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Fast, calm cattle finishing the key

Fast, calm cattle finishing the key

What did you average in dollars per kilogram carcass weight over the past year?

Once, the only driver was the market price for a particular stock class on any given day, but these days the quality of carcass produced can make up to a 20% difference in price per kilogram.

Improve safety in your cattle yard

How to improve safety in your cattle yard

Many injuries happen in cattle yards so it’s important to consider what you can do to keep yourself and your staff safe. In this article we discuss how to keep cattle calm while in the yards, understanding cattle behaviour, cattle yard design and maintenance that can affect your safety in the yards.

5 things to consider when designing Cattle Yards

5 things to consider when designing Cattle Yards

Designing a new set of Cattle Yards is a once in a lifetime project for most farmers as well as a big investment. There are many things to consider when planning your new Cattle Yards; they should allow safe, efficient handling for drafting and loading-out as well as be easy to use for animal husbandry procedures such as weighing, drenching, vaccination, ear tagging and pregnancy testing.

Benefits of using EID tags for sheep

Benefits of using EID tags for sheep

There are many potential flock and cost management benefits of electronic identification (EID) for sheep producers to use on the farm. Find out more in this article.

Goal Setting For Successful Farming

Goal Setting For Successful Farming

To survive and thrive in agriculture today, you have to bring a business approach to farming. One practice that’s common in the business world, but which is often ignored in the livestock industry, is goal setting.

Better raising of pasture fed lambs

Better raising of pasture-fed lambs

Realising the genetic potential of your lambs is very dependent on their efficiently converting feed to liveweight gain. This efficiency is underpinned by a good maternal environment during pregnancy followed by astute management during the all-important milk and pasture feeding of lambs pre- and post-weaning.