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
Last week we decided to donate a registered heifer to the AuctionPlus North Queensland Flood Relief Charity Auction. The winning bid of $6000 will see the new owner, Geoffrey Porges from J&G Pastoral Co, Orange hand pick their new heifer from a top line up of our future breeders.Read More
Matt had a busy day judging over 170 head at the Angus Youth National Roundup last week.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