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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 […]

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 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 […]

March 20, 2023
AAP visits Global Animal Products

Chris O’Brien and Paul Lloyd had a great trip to the United States of America at the start of the year, visiting our sister company Global Animal Products and visiting beef conferences. They attended the annual National Cattleman's Beef Association Trade Show at New Orleans from Wednesday, February 1 through to Friday, February 3, learning […]

December 1, 2022
Len's Trends: International Beef Prices & AU, US, UK Cattle Exchange Rates

View Len Perry's, Feedlot and Business Management Consultant, graphs compiled from data courtesy of Scottish Beef, MLA, and TCFA UK. International Beef Trends, 3-Year Average. Australian, US & UK Cattle Prices, Oct 2017-2022

December 1, 2022
Indonesian Man Deported for Smuggling 6kg of Meat into Australia Amid FMD Outbreak Fears

A traveller was fined and ordered to leave after border officers detected about 6 kg of undeclared meat, including 1.4 kg of beef rendang, in his bag. Australia stepped up border measures to prevent foot and mouth disease from getting into the country following an outbreak on the Indonesian island of Bali. Biosecurity officers at […]

December 1, 2022
Preventing Glycogen Loss

Depletion of muscle glycogen occurs when the animal is exposed to stress. The severity of the decline in muscle glycogen depends on the duration and severity of the stress. This may be likened to a bucket with nutrition replenishing the glycogen store and leaks of glycogen representing stress. If the animal has been on adequate […]

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