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Shearing legends to be inducted into Australian Shearers’ Hall of Fame

Terry Sim, 21 December 2018

LEGENDARY shearer David ‘Daffy’ Ryan wasn’t about chasing the ribbons and sashes a persistent shearer could win in competitions.
“I was about getting out in the shed with your peers – that’s where the men are – that’s where everything is done day-in week-out.”

Merry Christmas, happy New Year and thank you from Sheep Central

Sheep Central, 21 December 2018

THE Beef Central, Sheep Central and Grain Central teams will be taking a short publishing break over the Christmas/New Year period.

RIST shearer training to get re-vamp with ‘train and retain’ strategy

Terry Sim, 21 December 2018

SHEARER trainer Trevor Bacon has returned home to western Victoria with plans to boost the ranks and skills of those who harvest the nation’s wool clip.

Recruitment: Tips to keep staff happy and productive during the holiday season

Sheep Central, 21 December 2018

While December is a time for Christmas cheer and holiday spirit, it can also often be one of the more challenging months of the year, with less man-hours to do work, a drop in employee productivity and potentially, a drop in employee morale. So how can employers make sure staff are kept happy, engaged and productive during the festive period?

New ewe forums planned for eastern Australian states in New Year

Sheep Central, 21 December 2018

NEW It’s Ewe Time! forums in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales have been announced for early next year.

Brisbane company and director fined $120,000 over raw pork disease risk

Sheep Central, 21 December 2018

A BRISBANE company and its director have been fined $120,000 over the transport and storage of imported uncooked pig meat, considered a serious Foot and Mouth Disease risk.

Crean slams Littleproud over live export heat stress model implications

Terry Sim, 20 December 2018

DRAFT heat stress assessment proposals for live sheep exports will end the trade, risk cattle shipments and have implications for onshore livestock production if adopted, Australia’s Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has been told today.

Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2019

Guest Author, 20 December 2018

Rainfall from January to March is likely to be below average for Western Australia, parts of the Northern Territory and eastern mainland Australia, with warmer than average days and nights also likely, according to BOM’s latest three monthly outlook released today.

TFI urges sheep and goat EID uptake for traceability and market access

Terry Sim, 19 December 2018

MAJOR meat processor Thomas Foods International is encouraging lamb suppliers to consider voluntary electronic identification of sheep and goats nationally for biosecurity, traceability and market access benefits.

Sheep operations fare best in ABARES drought impact report

Sheep Central, 19 December 2018

AVERAGE farm business profits in Australia’s sheep industry are expected to be positive in 2018-19, compared with forecast negative results for the beef, grains, and dairy industries.

Wellard finalises note redemptions and $13m in asset sales

Sheep Central, 19 December 2018

RECENT sales of non-core abattoir and pre-export assets are set to generate about $13 million for listed live export company Wellard Limited.

WA sheep producers maximise 2018 lamb marking despite difficult season

Sheep Central, 19 December 2018

WESTERN Australia’s lamb production could have reduced by between 4-7 percent this year, a statewide survey has indicated.

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 Dec 2018

Sheep Central, 19 December 2018

BROAD low pressure troughs produced moderate falls through Western Australia and northern and eastern Australia, while heavy falls were recorded in the north tropical Queensland coast after ex-tropical cyclone Owen crossed near Port Douglas.

Inverell police seek information on stolen Guyra sheep

Sheep Central, 18 December 2018

NEW South Wales rural crime investigators are investigating the disappearance of 75 Merino ewes and wethers from a property on the Reedy Creek Road, Guyra.

Aussie sheep pain relief formulation approved for human trials

Sheep Central, 18 December 2018

A SHEEP pain relief product developed in Australia has been approved for clinical trials for human use in the United Kingdom.

AWI and MLA agree on MLP project data analysis terms

Terry Sim, 17 December 2018

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation and Meat & Livestock Australia have agreed on the terms to allow analysis of Merino Lifetime Productivity Project data for inclusion in the national genetic benchmarking service MERINOSELECT.

Littleproud demands live sheep export heat stress technology timeline

Sheep Central, 17 December 2018

LIVE sheep exporters came under increased pressure from Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud today, as he demanded a timeline this week for the installation of new technology to ease heat stress.

Reduced AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering sells well online

Sheep Central, 17 December 2018

MERINO ewes sold to $232, first cross ewes made to $237 and Merino wether lambs to $121 as buyers bid for a reduced AuctionsPlus offering last week.

WoolProducers offers Foot and Mouth Disease training course positions

Sheep Central, 17 December 2018

SHEEP and wool industry people are being urged to nominate for two fully-funded Foot and Mouth Disease training courses in Nepal in March next year.

Victorian farmers urged to clean debris from farm dams

Sheep Central, 17 December 2018

VICTORIAN farmers are being encouraged to remove any debris from water supplies as soon as possible following wide-spread rainfall across the state.