THE 24 hour-plus, off-the-shelf pain relief product Tri-Solfen has proven a key part of the animal welfare program in place on Nindooinbah at Beaudesert.
The technologically advanced breeding operation runs about 2500 seed stock cattle, supplying Angus, Brangus and Ultrablack genetics to the northern cattle industry
Nindooinbah manager Nick Cameron said animal welfare was the responsibility of every livestock producers.
"If you don't have good animal welfare then your production will drop," Mr Cameron said.
"We use it to treat any open wounds.
"Anything from dehorning, down to anything a cow might suffer through injury of various descriptions.
"We find that it gives relief and the wound seems to heal a lot quicker."
Mr Cameron said he first heard about Tri-Solfen from Cloncurry-based beef producer, the late Zanda McDonald, when he was leading the development of the product.
"I thought it was a terrific initiative he was taking on," Mr Cameron said.
"He was definitely one of the leaders of the industry."
Mr Cameron said it was evident that most pastoral companies had adopted Tri-Solfen as part of their animal welfare programs.
"The uptake of Tri-Solfen will continue to grow," he said.
"We'll continue to use Tri-Solfen because it is a terrific product."
Tri-Solfen is a pain relieving and wound healing formulation that has short term and long term analgesia, antiseptics, reduces blood loss and coats the wound. It costs between about a $1 and $1.50 to treat each animal.
It is described as best suited to calves aged six to eight weeks and is designed to provide pain relief for 24 to 36 hours.
Meanwhile, the grass fed beef industry's commitment to animal welfare has been further enhanced with a release of guide to pain relief for necessary animal husbandry practices.
Issued by the Cattle Council of Australia, the guide follows the recent improvement in access to registered pain-relief compounds.