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Preparing your Farm for the Cold Winter Season

Preparing your Farm for the Cold Winter Season

Just like you, the cold weather also impacts your cattle. Cattle requirement proper farm management to aid in the maintenance of a cow’s body temperature. Harsh winter conditions can leave cattle struggling to put on weight or maintain regular milk production. On top of this, they can end up stressed as they struggle to go about daily activities – in turn affecting the meat they produce. However, winter doesn’t have to be so miserable as there are several ways to keep your livestock happy and healthy.

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How to keep your livestock warm during the upcoming cold seasons

How to keep your livestock warm during the upcoming cold seasons

As chilly weather sets in, farmers must prepare their properties for the upcoming winter season. While keeping you and your family warm is a given, it’s essential to remember your livestock also need to be prepared for the colder weather.

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Why Autumn is the best time to complete your Farms Projects

Why Autumn is the best time to complete your Farms Projects

As the hot Australian summer begins to cool down and the cold winter air begins to set in, autumn is the perfect time to prepare your farm. When the chill arrives, your farm should be equipped to handle harsh weather. The cold is often hard on livestock, and it is essential to have a safe farm for your cattle.

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Farm Fencing for Beginners

Farm Fencing for Beginners – Fencing Techniques and Your Farm

Well-designed fencing is an important part to any property’s infrastructure. Wandering livestock are not only a risk to themselves, but also a serious public safety risk, particularly when they are on the road. Wandering livestock can injure themselves, and also cause damage to property. However, confining livestock can be a huge hassle without the support of reliable fencing in place, adding unnecessary stress that is easily avoidable.

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15 Years of Steel Fabrication

15 Years of Steel Fabrication

With over 15 years of experience, Steel Supplies Charters Towers has been continuously helping farmers and locals in regional Queensland to build infrastructure that has stood the test of time and harsh Australian climate.

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The Aftermath Of Flooding and Your Farm

The Aftermath Of Flooding and Your Farm

The devastating flood crisis that is currently impacting large areas of Queensland and Northern NSW, have seen thousands of houses and farmlands submerged under water. The hardship is only likely to continue once clean-up begins, revealing the horrific impacts of the flood needed to be dealt with. However, dealing with the reality of a damaged farmland is something farmers should not have to deal with alone.

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How Farms Can Recover Effectively After Flooding

How Farms Can Recover Effectively After Floods

The recent flooding in Maryborough, disrupted the livelihoods of many. In times like this it is important to assist one another where possible. Strong currents and submerged paddocks underwater frequently cause significant property damage and danger to livestock, with the potential to bankrupt a farm.

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erosion from high rainfalls

Managing Pasture Through Seasons Of High Rainfall

The quality of pasture that cattle eat is one of the largest determining factors affecting quality when producing meat. If cattle eat light dried grass too much, they lack the nutrients found in wet grass, and vice versa for a wet grass-dominated diet. Farmers looking to manage their cattle to perfection through abnormal weather patterns should focus on the changing quality of pastures.

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drone shot of farming landscape on a ranch in Australia, of a flooding river.

How To Manage Cattle Through Extreme Flooding

While Australian droughts have affected the ability for cattle farms to remain profitable, nothing creates devastation for farmers quite like flooding. Forceful currents and having areas submerged underwater commonly results in substantial property damage, bearing the ability to bankrupt a farm in a matter of days.

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flooded queensland farm

What La Niña Means For Northern Cattle Farmers

The northern parts of Australia provide some of the most challenging weather conditions for farmers to profitably operate their farms. In a normal year, flash flooding, cyclones, extreme winds and high temperatures are a normal occurrence. Although every few years, an abnormal weather system occurs called La Niña, which brings higher rains to Australia and much of Asia, and drought to the west coast of America.

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