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ABS lifts its beef herd estimation, sheep to follow

THE nation’s sheep industry is waiting for a revised government assessment of its flock size, following the Australian Bureau of Statistics radically altering its assessment of beef herd size at 30 June 2023…Read More

Sheep Central, June 17, 2024

Trade on agenda as Chinese Premier and PM Albanese meet

TRADE was on the agenda as Chinese Premier Li Qiang and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese held an historic meeting in Canberra this morning…Read More

Sheep Central, June 17, 2024

Recruitment: How to handle negativity in the workplace

NEGATIVITY in the workplace can be caused by a number of factors and can be very damaging to any business, small or large, operating in the red meat supply chain…Read More

Sheep Central, June 17, 2024

Free fox baits offered for Northern Tableland NSW program

FREE fox baits are being offered in New South Wales’s Northern Tablelands region for the first time in an effort to boost landholder participation in a control program this month…Read More

Sheep Central, June 17, 2024

New drive to reinstate wild dog control in north-west Victoria

LEADING wild dog control proponent Geoff Power has urged the reinstatement of the dingo unprotection order in north-west Victoria after a national taxonomy body declared Australia’s dingoes are considered a breed of dog…Read More

Sheep Central, June 12, 2024

Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 11 June 2024

WEEKLY rainfall totals of 1 to 25 mm were recorded along the south coast of Australia, across most of Tasmania, and in parts of far north and southern Queensland and parts of northern and inland New South Wales…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, June 11, 2024

Top boxer rates buying good Kelpies above fighting

MEN’S Australian middleweight boxing champion Mitch Leek handled his first working dog auction at Casterton with aplomb and persistence at the weekend…Read More

Terry Sim, June 11, 2024

Log live export support on Keep The Sheep – Howie

LAMB producers should do their math carefully with the latest winter contracts and sheep industry stakeholders can log their support for live export with Keep The Sheep, RMA Network CEO Chris Howie advises in his latest wrap…Read More

Chris Howie, June 11, 2024

Former chief vet Dr Mark Schipp gets King’s Birthday honour

FORMER Australian Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Mark Schipp has been recognised in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours with the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in improved outcomes for animal health and biosecurity in Australia and overseas…Read More

Sheep Central, June 11, 2024

VFF moves to pull out of peak sheep and wool bodies

A VICTORIAN Farmers Federation’s decision to cease its national peak commodity group memberships, including WoolProducers Australia and Sheep Producers Australia, is not expected to immediately affect the makeup of the groups’ boards…Read More

Sheep Central, June 5, 2024

‘Late break’ change to Ballarat sheep and beef event

AGRICULTURE Victoria and its conference partners have adjusted the BestWool/BestLamb and BetterBeef conference programs in Ballarat on 19-20 June in response to seasonal challenges farmers are facing…Read More

Sheep Central, June 5, 2024

Big sheep states languish in PIC declaration campaign

QUEENSLAND wool growers are leading the nation in declaring their Producer Identification Codes as a biosecurity measure…Read More

Sheep Central, June 5, 2024

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