ARE YOUR AN­I­MALS FIT FOR TRANS­PORT?

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Feature Country Calendar: Winter -

Dis­bud­ding is an im­por­tant job and should be done while an an­i­mal is young. Re­mov­ing horns from older an­i­mals is a vet-only job. Horns are lethal weapons to you when you’re han­dling an an­i­mal, and to other an­i­mals when live­stock are trans­ported. If horns are too long, it’s pos­si­ble an­i­mals won’t be al­lowed to be trans­ported at all be­cause of the po­ten­tial for in­jury to other live­stock, and bruis­ing to meat and dam­age to hides, which down­grades the pay­ment from meat­works.

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