Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

Sheep breeder seeks government commitment on AWI

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government was sent a strong message to commit to full implementation of governance changes within Australian Wool Innovation, during an ANZ Agribusiness lunch panel session at Hamilton’s Sheepvention rural expo this week…Read More

Terry Sim, August 7, 2019

NSW to enter race with Victoria to mandate pain relief for mulesing

COULD the race to be the first Australian state to mandate pain relief for mulesing sheep be the next State of Origin contest between Victoria and New South Wales?..Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2019

Sheep breeder seeks government commitment on AWI

AUSTRALIA’S Federal Government was sent a strong message to commit to full implementation of governance changes within Australian Wool Innovation, during an ANZ Agribusiness lunch panel session at Hamilton’s Sheepvention rural expo this week…Read More

Terry Sim, August 7, 2019

Tom Bull at ICMJ: Lessons from a livestock leader

Tom Bull didn’t have a farm to go home to when he graduated from ag college, and knew he would have to find his own way to succeed in agriculture. 20 years later, it seems safe to say he found it…Read More

James Nason, July 17, 2019

NSW to enter race with Victoria to mandate pain relief for mulesing

COULD the race to be the first Australian state to mandate pain relief for mulesing sheep be the next State of Origin contest between Victoria and New South Wales?..Read More

Terry Sim, July 15, 2019

Vegan activism, animal welfare and sustainability on VFF Livestock agenda

VEGAN activism, glyphosate use, animal welfare and mulesing will be among the issues discussed at the Victorian Farmers Federatrion Livestock Group’s annual meeting in Melbourne on July 24…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

Rabobank award winner manages transition from Queensland to Victoria

A QUEENSLAND wool grower’s son working in Victoria has taken out the 2019 Rabobank Business Development Prize from a field of some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading young farmers…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

NSW Farmers’ sheep flocks back mandatory pain relief for mulesing

MORE than 80 percent of sheep producers responding to a NSW Farmers survey have supported mandating pain relief for on-farm surgical mulesing…Read More

Terry Sim, July 12, 2019

Sheep Producers Australia backs mandatory pain relief

A CONTROVERSIAL WoolProducers Australia policy initiative to mandate pain relief for surgical mulesing in Australia has been supported by the nation’s peak sheep producer body…Read More

Terry Sim, July 10, 2019

WPA director resigns over sheep mulesing pain relief plans

PEAK wool grower body WoolProducers Australia has lost its NSW Farmers board member over the national body’s policy to mandate pain relief for the surgical mulesing of sheep…Read More

Terry Sim, July 3, 2019

Matching stocking rate to pasture productivity is crucial

MORE than 25 percent of pasture productivity could be lost by not matching stocking rate to carrying capacity during dry times, according to grazing consultant Bart Davidson…Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

WA sheep producers warned about early return to grazing

WESTERN Australian livestock producers have been urged to continue their supplementary feeding programs, despite widespread – yet variable – rainfall over the past week…Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2019

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