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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 […]

January 14, 2023

Please be aware this article contains graphic images of a severely lame horse’s hoof. Discretion is advised. Tracey Mallia first discovered Zinmet® in 2020, while treating a formerly competitive dressage horse with long-running, severe hoof problems. Based in Nar Nar Goon, Victoria, Tracey runs a shockwave and pulse electrotherapy business treating horses for a range […]

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 […]

December 1, 2022
Dark-Cutting Beef

In 'dark-cutting beef', the animal undergoes long-term stress before slaughter. This stress may be from transportation, rough handling, changing weather conditions such as cold fronts, or anything that causes the animal to draw on its glycogen reserves before slaughter. At death, there is a limited amount of glycogen available to be converted to lactic acid, […]

December 1, 2022
How Much Can a Probiotic Really Do?

A product that can support normal gastrointestinal functions, reduce the presence and impact of potentially harmful organisms and reduce the impact of heat stress sounds like a worthy investment to most producers. Yet, Dr. Steve Lerner of Chr. Hansen, argues that those are all things that cannot be measured or proven of any product or […]

December 1, 2022
Successful Administration of an Implant Begins with the Right Technique

Poor implanting techniques can significantly impact how well implants work and can result in poor gains, feed conversion and behaviour issues. Implant defects include improper site, abscessed, walled off, located in ear cartilage, missing due to abscess, pellets missing and/or bunched. There are multiple ways to prevent implanting errors for effective administration and thus optimum […]

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