Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Cool cows

By |2018-01-13T18:18:28+00:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , |

Summer is here and even though temperatures have been lower than usual we need to be aware of the effect heat can have on cows. During past summers, we have seen cows being unable to cope with a number of consecutive days with temperatures in the high 30’s. Like most mammals, cows need to maintain

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Oleander poisoning – a heap of trouble

By |2018-01-13T18:17:32+00:00December 1st, 2016|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Dr Debbie Twiss   “Four well-conditioned heifers found lying dead in the paddock this morning and a couple more dying…” was the situation greeting a local farmer on Monday morning. Ingestion of toxic garden clippings would result in the death of 17 weaned heifers over the next 48 hours. The sequence of events that

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