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What’s the deal with dung beetles?

By |2020-03-13T11:05:07+11:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Farm Services, HeiferWise|Tags: , , , , , |

Would you like something else to talk about rather than Coronavirus? Need something to distract you from the lack of toilet paper in the shops? Read on to learn more about some pretty nifty little creatures: dung beetles! Dung beetles: what do they do? Dung beetles - also known as scarabs, dorbeetles, tumble bugs and

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Australian Cattle Veterinarians Conference

By |2019-05-18T10:01:38+10:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , |

At the end of March, James, Rob and Zoe attended the Australian Cattle Veterinarians Conference on the Gold Coast. The conference is an opportunity to see latest and topical lectures, catch up with old colleagues and meet new ones too. So, what interesting things were there to bring home to our farmers? Digital dermatitis in

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Test before you drench – Getting a bang for your drenching buck

By |2018-08-26T19:30:37+10:00November 11th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr Monica Ryan Best practice for worm drenching is to Faecal Egg Count (FEC) test before you drench. No longer does worm control advice advocate routine drenching at set intervals. Drenching only when needed saves money and reduces the chance of resistance developing to the drench through overuse. Well grown heifers meeting their weight targets