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Cattle market – September update

At a glance National trade steer prices reach a two year high of 527 c/kg lwt, 31 per cent (pc) higher than this time last…

Cattle, Livestock

Delaying tick control can be costly

The cattle tick (Rhipicephalus (formerly Boophilus) microplus) is regarded as the most economically important parasite to the Australian cattle industry1. Heavy cattle tick infestations can…

Animal Health, Cattle, Seasons

Bidders, Winners and Records | Elders Livestock Update

It has been a busy month already in Stud Stock sales across Australia, with the official start to the Spring Selling Season only weeks away.…

Cattle, Latest News

Annual Ryegrass Toxicity (ARGT)

Annual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT) is a potentially fatal condition affecting livestock, caused by the consumption of ryegrass which has been affected by Rathayibacter toxicus bacterium.…

Animal Health, Cattle

Grass tetany – how to stop the drop

Incidents of grass tetany (hypomagnesaemia) and milk fever (hypocalcaemia) are currently on the rise. “The recent abundant rain, current winter weather and feed conditions are…

Animal Health, Cattle, Sheep

Take five for farm safety week

It’s National Farm Safety week,  so it’s the perfect time to reflect on ways to improve the safety of everyone on your farm. Farmsafe Australia’s…

Cattle, Corporate, Cropping, Horticulture, Sheep

Eastern Cattle Market: Are we looking at more records this season?

“How high can this go?” This is the question on every livestock stakeholder’s mind this month as the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) reached 950s…

Cattle

Warm up for spring stock selling season

A little time in the office during winter can go a long way to ensuring a stress-free spring for producers looking to take advantage of…

Cattle

Green pick: the awkward transition to winter

A season break signals the start to building the winter feedbase, but the first few weeks of green pick present an awkward time for managing…

Cattle, Livestock, Sheep

Farmer trades livestock without putting down a dollar

Ray McNamara turns a handy profit trading livestock without being at the market or putting a dollar down. The Elders Camperdown client and wife Cathie…

Cattle, Financial Services

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