Beef AgSkills - A Practical Guide to Farm Skills

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Author:   Jennifer Laffan
Publisher:   NSW DPI
Format:   Softback
ISBN:   9780731305872
Product Id:   3280
Dimensions (cm): 29.6 H x 21 W
Pages: 80


Beef AgSkills provides a basic guide to some of the skills and practices of beef production. The book contains step-by-step instructions, diagrams and full colour pictures. Some of the skills included are: Drafting and Counting cattle, Vaccinating, Heat detection, Problems with calving, Dehorning calves.

Table of Contents


  • General safety precautions
  • Animal welfare
  • Quality assurance
  • Working safely in yards
  • Working safely with cattle in a bailhead
  • Drafting and counting cattle
  • Recognising and avoiding stress
  • Mouthing, drenching, vaccinating and injecting sick cattle
  • Heat detection in cattle
  • Problems associated with calving
  • Castrating calves
  • Individual identification of livestock
  • Dehorning calves
  • Early weaning of beef cattle
  • Paddock appraisal of beef cattle, and
  • Safe work method statements.