Animal Health - Elders Rural Services

Pre-lambing health for ewes

Lambing time is upon us in south-eastern Australia, so it’s time to start thinking about options for pre-lambing to make sure you are preparing your…


Play hard ball on brucellosis and Barbers Pole

With many flocks in the rebuild phase, now is the time to check ram testicles, pasture quality, take action to minimise Barbers Pole and plan for transitions to…

Animal Health, Sheep

Pre-calving and pre-lambing nutrition for ewes and cows

Now is an important time for breeders to carefully manage nutrition to to ensure less difficulties with lambing/calving, lower mortality rates, and ultimately higher marking…

Animal Health, Cattle, Farm Supplies, Latest News, Sheep


Gallagher animal performance software

Gallagher Animal Performance Software is sending on-farm decision making sky high with a new cloud-based solution. This month, Gallagher releases the latest addition to their…

Animal Health, Seasons, Tech Services

Routine check the turning point for cattle station

A meeting to discuss feed tactics proved to be a turning point for a West Australian cattle station. With the property in the grip of severe drought, the station’s owners had called in Thomas Elder…

Cattle, Seasons, Tech Services


Rain + warmth + grass = pests and parasites (win a Polaris)

What a welcome change in the weather patterns that La Nina have brought across most of the country, delivering significant rain events turning the countryside…

Animal Health, Cattle, Seasons, Sheep


It’s time to take a stand against resistant sheep lice

Animal health advisors are urged to encourage sheep and wool producers to adopt effective rotation programs to maintain the efficacy of all available sheep lousicides.…

Animal Health, Farm Supplies, Seasons, Sheep


Genomic gains and farming management efficiencies in livestock dna testing

Livestock genomics or genetic testing has significantly evolved over the past decade, as a result of advances in scientific research into herd genomics, DNA testing…

Seasons, Tech Services


Pioneering on-farm program returns positive results

A pioneering on-farm program is returning positive results for livestock health and fertility rates across the country. Virbac’s Multimin Performance Ready Challenge, is focused on…

Animal Health, Farm Supplies, Seasons

Marks-Min – Trace Mineral with vitamin B12 in a convenient single dose

What is Marks-Min? Marks-Min is a trace mineral injection for cattle that contains the trace minerals copper, manganese, zinc and selenium along with vitamin B12,…

Animal Health, Cattle, Seasons, Sheep


Monitoring worm burdens in cattle

Monitoring worm burdens through worm egg count tests in cattle following the recent break in the season. Recent rainfall and warmer conditions means that worm…

Animal Health, Cattle, Latest News, Seasons, Tech Services

Realising the potential of animal welfare for the Australian beef industry

To meet consumer expectations and ensure future profitability in Australia’s beef industry, greater focus must be placed on the continual improvement of animal welfare practices…

Animal Health, Cattle