Wild Dog Alert system offers hope for automated pest animal control

Terry Sim, 25 June 2018

A WILD Dog Alert system that sends real-time messages to a farmer’s mobile phone could also be linked to a drone for post-alert monitoring or modified to detect other invasive animal species.

Seasonal difficulties underpin Australian sheep meat export record

Terry Sim, 25 June 2018

AUSTRALIA’S sheep meat market had a record May last month, with export demand and tightening supply helping it remain strong despite poor seasonal conditions, Meat & Livestock Australia said.

New nutrition and feed budget videos for goat meat producers

Sheep Central, 25 May 2018

GOAT meat producers feeding and finishing stock to meet market targets have been provided with a new video series by Meat & Livestock Australia.

Live sheep shipments to Turkey lift February exports

Sheep Central, 03 April 2018

TURKEY is emerging as a growing live export destination for Australian sheep. The Eurasian country was the single largest importer of live Australian sheep in February this year, taking just under 73,000 head.

Live sheep exports lift in September, but goat numbers dropped

Sheep Central, 20 October 2017

LIVE sheep exports from Australia in September have risen 33 percent year-on-year to 140,500 head.

On-farm sheep meat and grass-fed beef project proposals sought

Sheep Central, 05 October 2017

PRELIMINARY funding proposals for on-farm research, development and adoption projects in 2018/19 that benefit sheep meat and grass-fed beef producers are being sought by Meat & Livestock Australia.

More goats behind fences — is cluster fence funding an option for NSW?

Sheep Central, 02 October 2017

A LIFT in infrastructure investments across western NSW has resulted in a growing proportion of goats being semi-managed, according to Meat & Livestock Australia.

MLA lamb ad survives religious complaints to advertising regulator

Sheep Central, 19 September 2017

MORE than 200 complaints against Meat & Livestock Australia’s 2017 ‘You Never Lamb Alone’ spring campaign have been dismissed by the Advertising Standard’s Bureau.

Religious festivals boost August live sheep shipments

Sheep Central, 18 September 2017

RELIGIOUS festivals have boosted Australia’s live sheep exports in August to the highest level of any month this year, Meat & Livestock Australia has reported.

Little change expected in Australian goat population and slaughter

Sheep Central, 11 September 2017

LITTLE change is expected in Australia’s goat population and slaughter figures this financial year, the first projection from a new forecasting committee has indicated.