Nutrition & Animal Health

How much downgraded grain will end up in feedlots this year?

THE winter grain harvest has once again been plagued by consistent wet weather and flooding, with high yields and plenty of downgrades reported across large areas. By all reports, most..Read More

Eric Barker, December 16, 2022

Footrot checks extended to feedlot lambs in WA

WESTERN Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is extending footrot surveillance in abattoirs to include feedlot lamb lines this year…Read More

Sheep Central, November 9, 2021

Ewe and lamb survival tools are webinar focus

TOOLS to optimise ewe and lamb survival and manage risk will be outlined in a webinar next week…Read More

Sheep Central, April 14, 2021

Barbers pole worm explosion prompts NSW sheep flock warning

SHEEP on some New South Wales northern tablelands properties have been killed by barber’s pole worm infestations only two weeks after drenching, prompting a call for increased flock monitoring…Read More

Sheep Central, March 10, 2021

Bianca is milking Merinos for her latest research project

MERINO milk quality and its impact on ram reproductive potential is the next project of University of Adelaide researcher Bianca Agenbag…Read More

Sheep Central, March 5, 2021

New WA feed mill to target sheep and cattle pellet market

A NEW feed mill is to be built at Cuballing in the Western Australian wheatbelt to supply 180,000 tonnes per year of pellets for sheep and cattle…Read More

Liz Wells, Grain Central, February 24, 2021

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

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