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

New ‘fit to load’ livestock guide released + VIDEO

An updated guide to help livestock producers, agents, buyers and transport operators decide if an animal is fit to be loaded for transport by road or rail has been released this week…Read More

Beef Central, July 2, 2019

Zoetis and Beyond Blue support mental health in rural communities

Animal Health company Zoetis continues to support the mental health challenges faced by people in rural Australia through its partnership with Beyond Blue, committing to raise up to $100,000 to support the charity in 2019…Read More

Beef Central, June 28, 2019

New cattle tick incursion in Qld’s tick free-zone – UPDATED

A new detection of tick-infested cattle in Queensland’s tick-free zone has refocused attention on the State’s revised cattle tick management framework introduced three years ago…Read More

James Nason, June 20, 2019

Taking the endophyte to pasture dieback

Signicant new funding has been directed toward solving the worrying mystery of pasture dieback, which is disrupting productivity across increasingly large sections of inland Queensland and now also spreading into northern New South Wales…Read More

James Nason, June 20, 2019

Time running out to nominate beef achievers for NABRC Medals

Nominations are drawing to a close for the 2019 North Australia Beef Research Council Medals, which recognise the achievements of those who have made a significant contribution to the northern Australian industry in the fields of production, research and development, communication and extension, and emerging achievers…Read More

Beef Central, June 20, 2019

Effective yard weaning can minimise BRD incidence, Hereford forum told

At the Herefords Australia breed forum at Hamilton last week, Queensland cattle vet Lachy Strohfeld outlined his requirements for effective yard weaning of beef weaners, which included good, clean trough water…Read More

Terry Sim, June 18, 2019

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