Tick­ing all the boxes

Central and North Burnett Times - - FEATURE -

MUCH of the steer sale cat­tle will be des­tined for ar­eas out­side the Bur­nett and over the tick line into tick-free ar­eas.

Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty’s Stephanie Whi­taker said cat­tle tick pre-treat­ments, when done prop­erly, gave cat­tle an edge on oth­ers, from a buyer’s per­spec­tive.

“It is im­por­tant to con­sider fac­tors, such as the age and con­di­tion of your steers, the po­ten­tial mar­ket they will be des­tined for and any with­hold­ing pe­ri­ods and ex­port slaugh­ter in­ter­vals of pre­treat­ments,” she said.

“All pre-treat­ments should be de­clared on the Na­tional Ven­dor Dec­la­ra­tion and a Cat­tle Tick Pre­lim­i­nary Treat­ment Dec­la­ra­tion.”

Treat­ment dec­la­ra­tions are avail­able from the De­part­ment of Pri­mary In­dus­tries or Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty.

Ms Whi­taker said Bur­nett Live­stock and Realty en­cour­aged ven­dors to dis­cuss pre­treat­ment with the lo­cal live­stock team.

She said this would en­sure the treat­ment would be worth­while and ap­pro­pri­ate for their cat­tle.

Phone them on 4127 1277.

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