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Animal (Livestock) 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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Essential labour saving tool keeps an eye on ewe condition


With 5000 ewes on his 1275Ha station Phil Barnett is always keeping an eye out for solutions that will help him achieve the labour intensive farm activity like drafting more efficiently.

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Ensuring Cows are in Good Condition for Calving and Mating


The McCormick's are putting new technology to good use for both the main dairy cattle operation and for the thoroughbred horses also on their property.

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28How implementing a regular weighing programme helps to maximise the performance of livestock.
58Rotokaia Farm’s new Gallagher i Series Fence Energizer is doing a great job protecting a valuable fodder beet crop from overgrazing.
59Gallagher is set to release the TSi 2 Livestock Manager – an extremely powerful animal management system that is even faster and smarter than its award-winning predecessor.
60Gallagher 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.
61Cambridge farmer Garry Reymer has always believed that accurate heat detection is the most important factor for successful dairy farming.
18An introduction to national traceability schemes and how leading farmers are gaining more profits just from being complying.
71Follow how Gallagher's weighing and EID systems are making deer farming easier and more efficient at Peel Forest Estate.
35There is an old saying that says you cannot manage what you do not measure. On a livestock operation where pounds of animal equate to dollars in the bank, this adage rings true.
36Eight generations and 215 years of experience in the cattle business have taught the Lowe family of Smiths Grove, Kentucky the importance of quality when it comes to raising cattle.
63Wairarapa farmer James Beech is glad he didn’t take any half measures when it came to EID technology.