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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 have been told sheep and goat electronic identification implementation dates would not be changed despite rumours some stock agents might seek an extension.
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.
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 industry producer leaders will converge on Charleville to meet members and attended a drought support forum later this month.