Raised beef cattle on a farm does not need too costly or intricate infrastructure. Cattles live better outdoors beneath broadly varying weather settings, and you can give them access to a pole shelter with open air. Animals living in a fenced building will need proper ventilation to maintain good health.
Make your job easier and safer by designing an infrastructure that reduces labour, time and expenses. By investing in high-quality farm machinery in Australia, you can keep your herd healthy. Here are some additional tips for you:
Keep the Fodder Out of the Sun
Preserving the quality of the feed is critical. Keep feed, such as grain, silage, straw and hay in a building that is properly ventilated, dry and free from rodents. Keep in mind that too much exposure to direct sunlight can affect the feed’s nutritional value. Wet hay even loses its palatability and value, and it turns into a health and safety hazard because of the risks of mould and combustion development.
To reduce waste and avoid the spread of diseases and parasites, elevate your bins and feeding racks. Most types are available commercially, or you can even make one on your own. Enough reliable fresh water supply is important. You can find most types of water troughs in farm supply or local feed stores.
A Well Drained and Convenient Site
The crush pens, place pens and feed lots should be at an appropriate distance from the feed storage facilities. Ensure that you drain the site properly, so the water freely flows away from the roads, feed storage and working facilities. It must likewise allow free access to machinery, such as trucks and tractors with trailers, for cleaning, unhampered offloading and feed processing.
Handling facilities that are properly designed reduce animal stress and confusion. Take note that high stress could cause poor performance that will have an effect on the quality of the meat.