GRAZIERS UNITE: Don McConnel is hosting an educational field day alongside Virbac Australia at his Mt Brisbane property this month.
GRAZIERS UNITE: Don McConnel is hosting an educational field day alongside Virbac Australia at his Mt Brisbane property this month. Kate Munsie

Calling all South Burnett graziers

QUEENSLAND graziers are pairing up with specialist animal health company, Virbac Australia, to host an informative field day open to cattle farmers from right around the region.

Droughtmaster graziers Don and Andrea McConnel will be hosting the event on November 17 at their property 30km east of Esk.

Don McConnel is competing in the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge, a 12 month program run by Virbac Australia recording the first-hand experience of several farmers as they trial the injectable trace minerals with the assistance of expert veterinarian mentors.

Multimin is a trace mineral injection which is scientifically proven to rapidly and accurately top up trace minerals, which can help increase fertility and tighten calving patterns, improve immune function and health as well as optimise growth and development in livestock.

Mr McConnel said he is looking forward to hosting a field day to give local graziers the opportunity to speak with key company representatives and to trial trusted cattle health products.

"The event will cover information on drenches, fly tags and ID tags as well as give fellow graziers the opportunity to trial cattle injectable products that I've had fantastic results with on our property,” Mr McConnel said.

"I have been fortunate to be selected to compete in the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge and am excited to share my observations so far.”

The event will be held from 9.30am on Saturday November 17 with expert guest speakers covering tick management, chemical use and rotation, fly tags, NLIS and ID tags and insights on the differences Don has seen in his Multimin treated cattle versus a non-treated herd.

Speakers include Virbac Technical Services Veterinarian Dr Matt Ball, South East Country Veterinarian Dr Bill Roughan, Anthony Feez from Y-TEX, Trevor Wilcox from Zee Tags and Don McConnel.

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