Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

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

Dubbo wool broker makes mulesing declaration compulsory

AUSTRALIA’S wool brokers are being urged to support the initiative of Dubbo company Macdonald and Co to make National Wool Declaration a condition of sale for all grower-owned and classed clips…Read More

Terry Sim, January 13, 2020

Wool growers urged to seek assistance after bushfires

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s general manager of research, Dr Jane Littlejohn, has urged wool growers not to be silent if they needed assistance after recent bushfires…Read More

Sheep Central, January 13, 2020

National sheep and livestock EID system under consideration

PROPOSALS to implement and fund the electronic identification of all livestock across Australia, including sheep and goats, are being considered by peak bodies and state farming organisations…Read More

Terry Sim, December 18, 2019

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