Nutrition / Animal Health

Canola meal the real deal for supplementing steers: CSU research

Charles Sturt University research has found canola meal may provide an option for beef producers to supplementary feed steers and still access PCAS premiums for certified grassfed beef.

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Beef Central, October 30, 2018

Webinar will explore quality aspects of drought feeding options

New South Wales DPI will host a webinar next week designed to help drought-impacted livestock producers understand the quality aspects of drought fodder options…Read More

Beef Central, August 27, 2018

Fourth anthrax case in two years detected in southern Queensland

The Queensland Department of Agriculture says another case of anthrax in cattle has been confirmed in the Dirranbandi-St George area this month…Read More

Beef Central, July 20, 2018

Feedgrain focus: Late dry-planting gamble delivers results

Punts by growers to dry-plant wheat, barley and forage oats on forecast rain last week were rewarded with patchy falls of 20-40mm across a large footprint of southern Queensland and New South Wales cropping areas…Read More

James Nason, July 5, 2018

Combination drenches likely to slow resistance and boost weightgain

Combination drenches can not only help southern beef producers prevent the development of worm resistance, but can also deliver measurable production benefits, two leading drench manufacturers say…Read More

Beef Central, March 28, 2018

Kidman Springs research reinforces compelling reasons to supplement with P

Despite beef extension officers and supplement manufacturers talking about the benefits of wet season phosphorus supplementation of breeders in northern Australia for many years, adoption has remained low. But a new research trial is showing massive benefits from P supplementation…Read More

Beef Central, October 12, 2017

Dry times bring reports of botulism – and why it’s not only phosphorous-deficient areas at risk

The risk posed by drying seasonal conditions has triggered timely warnings from veterinarians and cattle nutrition experts about the importance of preventative vaccinations and nutritional supplementation to offset protein and phosphorus deficiencies…Read More

James Nason, September 21, 2017

Trial tests canola meal for beef steers

Charles Sturt University (CSU) research is evaluating the use of canola meal, a by-product of oil production, as a supplementary feed ration for beef steers…Read More

Beef Central, August 1, 2017

Cut through the Johne’s jargon, focus on the on-farm plan + VIDEO

Cut through the acronyms and bureaucratic terminology in the new Johne’s rules and there is a simple, single message of which all cattle producers need to be aware…Read More

James Nason, June 26, 2017

Johne’s rules: What will they mean for drought, feedlots, studs, vets and more

What will the new Johne’s rules mean for drought-affected producers looking for agistment? Or feedlots buying cattle from hundreds of different vendors? Or Studs looking for recipient cattle for embryo transfer programs?

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James Nason, June 26, 2017

Johne’s Q&A: 27 common producer questions answered

To assist producers and stakeholders in understanding forthcoming changes relating to Johne’s Disease in cattle, Animal Health Australia has provided the following information and answers to frequently asked questions: What..Read More

Beef Central, June 26, 2017

Johne’s: No property biosecurity plan? You may have fewer markets from June

Don’t ignore changes coming with new Johne’s rules on June 30, particularly if you sell cattle, stud or commercial, across borders into the Northern Territory or Western Australia…Read More

James Nason, April 21, 2017

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