Dairy & Beef cattle

Beef Cattle Farming

The beef cattle industry in NSW is the second largest in Australia. It holds about 20 per cent of Australia’s cattle and calves, making it a valuable source of livestock for the Australian cattle industry, economy and consumer market.

How Local Land Services can help beef farmers

Local Land Services works to secure the future of farming by protecting and growing farm productivity. Our staff are on the ground with practical advice, information and training.

We help farmers discover new ways to improve their business and balance production, profit and sustainability.

We work closely with organisations such as the Department of Primary Industries to provide up-to-date technical advice and support. Our staff work towards strategic plans on biosecurity and welfare to the benefit of Australian farmers and our land.

Our staff coordinate local producer groups and hold field days on locally relevant topics including animal husbandry, pasture management, disease management and drought preparedness.

If you’d like to know more about this, please contact us.

What we can help with

Local Land Services can help you with:

  • growing farm productivity
  • growing healthy environments
  • livestock health and biosecurity
  • agricultural advice
  • advice on pest animals and diseases
  • animal welfare
  • quality assurance programs and training.

That’s why we offer advice and help from our Local Land Services Livestock Officers and District Veterinarians.

Please contact us to find out more on how Local Land Services can help you with your beef cattle.

Resources for beef farmers

The North Coast Beef Health and Husbandry guide includes information for beef cattle livestock farmers. While this guide is regionally specific, it can be helpful for all beef livestock farmers across NSW. The 6th Edition of our guide includes:

  • pasture management and sustainable grazing systems for beef cattle
  • calf rearing
  • store fattening
  • cattle in farm forestry
  • cattle on forages and grain.

Alternatively you can visit the Department of Primary Industries website for information on cattle health and disease, cattle nutrition, breeding, welfare and management.

For meat and livestock production calculators from Meat and Livestock Australia, view the tools and calculators section.

Dairy Cattle

The dairy industry in NSW is the second largest dairy industry in Australia, behind Victoria. As with much of the agriculture industry in NSW, the dairy industry has learnt to adapt and change due to climate change, technological advantages and productivity drivers.

Because of this, NSW dairy farmers need to be aware of their stock and challenges, and account for a range of external risks including:

  • changing milk prices
  • labour supply
  • climate and input costs.

How Local Land Services can help dairy farmers

Local Land Services work in partnership with dairy farmers and farming groups to provide support, advice and best-practice examples to increase productivity and profitability.

We can assist you with:

For more information on dairy cattle in NSW, visit Dairy Australia.

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