Same-day on-farm test for sheep footrot moves a step closer

ON-FARM same-day footrot testing is a step closer after successful testing of a new method on several sheep properties across Victoria…Read More

Terry Sim, March 18, 2019

New conditions on Middle East live sheep exports proposed

LIVE sheep exports from Australia to the Middle East would be formally banned in June, July and August this year in a new law, as part of proposed conditions released for comment by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources…Read More

Sheep Central, March 18, 2019

No live cattle export closure under Labor, pledges Fitzgibbon

LABOR’s agriculture minister-in-waiting, Joel Fitzgibbon has shut down speculation that his party’s intention to close live sheep exports out of Australia within three or four years will inevitably lead to similar actions on live cattle…Read More

Jon Condon, February 11, 2019

RSPCA Australia unconvinced by live export transparency initiative

A LIVE sheep export transparency initiative launched yesterday to promote trust in the trade has been branded a PR stunt and “desperate industry propaganda” by RSPCA Australia…Read More

Terry Sim, February 6, 2019

Sheep industry ambassadors selected for New Zealand and world roles

SOUTH Australian farmer Leith Tilley and Victorian research scientist Stephanie Muir are the winners of the 2019 Sheep Industry Ambassador Award…Read More

Sheep Central, March 13, 2019

Lower lamb prices, exclusion fencing and light rain spells opportunity for some

FALLING sheep and lamb prices, exclusion fencing growth and an expected short season providing short-term grazing has prompted limited sheep purchases by Queensland producers…Read More

Terry Sim, March 8, 2019

More than 19,000 bales of hay donated for Victoria’s fire-affected farmers

FODDER support for fire-affected farmers in south-west Victoria has been extended until May 15 this year…Read More

Sheep Central, May 10, 2018

Livestock SA and PIRSA seek water issues feedback in online survey

SOUTH Australian livestock producers are urged to have their say on water issues as part of a new, joint project between Livestock SA and Primary Industries and Regions SA…Read More

Sheep Central, October 18, 2017

Smart Farm grants coming for sustainable land management practices

AUSTRALIAN farmers can apply for grants of up to $4 million to implement innovative and sustainable land management practices…Read More

Sheep Central, October 18, 2017

New leader sows his grassland agenda for southern livestock producers

NEW Grassland Society of Southern Australia president, Hamilton livestock consultant Steve Cotton, says farmers should consider themselves first and foremost as grass growers…Read More

Sheep Central, September 11, 2017

Stocking rate challenge at Grasslands conference this week

NORTH-EAST Victorian farmers will be challenged to increase their stocking rates to improve profitability, at the Grassland Society of Southern Australia’s annual conference at Nagambie this week…Read More

Sheep Central, September 4, 2017

Scanning powers planning for Victorian prime lamb producer

LOWER rainfall in two of the past three years has forced Heywood district prime lamb and beef producer Georgina Gubbins to increase forward management planning…Read More

Sheep Central, August 21, 2017

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