Nutrition & Animal Health

Wean lambs early for sheep production and pasture benefits

WESTERN Australian sheep producers are being urged to wean lambs no later than 14 weeks after lambing starts to optimise lamb and ewe production, and pasture benefits…Read More

Sheep Central, July 29, 2020

Livestock breeders told to check options as bluetongue zone grows

LIVESTOCK breeders have been advised to consult licensed exporters to confirm eligibility for target markets or advice on alternatives, after Australia’s bluetongue virus transmission zone was extended…Read More

Sheep Central, July 10, 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

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

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