Careful management of purchased animals is essential to prevent health issues taking hold and ensure animals hit the ground running, without experiencing any setback in performance. The aim is to get purchased animals settled quickly into their new environment once they arrive on the farm. Ideally, animals should be housed in a well-bedded and ventilated shed, or released to a dry, sheltered paddock.

If animals arrive late in the evening or at night, they should not be released outdoors until the next day.