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Flystrike – strike now before they do

Flystrike in Australian sheep is a serious issue, causing significant suffering and pain to the animal and estimated to cost the industry $280 million annually.1…

Animal Health, Sheep

The first choice for sheep summer drench programs

As the only combination drench containing monepantel, which delivers high efficacy against a broad spectrum of internal parasites, and with a new export slaughter interval…

Animal Health, Seasons, Sheep

Liberty grain sorghum brings satisfying results in the south

I’m a beef producer, not a crop irrigator. Such is the sentiment of beef producer Andy Watson, that any crops he does grow to feed…

Animal Health, Seasons

Yield assessment and grazing management of Mainstar forage brassica

Mainstar is a highly palatable forage brassica, which has quickly increased in popularity over the last couple of years. A key point of difference when…

Animal Health, Seasons

Summer drenching – don’t let the worms burn you

The summer drench is a strategic drench which aims to reduce the worm population using the dry summer heat. Summer drenching is well known by…

Animal Health, Seasons

With S&W forage cereals, the winter feed gap is filled

Forage cereals play a major role in filling the ‘winter feed gap’ when the growth of summer pasture slows in the north, during the cooler…

Animal Health, Seasons

Getting the most out of your crop stubble

At this point in 2021, many cereal crops are looking the best they have for the last few years. Once the headers leave the paddock…

Animal Health, Seasons

Buffalo flies ramp up

Buffalo flies (Haematobia irritans exigua) increase with rising soil temperatures and frequent rainfall, stimulating young adult flies to emerge from their pupal stage in the…

Animal Health, Seasons

Preventing parasite problems in livestock

Research by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) estimates that internal parasites cost the Australian livestock industry approximately $529 million a year. This includes production losses,…

Animal Health, Cattle, Livestock, Sheep

Thinking with your gut? The role of microbes in ruminants

Most mammals have little ability to digest fibre. Ruminants such as sheep and cattle are the exception to this rule due to their relationship with…

Animal Health, Seasons

Preventing leptospirosis: protecting your cattle and your family

With an increased vigilance around zoonotic diseases (diseases which transfer directly from animals to humans), it’s worth reviewing the key reasons cattle producers are utilising…

Animal Health, Seasons

Target sheep repro: a ground breaking sheep reproduction program

With favourable seasonal conditions, sheep producers across Australia are busy rebuilding their flocks. The MLA predicted that by June 2021, the national flock size will…

Animal Health, Seasons