Written by Chris Howie
Due to the nature of livestock production, enterprises all of those involved are very busy. This, in turn, causes producers to focus on the day to day operation and management of their property to ensure livestock have water, feed, animal health applications, calf marking, shearing and the fences are escape proof; As well as getting ready for seeding, hay baling or harvest, having a holiday and weekend sport for the kids.
Australian farms have come a long way in Australian agricultures very short history.
The ABS published that there were 85,681 farms in Australia with a gross value of production of $60.8 billion in 2016-17 (ABS, 2017)
even more impressive by the fact that our Aussie farmers are so good at what they do that they can not only provide for the Australian population but export a significant amount to other countries, further supporting the Australian economy
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.
Australian farmers time is precious. Farmers are racing against a clock in one way or another, trying to work with uncompromising weather phenomena.