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
More information on beef cattle in Australia can be found in the North Coast guide to Beef Cattle and Health Husbandry.
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.
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:
- services from our Local Land Services Livestock Officers and District Veterinarians
- connecting you with other producers, industry groups and training
- strategic planning based off of the NSW Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Strategic Plan
- advice and support to protect the economy, environment and community from diseases and pests that affect dairy cows.
For more information on dairy cattle in NSW, visit Dairy Australia.
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