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 is expected in Australia’s goat population and slaughter figures this financial year, the first projection from a new forecasting committee has indicated.
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.
DUAL purpose perennial grain-grazing crops are a step closer with the addition of new American wheat varieties to a NSW research project.
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.
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.
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 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.
MERINO breeders can compare the efficiency and profit variability of 77 bloodlines in a ten-year study of wether trials released this week.
FAR west New South Wales sheep producers have been warned to look out for signs of the condition Humpyback in their flocks after confirmation of cases in the Bourke area.