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.

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.

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.

Rapid sheep flock increase unlikely despite productivity gains

Terry Sim, 12 July 2017

MARKET and flock dynamics mean Australia’s sheep and lamb numbers are unlikely to increase rapidly, despite productivity gains indicated in the latest Agricultural Census data.

US wheat varieties added to perennial grazing wheat project

Sheep Central, 26 June 2017

DUAL purpose perennial grain-grazing crops are a step closer with the addition of new American wheat varieties to a NSW research project.

Rabbit body count rising after new calicivirus release

Sheep Central, 08 May 2017

WILD rabbit numbers are falling in some areas nationally following the release of the new Korean strain of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus, RHDV1 K5, in March.

NSW DPI seeks comment on draft wild dog management strategy

Sheep Central, 11 April 2017

PUBLIC comment on a draft strategy to reduce the impact of wild dogs in New South Wales is being sought by the state’s Department of Primary Industries.

Goat meat industry gets set to forecast its future with NSW research

Terry Sim, 27 February 2017

AUSTRALIA’S goat meat industry will make a concerted effort to forecast its annual production for the first time this year, as part of research to generate accurate supply data and predictions.

Self-replacing Merino operations shine in NSW

Sheep Central, 02 December 2016

SELF-REPLACING Merino operations selling trade weight wether lambs were the top gross margin performers in the past year, according to the latest NSW Department of Primary Industries data.

National 10-year wether trial comparison gives profit and efficiency data for Merino breeders

Sheep Central, 14 September 2016

MERINO breeders can compare the efficiency and profit variability of 77 bloodlines in a ten-year study of wether trials released this week.