Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

Tasmanian taskforce to update animal welfare standards

FARMERS have welcomed government plans to establish a taskforce to update animal welfare standards in Tasmania’s meat processing plants in the wake of disturbing activist footage taken inside Tasmanian Quality Meats and other abattoirs…Read More

Sheep Central, December 15, 2023

South Australian footrot measures send sheep into Victoria

SOUTH Australian livestock agents have suggested building saleyards in Victoria to avoid the state government’s footrot monitoring regimen, Sheep Central has been told…Read More

Terry Sim, July 31, 2023

New Zealand to apply genomics in working dogs in new study

A NEW Zealand study aims to develop new genetic criteria for desirable working dog traits by undertaking the most detailed genomic investigation of the NZ dog breeds ever attempted…Read More

Sheep Central, July 31, 2023

Are electric motorbikes a viable option for the livestock industry?

A NEW South Wales producer says technology improvements have led to electric two-wheel motorbikes becoming a practical option for working livestock…Read More

Eric Barker, July 28, 2023

Report highlights links between anti-animal agriculture groups

THE US-based Animal Agriculture Alliance has released two reports detailing the interconnectedness of the animal rights movement around the world, as well as tactics targeting animal agriculture…Read More

Sheep Central, July 28, 2023

Correct lamb tail length message reinforced at Dunkeld

THE importance of tail length and best practice pain relief in sheep to minimise breech flystrike and other animal health issues was highlighted at a recent seminar at Dunkeld in Victoria…Read More

Lisa Warn, project manager for the MLA PDS project 'Towards non-mulesed sheep', December 7, 2022

Harvestaire makes move with eye on expansion

A Perth-based business is moving to larger premises to improve its ability to warehouse and manufacture header parts, and make ‘over-engineered’ lamb cradles with the offcuts…Read More

Liz Wells, September 9, 2022

MLA and AWI split on lamb pain relief drug scheduling

MEAT & Livestock Australia has withdrawn its support for releasing the Numnuts lamb and calf pain relief product NumOcaine from veterinary-only prescription after providing more than $5.2 million in funding…Read More

Terry Sim, January 31, 2022

Call to oppose vet action on lamb pain relief drug

AUSTRALIA’S sheep industry is being asked to help oppose a move by veterinarians to retain prescription control over the lamb and calf castration pain relief medication NumOcaine…Read More

Terry Sim, January 26, 2022

Top working dogs to compete for $20,000 in Carcoar challenge

AUSTRALIA’S top sheep and cattle working dog handlers will compete for the nation’s biggest prize purse of $20,000 in a series of trials at Carcoar in November…Read More

Sheep Central, October 5, 2021

Victorian farmer disqualified from owning sheep

A VICTORIAN sheep farmer has been disqualified from owning sheep for ten years after he pleaded guilty to three charges of animal cruelty…Read More

Sheep Central, July 23, 2021

Top young meat sheep judges head to Brisbane’s Ekka

TOP young meat sheep judges from across Australia and New Zealand will compete at Queensland’s Ekka show next month…Read More

Sheep Central, July 7, 2021

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