Early weaning is definitely one of the more frequent topics for discussion among producers. Its an important strategy that can be used to successfully care for cows and ensure calf growth can be maintained. However, it does require some planning and has to be done with a daily focus. There are no shortcuts!Read More
As the drought continues to take its toll on rural communities, we were so excited to see a great initiative appear on the social media pages in the form of #buyfromthebushRead More
We’re always looking for new ways to improve labour efficiencies on our farm. We came across the Optiweigh system & thought it had both labour, time & convenience advantages to offer.Read More
In this article Ross Watson shares some interesting facts & figures on the current drought & looks at the likelihood of moderate to good rainfall in late spring-summer.Read More
We’ve just added another new stud sire to our team! We’re very excited to have been able to secure Lot 9. Ardrossan Holbrook N329, at the Ardrossan Angus Bull Sale last week.
This bull has an exceptional set of data & complete new genetics for our breeding program. He is currently one of the highest marbling bulls in the breed, with an IMF of +4.7.Read More
A new stud sire has arrived at Trio Angus! We recently purchased Waitara General N87 from Steve & Amity Chase, Trangie. He ticks plenty of boxes with a low birth weight, average mature size & big EMA, along with a pedigree that will introduce some exciting new genetics to our herd.Read More
Thankyou to everyone who supported our Spring Bull Sale. It was great to see high quality genetics still in demand. We sold 92% of the bulls offered, to a top of $9000 & average of $5422.
The Lion Heart sons were in high demand, with two being purchased by Banquet Angus, VIC, for stud duties.Read More
After more than two years of challenging seasonal conditions, many producers are facing a potentially difficult heifer calving. It’s time to ask ourselves, are our heifers adequately grown out? Are they nutritionally moving forward and ready for calving?
We know that genetics is essential to calving ease and calf size, however they are not the only piece of the pie. Nutrition, past and present, is the essential link in preparing beef females.
In this article Sutton’s Livestock shares some troubleshooting advice.
New research done by Angus Australia & CSIRO has lead to the development of ImmuneDEX – a genetic description of an animal’s ability to react to an immune system challenge (i.e. disease).
With further research this genetic strategy is expected to help reduce the use of antibiotics & also improve animal health & welfare.Read More
An interesting article written by Terry McCosker from RCS -‘There is always a cost in a drought. The difficult thing is to restrict the cost to a financial one. However frequently, due to lack of a solid drought plan, there is a cost to the land, the livestock and the people in the business, on top of a financial loss’.Read More
Hot dry conditions have meant a challenging year for pinkeye, with some local mobs unfortunately experiencing high disease levels in not just young stock but cow and bull mobs. Where some have traditionally regarded pinkeye as a self-limiting process, with little intervention needed; no-one can ignore that occurrence and severity appears to be increasing, and prevention and treatment strategies are needed to avoid serious production and sale value losses.Read More
Spring joining is now well underway in the local district. During this time regular monitoring of your bulls is paramount.Read More
The beef industry will change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50 years. We’re in good shape. Our breed is well thought of. We have wonderful programs.
Joe Hampton, American Angus Association President