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

Common mistakes limiting value of exclusion fences: veteran contractor

A veteran fencing contractor says the return of netting fencing is revitalising production options in inland areas, but warns that in some cases poor construction and inadequate maintenance standards may be limiting the potential benefits…Read More

James Nason, December 19, 2019

Be alert for blue-green algae in farm water supplies over summer

Current seasonal conditions across much of eastern Australia remain favourable for blue-green algae to thrive in farm water supplies over summer, and livestock owners are reminded that they need to remain alert, as blue-green algae can result in poisoning of livestock…Read More

Beef Central, December 19, 2019

Applications open for funding to combat feral animals and weeds

Applications for $10 million dollars in pest and weed funding open today, with 183 councils eligible to apply for project funding in the latest round…Read More

Beef Central, December 19, 2019

ABARES analyses effects of drought and climate variability on Australian farms

An observed shift to hotter and drier conditions over the period 2000 to 2019, relative to the period 1950 to 1999, has had a negative effect on the profits of Australian cropping and livestock farms, according to ABARES’ latest Insights report…Read More

Beef Central, December 18, 2019

New risk management tool for cattle producers

Livestock producers will have an additional tool with which to manage the biosecurity or food safety risk that can come with buying and selling animals…Read More

Beef Central, December 17, 2019

Cattle productivity webinars to focus on injectable trace minerals

Upcoming webinars will focus on recent advances in trace mineral research which have delivered productivity benefits from the use of injectable trace minerals in cattle…Read More

Beef Central, December 4, 2019

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