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Queensland sheep and goat producers can $1600 EID support

QUEENSLAND’S peak farmer body has called for wider support for fairer cost-sharing arrangements for the proposed national sheep and goat electronic identification rollout after producers were told to expect no more than $1600 in support…Read More

Sheep Central, February 21, 2024

SPA declines to back WoolProducers’ on sheep EID

AUSTRALIA’S peak sheep producer body has declined to support its wool industry counterpart WoolProducers Australia’s decision to withdraw from the national mandatory electronic identification rollout…Read More

Terry Sim, February 5, 2024

WoolProducers withdraws support for mandatory sheep EID

PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia has withdrawn its support for the mandatory national roll-out of electronic identification for sheep citing a lack of equitable funding and disharmony around proposed business rules…Read More

Terry Sim, January 31, 2024

NSW police investigate sheep dumped at Wagga Wagga

RIVERINA police are investigating the dumping of 56 sheep at the Wagga Wagga Livestock Marketing Centre three months ago…Read More

Sheep Central, January 29, 2024

Merinolink sheep EID equipment field day rescheduled

NEW South Wales sheep producers are being encouraged to attend a Merinolink sheep handler/drafter demonstration field day on 22 February to inform their choices while a NSW Government equipment cost rebate program is underway…Read More

Sheep Central, January 24, 2024

Tasmania’s farmers to get $11.6m EID funding

TASMANIA’S peak farmer body has welcomed $11.6 million funding for the state’s sheep and goat producers, and livestock supply chain, to implement electronic identification…Read More

Sheep Central, January 19, 2024

Huge potential for livestock grazing and vegies under solar

AUSTRALIA has enormous potential for grazing sheep and cattle, and growing fruits and vegetables under solar panels, according to a report on agrivoltaic agriculture.d growing fruits and vegetables under solar panels, according to a report on agrivoltaic agriculture…Read More

Sheep Central, December 11, 2023

Sheep body found a lack of support for national EID tag tender

A SCOPING report on establishing a national electronic tag tender system uncovered a lack of support for using industry or government funds to develop and sustain it…Read More

Terry Sim, November 22, 2023

WA’s 75-cent EID sheep tag discount extended into 2024

WESTERN Australia’s electronic identification tag incentive scheme for sheep and goat producers has been extended into 2024…Read More

Sheep Central, November 20, 2023

Are electric motorbikes a viable option for the livestock industry?

A NEW South Wales producer says technology improvements have led to electric two-wheel motorbikes becoming a practical option for working livestock…Read More

Eric Barker, July 28, 2023

No clarity on sheep EID system milestones in AMM communique

KEY milestones and timelines in the implementation of a mandatory national electronic identification system for sheep and goats remain unclear after a meeting of Australia’s agricultural and primary industries ministers on Wednesday…Read More

Terry Sim, December 9, 2022

Sheep EID changes should follow cattle tag colouring system

MAJOR tag manufacturer Leader Products wants the sheep sector to adopt the same electronic tag colour code system as operates in the cattle industry…Read More

Terry Sim, December 5, 2022

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