Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

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

Feedback sought on Australian Sheep Sustainability Framework

AUSTRALIA’S proposed sheep sustainability framework will improve industry transparency and build consumer trust in wool and sheep meat, according to the project’s leader…Read More

Sheep Central, November 20, 2020

Search on for NSW growers mulesing sheep without pain relief

NEW South Wales wool growers who mules sheep without pain relief are being sought to test current animal cruelty legislation, following the failure of a bill aimed at regulating mulesing in the state…Read More

Terry Sim, September 25, 2020

NW NSW sheep inspections rule out notifiable diseases

BLUETONGUE, anthrax and footrot diagnoses have been crucially ruled out in recent sheep and cattle disease inspections in north-west New South Wales…Read More

Sheep Central, September 9, 2020

Sheep dogs from four countries mustered for first UK online sale

WORKING sheep dogs from four countries will be auctioned online over two days next week at England’s Skipton Auction Mart…Read More

Sheep Central, July 7, 2020

Mulesing contractors query liability under new regulations

CONTRACTORS mulesing sheep in Victoria without pain relief will be potentially liable to prosecution under new state regulations, according to Agriculture Victoria…Read More

Terry Sim, July 6, 2020

VIC sheep producers now required to use pain relief when mulesing

VICTORIAN producers are now required to administer a registered pain-relieving product when mulesing sheep. The new provisions, which came into effect yesterday, have been introduced as part of the state’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2019…Read More

Sheep Central, July 2, 2020

On-the-spot fines not on with new mulesing pain relief rules

VICTORIAN sheep producers will not be issued with ‘on-the-spot’ fines under new regulations that mandate pain relief for mulesing from Wednesday this week…Read More

Terry Sim, June 29, 2020

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

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