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To find your grazers, this might need a couple of adverts in the local paper during April or May, or a few phone calls to local dairy farmers and word of mouth.
If you have not reared your weaners you will have to organise time to buy from the market or a reputable calf rearing enterprise.
Always give intramuscular injections in the neck of cattle. Your veterinarian should know about this meat industry requirement.
Research now 60 years old showed that poorly-reared young stock will carry this burden into later life.
The Highland Cattle industry in New Zealand uses a grading system to denote what level of Highland genetics (or 'bloodlines') each animal enjoys.
With such a high emphasis on Quality in our export markets, it's vital that farmers recognise this in the paddock because this is where Quality starts.
Cows with low magnesium run the risk of loss of production, going down at calving with “grass staggers” and death, at a time when you can least afford these losses.