Improving beef herd health

1 JANUARY 2003

A new survey aimed at improving animal health and treatment of beef cattle is being conducted by Charles Sturt University (CSU), the EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, and the Hume Livestock Health and Pest Authority. The survey entitled ‘Animal Health and Treatment of Beef Cattle’ was recently distributed to 1 600 farmers in the Hume region. The study aims to evaluate how beef farmers assess animal health, and what sources of information they use to select the best treatment for their cattle. This information will be used to ensure best practice in animal healthcare and treatment. As part of the study, all beef farmers are invited to the inaugural Annual EH Graham Centre Beef Field Day on Tuesday 1 December at CSU at Wagga Wagga. The program includes several short presentations on issues such as animal health, pasture growth and economics. There will be four workshops on the following topics: How do you benchmark your own farm?; Why should I bother about pestivirus in my herd?; How to plan the best worm control; and Successful reproduction management. This free event will be hosted annually.

Media contact:

Fiona Halloran, 02 6933 2207

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