Knowledge centre articles

Rebecca Gunther Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Tail rot is a common occurrence in north Australian cattle herds. A common perception is that tail rot is a progressive infectious disease that ascends…
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Following are some short-term management options which provide financial rewards as well as preventing animal welfare problems during extended dry conditions. At a glance Regularly reassess carrying capacity Reduce stock numbers to…
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Real examples of northern-type breeders with different body condition scores. Photographs and descriptions of body condition scores 1 to 5.

Stringhalt in cattle is due to the inside ligament becoming hooked over the top of the knee, i.e. a virtual dislocation. Read more about possible causes and prevention.

Russ Tyler Formerly Queensland Government Post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD) is a very common condition in weaned calves. It is mainly caused by two coccidia (Eimeria bovis and E. zuernii) that normally inhabit the…
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Felicity Hamlyn-Hill Formerly Queensland Government Rumen microorganisms and the host ruminant animal require macro and micro minerals, and vitamins for normal growth and development. Grazing cattle generally satisfy most of their requirements…
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Felicity Hamlyn-Hill Formerly Queensland Government Hormonal growth promotants are commonly used in northern pasture production systems to increase weight gain and reduce age of turnoff. The economical benefits of using HGPs are…
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Felicity Hamlyn-Hill Formerly Queensland Government Benefits of weaning The major benefits of good weaning management are improved reproductive performance of the breeder herd. Weaning at an optimum time results in better cow…
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Rebecca Gunther, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Felicity Hamlyn-Hill, formerly Queensland Government Supplementation is the most critical aspect of successful weaner management. Supplementation type should be based on weaner age and weight,…
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Vaccinations are an important part of disease prevention in an animal health program. Read more about key vaccines used in Queensland.

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