Nutrition & Animal Health

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

Biosecurity measures allow interstate lupins to move into NSW

BIOSECURITY protocols and processes allowing interstate lupins to move into and through drought-affected New South Wales have been finalised by industry and the NSW Department of Primary Industries…Read More

Sheep Central, November 27, 2019

Sheep lot-feeding and confinement systems gain traction

THIS drought is changing the way sheep breeders and fatteners run their enterprises, with lot-feeding of lambs and pen-feeding of sheep playing a crucial part in keeping some enterprises afloat…Read More

Liz Wells, November 13, 2019

MSA underpins quality lamb and beef marketing

THE benefits of the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) program to major processors are far-reaching and span from on-farm production to the end consumer, according to Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, November 11, 2019

NSW DPI warns of toxic failed crop hay risk for livestock

HAY from failed crops with high nitrate levels could be kill livestock this year, recent testing data from the NSW Department of Primary Industries has shown…Read More

Sheep Central, October 31, 2019

NSW anthrax vaccination initiative has federal support

VICTORIA and Queensland are yet to follow New South Wales’ lead in urging statewide vaccinations against anthrax by livestock producers, despite heightened awareness of an increased infection risk nationally…Read More

Terry Sim, October 11, 2019

NSW urges general livestock vaccinations against anthrax

NEW South Wales authorities are encouraging the state-wide vaccination of livestock against anthrax as high-risk conditions persist across the state. The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land..Read More

Terry Sim, October 9, 2019

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