Lamb Production

MLA genetics forum to focus on sustainability

BREEDING animals for climate change will be among the themes covered by the 2022 Meat & Livestock Australia Livestock Genetics Forum in Adelaide next month…Read More

Sheep Central, March 14, 2022

Wool and beef outperform lamb in benchmark analysis

AUSTRALIA’S leading prime lamb producers generated historically high profits on the back of higher prices and a better season in 2020/21…Read More

Sheep Central, February 4, 2022

Connect on ewe reproduction and composite wool $

SHEEP producers’ questions on ewe reproduction and ovulation enhancers, composite wool economics, confinement feeding and succession will be answered at Hamilton’s Sheep Connect seminars this month…Read More

Sheep Central, February 4, 2022

MLA and AWI split on lamb pain relief drug scheduling

MEAT & Livestock Australia has withdrawn its support for releasing the Numnuts lamb and calf pain relief product NumOcaine from veterinary-only prescription after providing more than $5.2 million in funding…Read More

Terry Sim, January 31, 2022

Call to oppose vet action on lamb pain relief drug

AUSTRALIA’S sheep industry is being asked to help oppose a move by veterinarians to retain prescription control over the lamb and calf castration pain relief medication NumOcaine…Read More

Terry Sim, January 26, 2022

New soil lime test promises quicker, cheaper results

A SIMPLE inexpensive and fast method to measure low concentrations of lime in soil will be tested on South Australian farms over the next two years…Read More

Sheep Central, December 14, 2021

Sheep sustainability framework gets new leader

AUSTRALIA’S world-first sheep sustainability framework is set to be strengthened and its global profile elevated under new chair Queensland producer Verity Morgan-Schmidt…Read More

Terry Sim, November 17, 2021

NZ research refines sheep methane selection value

NEW Zealand researchers believe selection and breeding of low methane-emitting sheep can make a substantial contribution to mitigation of the greenhouse gas at a low cost to industry…Read More

Sheep Central, November 12, 2021

Meat sheep producers battle switch to heavier animals

WHILE meat sheep may be known as less labour intensive, handling has started to become a challenge with fast weight gains and the animals’ ability to jump…Read More

Eric Barker, November 10, 2021

Footrot checks extended to feedlot lambs in WA

WESTERN Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is extending footrot surveillance in abattoirs to include feedlot lamb lines this year…Read More

Sheep Central, November 9, 2021

Top working dogs to compete for $20,000 in Carcoar challenge

AUSTRALIA’S top sheep and cattle working dog handlers will compete for the nation’s biggest prize purse of $20,000 in a series of trials at Carcoar in November…Read More

Sheep Central, October 5, 2021

Victorian farmer disqualified from owning sheep

A VICTORIAN sheep farmer has been disqualified from owning sheep for ten years after he pleaded guilty to three charges of animal cruelty…Read More

Sheep Central, July 23, 2021

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