Low-Stress Cattle Handling

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Apr 20, 2018 8:52:54 AM
 

It can take many years of experience to master the art of cattle handling. Animal welfare is a priority in the livestock and feedlot industries and a big part of that is how people interact and handle livestock.

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Topics: Cattle, Feedlot, Safety, Welfare, Productivity, cattle handling

6 Emerging Technologies in Agriculture

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Apr 6, 2018 12:47:02 PM
 

Australian farmers time is precious. Farmers are racing against a clock in one way or another, trying to work with uncompromising weather phenomena.

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Topics: Agriculture, Industry, Australia, Technology, Productivity

The Reasons to Love Our Rural Emergency Services

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Mar 23, 2018 9:02:00 AM
No one goes to work looking to get hurt, but accidents do happen and help is usually on hand within minutes at most worksites . On a cattle station, things are a little different.
 
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Topics: Australia, CommunitySupport, Rural, Country Life, Health, Regional, Country, Outback, Australians

What is a Rumen?

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Mar 9, 2018 9:35:00 AM

For beef cattle feedlots such as ours, the rumen is very important. Cattle are ruminant animals, meaning that they have a four-chambered stomach.

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Topics: Beef, Livestock, Australia, Beef Cattle, Grain Fed Beef, Australian Beef, Welfare

The Problem with Drought

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Feb 23, 2018 8:51:00 AM
Drought and prolonged periods of low rainfall can have a profound impact on vital ecosystems and the people rely on the land to make a living .
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Topics: Australia, Farming Families, Welfare, Environment, Regional, Country, Outback, Australian, Australians, Drought

When did Australians learn to love wine?

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Feb 9, 2018 8:04:00 AM

There is no doubting that us Aussies love our plonk. The ABS published that in 2012-13, 487.7 million litres of Australian wine was sold domestically for $2,369.2 million! (ABS, 2013

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Topics: History, Wine, Wine Regions, Australia, Australian, South australia, Australians

Who were Australia's Drovers?

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Jan 25, 2018 9:16:00 AM

The Australian drover is a highly regarded aspect of Australia’s agricultural history and many authors of books, poems and articles have made the Australian Drover and their wives famous folk law.

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Topics: History, Livestock, Australia, Australian, droving, drovers, stock routes

Are Farmers Mad?

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Jan 12, 2018 8:38:00 AM

Farming, a profession that much of the time seems to rely on luck rather than the skill and hard work the farmer puts in. Nature and natural elements play a vital role in farming, they can make or break a harvest in a matter of hours.

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Topics: Harvest, Australia, Country Life, Farmers, Farming, Environment, risk

The Australian Kelpie

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Dec 15, 2017 11:57:08 AM

The Australian Kelpie is an iconic Australian canine. They are renowned for their intelligence, energy, loyalty and love for working livestock, particularly cattle and sheep. 

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Topics: Cattle, Livestock, Australia, Working Dog, Kelpie

What are beef by-products used for?

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Dec 1, 2017 10:58:06 AM

It is a well-known fact that focus of breeding beef cattle is to produce a food source. As the global population increases, so does the demand for beef.

Not all the carcass is fit for human consumption. Apart from the meat being the different cuts of beef, what happens to the parts that are inedible? It is true that some of the parts are in edible by-products. Here we are focusing on non-edible. Rather than wasting these products they can be used to make or help make non-edible products.

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Topics: Cattle, Beef, Education, Industry, Beef Cattle, Production, Suppy Chain, Beef Market

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