Nutrition & Animal Health

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

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

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