Cattle Care

Here are some links to documents that may help you.

  1. Health
    • Cattle worm control – the basics – click here – a NSW DPI Prime Fact
    • Liver fluke in cattle and sheep – click here – a NSW DPI Prime Fact
    • Pregnancy testing of beef cattle – click here – VIC DPI Information note
    • MLA Animal Health and Welfare – click here
    • Selecting and managing beef heifers – click here – a NSW DPI Prime Fact
    • Condition scoring of beef cattle – click here – VIC DPI Information note
  2. Handling Cattle
    • NSW DPI AgFact – click here
    • YouTube video – Ron Gill Beef Extension Agent –  Loss Stress Cattle Handling – click here
    • YouTube video – Temple Grandin lectures on how distractions, lighting and shadows can cause livestock to balk and refuse to move through races, cattle chutes, and corrals – click here
  3. Pastures
    • Owning cattle on a small property – WA Dept of Food And Agriculture Farm Note – click here
    • Pasture assessment and livestock production – NSW DPI Agfact – click here
    • Visually assessing pasture condition and availability in drought – NSW DPI Agfact – click here
  4. A guide to best practice husbandry in beef cattle – including branding, castrating and dehorning – A MLA document – click here
  5. NLIS (National Livestock Identification System)
    • MLA information – click here
    • NSW DPI – click here

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