Double B Beef co-hosts Beef Fertility Seminar

October 21, 2011

Cattle, like their owners, are facing pressures from all sides to perform to their “maximum capability”. Threats including tough weather conditions, declining soil fertility, disease and the demands of breeding a healthy calf every year, all weigh heavily on the performance of each cow. 

For beef producers, the fertility of their herd is of critical importance to profitabilit.  Less than optimal pregnancy, calving and weaning percentages have many impacts, not least of which is the negative effect on the bottom line.

Nandewar Animal Services, in conjunction with Double B Beef is hosting a seminar for beef producers which will address a range of issues that impact on successful reproduction in beef herds. The day will focus on information and observations presented by Nandewar Animal Services Principal, Ben Gardiner in co-operation with a number of vets from private practice including Michelle Coulton, Sandy Carlon, Tamaryn Grimmer and Dave Gardiner. North West LHPA Senior Vet, Shaun Slattery and District Vet Ted Irwin will also participate in the day.

According to Ben Gardiner, there has been a gradual decline in the productivity of cattle herds in the Bingara/Barraba area during the time he has been practising here. It was this observation that motivated Ben to host a workshop, in conjunction with Double B Beef to discuss the possible reasons for this decline and what strategies can be put in place to reverse it.

All beef producers are being invited to attend what promises to be a very informative and beneficial day on Wednesday, November 2 at the Barraba Bowling Club.

Follow the link to download the day’s programme. (pdf file size: 142KB).