MUTTON sheep prices generally improved across Australia yesterday, in the first saleyard sales since the Easter break.
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.
SHEEP producers, agents and buyers focussed on the preparation of stock for live export at a recent field day in Western Australia.
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.
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.