Planning required to manage sheep feed availability

Sheep producers impacted by variable seasonal conditions have been encouraged to have a plan and consider options to manage flock condition and capture market opportunities over coming months…Read More

Sheep Central, September 11, 2023

Carbon neutrality is goal of sheep supplement study

RESEARCH to define how methane-reducing supplements can be fed to sheep efficiently in paddocks is aimed at helping Australia’s flocks achieve carbon neutrality…Read More

Sheep Central, March 21, 2023

How much downgraded grain will end up in feedlots this year?

THE winter grain harvest has once again been plagued by consistent wet weather and flooding, with high yields and plenty of downgrades reported across large areas. By all reports, most..Read More

Eric Barker, December 16, 2022

NSW Police investigate Merino ewe flock theft near Harden

NEW South Wales Police’s Rural Crime Prevention Team is investigating the theft of almost 300 sheep near Harden recently…Read More

Sheep Central, December 12, 2022

TraitSelect livestock app wins prestigious Australian eChallenge

A TRIO of South Australian university students have big plans for their livestock Trait Select app – the winner of the University of Adelaide’s latest eChallenge…Read More

Sheep Central, December 9, 2022

Hay shortage emerges after floods drown growing area

A SHORTAGE of high quality hay across the country has been attributed to a combination of widespread flooding in prime growing areas and high grain prices…Read More

Eric Barker, December 8, 2022

Correct lamb tail length message reinforced at Dunkeld

THE importance of tail length and best practice pain relief in sheep to minimise breech flystrike and other animal health issues was highlighted at a recent seminar at Dunkeld in Victoria…Read More

Lisa Warn, project manager for the MLA PDS project 'Towards non-mulesed sheep', December 7, 2022

York family plans sheep flock rebuild in WA wheatbelt

WESTERN Australia’s York family at Tammin is planning to rebuild its sheep numbers next year in order to ensure risk is spread in what looks like being another year of high input costs for cropping, and in the face of ongoing issues with herbicide resistance…Read More

Liz Wells, December 2, 2022

AWI non-mulesed wool inaction slammed in ANAO submission

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has been called out on its lack of targets on mulesing, non-mulesed wool production and sheep welfare, in an animal welfare group submission to the Australian National Audit Office…Read More

Terry Sim, November 30, 2022

Feedgrain Focus: South softens as harvest cranks up

SOUTHERN feed wheat and barley prices have dropped around $10-$15 a tonne in the past week, reflecting an improving outlook for harvest and deliveries…Read More

Liz Wells, November 30, 2022

Non-mulesed wool adds colour to yarn’s positive path

Demand for yarn made from Australian wool has surged, and is offering growers a chance to become a known part of the supply chain…Read More

Liz Wells, September 16, 2022

Harvestaire makes move with eye on expansion

A Perth-based business is moving to larger premises to improve its ability to warehouse and manufacture header parts, and make ‘over-engineered’ lamb cradles with the offcuts…Read More

Liz Wells, September 9, 2022

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