Pastures & Cropping

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

Perennial ryegrass pastures in high rainfall areas hit by plant deaths

SHEEP and beef producers are being advised to assess the extent of plant deaths in their pastures before releasing stock from feedlots and sacrifice paddocks, and especially in high rainfall..Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 2019

Sheep rivalling cattle as western Qld restocks after rain

SHEEP are re-emerging as an attractive restocking option after recent rain for properties in Queensland’s central west that converted to cattle during the low wool price years of the 1990s and 2000s…Read More

James Nason, April 12, 2019

Lower lamb prices, exclusion fencing and light rain spells opportunity for some

FALLING sheep and lamb prices, exclusion fencing growth and an expected short season providing short-term grazing has prompted limited sheep purchases by Queensland producers…Read More

Terry Sim, March 8, 2019

Monaro sheep and beef producers to learn new skills for profitability

SHEEP meat and beef producers in New South Wales’ Monaro region will get tips on improving farm productivity at a free Meat & Livestock Australia workshop at Nimmitabel next week…Read More

Sheep Central, March 5, 2019

Wool grower Hugh has designed his own Smart Fencer for you

WOOL grower Hugh McKay’s dislike of farm fencing has led to an innovation that could slash time and labour on the fenceline…Read More

Sheep Central, March 1, 2019

FarmLab on a mission to put soil testing into farmers’ hands

FARMLAB chief executive officer Sam Duncan began his pitch at the evokeAG conference in Melbourne yesterday with a smile and a simple message – we make soil testing easy…Read More

Terry Sim, February 20, 2019

Training group ChemCert seeks review and stay of registration decision

MAJOR national chemical use training group ChemCert has applied to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to review the expiry of its registration with the Australian Skills Quality Authority…Read More

Terry Sim, February 11, 2019

ChemCert withdrawal from industry training prompts questions

MAJOR national chemical use training group ChemCert has declared it is unable to deliver accredited courses, enrol new students nor issue certification to those who have completed units…Read More

Terry Sim, February 1, 2019

More than 19,000 bales of hay donated for Victoria’s fire-affected farmers

FODDER support for fire-affected farmers in south-west Victoria has been extended until May 15 this year…Read More

Sheep Central, May 10, 2018

Livestock SA and PIRSA seek water issues feedback in online survey

SOUTH Australian livestock producers are urged to have their say on water issues as part of a new, joint project between Livestock SA and Primary Industries and Regions SA…Read More

Sheep Central, October 18, 2017

Smart Farm grants coming for sustainable land management practices

AUSTRALIAN farmers can apply for grants of up to $4 million to implement innovative and sustainable land management practices…Read More

Sheep Central, October 18, 2017

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