Western Australia appoints experienced animal welfare leader

Sheep Central, 21 March 2017

FORMER World Organisation for Animal Health director Sarah Kahn will lead the team overseeing Western Australia’s animal welfare regulatory changes.

Quick sheep death action urged to avoid anthrax pasture contamination

Terry Sim, 17 March 2017

A CALL for prompt reporting of sudden deaths in livestock around Swan Hill has been repeated by Agriculture Victoria as it prepares for an anthrax information session for sheep farmers next week.

Five sheep dead from anthrax on four properties near Swan Hill as net widens

Terry Sim, 15 March 2017

FARMERS are being urged to report unexplained sheep deaths after further cases of anthrax were reported in the Swan Hill area. Five sheep deaths from anthrax have been confirmed across four adjacent properties.

Lamb numbers tightening on AuctionsPlus, as winter approaches

Sheep Central, 11 March 2017

A tightening in lamb numbers heading into winter contributed to a substantial decline in numbers offered on AuctionsPlus last week.

Vic farm in quarantine following Anthrax confirmation

Sheep Central, 07 March 2017

Anthrax has been identified as the cause of death on a Victorian farm where a number of sheep have died suddenly.

Goat musterers pay to $10,500 for top Kelpies at Jerilderie dog auction

Terry Sim, 01 March 2017

GOAT musterers rounded up the sheep producers at the 12th annual Jerilderie Working Dog Auction at the weekend, driving Kelpie prices to record levels.

Unseasonal rain prompts worm and flystrike warnings for WA producers

Sheep Central, 27 February 2017

WESTERN Australian sheep producers have been urged to drench all their sheep now and monitor flocks for flystrike after heavy falls of unseasonal rain across the state in recent weeks.

Recruitment: Staff retention should be top of managers’ priority list

Sheep Central, 24 February 2017

The majority of Australian business managers are putting staff acquisition, staff retention and professional development for their staff at the top of their priority list for 2017, a recent survey has shown. Here’s eight areas that people managers across agriculture can focus on to achieve it.

Red tape delays live sheep vessel Al Shuwaikh’s departure for three days

Terry Sim, 17 February 2017

LIVE export vessel Al Shuwaikh was forced to delay its departure from Port Adelaide for three days after completing engine repairs last Sunday.

Queensland research into livestock sensors has no beef with sheep

Terry Sim, 15 February 2017

SHEEP producers will be able to assist in Queensland research into smart sensors to prevent and detect livestock theft, although the initial CQUniversity project will focus on cattle.