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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The Factors associated with divergent post-weaning liveweight gain in northern Australian beef cattle project, examined factors associated with divergence in post-weaning growth in Bos indicus steers in northern…
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Key messages Seasonal mating reduces the period of lactation in the dry season, preserving body condition, supporting healthy egg development and ovarian function for cycling following calving. Supplement…
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Key messages To consistently achieve a high level of cow reproduction, management is required that results in: a high proportion of cows becoming pregnant early in the optimum…
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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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Phosphorus deficiency is a major problem for grazing cattle in much of northern Australia because of the low soil phosphorus levels in many soils. Whilst phosphorus is important in all bodily processes, the major impact of phosphorus deficiency in cattle is a significant reduction in appetite. This results in lower pasture intake and consequently lower energy and protein intake.

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 intestinal tract. Coccidiosis is…
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Key messages  Cows lactating during the dry season in northern Australia often lose weight as the pasture diet can’t provide enough protein and energy. The loss of body…
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This is the third of seven recorded presentations, demonstrating how to assess management options in response to drought. In this presentation, Fred Chudleigh (Agricultural Economist, Department of Agriculture…
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Key messages Weaning is important to manage breeder body condition and reproduction. Astute managers start weaning before cows start to lose body condition. The smaller the animal, the…
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