Wool

$20 million-plus GIC distribution now expected early next year

AUSTRALIAN wool growers are unlikely to get their share of a $20 million-plus distribution of funds from the liquidated grower-owned entity Graziers’ Investment Company before Christmas…Read More

Terry Sim, December 10, 2019

Non-mulesed flocks act on sheep freeze branding status

AWEX is maintaining silence on its position on sheep freeze branding as some Merino breeders mount a campaign opposing the procedure’s recognition as a ‘non-mulesed’ classification on the National Wool..Read More

Terry Sim, December 9, 2019

Low methane sheep in New Zealand – what a gas….

NEW Zealand sheep breeders are testing their sheep for gas to underpin the accuracy of the world’s first breeding value for methane production…Read More

Sheep Central, December 4, 2019

MLA launches accelerated adoption initiative for levy payers

SHEEP, cattle and goat levy-payers can get a wide range of Meat & Livestock Australia’s products and services delivered directly at no cost under its accelerated adoption initiative…Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2019

Welfare bodies oppose sheep freeze branding despite strong uptake

ANIMAL protection groups are maintaining their opposition to sheep freeze branding as an alternative to surgical mulesing, as growers embrace the process and plans are made to independently research its welfare impacts…Read More

Terry Sim, November 29, 2019

Biosecurity measures allow interstate lupins to move into NSW

BIOSECURITY protocols and processes allowing interstate lupins to move into and through drought-affected New South Wales have been finalised by industry and the NSW Department of Primary Industries…Read More

Sheep Central, November 27, 2019

Cruelty charges aim to halt South African sheep exports

MAJOR Middle East livestock importer Al Mawashi is among defendants to criminal charges laid in relation to a live sheep shipment from South Africa last month…Read More

Sheep Central, November 26, 2019

Sheep producer questions Agriculture Victoria staff changes

LEADING Victorian sheep meat industry representative Tim Leeming has called for wide producer consultation on proposed changes at Agriculture Victoria centres…Read More

Terry Sim, November 13, 2019

Sheep lot-feeding and confinement systems gain traction

THIS drought is changing the way sheep breeders and fatteners run their enterprises, with lot-feeding of lambs and pen-feeding of sheep playing a crucial part in keeping some enterprises afloat…Read More

Liz Wells, November 13, 2019

WoolProducers Australia rejects unfounded mulesing ban claims

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s 2019 director election campaign has descended into rumour-mongering, with suggestions candidates running against AWI’s preferred ‘ticket’ wanted to ban mulesing…Read More

Terry Sim, November 11, 2019

MSA underpins quality lamb and beef marketing

THE benefits of the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) program to major processors are far-reaching and span from on-farm production to the end consumer, according to Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, November 11, 2019

National campaign wants you to dob in a farm biosecurity champion

AS still more international visitors with undeclared and potentially disease-ridden animal and plant material are denied entry to Australia, the nation is looking inward for its 2020 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year…Read More

Sheep Central, November 6, 2019

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