The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-01-22T05:08:45Z Esperance WA vet announced as part of unique trace mineral challenge 2018-01-22T05:08:45Z esperance-wa-vet-announced-as-part-of-unique-trace-mineral-challenge Esperance veterinarian Enoch Bergman has been announced as part of a panel of six eminent Australian beef, dairy and sheep experts who will mentor farmers in a new and unique 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 Multimin trace mineral injections for beef, dairy and sheep. From Colorado, USA Dr Bergman has been practicing vet in Esperance for 14 years. He has an interest in Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV) and established Australia’s first commercial laboratory for the diagnosis of animals Persistently Infected with BVDV. Previously the president of the Australian Cattle Vets, Dr Bergman has sampled thousands of local animals for hundreds of clients attempting to benchmark their animal’s micro mineral status to allow targeted supplementation. The Multimin Performance Ready Challenge is the latest 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 Jerry Liu, Livestock Nutrition Product Manager at Virbac Australia said that this is an extraordinary opportunity for farmers to have some of the best animal nutrition and animal health advice on their property. “Trace minerals are essential elements for healthy sheep and cattle. We know that during high demand periods such as joining, weaning and birthing, animals have higher requirements for certain trace minerals.” “Multimin injections are designed as a trace mineral top-up to improve the performance of cattle and sheep when they need it most.” “The vets involved in the Challenge are pivotal to its success - they will play a major role in educating farmers in the use of Multimin to improve animal fertility and health and ultimately the farm’s financial bottom line.” “Dr Bergman will offer a wealth of experience and knowledge to the challenge. His experience in trace mineral supplementation and improving producer’s profitability will be invaluable to our western challenger,” he said. Dr Bergman said he is looking forward to working with the Western Australian challenger to improve the performance of their livestock. “Deficiencies of copper, cobalt, and/or selenium are exceptionally common in the Esperance area. I believe appropriate and timely micro mineral supplementation is a key production driver for WA producers. I have seen first-hand some of the benefits that Multimin is delivering and am keen to work as a Multimin Performance Ready Challenge mentor to further document the value Multimin can deliver to Australian beef, sheep, and dairy producers.” The challenge will be followed world-wide via social media with challengers providing regular updates, blogs and videos of their progress. 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. The most successful challenger will win an overseas experience of a lifetime for two and free Multimin for an additional 12 months. First prize is valued at more than $21,000 and will offer professional development tailored to the winning challenger and their farm. Second and third prize challengers will receive a further six months free Multimin valued at over $5,000 each. Entries close on January 31st for the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge. Farmers are encouraged to take a look at the website and enter. For more information or to enter the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge go to: au.virbac.com/multiminchallenge Editors note: Other expert mentors joining Dr Bergman from around Australia include: Dr Amanda Dunn - Katherine Vet Care, NT Amanda is an associate veterinarian at Katherine Veterinary Care Centre, NT. Amanda has extensive experience in large scale farming and has an interest in production improvement, fertility and nutrition. Dr Craig Dwyer – Smithton Veterinary Service, TAS Craig is a veterinarian and President of the Australian Cattle Vets. Craig is based in Tasmania and has a particular interest in cattle nutrition, reproduction and bull fertility. Dr Susan Swaney – Virbac Australia, VIC Susan is a veterinarian and Technical Services Manager at Virbac Australia. Based in Victoria, Susan is an expert in recent advances in parasitology, nutrition and vaccination. Dr Matthew Ball – Virbac Australia, NSW & QLD Matthew is veterinarian at Beacon Veterinary in Northern NSW. He is also the Technical Services Manager – Livestock at Virbac Australia. Matthew has a particular interest in helping farmers develop practical and preventable animal health programs for their stock. Dr Colin Trengove – Pro Ag Consulting, SA Colin is a veterinarian and Managing Director of Pro-Ag Consulting in South Australia. Colin has more than 30 years experience and interest working in whole farm nutrition and animal health. - Ends - Media Enquiries: C7EVEN Communications Kate Munsie Adam Arndell (02) 6766 4513 / 0421 935 843 (02) 6766 4513 / 0403 372 889 kate.munsie@c7even.com.au adam.arndell@c7even.com.au Photo caption: Enoch Bergman, veterinarian at Swans Veterinary Services Geelong VIC vet announced as part of unique trace mineral challenge 2018-01-22T05:03:15Z geelong-vic-vet-announced-as-part-of-unique-trace-mineral-challenge Geelong veterinarian Susan Swaney has been announced as part of a panel of six eminent Australian beef, dairy and sheep experts who will mentor farmers in a new and unique 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 Multimin trace mineral injections for beef, dairy and sheep. Dr Swaney is a highly qualified vet and a graduate of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Science. She farms prime lambs and beef cattle and has a particular interest in parasitology. Within Virbac, Susan has been instrumental in running a number of trials in sheep, beef and dairy cattle production, looking at the benefits of using both trace mineral products and parasiticides to their best advantage. The Multimin Performance Ready Challenge is the latest 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 Jerry Liu, Livestock Nutrition Product Manager at Virbac Australia said that this is an extraordinary opportunity for farmers to have some of the best animal nutrition and animal health advice on their property. “Trace minerals are essential elements for healthy sheep and cattle. We know that during high demand periods such as joining, weaning and birthing, animals have higher requirements for certain trace minerals.” “Multimin injections are designed as a trace mineral top-up to improve the performance of cattle and sheep when they need it most.” “The vets involved in the Challenge are pivotal to its success - they will play a major role in educating farmers in the use of Multimin to improve animal fertility and health and ultimately the farm’s financial bottom line.” “Dr Swaney will offer a wealth of experience and knowledge to the challenge. Her experience in parasitology is remarkable and her trace mineral knowledge will be invaluable to our Victorian challenger,” he said. Dr Swaney said she is looking forward to working with the Victorian challenger to improve the performance of their livestock. “Trace minerals are essential for health and optimal production in beef, dairy and sheep by regulating hundreds of bodily processes. The Multimin Performance Ready Challenge gives producers from across Australia the chance to learn the latest in trace mineral science. I am looking forward to working with a producer to see how significantly they can increase their herd performance.” The challenge will be followed world-wide via social media with challengers providing regular updates, blogs and videos of their progress. 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. The most successful challenger will win an overseas experience of a lifetime for two and free Multimin for an additional 12 months. First prize is valued at more than $21,000 and will offer professional development tailored to the winning challenger and their farm. Second and third prize challengers will receive a further six months free Multimin valued at over $5,000 each. Entries close on January 31st for the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge. Farmers are encouraged to take a look at the website and enter. For more information or to enter the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge go to: au.virbac.com/multiminchallenge Editors note: Other expert mentors joining Dr Swaney from around Australia include: Dr Amanda Dunn - Katherine Vet Care, NT Amanda is an associate veterinarian at Katherine Veterinary Care Centre, NT. Amanda has extensive experience in large scale farming and has an interest in production improvement, fertility and nutrition. Dr Colin Trengove – Pro Ag Consulting, SA Colin is a veterinarian and Managing Director of Pro-Ag Consulting in South Australia. Colin has more than 30 years experience and interest working in whole farm nutrition and animal health. Dr Craig Dwyer – Smithton Veterinary Service, TAS Craig is a veterinarian and President of the Australian Cattle Vets. Craig is based in Tasmania and has a particular interest in cattle nutrition, reproduction and bull fertility. Dr Enoch Bergman – Swans Veterinary Services, WA From Colorado, USA Enoch is a veterinarian and was previously the president of the Australian Cattle Vets. Enoch has an interest in Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV) and established Australia’s first commercial laboratory for the diagnosis of animals Persistently Infected with BVDV. Dr Matthew Ball – Virbac Australia, NSW & QLD Matthew is veterinarian at Beacon Veterinary in Northern NSW. He is also the Technical Services Manager – Livestock at Virbac Australia. Matthew has a particular interest in helping farmers develop practical and preventable animal health programs for their stock. - Ends - Media Enquiries: C7EVEN Communications Kate Munsie Adam Arndell (02) 6766 4513 / 0421 935 843 (02) 6766 4513 / 0403 372 889 kate.munsie@c7even.com.au adam.arndell@c7even.com.au Photo caption: Susan Swaney, Technical Services Manager at Virbac Australia Smithton TAS vet announced as part of unique trace mineral challenge 2018-01-22T04:57:56Z smithton-tas-vet-announced-as-part-of-unique-trace-mineral-challenge Smithton veterinarian Craig Dwyer has been announced as part of a panel of six eminent Australian beef, dairy and sheep experts who will mentor farmers in a new and unique 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 Multimin trace mineral injections for beef, dairy and sheep. Dr Dwyer is a highly qualified vet acting as Clinic Lead for Tasmanian practices. He worked in dairy practice in Smithton before continuing his career in England and Wales and then moving back to Tasmania to become partner at Smithton Veterinary Service. As current president of Australian Cattle Vets, Dr Dwyer has interests in cattle reproduction, bull fertility and nutrition. The Multimin Performance Ready Challenge is the latest 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 Jerry Liu, Livestock Nutrition Product Manager at Virbac Australia said that this is an extraordinary opportunity for farmers to have some of the best animal nutrition and animal health advice on their property. “Trace minerals are essential elements for healthy sheep and cattle. We know that during high demand periods such as joining, weaning and birthing, animals have higher requirements for certain trace minerals.” “Multimin injections are designed as a trace mineral top-up to improve the performance of cattle and sheep when they need it most.” “The vets involved in the Challenge are pivotal to its success - they will play a major role in educating farmers in the use of Multimin to improve animal fertility and health and ultimately the farm’s financial bottom line.” “Dr Dwyer will offer a wealth of experience and knowledge to the challenge. His knowledge in ruminant nutrition and experience as Clinic Lead for Tasmanian practices will be invaluable to our state challenger,” he said. Dr Dwyer said he is looking forward to working with the Tasmanian challenger to improve the performance of their livestock. “I am really excited about being part of the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge, being able to work closely with a producer to improve the production, profitability and welfare on farm is what a large animal vet is all about. Using science to monitor data and ensure the correct results are gained for the animals and farm with regards to trace elements is best practice and a great opportunity given to farmers by Virbac. Given that other farmers can watch the progress and see the results is a bonus for all, let’s hope Tasmania can track really well and take home the major prize.” The challenge will be followed world-wide via social media with challengers providing regular updates, blogs and videos of their progress. 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. The most successful challenger will win an overseas experience of a lifetime for two and free Multimin for an additional 12 months. First prize is valued at more than $21,000 and will offer professional development tailored to the winning challenger and their farm. Second and third prize challengers will receive a further six months free Multimin valued at over $5,000 each. Entries close on January 31st for the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge. Farmers are encouraged to take a look at the website and enter. For more information or to enter the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge go to: au.virbac.com/multiminchallenge Editors note: Other expert mentors joining Dr Dwyer from around Australia include: Dr Colin Trengove – Pro Ag Consulting, SA Colin is a veterinarian and Managing Director of Pro-Ag Consulting in South Australia. Colin has more than 30 years experience and interest working in whole farm nutrition and animal health. Dr Amanda Dunn - Katherine Vet Care, NT Amanda is an associate veterinarian at Katherine Veterinary Care Centre, NT. Amanda has extensive experience in large scale farming and has an interest in production improvement, fertility and nutrition. Dr Enoch Bergman – Swans Veterinary Services, WA From Colorado, USA Enoch is a veterinarian and was previously the president of the Australian Cattle Vets. Enoch has an interest in Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV) and established Australia’s first commercial laboratory for the diagnosis of animals Persistently Infected with BVDV. Dr Susan Swaney – Virbac Australia, VIC Susan is a veterinarian and Technical Services Manager at Virbac Australia. Based in Victoria, Susan is an expert in recent advances in parasitology, nutrition and vaccination. Dr Matthew Ball – Virbac Australia, NSW & QLD Matthew is veterinarian at Beacon Veterinary in Northern NSW. He is also the Technical Services Manager – Livestock at Virbac Australia. Matthew has a particular interest in helping farmers develop practical and preventable animal health programs for their stock. - Ends - Media Enquiries: C7EVEN Communications Kate Munsie Adam Arndell (02) 6766 4513 / 0421 935 843 (02) 6766 4513 / 0403 372 889 kate.munsie@c7even.com.au adam.arndell@c7even.com.au Photo caption: Craig Dwyer, veterinarian at Smithton Veterinary Service Burnside SA vet announced as part of unique trace mineral challenge 2018-01-22T04:52:40Z burnside-sa-vet-announced-as-part-of-unique-trace-mineral-challenge Burnside veterinarian Colin Trengove has been announced as part of a panel of six eminent Australian beef, dairy and sheep experts who will mentor farmers in a new and unique 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 Multimin trace mineral injections for beef, dairy and sheep. Dr Trengove is a highly qualified vet with interests in farm nutrition, management and animal health. He is a co-founder of the Australian Precision Ag Laboratory (APAL) in Adelaide which provides a soil, plant tissue and water testing service to South Australia. Working as the Managing Director at Pro Ag Consulting, Dr Trengove is also a lecturer in small ruminant medicine at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy. The Multimin Performance Ready Challenge is the latest 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 Jerry Liu, Livestock Nutrition Product Manager at Virbac Australia said that this is an extraordinary opportunity for farmers to have some of the best animal nutrition and animal health advice on their property. “Trace minerals are essential elements for healthy sheep and cattle. We know that during high demand periods such as joining, weaning and birthing, animals have higher requirements for certain trace minerals.” “Multimin injections are designed as a trace mineral top-up to improve the performance of cattle and sheep when they need it most.” “The vets involved in the Challenge are pivotal to its success - they will play a major role in educating farmers in the use of Multimin to improve animal fertility and health and ultimately the farm’s financial bottom line.” “Dr Trengove will offer a wealth of experience and knowledge to the challenge. His experience in whole farm nutrition focused on soil, plant and animal interaction in livestock production, health and management will be invaluable to our southern challenger,” he said. Dr Trengove said he is looking forward to working with the South Australian challenger to improve the performance of their livestock. “The Multimin Performance Ready Challenge offers a great opportunity for me as a mentor to work closely with a producer to carefully evaluate the benefit of using Multimin trace mineral injections to address trace element deficiencies in a controlled farm study. This will avoid the mystery that often arises from inappropriate use of products in poorly designed farm-based observations.” The challenge will be followed world-wide via social media with challengers providing regular updates, blogs and videos of their progress. 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. The most successful challenger will win an overseas experience of a lifetime for two and free Multimin for an additional 12 months. First prize is valued at more than $21,000 and will offer professional development tailored to the winning challenger and their farm. Second and third prize challengers will receive a further six months free Multimin valued at over $5,000 each. Entries close on January 31st for the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge. Farmers are encouraged to take a look at the website and enter. For more information or to enter the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge go to: au.virbac.com/multiminchallenge Editors note: Other expert mentors joining Dr Trengove from around Australia include: Dr Amanda Dunn - Katherine Vet Care, NT Amanda is an associate veterinarian at Katherine Veterinary Care Centre, NT. Amanda has extensive experience in large scale farming and has an interest in production improvement, fertility and nutrition. Dr Craig Dwyer – Smithton Veterinary Service, TAS Craig is a veterinarian and President of the Australian Cattle Vets. Craig is based in Tasmania and has a particular interest in cattle nutrition, reproduction and bull fertility. Dr Enoch Bergman – Swans Veterinary Services, WA From Colorado, USA Enoch is a veterinarian and was previously the president of the Australian Cattle Vets. Enoch has an interest in Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV) and established Australia’s first commercial laboratory for the diagnosis of animals Persistently Infected with BVDV. Dr Susan Swaney – Virbac Australia, VIC Susan is a veterinarian and Technical Services Manager at Virbac Australia. Based in Victoria, Susan is an expert in recent advances in parasitology, nutrition and vaccination. Dr Matthew Ball – Virbac Australia, NSW & QLD Matthew is veterinarian at Beacon Veterinary in Northern NSW. He is also the Technical Services Manager – Livestock at Virbac Australia. Matthew has a particular interest in helping farmers develop practical and preventable animal health programs for their stock. - Ends - Media Enquiries: C7EVEN Communications Kate Munsie Adam Arndell (02) 6766 4513 / 0421 935 843 (02) 6766 4513 / 0403 372 889 kate.munsie@c7even.com.au adam.arndell@c7even.com.au Photo caption: Dr Colin Trengove, Managing Director at Pro Ag Consulting Katherine NT vet announced as part of unique trace mineral challenge 2018-01-22T04:46:39Z katherine-nt-vet-announced-as-part-of-unique-trace-mineral-challenge Katherine veterinarian Amanda Dunn has been announced as part of a panel of six eminent Australian beef, dairy and sheep experts who will mentor farmers in a new and unique 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 Multimin trace mineral injections for beef, dairy and sheep. Dr Dunn is a highly qualified vet with an extraordinary 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 Multimin Performance Ready Challenge is the latest 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 Jerry Liu, Livestock Nutrition Product Manager at Virbac Australia said that this is an extraordinary opportunity for farmers to have some of the best animal nutrition and animal health advice on their property. “Trace minerals are essential elements for healthy sheep and cattle. We know that during high demand periods such as joining, weaning and birthing, animals have higher requirements for certain trace minerals.” “Multimin injections are designed as a trace mineral top-up to improve the performance of cattle and sheep when they need it most.” “The vets involved in the Challenge are pivotal to its success - they will play a major role in educating farmers in the use of Multimin to improve animal fertility and health and ultimately the farm’s financial bottom line.” “Dr Dunn will offer a wealth of experience and knowledge to the challenge. Her experience is well rounded and her large-scale station knowledge will be invaluable to our northern challenger,” he said. 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 Multimin Performance Ready 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.” The challenge will be followed world-wide via social media with challengers providing regular updates, blogs and videos of their progress. 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. The most successful challenger will win an overseas experience of a lifetime for two and free Multimin for an additional 12 months. First prize is valued at more than $21,000 and will offer professional development tailored to the winning challenger and their farm. Second and third prize challengers will receive a further six months free Multimin valued at over $5,000 each. Entries close on January 31st for the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge. Farmers are encouraged to take a look at the website and enter. For more information or to enter the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge go to: au.virbac.com/multiminchallenge Editors note: Other expert mentors joining Dr Dunn from around Australia include: Dr Colin Trengove – Pro Ag Consulting, SA Colin is a veterinarian and Managing Director of Pro-Ag Consulting in South Australia. Colin has more than 30 years experience and interest working in whole farm nutrition and animal health. Dr Craig Dwyer – Smithton Veterinary Service, TAS Craig is a veterinarian and President of the Australian Cattle Vets. Craig is based in Tasmania and has a particular interest in cattle nutrition, reproduction and bull fertility. Dr Enoch Bergman – Swans Veterinary Services, WA From Colorado, USA Enoch is a veterinarian and was previously the president of the Australian Cattle Vets. Enoch has an interest in Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV) and established Australia’s first commercial laboratory for the diagnosis of animals Persistently Infected with BVDV. Dr Susan Swaney – Virbac Australia, VIC Susan is a veterinarian and Technical Services Manager at Virbac Australia. Based in Victoria, Susan is an expert in recent advances in parasitology, nutrition and vaccination. Dr Matthew Ball – Virbac Australia, NSW & QLD Matthew is veterinarian at Beacon Veterinary in Northern NSW. He is also the Technical Services Manager – Livestock at Virbac Australia. Matthew has a particular interest in helping farmers develop practical and preventable animal health programs for their stock. - Ends - Media Enquiries: C7EVEN Communications Kate Munsie Adam Arndell (02) 6766 4513 / 0421 935 843 (02) 6766 4513 / 0403 372 889 kate.munsie@c7even.com.au adam.arndell@c7even.com.au Photo caption: Dr Amanda Dunn, Veterinarian at Katherine Veterinary Care Centre Northern Rivers NSW vet announced as part of unique trace mineral challenge 2018-01-22T04:39:09Z northern-rivers-nsw-vet-announced-as-part-of-unique-trace-mineral-challenge Northern Rivers veterinarian Matthew Ball has been announced as part of a panel of six eminent Australian beef, dairy and sheep experts who will mentor farmers in a new and unique 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 Multimin trace mineral injections for beef, dairy and sheep. Dr Ball is a highly qualified vet and Technical Services Manager at Virbac Australia. He has a strong passion for helping cattle farmers develop practical and profitable preventative health programs and shows a particular interest in disease surveillance. Owner of Beacon Veterinary, Dr Ball has many years of experience working in a mixed practice and emergency clinics and is also a trained teacher in agriculture and science. The Multimin Performance Ready Challenge is the latest 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 Jerry Liu, Livestock Nutrition Product Manager at Virbac Australia said that this is an extraordinary opportunity for farmers to have some of the best animal nutrition and animal health advice on their property. “Trace minerals are essential elements for healthy sheep and cattle. We know that during high demand periods such as joining, weaning and birthing, animals have higher requirements for certain trace minerals." “Multimin injections are designed as a trace mineral top-up to improve the performance of cattle and sheep when they need it most." “The vets involved in the Challenge are pivotal to its success - they will play a major role in educating farmers in the use of Multimin to improve animal fertility and health and ultimately the farm’s financial bottom line." “Dr Ball will offer a wealth of experience and knowledge to the challenge. He’s exceptionally knowledgeable about cattle production, and his ability to distil cutting edge science down to practical production applications will be of great value to our Queensland and NSW challengers,” he said. Dr Ball said he is looking forward to working with the Queensland and New South Wales challengers to improve the performance of their livestock. “Australia is an old continent with leached, often low nutrient, soils. With hard work and innovation, we produce some of the best livestock products in the world. I am excited to be a mentor for innovative farmers seeking improvements to the fertility and immunity in their herds or flocks. I have seen and measured the benefits trace mineral injections can have to livestock productivity and look forward to assisting those who are up to the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge.” The challenge will be followed world-wide via social media with challengers providing regular updates, blogs and videos of their progress. 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. The most successful challenger will win an overseas experience of a lifetime for two and free Multimin for an additional 12 months. First prize is valued at more than $21,000 and will offer professional development tailored to the winning challenger and their farm. Second and third prize challengers will receive a further six months free Multimin valued at over $5,000 each. Entries close on January 31st for the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge. Farmers are encouraged to take a look at the website and enter. For more information or to enter the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge go to: au.virbac.com/multiminchallenge Editors note: Other expert mentors joining Dr Ball from around Australia include: Dr Amanda Dunn - Katherine Vet Care, NT Amanda is an associate veterinarian at Katherine Veterinary Care Centre, NT. Amanda has extensive experience in large scale farming and has an interest in production improvement, fertility and nutrition. Dr Colin Trengove – Pro Ag Consulting, SA Colin is a veterinarian and Managing Director of Pro-Ag Consulting in South Australia. Colin has more than 30 years experience and interest working in whole farm nutrition and animal health. Dr Craig Dwyer – Smithton Veterinary Service, TAS Craig is a veterinarian and President of the Australian Cattle Vets. Craig is based in Tasmania and has a particular interest in cattle nutrition, reproduction and bull fertility. Dr Enoch Bergman – Swans Veterinary Services, WA From Colorado, USA Enoch is a veterinarian and was previously the president of the Australian Cattle Vets. Enoch has an interest in Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV) and established Australia’s first commercial laboratory for the diagnosis of animals Persistently Infected with BVDV. Dr Susan Swaney – Virbac Australia, VIC Susan is a veterinarian and Technical Services Manager at Virbac Australia. Based in Victoria, Susan is an expert in recent advances in parasitology, nutrition and vaccination. - Ends - Media Enquiries: C7EVEN Communications Kate Munsie Adam Arndell (02) 6766 4513 / 0421 935 843 (02) 6766 4513 / 0403 372 889 kate.munsie@c7even.com.au adam.arndell@c7even.com.au Photo caption: Matthew Ball, Technical Services Manager at Virbac Australia Leading vets announced as farmer mentors for unique trace mineral challenge 2018-01-22T03:52:40Z leading-vets-announced-as-farmer-mentors-for-unique-trace-mineral-challenge Virbac Australia has confirmed their highly anticipated panel of some of Australia’s most well-regarded beef, dairy and sheep veterinarians for a challenge to benefit farmers around Australia. Virbac Australia’s latest national marketing campaign, the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge will see up to seven Australian farmers receive 12 months free use of Multimin whilst paired with an expert mentor veterinarian who will provide ongoing guidance designed to improve their animal fertility, health and ultimately their financial bottom line. The challenge will be followed world-wide via social media with challengers providing regular updates, blogs and videos of their progress. Dr Jerry Liu, Livestock Nutrition Product Manager, at Virbac Australia said this is a unique real-life challenge that will test on-farm performance results through the use of strategic trace mineral injections. “Trace minerals are essential elements for healthy sheep and cattle. We know that during high demand periods such as joining, weaning and birthing, animals have higher requirements for certain trace minerals. Multimin injections are designed as a trace mineral top-up to improve the performance of cattle and sheep when they need it most,” Dr Liu said. “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. The most successful challenger will win an overseas experience of a lifetime for two and free Multimin for an additional 12 months. First prize is valued at more than $21,000 and will offer professional development tailored to the winning challenger and their farm. Second and third prize challengers will receive a further six months free Multimin valued at over $5,000 each. With challenger entries closing on January 31st for the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge, Virbac Australia welcomes the six mentor experts to its panel from some of Australia’s most well-respected organisations. “Our professional mentors are some of the best in the industry. They will use their experience to guide and judge the challengers right through to the final stage of the competition,” says Dr Liu. “Our mentors will be assisting our challengers to get the best outcomes for their individual production system,” he said. The expert mentors for this unique program include: Dr Amanda Dunn - Katherine Vet Care, NT Amanda is an associate veterinarian at Katherine Veterinary Care Centre, NT. Amanda has extensive experience in large scale farming and has an interest in production improvement, fertility and nutrition. Dr Craig Dwyer – Smithton Veterinary Service, TAS Craig is a veterinarian and President of the Australian Cattle Vets. Craig is based in Tasmania and has a particular interest in cattle nutrition, reproduction and bull fertility. Dr Colin Trengove – Pro Ag Consulting, SA Colin is a veterinarian and Managing Director of Pro-Ag Consulting in South Australia. Colin has more than 30 years experience and interest working in whole farm nutrition and animal health. Dr Enoch Bergman – Swans Veterinary Services, WA From Colorado, USA Enoch is a veterinarian and was previously the president of the Australian Cattle Vets. Enoch has an interest in Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV) and established Australia’s first commercial laboratory for the diagnosis of animals Persistently Infected with BVDV. Dr Susan Swaney – Virbac Australia, VIC Susan is a veterinarian and Technical Services Manager at Virbac Australia. Based in Victoria, Susan is an expert in recent advances in parasitology, nutrition and vaccination. Dr Matthew Ball – Virbac Australia, NSW & QLD Matthew is veterinarian at Beacon Veterinary in Northern NSW. He is also the Technical Services Manager – Livestock at Virbac Australia. Matthew has a particular interest in helping farmers develop practical and preventable animal health programs for their stock. Virbac Australia are thrilled to have these nationally recognised vets on board to mentor the challengers. “Throughout this 12 month challenge we’re expecting to see improved fertility, young stock health, and ultimately improve herd performance,” Dr Liu said. “The results we see time and again from Multimin are better conception rates, tighter calving and lambing patterns, reduced incidence of disease, and improved overall health,” he said. Entries are still open for farmers to register in the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge – entries close January 31st. For more information or to enter the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge go to: au.virbac.com/multiminchallenge - Ends - Media Enquiries: C7EVEN Communications Kate Munsie Adam Arndell (02) 6766 4513 / 0421 935 843 (02) 6766 4513 / 0403 372 889 kate.munsie@c7even.com.au adam.arndell@c7even.com.au Photo caption: Dr Jerry Liu, Livestock Nutrition Product Manager at Virbac Australia New Cosmetic and Jewellery Organisers 2018-01-17T22:37:48Z new-cosmetic-and-jewellery-organisers Compactor Home introduces their new Cosmetic and Jewellery Organisers designed to enhance home storage solutions. The assortment of jewellery and cosmetic organisers offers innovative and beautiful home storage solutions in strong, transparent polystyrene, which eases the task of protecting and sorting your favourite items. Nick Barnes, CEO of McGloins Supertex, the Australian distributors of Compactor Home says, “Compactor is the market leader in Europe and defines storage as being the first step in the interior decoration process. Compactor is set to make a great impact on the Australian market as their products are designed with an emphasis on functional details and quality materials.” The innovative range comes in 6 different designs to help ease your home organisation: Small Cosmetic Organiser RRP $10.99 Large Multi Purpose Organiser RRP $16.99 2 Drawer Cosmetic Organiser RRP $25.99 3 Drawer Cosmetic Organiser RRP $44.99 9 Piece Lipstick Holder RRP $6.49 Round Jewellery Organiser RRP $15.99 The Compactor Home Cosmetic and Jewellery Organisers are available now at Harris Scarfe stores and selected Howards Storage World. www.mcgloins-supertex.com JURA Australia celebrates 10 years with Roger Federer 2018-01-10T06:49:25Z jura-australia-celebrates-10-years-with-roger-federer JURA Australia celebrates 10 years with global brand ambassador Roger Federer Today saw Roger Federer, current world number two tennis champion and JURA global brand ambassador, celebrate JURA Australia’s 10th anniversary and officially open the new headquarters in Melbourne. Roger has been the global brand ambassador for the Swiss fully automatic coffee machine brand since 2006. In 2018, he will feature in their new Australian TVC, print and digital campaign for the release of the highly anticipated JURA S8 machine, available from April 2018. When asked about JURA’s development in Australia, Roger Federer, JURA Global ambassador says, “In my opinion JURA has gained a lot of momentum in the past ten years. The team has done a great job in building awareness for automatic coffee machines and the brand. Today, JURA machines can be found in many premium stores. Australians seem to love freshly ground, freshly brewed specialty coffees. “I enjoy Cappuccino in the morning and an Espresso after a meal. And I also started drinking Flat White which originates from Australia and can be prepared with JURA machines at the touch of a button. So, JURA has not only brought automatic coffee machines to Australia, they also brought the Flat White from Australia to the rest of the world,” adds Roger. JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. Emanuel Probst, CEO of JURA Global says, “The progress in Australia over the past 10 years has been phenomenal. We’re predicting 2018 to be a big year for the Australian market. The combination of a holistic marketing campaign with our global ambassador Roger Federer and the launch of the new JURA S8 in March will be the platform to take the brand to the next level.” The new JURA S8 is all about big choice and compact design. This exciting new coffee machine combines the best of the compact class with elements of the premium segment, including a hint of the GIGA. Even the most demanding coffee connoisseurs should prepare themselves for this new release in March 2018, the most exciting JURA coffee machine launch to date. Australians are going to love the S8’s impressive range of specialties and the stunning result in a cup. www.au.jura.com For more information or hi-res imagery, please contact 360 PR: Lisa Solomons – 02 9571 4448 – 0416 175 518 – lisa@360pr.com.au Rachel King – 02 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – rachel@360pr.com.au dermaviduals Creator & Global Director Dr Hans Lautenschläger in Australia 2018-01-09T02:50:30Z dermaviduals-creator-global-director-dr-hans-lautenschlager-in-australia Dr Hans Lautenschläger, creator of dermaviduals, a unique, customised skin care range developed based on the principles of corneotherapy will be in Australia from Tuesday, 16 January. Presenting over the three day International dermaviduals Symposium, Dr Hans Lautenschläger will deliver the latest corneotherapy innovations and treatments. The science of restoring and maintaining healthy skin is the principle of corneotherapy and the underlying foundation of dermaviduals. The range was developed in Germany in 1994 by Dr Hans Lautenschläger – an international leader in pharmacology and chemistry. “We recognised that lifestyle factors such as indirect exposure to pollutants, chemicals, pesticides and surfactants impact negatively on our skin. Based on this, our team have developed a customised dermatological skin care solution designed to optimally maintain the natural skin barrier and prevent premature ageing,” said Dr Hans Lautenschläger. The full list of the speakers at the symposium include: Adam Downer, Costhetics – Importance of Social Media in Marketing & how to harness all things digital for your strongest marketing presence Simon Murray, Frog Coaching
– From owning a job to owning a business Rebecca Miller, The Skin Whisperer – How to build a dynamic team Robyn McAlpine, Expert Skin Therapist
– What’s behind the Expert Skin Therapist? Dr Hans Lautenschläger, KOKO dermaviduals – the dermaviduals difference and what’s new John Appleton, Your Health
– Why DNA is not your destiny Rene Serbon, Dermal Systems – Melanogenesis Jennifer Brodeur, JB Skin Guru – LED and entrepreneurship Morag Currin, Oncology Training International – Oncology Aesthetics & modifying your treatments to support cancer patients Skin Experts Panel Discussion - Dr Hans Lautenschläger, Morag Currin, Florence Barrett-Hill, Jennifer Brodeur, Rene Serbon & Simone Vescio dermaviduals is now available in over 115 clinics across Australia. The range now includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers to mineral makeup. For more information go to: www.dermaviduals.com.au 5th International Corneotherapy Symposium Opens in NZ 2018-01-09T02:34:01Z 5th-international-corneotherapy-symposium-opens-in-nz This Friday will see the opening of the 5th International Corneotherapy Symposium, held at the Sky City Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand. Held over three days, attendees will take part in presentations and discussions with leading corneotherapy experts from around the world. Dr Hans Lautenschläger, creator of dermaviduals, a unique, customised skin care range developed based on the principles of corneotherapy will be a key guest speaker. Simone Vescio, Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals New Zealand says, “The annual Corneotherapy Symposium is always a highly anticipated event on our calendar. Being able to learn the latest innovations and new treatments from the best around the world, including our founder, ensures we are at the forefront of skincare technology for the year ahead.” The science of restoring and maintaining healthy skin is the principle of corneotherapy and the underlying foundation of dermaviduals. The range was developed in Germany in 1994 by Dr Hans Lautenschläger – an international leader in pharmacology and chemistry. “We Recognised that lifestyle factors such as indirect exposure to pollutants, chemicals, pesticides and surfactants impact negatively on our skin. Based on this, our team have developed a customised dermatological skin care solution designed to optimally maintain the natural skin barrier and prevent premature ageing,” said Dr Hans Lautenschläger. The full list of the speakers at the symposium include: Dr Hans Lautenschläger, Ph.D. Organic Chemist, Cologne, Germany. Florence Barrett-Hill: Independent educator, Madame Chair I.A.C, New Zealand. Dr. Ben Roediger: Department head, Centenary Institute, NSW, Australia Dr. Siouxsie Wiles: Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Professor David Cameron-Smith: Associate Director, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Professor Chu Chia-Yu, MD, PhD. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Craig Rodger; The Chef. Founder of NZ's first LCHF restaurant, Author of ‘What The Fat’ Auckland, New Zealand. Rachel Robertson: NZARBP Vice President & Entrepreneur, Wellington, New Zealand. Trudy Fleming: ASLMS fellow, Light based hair reduction expert, Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Ghita Lanzendörfer-Yu, PhD: Freelance Online editor, Germany. Rene Serbon: Independent consultant and educator, Penticton, Canada. dermaviduals is now available in over 47 clinics across New Zealand. The range now includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers to mineral makeup. For further information go to: www.dermaviduals.co.nz Justine Wilson on incorporating Ultra Violet in the home 2018-01-08T21:41:18Z justine-wilson-on-incorporating-ultra-violet-in-the-home PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet has been announced as the PANTONE Colour of the year, it’s clear that it is on trend with the moody, rich and deep colour accents that are set to take over 2018. As a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, complimentary deep pinks, plum, purple and violet go hand in hand with the already growing interior trend of Regency Glam. Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors says, “PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet has a rich design history in that it was used to signify luxury, indulgence and wealth. Purple is an extremely dominant colour and it will fast become a must have colour in every home as it appeals to both men and women.” Justine shares her top four tips on how to incorporate PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet into your own interior scheme: Crystals make amazing decorative tools, and as a nod to the colour of the year amethyst is the perfect addition to your home. They look beautiful on sideboards, coffee tables or bookshelves; predicting 2018 will be a big year for both crystals and PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, so it’s a great way to combine both trends. Flowers add a natural decorative touch to your home, to help incorporate the colour of the year Justine suggests using some stunning orchids in a deep purple that will make a wonderful addition to your entry console. They are delicate, pretty and luxurious, orchids are the perfect flower to decorate your home with. Bedroom Decor: Injecting a pop of purple into your bedroom is as simple as adding a few scatter cushions and a throw in variations of the deep purple. If you wish to liven up your walls try to select an artwork that has the same hint of purple and you will have an on trend and beautifully styled haven. Feature Wall: It’s a bold move to paint a deep colour feature wall but if you’re brave enough you will have a dramatic talking point and it will set the tone for a space of luxury. Pair the wall with some metallic accents in either cushions or furniture pieces; add in some faux fur and you will have a vibrant and rich looking space. For further information, images or to speak with Justine, please contact 360 PR: Rachel King – 02 9571 4448 – 0423 833 814 – rachel@360pr.com.au 2018 Greening Predictions by Mark Paul 2017-12-13T22:54:32Z 2018-greening-predictions-by-mark-paul Mark Paul, Horticulturist and Founder of The Greenwall Company predicts that 2018 will be all about lightweight planters and maximising greenspace. Thanks to their new lightweight gabion design set to launch in the new year, Mark Paul and The Greenwall Company now have a greening solution for any space. Mark says, “I’ve been testing and trialling new ways of greening spaces keeping in mind they need to be cost-efficient, space saving and last the lifetime of the building or surface they are applied to. “I believe our new lightweight gabions, which can be created into any shape or size are the solution architects, builders and designers have been looking for. Designed using 96% recycled materials, they are not only adaptable but also sustainable.” Key facts about the next generation lightweight gabions include: A replacement option for concrete planters with traditional heavy media Fraction of the weight and associated costs of old fashioned planter boxes All plants and plantings and hidden structure Perfect for drainage and storm water run off Made from local recycled inorganic media and fabrics “We are currently doing a 17M3 lightweight gabion structure for a new kindergarten to take a mature Ficus platypoda. The storm-loaded weight should now be around 7,000kg as opposed to 60,000kg for conventional containment and media. The installation cost is a fraction of the cost saved in concrete and steel,” says Mark. About The Greenwall Company: The Greenwall Company are the pioneers of greenwalls and green roofs in Australia. Founded by Mark Paul, a horticulturist, designer and advocate for greening cities, The Greenwall Company use award winning design techniques across both residential and commercial projects, bringing greenwalls to a new level of integration within the urban environment. Their vision is to reclaim the urban environment, wrapping facades of buildings with epiphytic and lithophytic plants creating living, breathing architectural function. www.greenwall.com.au For further information, images or to speak with Mark Paul from The Greenwall Company please contact: Rachel King – 360 PR: P- 02 9571 4448/0423 833 814 or rachel@360pr.com.au New Aqua de Soi Candle Range 2017-12-12T22:28:32Z new-aqua-de-soi-candle-range Scented candles can set the mood of a room, lift your spirits, send you into a state of relaxation and increase your overall wellness. The SOi Company have created a beautiful range of soy candles now available in Australia – introducing Aqua de Soi. Exotic and refreshing, these candles will remind you of sweet summer holiday memories, or send the travel bug into overdrive! The Aqua de Soi collection was inspired by a passion for fragrance, love of exotic travel and a strive for clean living and all their scents reflect that. The luxurious candles are hand poured using 100% soy oil for a longer, cleaner burn. Each candle comes with decorative tin that is designed to match the essence of the fragrance. The candles are currently available in the following scents: Agave Blossom: This fresh scent is a combination of saguaro cactus blossom, blue agave and desert lily. The floral scent is light and will remind you of summer days in the garden. Sea Glass: With the perfect blend of white lilac, drift wood and a touch of sea spray, this scent is sunshine and the seaside in a tin. Perfect for relaxing on a sunny afternoon. Apricot Sandalwood: For something a bit more dynamic, this candle combines earthen woods, rich tobacco and golden apricots. Accents of wood violets and Persian rose are added to compliment this exotic fragrance. Features of Aqua de Soi candles: Approx. 60 hour burn time – 40% longer than wax candles Hand poured 100% kosher soy oil Reusable tin once the candle has burned out Each candle is triple scented with a variety of aromas One candle can fragrance a large room The SOi Company is a North California based company that creates all natural soy candles that are richly scented and designed to enhance your overall wellness. They use their passions to create their products, using the highest quality ingredients. Their collections of candles aromas aim to complement the décor and ambiance of your home. The new Aqua de Soi collection is now available at selected gift stores and pharmacies nationwide at an RRP of $39.95 each. Website: www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au Social Media: www.facebook.com/mcgloins.supertex or @mcgloins.supertex JURA's Espresso Martini Party Season Tips 2017-12-12T21:49:24Z juras-espresso-martini-party-season-tips A national study by Swiss engineered and designed coffee machine brand JURA Australia has revealed that one in four Australians cannot survive the day without a coffee*. However, this holiday season, getting your daily caffeine hit is set to be as important as the cocktail mixer for your Espresso Martini that night! Thanks to JURA’s innovative Z8, you can ensure the best quality coffee for your guests, whether it’s in a coffee cup or martini glass. The intuitive operation of JURA’s latest machine and across their entire range ensures consistency all at the touch of a button. George Liakatos, Head of Sales JURA Australia says, “You’d be amazed by how many JURA coffee machine owners have contacted our customer service team to ask which is the best setting for an Espresso Martini. Day or night coffee has such a great culture in Australia, some would say on par with Italy and we’re confident that our machines deliver a world-class result every time.” JURA Australia’s Espresso Martini recipe: Jura Z8 30ml Kahlua 30ml vodka 30ml espresso Coffee beans to garnish Simply prepare an Espresso by touching the 4.3inch touch screen display on your JURA Z8 then mix with the Kahlua and vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, and then strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with a few coffee beans and serve! The Z8 from JURA boasts an unbeatable standard of coffee. The Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®) facilitates the superb development of flavour for Espresso or Ristretto, ensuring the perfect flavour you desire – a key factor to making or breaking the true quality of an Espresso Martini. For short coffees, perfect for the cocktail mixer, the world’s first automatic speciality coffee machine for the home features a one-touch lungo function. This uses a special preparation method to additionally combine the coffee with hot water during the extraction process, resulting in full-bodied, deliciously light specialities. The JURA Z8 is available now from major retailers including David Jones, Myer & Harvey Norman at an RRP of $4,490.00. About JURA Australia: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. Roger Federer is JURA’s global brand ambassador – a natural fit with the brand by sharing their common values of Swiss origins, performance, precision, prestige and a passion for excellence. www.au.jura.com *JURA Brand Awareness Report by McCrindle – June 2017