A Katherine vet will be part of unique trace mineral challenge.
Katherine veterinarian Amanda Dunn has been announced as part of a panel of six Australian beef, dairy and sheep experts who will mentor farmers in a new challenge.
The Multimin Performance Ready Challenge will see each of these industry leaders teamed up with an Australian farmer to provide specialist on-farm mentoring around the use of trace mineral injections for beef, dairy and sheep.
Dr Dunn has a passion for large scale farming. She has a particular interest in the development of the Northern Australian Cattle Industry and works with farmers to improve animal fertility and nutrition while keeping their business cost effective.
Working as a veterinarian at Katherine Veterinary Care Centre, Dr Dunn is also an experienced inspector for the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) and has an interest in the Australian cattle export market.
The challenge is a national marketing campaign from Virbac Australia that will see up to seven Australian farmers receive 12 months free use of Multimin and the chance to share in prizes valued at over $31,000.
Dr Dunn said she is looking forward to working with the North Australian challenger to improve the performance of their livestock.
“Mineral deficiencies are all too often underestimated as a key hurdle in livestock performance and a producer’s bottom line. The challenge is an exciting program, that I am pleased to be a part of, as it will demonstrate improved herd performance by a practical and attainable means.”
At the end of the 12-month challenge period, the mentors will shortlist the top performing challengers and voting will open to the public to select an overall winner.
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