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  1. Vaccinating your Cattle

    Vaccinating your Cattle

    Vaccination is a vital component of any cattle management plan. It prevents a range of deadly diseases that can affect the health of cattle herds. Most cattle require yearly vaccination to prevent a range of common diseases. The most common vaccination for cattle is either a ‘5 in 1’, which covers five clostridial diseases, or a ‘7 in 1’ vaccination, which covers 5 clostridial diseases as well as leptospira hardio and leptospira pomona.

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  2. Doing more with less, why digital farming is important

    Doing more with less, why digital farming is important

    By Joe Gallenti. The Australian farming industry is continuously called up to produce more with finite resources. And it’s expected to do this in the face of significant challenges: ranging from persistent drought conditions in most of the country to volatile commodity prices across the globe and increasing costs.

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  3. The pros and cons of autumn calving

    The pros and cons of autumn calving

    By Joe Gallenti. When and how producers calve their cows has a tremendous impact on the overall quality and profitability of their herds. The main choice is between spring and autumn. Many producers calve their cows in autumn/winter with a tendency in recent years for some herds to calve in early autumn. There’s pros and cons for both seasons. Producers must choose carefully depending on their individual situations, particularly the conditions of their grazing land and access to feed.

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  4. Maintaining a fertile cattle herd

    Maintaining a fertile cattle herd

    By Joe Gallenti.A fertile productive herd is a profitable herd. Australia’s drought prone climate presents a range of unique challenges to ensure cattle receive enough nutrients and water to maintain productive breeding cycles.

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  5. Do you have a rodent problem?

    Do you have a rodent problem?

    By Joe Gallenti. Rats and mice are destructive pests in and around farm facilities. They consume and contaminate feed, gnaw on structural and electrical components, and they can also carry diseases. As pests, rats and mice are very adaptable. They are not fussy eaters and can make themselves at home in barns, sheds, garages and gardens.

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  6. Are you prepared for this summer’s flies?

    Are you prepared for this summer’s flies?

    By Joe Gallenti, owner of Farmer’s Mailbox. Flies are a nuisance in the Australian summer. On farms, aside from being an annoyance for workers and livestock, fly bites can irritate animals so much that production can be affected. Good farm management must include fly control.

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  7. Top tips for electric farm fencing

    Top tips for electric farm fencing

    By Joe Gallenti, owner of Farmer’s Mailbox. Farmers have been using electric fencing for over seventy years to protect livestock and ensure the successful operation of their property. Rather than being a physical barrier, it’s a psychological barrier that trains most animals to avoid the fence.

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  8. Preparing Your Calves for show – Halter and Lead

    Preparing Your Calves for show – Halter and Lead

    By Joe Gallenti. Preparing beef or dairy calves for show takes considerable time and effort. It starts as soon as the calf is weaned off the bottle or its mother or when you bring it back to your property after purchasing. A few basic things are essential for raising successful show animals.

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  9. Cattle rearing - The importance of colostrum to newborn calves

    Cattle rearing - The importance of colostrum to newborn calves

    By Joe Gallenti, Owner of Farmer's Mailbox.

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  10. Keeping the foxes out of the hen house

    Keeping the foxes out of the hen house

    By Anthony Gallenti, owner of Farmer’s Mailbox.

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