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Always give intramuscular injections in the neck of cattle. Your veterinarian should know about this meat industry requirement.
When to sell your beef cattle depends on many things, but the two most common reasons are to maximise returns, or cut losses by quitting stock.
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.
The Highland Cattle industry in New Zealand uses a grading system to denote what level of Highland genetics (or 'bloodlines') each animal enjoys.
In New Zealand, Highland Cattle have traditionally been a breed that has been embraced by lifestylers.
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.
Primitive cattle needed horns to fight off predators and to sort out social ranking within the herd. Bulls needed them in their death fights for the 'king' bull status.
“Condition Scoring” (CS) cows was developed many years ago to help farmers specify how skinny or fat their cows were.
Once you start looking at cattle you need to choose the option to go for. Here are some things to take into consideration: