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

‘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

Hard-seeded pasture legumes expand as mixed-farming option

A rip-roaring drought and buoyant livestock prices have bolstered interest in hard-seeded legume pastures as a worthy inclusion in mixed-farming rotations in New South Wales…Read More

Liz Wells, April 11, 2019

Tips and Tools guide released for northern breeding herds

Northern beef producers seeking insights to help boost the reproductive performance of their breeding herds now have access to new reference tools developed by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)…Read More

Beef Central, April 1, 2019

Blue-green algae alert

Current seasonal conditions are condusive to helping blue-green algae thrive in farm water supplies, Victoria’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Charles Milne, has warned…Read More

Beef Central, March 27, 2019

Rapid bluetongue test to support livestock trade

A new test for bluetongue virus (BTV) will give farmers results in hours and help safeguard the nation’s livestock industries…Read More

Beef Central, March 26, 2019

Govt, industry invest additional $6m in pasture dieback research

The federal government and Meat & Livestock Australia will jointly invest an additional $6 million into research aimed at the growing problem of pasture dieback in Queensland…Read More

Beef Central, March 25, 2019

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