Bull Check Video

Bull Check Video

BuLL Check A quick 90 second video about the thing that most people get wrong when interpreting a Bull Breeding soundness exam. https://youtu.be/jTPkWYM3l8k

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It’s time for pre-season training and assessmenT

Just like football players, bulls benefit from pre-season training and assessment. If you are planning on joining cows and heifers this spring, now is the time to start getting your bulls ready. Bulls should be on farm and grouped 2-3 months before joining. This...

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Pregnancy testing cows: too expensive not to do

Do you think pregnancy testing is expensive? If so, odds are that you haven’t really thought about why you do it in the first place! Profitable production systems sail close to the wind. They strive to capitalise on all of their resources. Pregnancy diagnosis isn’t...

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BVDV – why you should screen heifers for antibodies

Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV or Pestivirus) is very common in Australian cattle herds with around 90% of herds showing evidence of past infection. BVDV is capable of causing 25-50% production losses in recently infected herds and can decimate pregnancy rates....

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Calving cows – what’s normal, and when to intervene?

It is important to understand the normal calving process in order to know when to intervene. The normal calving process is divided into 3 stages of labour, as follows: Stage 1 – Soft tissues of the birth canal, including cervix and vulva, dilate in preparation for...

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Ultrasound Vs. Manual Scanning

Manual Pregnancy Diagnosis Versus Ultrasound Pregnancy Diagnosis By David Peterson Past President of Australian Cattle Veterinarians and Principal Veterinarian Finley Group of Practices 57 Warmatta Street Finley NSW 2713 Phone 03 5883 3833 David has had 28 years and...

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Tick Fever

TICK FEVER in CENTRAL HIGHLANDS DISTRICT With the increasing number of properties recently found to have cattle ticks on cattle within the "Tick Free Zone", you may find this short reveiw on tick fever benficial for your enterprise.   Tick fever or Redwater,...

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