JBS is probably the biggest feedlot operator in the country and as of September 1 has imposed some restrictions on all cattle entering their yards at Prime City, Riverina, & Caroona.
All cattle being inducted into these centres will need to have a pre-entry vaccination on farm of the vaccine BOVILIS MH+IBR 14 to 180 days prior to delivery.
This will give cattle protection from sickness, diminish the risk of mortalities and for this service the company will continue to pay a $15.00 per head premium.
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The key tips to handling and using the vaccine appear to the writer to be onerous for the small producer and include packing the vaccine in cooler packs with ice while transporting the packs then must go to a reliable fridge and kept at between 2-8 degrees celsius, must be discarded if the product is ever frozen, and replace needles every 40 animals or as required and so the list goes on.
All cattle being inducted into these centres will need to have a pre-entry vaccination...
The feedlot will administer another dose upon arrival at the yards to increase the level of immunity and this in turn should combat the very deadly respiratory disease organisms. No doubt this is the way of the future and one would imagine that other feedlots will pursue a similar course of action.
This preventative action is obviously very important to some sections of the industry but will suit a farming organisation with staff more so than the old grazier battling to keep up with all his or her workload.
Fletcher International Exports are to be congratulated on their fourteen million ($14 Million) expansion to their plant here in Dubbo.
The New South Wales government through their Regional Job Creation Fund came up with $4.5 million but Roger Fletcher and his family supplied the rest.
The new facility at the plant will allow processing capacity to be expanded to 11,000 sheep & lambs per day and have the potential to increase the workforce by a further 400 full time jobs if the company can find the extra staff which in the recent past has proved difficult.
This new project will give the Company much more flexibility when searching for and maintaining both new & existing customers across their global reach.
Ballimore Auctions have once again completed a very successful online purebred poultry auction.
A total of 48 lots were consigned to a field of 125 registered bidders with Brighton in Tasmania the furthest destination point.
Highlights include a pair of white Pekins at $760, a trio of Standard White Leghorns $750 a quad of Standard Gold Laced Wyandottes $725 and a trio of Standard Black Wyandottes at $665.