Employing biosecurity practices to reduce the risk of every day threats from endemic diseases and, just as importantly, from rare but costly exotic disease incursions.
A young cattle breeder with a strong interest in fostering Hereford youth has won the prestigious Most Potential Cattle Breeder award at the 2017 Herefords Northern NSW Youth Show.
Hereford and Black Baldy cattle are on-board an historic sea-bound shipment of live beef cattle to China under the new health protocol agreement for feeder and slaughter cattle.
The strength of new fencing technology has boosted the productivity of New South Wales cattle producer Ken O’Brien’s property near Barham, preventing hundreds of kangaroos from destroying his 32 hectares of irrigated clover and rye grass.
Most old or naturalised perennial ryegrass pastures contain fungal endophytes which can produce high levels of alkaloids that can be toxic to livestock.
More than 600 farmers have applied to receive the Victorian Government’s quad bike safety rebate.
The tightening of cattle supplies across Australia has protected domestic markets from softening international prices, and resulted in another year of record high cattle prices in all states, according to Rural Bank and Rural Finance’s December 2016 Australian Cattle and Beef Update.