Best practice cattle husbandry is crucial to running a beef business – to meet animal health and welfare standards, and for optimum animal performance.

The Literature review of pain and welfare impacts associated with on-farm cattle husbandry procedures aimed to provide the cattle industry with information needed to negotiate the development of…
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Conducting surgical husbandry procedures on beef cattle is sometimes necessary. Practically and effectively managing any potential pain and welfare impact associated with these procedures is critical to support…
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We often hear the saying, ‘more cattle means more money’. But is this always the case? At Grazing land management EDGE and Nutrition EDGE workshops many producers have…
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The benefits of pain relief for painful procedures such as castration, dehorning and disbudding are widely acknowledged and supported by field trials. Aside from the obvious welfare benefits,…
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Weaning is one of the most effective management tools available to manage your breeder’s body condition. Removing the need to produce milk for a calf in the early…
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Correct management of weaners, including low stress training and education of calves at weaning, sets their pattern of behaviour for the rest of their lives. Making their first…
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By using information and resources located on the FutureBeef website, in conjunction with expert veterinary advice, Sue and Herb George of ‘Glen Valley’, near Jundah, decided to incorporate…
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The Old Man Plains Research Station (OMP), managed by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, is located in the semi-arid rangelands approximately 20km south-west of Alice Springs…
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Anecdotal evidence indicates an increased use of pain relief medication for cattle during routine husbandry procedures. The benefits of pain relief for painful procedures such as castration, dehorning…
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