Lamb Production

Future of falling WA sheep flock hinges on a good season

WESTERN Australia’s falling sheep flock has been drained by record meat exports in 2019 and more sales of ewes and lambs to eastern states restockers this year, including via increased online sales…Read More

Sheep Central, June 24, 2020

Parthenium under control at 15 sites in NSW

aThe NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has praised the actions of landholders and council weeds officers in detecting parthenium weed with the latest finds in Tamworth, Bendemeer, Blandford, Boggabri,..Read More

Sheep Central, June 1, 2020

Sheep lice product concerns over proposed Elanco-Bayer deal

AUSTRALIA’S competition regulator is seeking market feedback on the sheep lice and pet worm control product implications of Elanco’s proposed acquisition of Bayer’s animal health business. Elanco has entered into..Read More

Sheep Central, May 29, 2020

Loading ramp changes must be guidelines only, say livestock bodies

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and cattle producer councils have voiced significant concern about the potential for new loading ramp safety standards to become mandatory in future…Read More

James Nason, May 22, 2020

Young dogs acting like human teenagers, who knew?

A NEW study has confirmed what many working dog owners have long suspected or known: that dogs have a passing phase of reduced obedience towards their owners during puberty. ..Read More

By Naomi D. Harvey and Lucy Asher., May 18, 2020

AI could help sheep producers meet a zero-flystrike target

ARTIFICIAL intelligence technology could help reliably predict the flystrike susceptibility of Australian sheep, according to a review that sets a five-year $10 million investment timeline toward a flystrike-resistant Australian flock…Read More

Sheep Central, May 13, 2020

Copper deficiency could be fleecing farmers, SA sheep manager warns

EXPERIENCED South Australian sheep producer Martin Flower believes copper-deficient pastures could be silently robbing wool and lamb producers of valuable yield…Read More

Sheep Central, May 11, 2020

Lamb trace mineral warning with first green pasture

A PASTURE flush expected after recent rain has prompted Agriculture Victoria to remind sheep producers of the potential for trace mineral deficiencies in lambs this year…Read More

Sheep Central, May 11, 2020

Spike in sheep ill-thrift cases prompts call to investigate early

INCREASED health issues and deaths in sheep in New South Wale’s northern tablelands region has prompted a call for farmers to investigate ill-thrift early and take action before problems spread…Read More

Sheep Central, May 6, 2020

Victorian Government expands drought assistance for farmers

VICTORIA’S drought-affected farmers have been offered expanded government grant support to give greater access to the technology and expertise needed to prepare for future seasons…Read More

Sheep Central, May 1, 2020

SA sheep and cattle funds to seek new projects next year

TRANSITION of South Australia’s sheep and cattle industry funds to industry management has been finalised following the appointment of two new boards and an executive officer…Read More

Sheep Central, April 20, 2020

Lambs Alive bootcampers discover hidden treasure in their twins

INCREASED focus on twin lamb survival has been shown to represent a $121 million opportunity for Australian sheep producers participating in the Lambs Alive program…Read More

Terry Sim, April 17, 2020

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