Lamb Production

UNE researchers find virtual fencing is less stressful for sheep

VIRTUAL fencing of sheep using audio signals and electric pulses to train the animals to respect a boundary is far less stressful than other standard farming practices, University of New England researchers have found…Read More

Sheep Central, December 16, 2020

Victorian sheep farmer admits guilt on animal cruelty charges

A VICTORIAN sheep farmer has escaped jail by pleading guilty to four charges of animal cruelty in the Bendigo Magistrates Court…Read More

Sheep Central, December 16, 2020

Kiwis show up Aussies with impressive lamb marking results

A COMPARISON of New Zealand’s latest lamb performance figures with Australian data indicates there is still huge potential for improved lamb survival in this country…Read More

Sheep Central, December 14, 2020

Ewe containment yields big benefits at Wagga Wagga

EWE containment has served up big benefits for New South Wales prime lamb producers Derk and Fiona Meurs, including maintaining sheep condition, pasture conservation and reduced labour costs…Read More

Sheep Central, December 14, 2020

New app outlines livestock farming carbon opportunities

SHEEP, beef and crop farmers now have an app to help them understand their potential opportunities from carbon-reducing activities…Read More

Sheep Central, December 11, 2020

Could you use a snake bite vaccine for your working dog?

A LEADER in the development of snake antivenom believes a protective vaccine for dogs and cats could be developed using proven science and new COVID-19 inspired methods…Read More

Terry Sim, December 7, 2020

Crop exports expected to play bigger role in export volumes

HIGHER Australian crop production is expected to help cropping products take over from livestock in export volumes in 2020-21, according to ABARES’ December quarter 2020 Agriculture Commodities report…Read More

Sheep Central, December 7, 2020

Sheep hardest hit by cat diseases costing up to $12m annually

DISEASES spread by feral cats can cost Australian agriculture up to almost $12 million each year and sheep producers can be the hardest hit, new research has found…Read More

Sheep Central, December 4, 2020

Poor feedback response to draft sheep sustainability framework

ONLY 25 responses had been received to a feedback survey on Australia’s first Sheep Sustainability Framework up to this week…Read More

Sheep Central, December 4, 2020

Sheep business to expand with $5.8m Genetics Australia deal

BEEF and dairy genetics cooperative Genetics Australia aims to expand its sheep services after its $5.8 million purchase of the Total Livestock Genetics at Camperdown in south-west Victoria…Read More

Terry Sim, December 2, 2020

New Victorian animal welfare legislation on the way

VICTORIA’S livestock producers have less than two weeks to give feedback on Victorian Government proposals for a new animal welfare Act…Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2020

NSW producers mulesing sheep without pain relief risk big fines

NEW South Wales producers mulesing sheep without pain relief could face the harshest cruelty penalties in Australia next year with the introduction of mooted fine increases…Read More

Terry Sim, November 30, 2020

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