Beef Cattle

  • Output $2,729m est. Up 6% yoy.
  • Prices were volatile due to drought followed by rapidly improving conditions.
  • Despite improved conditions the female slaughter rate remained stubbornly high.

Keeping NSW cattle tick-free

The NSW DPI Cattle Tick Program works to keep NSW tick-free through movement controls on animals from tick infested areas, implementing strategies to eradicate outbreaks of ticks and tick fever and updating industry on developments in cattle tick control. Cattle tick is the most serious external parasite of cattle in Australia, with an estimated annual cost to the industry of more than $160 million. Cattle tick is a notifiable disease under the NSW Biosecurity Regulation 2015.

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