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Animal Health

  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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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