Wool Production

Jerilderie auction sets new bar in working dog values

STRONG demand pushed working dog prices to a new level at the annual Jerilderie auction on Saturday, with almost half the dogs making $10,000 or more…Read More

Terry Sim, March 1, 2021

WA Merino breeder Steven Bolt to lead 2021 WoolPoll

WESTERN Australian Merino breeder Steven Bolt has been elected as chairman of the 2021 WoolPoll Panel…Read More

Terry Sim, February 26, 2021

Short-tailed Merino ewes were ‘the buy of the day’ at Parkdale

TRANGIE wool grower Tim Burns has paid just $230 for the first offering of short-tailed Merino ewes in Australia and he believes he got the deal of the day…Read More

Terry Sim, February 24, 2021

NSW dog owners get deadly tick disease alert

NEW South Wales dog owners are being advised to be alert, but not alarmed, after a deadly tick disease was reported in dogs brought into the state from the Northern Territory…Read More

Sheep Central, February 15, 2021

New WoolPoll Panel members finalised for 2021 levy ballot

A NEW WoolPoll Panel has been selected to administer the 2021 levy vote among Australian wool growers…Read More

Terry Sim, February 8, 2021

Wool 2030 plan needs commitment and support

A TEN-YEAR Merino-focussed strategic plan for Australia’s wool industry has been released, with aims to increase the size and value of the nation’s flock…Read More

Sheep Central, December 16, 2020

UNE researchers find virtual fencing is less stressful for sheep

VIRTUAL fencing of sheep using audio signals and electric pulses to train the animals to respect a boundary is far less stressful than other standard farming practices, University of New England researchers have found…Read More

Sheep Central, December 16, 2020

Victorian sheep farmer admits guilt on animal cruelty charges

A VICTORIAN sheep farmer has escaped jail by pleading guilty to four charges of animal cruelty in the Bendigo Magistrates Court…Read More

Sheep Central, December 16, 2020

Ewe containment yields big benefits at Wagga Wagga

EWE containment has served up big benefits for New South Wales prime lamb producers Derk and Fiona Meurs, including maintaining sheep condition, pasture conservation and reduced labour costs…Read More

Sheep Central, December 14, 2020

New app outlines livestock farming carbon opportunities

SHEEP, beef and crop farmers now have an app to help them understand their potential opportunities from carbon-reducing activities…Read More

Sheep Central, December 11, 2020

Higher Merino lamb markings as Australian sheep flock recovers

AUSTRALIA’S sheep flock is in recovery mode and especially among Merino flocks, according to preliminary results from the industry’s October wool and sheep meat survey…Read More

Sheep Central, December 11, 2020

Could you use a snake bite vaccine for your working dog?

A LEADER in the development of snake antivenom believes a protective vaccine for dogs and cats could be developed using proven science and new COVID-19 inspired methods…Read More

Terry Sim, December 7, 2020

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