Research & Development

Kiwis show up Aussies with impressive lamb marking results

A COMPARISON of New Zealand’s latest lamb performance figures with Australian data indicates there is still huge potential for improved lamb survival in this country…Read More

Sheep Central, December 14, 2020

Could you use a snake bite vaccine for your working dog?

A LEADER in the development of snake antivenom believes a protective vaccine for dogs and cats could be developed using proven science and new COVID-19 inspired methods…Read More

Terry Sim, December 7, 2020

MLA’s Sheep Genetics Advisory Committee needs you

MEAT & Livestock Australia is looking for two new members for its Sheep Genetics Advisory Committee…Read More

Sheep Central, November 27, 2020

Sam and Andrew are back for more MLA sheep and lamb action

SAM Kekovich’s return and the re-election of South Australian sheep producer Andrew Michael were among the sheepy highlights at the Meat & Livestock Australia annual general meeting yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, November 20, 2020

Lambex organisers drop plans for 2021 event

AUSTRALIA’S premier sheep and lamb conference, LambEx, has been cancelled for the second consecutive year to retain the event’s position as the industry’s leading face-to-face gathering…Read More

Sheep Central, October 2, 2020

Former Sheep CRC CEO calls for more research collaboration

AUSTRALIA’S agricultural research and development sector was not short of money, but needed more collaboration to tackle the industry’s big opportunities and issues, according to former Sheep CRC chief executive officer James Rowe…Read More

Terry Sim, September 30, 2020

Churchill fellows to study livestock ID and regenerative ag

WESTERN Australian government officers will investigate livestock identification and regenerative agriculture practices overseas to fulfil their 2020 Churchill Fellowship obligations…Read More

Sheep Central, September 30, 2020

Sheep industry needs people with diverse knowledge and skills

GREATER alignment between education and career path development in the sheep industry is necessary to ensure people with a diverse range of knowledge and capabilities are attracted, according to Nuffield..Read More

Terry Sim, September 28, 2020

Sheep, dieback and technology covered in latest MLA podcast

MEAT & Livestock Australia has released episode three of its Feedback podcast, with segments on genetic selection, on-farm research, pasture dieback, objective measurement technology and Olympians participating in MLA’s education program…Read More

Sheep Central, August 28, 2020

Sheep industry and RDCs fail to meet reproduction rate target

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and wool industry and levy-funded bodies have failed to meet a target to raise average reproduction rates by 10 percent between 2012-17, a new report has found, while the nation’s flock remained historically low and sheep meat demand stayed strong…Read More

Terry Sim, August 26, 2020

MLA is looking for sheep meat and grass-fed beef research ideas

MEAT & Livestock is seeking preliminary funding proposals from researchers for on-farm research, development and adoption projects that benefit sheep meat and grass-ed beef producers…Read More

Sheep Central, August 24, 2020

Top sheep and beef cattle research forum goes online on Friday

NEW research that sheep and beef producers can apply directly on their farms will be presented in an online forum this Friday…Read More

Sheep Central, July 29, 2020

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