Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

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

Poor feedback response to draft sheep sustainability framework

ONLY 25 responses had been received to a feedback survey on Australia’s first Sheep Sustainability Framework up to this week…Read More

Sheep Central, December 4, 2020

New Victorian animal welfare legislation on the way

VICTORIA’S livestock producers have less than two weeks to give feedback on Victorian Government proposals for a new animal welfare Act…Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2020

NSW producers mulesing sheep without pain relief risk big fines

NEW South Wales producers mulesing sheep without pain relief could face the harshest cruelty penalties in Australia next year with the introduction of mooted fine increases…Read More

Terry Sim, November 30, 2020

Livestock producers urged to make bushfire plans now

VICTORIAN farmers have been reminded of the importance of being prepared and having a bushfire plan in place for their livestock…Read More

Sheep Central, November 30, 2020

Livestock carriers urge loading ramp assessments

LIVESTOCK producers and yard managers have been urged to undertake safety assessments of their loading ramps with the release of a new standard developed by Standards Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, November 23, 2020

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