Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

New Zealand to adopt mandatory pain relief for dehorning

The New Zealand beef and dairy cattle industries will adopt mandatory pain relief in dehorning of young cattle from October this year. Changes to government legislation will prohibit the disbudding of calves without appropriate pain relief from October 1, leading to the approval this week of an analgesic product for use for the purpose…Read More

Beef Central, May 16, 2019

Automatic calf drafter taking shape + VIDEO

Cattle producers are being invited to complete an online survey to understand how auto-drafting technology might be used on farm and where they see the most benefit…Read More

Beef Central, May 1, 2019

‘Days of loading cattle on your own are finished’: ramp safety push

Five deaths and 56 hospitalisations in three years are the sobering statistics behind an industry push for urgent improvements to livestock ramp safety standards in Victoria…Read More

James Nason, April 23, 2019

Australian producers adopting pain relief: Cattle vet president

Australian Cattle Veterinarians president Dr Alan Guilfoyle says there has been a noticeable uptake in the use of pain relief products for cattle by Australian producers in the past few years…Read More

James Nason, September 24, 2018

Pain relief product Tri-Solfen gains approval for calf use

Manufacturer Animal Ethics Pty Ltd has received approval from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to extend the use of its Tri-Solfen pain relief product to include beef and dairy calves…Read More

Beef Central, July 7, 2018

Measuring well-being is vital to improving livestock welfare, forum hears

Understanding what constitutes well-being and then ensuring it can be properly measured are the keys to driving improvements in the well-being of farm livestock, according to an international group of experts who met in Australia last week…Read More

Beef Central, June 12, 2018

Webinar: How to reliably establish leucaena

join Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Senior Agronomist Stuart Buck in this upcoming webinar, who will discuss the climate and soil requirements of leucaena together with the recommended practices to prepare, plant and establish the browse legume…Read More

Beef Central, August 29, 2019

Production costs key Pardoo challenge

The bold investment by Pardoo Beef Corporation to create an irrigated pasture oasis using groundwater to produce high value Wagyu cattle in the Pilbara has created considerable interest in recent years…Read More

James Nason, August 26, 2019

State finalists announced for 2019 MSA eating quality awards

State finalists in the 2019 Meat Standards Australia Excellence in Eating Quality Awards have been announced ahead of an awards presentation and forum session in each state during September and early October. ..Read More

Beef Central, August 26, 2019

Compound growth with grass and genetics

A northern cattle producer has likened the long-term pay-offs that can be achieved from investing in grass and genetics to the compound growth investors can earn from reinvesting dividends back into share portfolios…Read More

James Nason, August 22, 2019

Productivity, emissions reduction benefits in new bio-char R&D project

A new research project could help red meat producers improve productivity and decrease greenhouse gas emissions by adding custom designed biochar to cattle and sheep rations…Read More

Beef Central, August 22, 2019

NSW on alert over pasture dieback in summer-growing grasses

NSW graziers have been advised to be on the lookout for pasture dieback next summer. The first suspected case in NSW was reported in autumn, and the site is now being closely monitored…Read More

Beef Central, August 22, 2019

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