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NSW vets working to contain footrot outbreaks across state before rain

Terry Sim, 06 September 2017

NEW South Wales authorities are calling for help from all sheep producers to halt the spread of footrot across the state, with Central West Local Land Services reporting an estimated 150,000 sheep on about 45 quarantined properties in the region have the hoof disease.

Sheep producers and exporters insist on live export welfare standards during Eid + VIDEO

Sheep Central, 01 September 2017

AUSTRALIAN sheep meat producers have insisted on the maintenance of live export animal welfare standards as the annual Festival of the Sacrifice or Eid al-Adha started across the Middle East today.

QLD boosts cluster fencing promotion to grow the flock + VIDEOS

Sheep Central, 30 August 2017

OUTBACK Queensland community and industry bodies are continuing to promote the uptake and funding of cluster fence development for wild dog control and sheep industry growth.

NSW moves to strengthen stock theft laws

Sheep Central, 29 August 2017

THE New South Wales Government says it will move to strengthen laws concerning stock theft, trespass and illegal hunting following a review of the current law by former NSW Police Force Assistant Commissioner Steve Bradshaw.

Exclusion fencing program could put one million sheep back into Qld’s Central West

Sheep Central, 18 August 2017

UP to one million sheep could be returned to Queensland’s central western region, if current and proposed exclusion fencing projects are fully executed, an economic analysis has determined.

Australia’s July live sheep exports back sharply to 90,000 head

Sheep Central, 17 August 2017

THE absence of shipments to Jordan has led to Australia’s July sheep live exports falling sharply — by 24 percent — from the previous month to 90,000 head.

Victorian saleyard managers told EID implentation dates are ‘locked in’

Terry Sim, 16 August 2017

VICTORIAN saleyard managers have been told sheep and goat electronic identification implementation dates would not be changed despite rumours some stock agents might seek an extension.

New season lamb prices trend lower as numbers lift and buyers get selective

Sheep Central, 16 August 2017

LAMB prices fell nationally in saleyards early this week as more new season lambs came onto the market. The National Livestock Reporting Service recorded an increase in domestic buyer demand, but less export enquiry, with heavy and extra heavy weight lamb prices falling by up to $22 in New South Wales markets.

Could sheep be the New Zealand dairy industry’s ‘great white hope’?

Terry Sim, 28 July 2017

NITRATE run-off regulations imposed on New Zealand dairy farms are proving to be an unlikely ally of the country’s declining sheep industry.

Queensland’s sheep, wool and cattle leaders to meet for Charleville forum

Sheep Central, 11 July 2017

QUEENSLAND’S sheep, wool and cattle industry producer leaders will converge on Charleville to meet members and attended a drought support forum later this month.