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November 24, 2023
A Recap of 2023 for Austasia Animal Products

It’s been a busy year for our team travelling overseas and throughout the country, visiting customers, attending industry events, team members retiring and more. Here is a summary of Austasia Animal Products 2023. AAP Tours the USA The start of this year saw Chris and Paul travel to North America to learn the latest news […]

November 24, 2023
AAP learns the latest at ALFA SmartBeef 2023

Our Sales Team had the pleasure of attending the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association’s SmartBeef 2023 conference at Tamworth, NSW last month. AAP CEO Gerhard along with Paul, Iain, Liam, Jason, and Tony from our team attended the two-day conference where they were able to catch up with our customers and colleagues while learning about the […]

October 19, 2023
Austasia Animal Products appoints Gerhard Oberholzer as CEO

New CEO to lead Australia’s market leader in specific organic trace minerals and probiotic additives. Austasia Animal Products (AAP) has announced the appointment of experienced agribusiness manager Gerhard Oberholzer as its new CEO. Joining the AAP team on Monday, September 11, Gerhard picks up from where former CEO Chris O’Brien left off in retirement. As […]

September 28, 2023
Farrier Recommends ZinMet for Better Hoof Health in Cattle

An off-the-cuff chin wag about the benefits of including zinc in cattle feeding programs piqued farrier Ash Morris’ curiosity for Austasia Animal Products’ specific organic trace mineral, ZinMet.    Between running his own Shorthorn stud and hoof trimming business, Ash has seen first-hand the impact poor hoof health can have on the wellbeing of cattle.  Ash […]

March 21, 2023
The Cheapest Mineral Isn’t Really Cheap

The major nutritional requirements for cattle are water, energy, protein, minerals, and vitamins. In many cases, beef producers do a good job of providing adequate water, energy, and protein. However, many producers buy cheap minerals, ignoring the fact that the availability of the minerals in the oxide form in many of these mixes is only […]

March 21, 2023
Comparative Beef Production of Australia, China and the USA

The size of Australian beef production is less than one-third of China’s production and their consumption is more than four and a half times to what we produce. It looks like China will continue being one of the world's largest importers for a number of years. The USA's production and consumption are both higher than […]

March 21, 2023
Russian Miratorg Increases Its Feedlots Capacity by 70%

The largest feedlot unit in Russia is going to be built in Bryansk by Miratorg. The company plans to invest 4.6 billion roubles ($73.3 million) in its three feedlots in Bryansk and Oryol regions to 200 000 heads simultaneously. The company announced in a press release that its biggest unit in Bryansk will have a […]

March 20, 2023
Fast Food Giant Sets Targets For Reducing Antibiotics In Its Beef Supply

McDonalds has set targets for responsible antibiotic use in the countries that supply most of its beef after criticism that it was backtracking on a commitment to reduce the use of medically important antibiotics in its beef supply chain. "Our antibiotic use policies do not permit the routine use of medically important antibiotics for the […]

March 20, 2023
Could BRD Cases Decline In High-Risk Cattle With Delayed Vaccination?

While vaccination is widely considered a critical component of cattle health management, could the timing of vaccination impact the efficiency of the product?  A study by the West Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Sciences and the USDA Agriculture Research Service Livestock Issues Unit in Lubbock, Texas shows there may be more effective vaccination protocols […]

March 20, 2023
The Value of Vitamin A

Research has shown that low levels of vitamin A during a cow's pregnancy are associated with abortions, stillbirths, and weak-born calves. In addition to playing an important role in reproductive efficiency, vitamin A is essential for vision, bone growth, and maintaining epithelial tissue such as skin and hooves in cattle. Animals obtain vitamin A from […]

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