Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

Loading ramp changes must be guidelines only, say livestock bodies

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and cattle producer councils have voiced significant concern about the potential for new loading ramp safety standards to become mandatory in future…Read More

James Nason, May 22, 2020

Young dogs acting like human teenagers, who knew?

A NEW study has confirmed what many working dog owners have long suspected or known: that dogs have a passing phase of reduced obedience towards their owners during puberty. ..Read More

By Naomi D. Harvey and Lucy Asher., May 18, 2020

AI could help sheep producers meet a zero-flystrike target

ARTIFICIAL intelligence technology could help reliably predict the flystrike susceptibility of Australian sheep, according to a review that sets a five-year $10 million investment timeline toward a flystrike-resistant Australian flock…Read More

Sheep Central, May 13, 2020

A dogged Kelly is Victoria’s top rural woman

A DUNKELD working dog enthusiast’s passion to boost community spirit and resilience with her four-legged friends has won her the 2020 Victorian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award…Read More

Sheep Central, March 25, 2020

Paddock and ewe management means more lambs at Wirrinourt

APPLYING on-farm research within a new paddock/containment system has transformed the performance of the mixed cropping and sheep enterprise Wirrinourt at Lake Bolac in western Victoria…Read More

Rick Bayne, March 2, 2020

English shepherdess sells collie for world record price of A$37,000

A NEW world record for a sheep dog has been set with a collie bitch selling for £18,900 or just over A$37,000 at the Skipton Auction Mart in England last..Read More

Terry Sim, February 24, 2020

Draft livestock ramp standard released for public comment

A DRAFT national standard for livestock ramps has been released for feedback, with submissions due by 27 April 2020…Read More

Sheep Central, February 24, 2020

Lamb and beef producers showcase welfare and sustainability cred

LAMB and beef producers feature in a series of new on-farm videos designed to showcase the Australian industries’ strong environmental, social and animal welfare credentials to consumers…Read More

Sheep Central, February 21, 2020

Livestock transporters urge higher standards in new loading ramps

LIVESTOCK producers are being urged to rebuild bushfire-affected loading ramps and forcing yards to meet Australian guidelines and expected national standards…Read More

Terry Sim, February 3, 2020

Victorian sheep producer to outline containment area benefits

STOCK containment areas have many uses apart from paddock protection, drought feeding and deferring paddock grazing after a dry period, according to Glenthompson farmer Russell Mitchell…Read More

Sheep Central, February 3, 2020

Delegate plans first Monaro Stationhand Challenge

STATION hands of all ages will get to test their skills for a cash and prize pool valued at $2500 in the inaugural Monaro Stationhand Challenge at the Delegate show in March…Read More

Terry Sim, January 24, 2020

Tag exemption, transport and welfare help for fire-affected stock

AGRICULTURE Victoria has introduced a livestock tagging exemption to help bushfire-affected Victorian producers who move their sheep, goats or cattle for sale, agistment or slaughter…Read More

Sheep Central, January 23, 2020

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