Lamb Production

South Australian footrot measures send sheep into Victoria

SOUTH Australian livestock agents have suggested building saleyards in Victoria to avoid the state government’s footrot monitoring regimen, Sheep Central has been told…Read More

Terry Sim, July 31, 2023

New Zealand to apply genomics in working dogs in new study

A NEW Zealand study aims to develop new genetic criteria for desirable working dog traits by undertaking the most detailed genomic investigation of the NZ dog breeds ever attempted…Read More

Sheep Central, July 31, 2023

Victoria to host national fodder conference and field day

AUSTRALIA’S leading fodder field day and conference – the 2023 FODDERGANZA — will be held in the Goldfields region of Victoria next month…Read More

Sheep Central, July 31, 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

Report highlights links between anti-animal agriculture groups

THE US-based Animal Agriculture Alliance has released two reports detailing the interconnectedness of the animal rights movement around the world, as well as tactics targeting animal agriculture…Read More

Sheep Central, July 28, 2023

Carbon neutrality is goal of sheep supplement study

RESEARCH to define how methane-reducing supplements can be fed to sheep efficiently in paddocks is aimed at helping Australia’s flocks achieve carbon neutrality…Read More

Sheep Central, March 21, 2023

How much downgraded grain will end up in feedlots this year?

THE winter grain harvest has once again been plagued by consistent wet weather and flooding, with high yields and plenty of downgrades reported across large areas. By all reports, most..Read More

Eric Barker, December 16, 2022

TraitSelect livestock app wins prestigious Australian eChallenge

A TRIO of South Australian university students have big plans for their livestock Trait Select app – the winner of the University of Adelaide’s latest eChallenge…Read More

Sheep Central, December 9, 2022

Hay shortage emerges after floods drown growing area

A SHORTAGE of high quality hay across the country has been attributed to a combination of widespread flooding in prime growing areas and high grain prices…Read More

Eric Barker, December 8, 2022

Correct lamb tail length message reinforced at Dunkeld

THE importance of tail length and best practice pain relief in sheep to minimise breech flystrike and other animal health issues was highlighted at a recent seminar at Dunkeld in Victoria…Read More

Lisa Warn, project manager for the MLA PDS project 'Towards non-mulesed sheep', December 7, 2022

World-first free satellite pasture imagery launched for MLA members

EVERY sheep, goat and cattle producer in Australia can have free access to satellite maps showing weekly changes in ground cover and pasture biomass on their properties – provided they are registered members of Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2022

Feedgrain Focus: South softens as harvest cranks up

SOUTHERN feed wheat and barley prices have dropped around $10-$15 a tonne in the past week, reflecting an improving outlook for harvest and deliveries…Read More

Liz Wells, November 30, 2022

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