Foliar Fertiliser

August 1, 2017

What causes Bovine Respiratory Disease?

BRD is defined as a "disease complex" or a complex multi-factorial disease as it involves an interaction between several factors - Host factors, or characteristics that make the animal more susceptible to the disease: age, immune status, prior exposure to the pathogens, ...
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Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD)

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is one of the most common and costly causes of illness and death in Australian cattle. BRD is a general term for any respiratory disease in cattle that affects the lower or upper respiratory tract. BRD is commonly associated with infections o...
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10 Interesting Facts About Sheep

1. The scientific name for domesticated sheep is Ovis aries. The word sheep itself, originated from the Old English word scēap. 2. Sheep have a terrific sense of smell, with scent glands in front of their eyes as well as on their feet. 3. Sheep are mainly solely grazing ...
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Diagnosis

Following on from our discussion last week as to what bovine tuberculosis is, today we look at further diagnosis, treatment and management. While bovine TB generally takes a chronic debilitating course, it can be more severe and rapidly progressive. Although there are sev...
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What is Bovine Tuberculosis?

The bad news is that it is subtle and deadly, the good news is that Australia has officially been declared clear of it since 1997. So, what exactly is Bovine Tuberculosis? Bovine Tuberculosis or Bovine TB is a chronic, contagious and slow-growing disease caused by the bacter...
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Bovine Johne’s Disease

Are your cattle wasting away, suffering bottle jaw or diarrhoea? These are all common symptoms of Bovine Johne's Disease. Bovine Johne's Disease or BJD, is generally described as a chronic wasting disease that causes the condition of livestock including cattle and in par...
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Ovine Johne's Disease (OJD)

Are your sheep wasting away, suffering bottle jaw or diarrhoea? These are all common symptoms of Ovine Johne's Disease. Ovine Johne's Disease or OJD, is generally described as a chronic wasting disease that causes the condition of livestock, including sheep and goats, to...
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What is White Muscle Disease?

White muscle disease is a myodegenerative disorder of cattle, known as nutritional myopathy of calves, is normally is seen in young calves and is related to deficiencies of selenium and/or vitamin E. White muscle disease may present itself in two forms; 1. A congenital form ...
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Cattle export statistics

November 21, 2016

Cattle Statistics

In 2014 Australia's export of live beef cattle for feeder, slaughter and breeding purposes totalled 1,294,036 head and were valued at A$1.294 billion FOB. Indonesia was the largest market taking 730,257 head which accounted for 56% of the total of Australia's cattle expor...
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