New to cattle ownership, need some help and advice.
We have recently inherited 4 mini cows, they were on agistment elsewhere and we have now finally been able to move them over to the land we have purchased on the Sunshine Coast (about 35 acres). We have a few questions and with so little experience we were really hoping for some advice. We notice that one of the Heifers has some patches around her neck that are a little red crusty and bloody, which we have looked up and it appears to be Lice, does anyone have anything that they would recommend for this and if it is the case, would we need to treat all 4 cows?
With this in mind, does anyone have a schedule that they follow for treatment throughout the year? We were worried about Ticks earlier and treated them all with Cidectin which seems to have held them off.
We also noticed that one of the Heifers lacks condition, we have been moving them every few days to new paddocks to help grass and we also supplement with Rhodes Grass and pellets but is that enough? I have heard conflicting information about feeding Lucerne to minis.
So sorry for all the questions but really hope someone can shed some light. Thanks Rob