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