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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.
Always give intramuscular injections in the neck of cattle. Your veterinarian should know about this meat industry requirement.
In New Zealand, Highland Cattle have traditionally been a breed that has been embraced by lifestylers.
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.
The phrase "Crop Ear" relates to a genetic fault in Highland cattle that affects the ear shape.
When bulls start to become territorial and difficult to handle it’s tempting to assume that putting a ring in their nose will solve the problem.
Farming bulls for beef is a major business. It provides lean export beef (grinding beef) for the USA hamburger trade.
There are many reason to try to do without a bull on your block. They are generally expensive to buy - if you buy a decent one.
Artificial Breeding (AB) and Artificial Insemination (AI) are the same thing. The term AB is only used in New Zealand and Australia. The rest of the world uses AI.
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.