weight gain honours

Palgrove Pastoral Company based at Dalveen in Queensland’s Granite Belt and Russell Pastoral Operations based at Champion Station near Blackall in the State’s Central West have once again had the commercial value of their genetics powerfully validated with dominant performances in one of the richest and most intensely contested cattle competitions in Australia…Read More

Beef Central, 22/06/2021

Four ways that phosphorus is driving productivity for Kimberley producer

At Myroodah Station in the Fitzroy River region of WA, phosphorus supplementation is a key piece of the productivity puzzle…Read More

Beef Central, 21/06/2021

WA to move to optional earmarking and branding by 2022

Earmarking and branding of cattle, and earmarking of sheep, are set to become optional in Western Australia in 2022 following consultation with WA producers and industry stakeholders…Read More

James Nason, 17/06/2021

Webinar: Developing an immune-ready breeding cow

Developing an immune-ready breeding cow, through protection before conception is the theme of a webinar being held later today hosted by the Australian Wagyu Association and Zoetis Animal Health..Read More

Beef Central, 15/06/2021

Agtech: Gallagher buys virtual fencing technology pioneer

Electric fencing and animal management equipment company Gallagher has purchased virtual fencing technology pioneer Agersens, under a deal designed to allow Gallagher to further improve the solution and accelerate commercial expansion across Australian and international livestock markets…Read More

Beef Central, 14/06/2021

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