Northern wet season hub
After a run of dry years, this wet season will present new opportunities and some potential challenges for northern producers.
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During the wet season (especially following a run of dry years), increased insect activity increases the risk of vector-borne disease such as three day sickness (Bovine Ephemeral Fever).
It is important to ensure vaccinations are up to date. Brand and vaccinate calves and valuable animals and monitor young stock for internal parasites.
In high-risk areas control measures for ticks and buffalo flies should be implemented.
Calf loss, including losses that occur after a breeding cow has been categorised as pregnant, right through to weaning, can be a significant contributor to reproductive inefficiency in northern breeder herds. New Tips & Tools are available for producers to start to assess and tackle this issue.
Prepare for the wet season with an emergency plan, an emergency kit and a livestock emergency plan. The NT government has prepared a list of simple steps to follow:
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If you, or someone you know, is struggling with mental health, you can find a list of support services here.