‘Not enough staff to manage a year-long FMD or LSD outbreak’

AUSTRALIA currently did not have enough government staff to manage a year-long Foot and Mouth Disease or Lumpy Skin Disease outbreak, a senior government biosecurity officer said this week…Read More

Terry Sim, October 7, 2022

Sheep producers urged to consider lamb pain relief implications

SHEEP producers need to consider the production benefits, consumer preference and market access implications of using pain relief at lamb marking, according to a Hamilton veterinary consultant…Read More

Terry Sim, October 7, 2022

Chris Howie: How things have changed in two months

SEPTEMBER has been a big month with agency training at Wodonga in the first week, Queen Elizabeth moving on, King Charles moving in and stud bulls and rams setting new records…Read More

Chris Howie, October 7, 2022

Top young Victoria auctioneers to compete at Pakenham

TEN of Victoria’s best young auctioneers will compete in the 2022 Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association’s Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition at Pakenham on Monday…Read More

Terry Sim, October 7, 2022

Single dose vaccine for Lumpy Skin Disease under development

SCIENTISTS at the University of Queensland are developing a protein-based vaccine to protect Australia’s beef industry from Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD)…Read More

Sheep Central, October 7, 2022

Hamilton’s Sheepvention to return with a two-day 2023 program

VICTORIA’S Sheepvention Rural Expo will return to a two-day format next year after receiving feedback against continuing with a three-day program…Read More

Sheep Central, October 7, 2022

Fine Merino fleece leads latest fall in Australian wool prices

AUSTRALIAN wool prices dropped further this week, with fine Merino fleece recording the largest falls…Read More

Sheep Central, October 7, 2022

Forward wool markets attract modest volumes

IT was another tough week for all markets as the spot wool auction market continued its search for a base…Read More

Michael Avery, Southern Aurora Markets partner, October 7, 2022

ACCC internet sweeps will target ‘greenwashing’ and online reviews

SHEEP meat and wool businesses making misleading sustainability claims in selling goods directly to consumers may be picked up by internet sweeps launched by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission this week…Read More

Sheep Central, October 5, 2022

Survey shows most sheep owners don’t manage lamb marking pain

A NATIONAL sheep producer survey indicates most Australian sheep producers don’t use pain management for castration or tail docking, despite readily available options…Read More

Terry Sim, October 5, 2022

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 5 October 2022

EARLIER in the week, a low pressure system that developed over the south-eastern Australia brought showers, rain and isolated thunderstorms to Victoria, Tasmania and much of New South Wales…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, October 5, 2022

Meat Business Women conference to reconnect the industry

AMERICAN animal scientist and autism advocate Dr Temple Grandin heads up the speakers at the Meat Business Women Conference in Sydney on Wednesday 26 October…Read More

Sheep Central, October 5, 2022

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