Nutrition & Animal Health

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

Livestock feed makers reminded on imported ingredient approvals

ANIMAL food manufacturers are being reminded to check the approval status of any imported biological ingredients intended for livestock products…Read More

Sheep Central, November 23, 2020

Australian sheep health project monitoring increases

A RECORD number of sheep and lambs has been inspected in abattoirs under the National Sheep Health Monitoring Project…Read More

Sheep Central, September 21, 2020

APVMA reports improvement in assessment performance

AUSTRALIA’S pesticides and veterinary medicine regulator has reported improvements in its application assessment performance for the 2019-20 financial year…Read More

Sheep Central, August 31, 2020

NSW bluetongue transmission zone is extended further south

THE New South Wales bluetongue virus (BTV) transmission zone has been extended further south following the second detection of BTV in Shoalhaven cattle herds this winter…Read More

Sheep Central, August 12, 2020

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

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