Vets role on beef farms

We work with beef farmers to ensure they get the level of service which they require to run a successful enterprise.

We understand that no aspect of a farm should be viewed in isolation, as vets we are in a great position to pull information together and discuss where improvements could be made. 

Pregnancy diagnosis

While the role of vets on a beef farm have traditionally been seen as just for pregnancy diagnosis (PD) we provide much more to help you become as profitable as possible.

The main target for beef enterprises should be to wean 94 calves per 100 cows put to the bull. While a more realistic target would be 90%, we all need something to work towards!

At PD visits we will not only look at the number of cows in calf but also analyse those not in calf and investigate possible causes.

Getting cows in calf starts well before the bulls are put in so we will look into bull fertility, duration of calving, cow body condition, heifer management and infectious disease control among other things.