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 rapid tests for bluetongue virus

New rapid molecular tests have been developed to identify bluetongue virus in Australian cattle and sheep. The new tests cut the result time from weeks or months to just a few hours, and can also accommodate testing for more than one strain at a time…Read More

Beef Central, October 14, 2019

Unlocking the secrets to sustainable and profitable intensification in the north

A new three year project is gathering objective data and developing a calculator tool to reduce risk and increase producer confidence to invest in paddock development to lift breeder herd productivity…Read More

Beef Central, October 9, 2019

Bloat losses in NSW, Vic – but capsules still not available

While drought across much of eastern Australia has negated the need for bloat capsules in many areas, there are still regions in NSW and Victoria where bloat is causing losses – and capsules are still years away from being available in Australia…Read More

Fiona Myers, October 2, 2019

Kimberley experience in using pain relief management for livestock

Kimberley (WA) beef producers the Brockhurst family have used a state-government backed Business Improvement Grant to explore the use of pain relief in cattle in extensive northern grazing conditions.  ..Read More

Beef Central, October 7, 2019

Western Australia’s top MSA producers announced

Beef producers from throughout Western Australia have taken out the top awards at the 2019 Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Excellence in Eating Quality Awards for the State, presented at Harvey last Thursday night…Read More

Beef Central, October 7, 2019

South Australia’s top MSA producers announced

Beef producers from throughout South Australia have taken out the top awards at the 2019 Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Excellence in Eating Quality Awards for the State, presented at Naracoorte last night…Read More

Beef Central, October 2, 2019

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