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Drench resistance testing

A study by MLA in 2019 reported that gastrointestinal worms cost the Australian sheep industry $450 million dollars annually. To ensure that you are minimising…

Animal Health, Sheep

GlanEry combines two sheep vaccines in one

Combining two sheep vaccinations in one, Zoetis Australia is about to launch GlanEry 7 in 1 B12. The product is a new formulation that combines…

Animal Health, Seasons, Sheep

Feed quality impacting animal performance – reducing the challenge of storage mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are known to present a dynamic risk to feed quality. The challenge starts in the field with Fusarium toxins such as the trichothecenes, zearalenone…

Animal Health, Seasons

Hoof care and managing pain in lame cattle

As the weather continues to cool into winter and change of seasons brings wetter conditions hoof care and managing hoof pain in lame cattle once…

Animal Health, Cattle, Seasons

Dual-active cattle drench – a game-changer for cattle producers

Research has found a dual-active moxidectin and levamisole cattle drench resulted in steers that were 11 kilograms heavier than untreated animals and 8kg heavier over…

Animal Health, Cattle, Seasons

Combination vs rotation: the big question in lice management

Fennec’s dual active ingredients – imidacloprid and abamectin, have given producers a new weapon in the war against lice, which costs the industry $120 million…

Animal Health, Seasons, Sheep

Multimin Performance Ready Challenge announces 2021 winners

Kicking off in early 2020 and taking place over four individual rounds, over 40 producers have competed in three monthly programs to trial the benefits…

Animal Health, Cattle, Seasons

Early season fly treatment: Act now to reap benefits throughout the fly season

It seems odd to be discussing blowfly prevention while the days are short and temperatures cold. However, the seasonal nature of fly activity provides a…

Animal Health, Seasons, Sheep

Shearing date a make or break for wool quality

Simply changing the shearing date has lifted Roseville Park Merino Stud’s performance by 10 per cent in wool production, body condition scores and increased lamb…

Animal Health, Sheep

Don’t Forget Botulism – the other side of the mouse plague crisis

As farmers battle the ongoing mice plague, Elders Beaudesert branch manager Mark Meldrum urges livestock producers not to forget the risks of Botulism within stored…

Animal Health

Internal parasite alert

Conditions are now ideal for the proliferation of all worm activity. Combine an above average year in 2020, with many areas experiencing an excellent autumn/winter,…

Animal Health, Cattle, Sheep

How much does a ewe eat?

The question of how much does a ewe eat is best broken down into two parts. Elders livestock production advisor Emma Shattock explains how much…

Animal Health, Sheep