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how long can cows be left unchecked
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* April 27, 2017, 03:18:33 PM
Hi all, firstly thanks for the add to te forum. I am planning to buy some land around gloucester nsw to farm some cattle if it can work in conjunction with my job. The choice of properties I have offer abundant water & feed so hopefully this will take care of the majority of feeding. I would like to target weaners to grow out for resale but I can only  attend to them on a fortnightly basis of 2 weeks on the farm & 2 weeks away at work (even time roster). Properties are well fenced but I believe there are some wild dogs & pigs around that may cause a bit of grief. Basically what I am asking is can this be done or is there another approach to raising cattle  that would be more suited. I could probably have someone there weekly but I cant rely on this. All input much appreciated. Thanks Darren

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    how long can cows be left unchecked in Livestock Health Newsletters and Articles April 28, 2017, 06:55:20 PM
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    Hi Darren welcome to the forum, tough question... they should be ok but  its like anything in life, a risk. Although very small.


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    how long can cows be left unchecked in Livestock Health Newsletters and Articles July 19, 2017, 03:45:39 PM
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    Darren, just read your post.
    We have around 40 head which includes 22 breeders, a bull and calves. I get up to our place pretty much fortnightly for any thing from 3 days to a week and haven't had any trouble with ours touch wood.
    The previous owner would get up to the place every 3 months or so with similar amount of stock.
    Cheers, Ray
     
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