Ticking all the boxes
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.