Consideration 3 – Joining

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To maximise success during the joining period, you should consider;

1.   Regularly observing bulls throughout the joining period,

2.   Grouping similar aged bulls,

3.   Controlled mating – placing young bulls with a breeder herd for no longer than 12 weeks / 3 months (if practical),

4.   Introducing bulls that are 12 – 18 months of age as optimal

5.   If bulls less than 12 months of age are joined, they should only be given a lighter load. A minimum joining percentage of 5% is recommended.

6.   Minimise impact of feral bulls through culling

Angus Australia acknowledges the funds provided by the Australian Government through the Meat & Livestock Australia Donor Company (MDC).  

This resource was created as a result of a collaboration between Angus Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia Donor Company (MDC) (Project P.PSH.1063).