Month: July 2018

Mount Compass Market Report Yarding: 774 There was a yarding of very good quality cattle offered by agents. All of the usual buyers were in attendance and bidding was strong with values exceeding last week’s sale. Export cattle were in demand and local as well as interstate processors bid strongly to secure numbers. Heavyweight bulls [...]Continue reading
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Yarding: 594 There was a yarding of generally good quality cattle offered by agents. All of the usual buyers were in attendance and bidding was solid as values remained on a par with last week’s sale. Export cattle were in demand and local as well as interstate processors bid strongly to secure numbers. Heavyweight bulls […]Continue reading

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Why Worm Control? Burdens of cattle worms can lead to reduced liveweight in and associated with worm disease like diarrhoea and illthrift. A worm control programme will benefit the animals health as well as adding to the profitability at sale time. Drenches There are four drench groups: Combination drenches (for example, Eclipse® or Trifecta®) should […]Continue reading

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Fencing Types Which fencing to use is dependant on what livestock is going to be stocked. There is a range of fencing materials so we will try and make sense of the options in this article. Creosote vs Permapine The first question is post type. Rural fences are typically built using pine posts. Strainers at […]Continue reading

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Grazing Strategies There are a number of grazing strategies that can be used depending on how your land is being used. These factors include what livestock you are targeting, land size (and stocking pressure), rainfall in the area, which species of pasture is suited for your area as well as personal preferences (e.g. natural vegetation […]Continue reading

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