Animal Welfare

Agtech investors, farmers and start-ups flock to evokeAG

AUSTRALIA’S largest agrifood tech event — evokeAG — ignited in Melbourne yesterday with a sold-out crowd of more than 1100 delegates and a long list of domestic and international agtech investors and companies…Read More

Terry Sim, February 20, 2019

FarmLab on a mission to put soil testing into farmers’ hands

FARMLAB chief executive officer Sam Duncan began his pitch at the evokeAG conference in Melbourne yesterday with a smile and a simple message – we make soil testing easy…Read More

Terry Sim, February 20, 2019

Western Australian agrifood businesses seek investors

WESTERN Australian agtech businesses spanning innovative livestock pricing, grain production and irrigation are at evokeAG in Melbourne this week seeking exposure and investment…Read More

Sheep Central, February 20, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Feb 2019

A cold front and pre-frontal trough brought light falls to southern Victoria, and moderate falls in western Tasmania. Thunderstorms and showers produced light to moderate falls across northern Australia throughout the week…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, February 20, 2019

NLIS workshops for Victoria’s livestock producers

Agriculture Victoria is holding practical, hands-on workshops across the state to assist sheep, goat and cattle producers use the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database…Read More

Sheep Central, February 20, 2019

Is it the RSPCA’s role to help flood affected livestock?

Should the RSPCA be playing a role in helping to assist livestock affected by floods in north western Queensland, now widely recognised as one of the greatest animal welfare disasters in Australian history?..Read More

James Nason, February 19, 2019

WoolProducers Australia highlights FMD risk to wool trade

CHINA’S suspension of wool exports from South Africa is expected to intensify demand for Australian wool this week. However, the fall-out from South Africa notifying the World Organisation for Animal Health of a FMD outbreak in Limpopo, bordering Zimbabwe, has also highlighted the importance of Australia’s biosecurity measures…Read More

Sheep Central, February 19, 2019

New-look Sheep Central website is all about reader experience

Welcome to the new-look Sheep Central website, launched last week. Readers will note some significant changes to the appearance of the site, its content and layout, and the way it functions. Here’s a quick user guide…Read More

Sheep Central, February 18, 2019

AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearance rates improve

AUCTIONSPLUS online sheep and lamb clearance rates improved last week for a slightly smaller offering of 73,680 head, 825 fewer than the previous week…Read More

Sheep Central, February 18, 2019

Boundary-breaking and sustainable fashion wins International Woolmark Prize

WHAT do American cowboys, a biker jacket and an 18th century frock coat have to do with Australian wool?..Read More

Sheep Central, February 18, 2019

Nominations called for 2019 Australian Wool Industry Medals

NOMINATIONS have been called for the 2019 Federation of Australian Wool Organisations’ Wool Industry Medal…Read More

Sheep Central, February 18, 2019

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