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Animal Health

Prevention is better than cure.


Diseases that affect livestock can have a significant impact on meat and milk production. Keeping livestock healthy is a top concern for farmers. Proper dosages of vaccines, medicines, quality forage, fresh water and the ability to capture and collect livestock data assists farmers with preventing diseases, improving herd health and optimising efficiency in the operation.


Read the introduction below to find out what the leading farms are doing to monitor their livestock. The collection of articles also included on this page provide examples and insight into how farmers are putting Gallagher solutions to good use as part of their health management system.   

A Basic Introduction to Cost Effective Animal (Livestock) Health

The financial and emotional impact of livestock health issues can be huge if not caught and treated early. A robust animal health programme relevant for location, operation type and size is critical to minimising the risk of disease and death for livestock on any farming operation and maintaining profitability.

This article takes a look at how weighing and electronic identification can contribute to cost effectively maintaining the health of your stock.

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Water monitoring helps prevent stock running out of water


A 15,000 hecatare property is a lot of land and a lot of water points to keep track of. Read how Dunblane Station in Barcaldine, Queensland saved two and a half days a week and brought improved peace of mind that stock would not run short on water.

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Keeping sheep safe from wild dogs, a high priority 


After a very bad run with livestock mauled by dogs, Dan and Linda Petty decided to put electric fencing around their Yuraraba property in southern Queensland. Find out how a new i series Energizer helps monitor the fence every minute of every day.

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44Mat Roberts says without the “dog fence”, they wouldn’t be able to farm sheep.
87Lance Pope got more than he bargained for when he chose Gallagher products to fence his Brahman bull breeding operation at Glenborough in Queensland.
91Millhouse Pastoral’s Frank Pereira says like most farmers, he and wife Suzanne Wilson guesstimated stock weights. But now purely supplying the exacting Asian market, precision is key for the high-end, export operation at Romsey in Victoria’s rolling Macedon Ranges.
58Gallagher has unveiled a clever little heat detection product that offers farmers a huge return on investment. The Flashmate® Electronic Heat Detector, a standalone disposable device that monitors cow heat behaviour 24/7, was on display at this year’s National Fieldays.
59Cambridge farmer Garry Reymer has always believed that accurate heat detection is the most important factor for successful dairy farming.
7A weighing system is a powerful yet easy to use system for tracking animal performance.
18A short overview on how to drive continuous improvement on dairy farms using electric fencing and weighing and EID systems.
20Electric fencing, weighing and EID and water supply play critical roles in high performing cattle farms.
53Gallagher water monitor saves labour and days lost pumping
57Gallagher's WEID gear is rugged, but it's brilliant simplicity makes it very user friendly.