Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

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

WA moving to optional ear marking and branding by 2022

EAR marking of sheep, and the ear marking and branding of cattle, are set to become optional in Western Australia in 2022, following consultation with WA producers and industry stakeholders…Read More

James Nason, June 17, 2021

Hoover’s $35,200 price sets world record at Casterton auction

EDENHOPE livestock contractor David Lee has set a new world and Australian record price for Kelpie dog when he was paid $35,200 for 26 month-old Eulooka Hoover at the Coprice Casterton Working Dog Auction on Sunday…Read More

Terry Sim, June 16, 2021

Ouyen saleyards upgrade set to lift capacity

VICTORIAN Mallee town Ouyen expects to increase its sheep saleyard throughput after a $111,000-plus upgrade that was officially opened yesterday…Read More

Sheep Central, April 16, 2021

Will our sheep dogs need to learn how to fly? + VIDEO

FARM quality assurance programs could one day specify the use of drones rather than dogs or motorbikes to muster livestock, after research showing mustering with an unmanned aerial vehicle was less stressful for sheep and goats…Read More

Sheep Central, April 12, 2021

Jerilderie auction sets new bar in working dog values

STRONG demand pushed working dog prices to a new level at the annual Jerilderie auction on Saturday, with almost half the dogs making $10,000 or more…Read More

Terry Sim, March 1, 2021

NSW dog owners get deadly tick disease alert

NEW South Wales dog owners are being advised to be alert, but not alarmed, after a deadly tick disease was reported in dogs brought into the state from the Northern Territory…Read More

Sheep Central, February 15, 2021

UNE researchers find virtual fencing is less stressful for sheep

VIRTUAL fencing of sheep using audio signals and electric pulses to train the animals to respect a boundary is far less stressful than other standard farming practices, University of New England researchers have found…Read More

Sheep Central, December 16, 2020

Victorian sheep farmer admits guilt on animal cruelty charges

A VICTORIAN sheep farmer has escaped jail by pleading guilty to four charges of animal cruelty in the Bendigo Magistrates Court…Read More

Sheep Central, December 16, 2020

Ewe containment yields big benefits at Wagga Wagga

EWE containment has served up big benefits for New South Wales prime lamb producers Derk and Fiona Meurs, including maintaining sheep condition, pasture conservation and reduced labour costs…Read More

Sheep Central, December 14, 2020

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