Nutrition & Animal Health

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

Former contractor offers exclusion fencers some handy tips

A VETERAN fencing contractor says the return of netting fencing is revitalising production options in inland areas, but warns in some cases poor construction and inadequate maintenance standards may be limiting the potential benefits…Read More

James Nason, December 20, 2019

Drought-affected farmers urged to apply for pest and weed grants

DROUGHT-AFFECTED Australian farmers can apply to access $10 million in federal pest and weed control grants in the second round of a federal government program…Read More

Sheep Central, December 20, 2019

Sheep producers sought to value lamb benefits of native vegetation

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers can help researchers put a property value on the lamb survival benefits of native vegetation through a nationwide survey…Read More

Sheep Central, October 11, 2019

New perennial legume destined for poor soils

A NEW perennial legume with the potential to revolutionise grazing in sandy infertile pastoral areas will be available to Australian and South African farmers next year…Read More

Sheep Central, September 30, 2019

Matching stocking rate to pasture productivity is crucial

MORE than 25 percent of pasture productivity could be lost by not matching stocking rate to carrying capacity during dry times, according to grazing consultant Bart Davidson…Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

WA sheep producers warned about early return to grazing

WESTERN Australian livestock producers have been urged to continue their supplementary feeding programs, despite widespread – yet variable – rainfall over the past week…Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

‘Nuts and bolts’ of livestock grazing are on workshop menu

AGRICULTURE Victoria will run series of two-day workshops to give livestock farmers the “nuts and bolts” around good grazing management…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Littleproud and Fitzgibbon stoush over land clearing and ag visas

LABOR was accused of lying over its national native vegetation law intentions and federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud was roasted over the Coalition’s inaction on ag visas at the National Press Club’s agricultural leaders debate yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, May 9, 2019

Grassland society sets membership aim with its first industry officer

LEADING temperate grassland farmer body, the Grassland Society of Southern Australia, has appointed its first industry officer to help grow membership by at least 10 percent a year…Read More

Sheep Central, April 29, 2019

Free sub clover test call to map high oestrogen cultivar areas

A FREE test service to determine the oestrogen content of sub clover pastures is being offered to southern Australian sheep producers keen to maximise their lamb production…Read More

Sheep Central, April 16, 2019

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