Nutrition & Animal Health

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

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

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

High ewe replacement values make reproduction crucial

SHEEP producers have put $500-plus replacement values on their ewes as part of the exercises in the first Lambs Alive Bootcamp over the past two weeks, highlighting the importance of maximizing reproduction…Read More

Terry Sim, April 13, 2020

Victorian sheep producers try out new Phone A Vet app

SHEEP producers in Victoria have access to a free mobile phone app that makes veterinarians more accessible, overcomes free advice issues and has obvious exotic disease notification and animal welfare benefits…Read More

Terry Sim, February 17, 2020

Anthrax hits sheep flock in NSW Central Tablelands

NEW South Wales livestock producers are again being urged to vaccinate their stock against anthrax after a case was confirmed in a sheep flock on a property with no previous record of the disease…Read More

Sheep Central, February 13, 2020

Welcome rainfall brings call to review livestock management

WESTERN New South Wales livestock producers are being reminded to review their animal health management following recent rain events…Read More

Sheep Central, February 12, 2020

Transparency in fodder and grain supply data needed

GREATER transparency in grain and hay stocks information would assist bushfire and drought recovery as well as supply chain sustainability and livestock market volatility, according to supporters of a national database concept proposed by the grains and fodder sectors…Read More

Terry Sim, January 22, 2020

WA online tool analyses flock composition profitability

RECENT Western Australian analysis of the profits inherent in minimising ewe mortality has underpinned the release of an innovative flock composition tool…Read More

Sheep Central, December 13, 2019

Low methane sheep in New Zealand – what a gas….

NEW Zealand sheep breeders are testing their sheep for gas to underpin the accuracy of the world’s first breeding value for methane production…Read More

Sheep Central, December 4, 2019

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