Wool Production

NSW Police investigate Merino ewe flock theft near Harden

NEW South Wales Police’s Rural Crime Prevention Team is investigating the theft of almost 300 sheep near Harden recently…Read More

Sheep Central, December 12, 2022

TraitSelect livestock app wins prestigious Australian eChallenge

A TRIO of South Australian university students have big plans for their livestock Trait Select app – the winner of the University of Adelaide’s latest eChallenge…Read More

Sheep Central, December 9, 2022

Correct lamb tail length message reinforced at Dunkeld

THE importance of tail length and best practice pain relief in sheep to minimise breech flystrike and other animal health issues was highlighted at a recent seminar at Dunkeld in Victoria…Read More

Lisa Warn, project manager for the MLA PDS project 'Towards non-mulesed sheep', December 7, 2022

York family plans sheep flock rebuild in WA wheatbelt

WESTERN Australia’s York family at Tammin is planning to rebuild its sheep numbers next year in order to ensure risk is spread in what looks like being another year of high input costs for cropping, and in the face of ongoing issues with herbicide resistance…Read More

Liz Wells, December 2, 2022

AWI non-mulesed wool inaction slammed in ANAO submission

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has been called out on its lack of targets on mulesing, non-mulesed wool production and sheep welfare, in an animal welfare group submission to the Australian National Audit Office…Read More

Terry Sim, November 30, 2022

Non-mulesed wool adds colour to yarn’s positive path

Demand for yarn made from Australian wool has surged, and is offering growers a chance to become a known part of the supply chain…Read More

Liz Wells, September 16, 2022

Booster awareness lifts hopes for flystrike vaccine

A VACCINATION in early spring with a booster soon after is looking like the delivery method for a vaccine to counter flystrike being developed by CSIRO…Read More

Liz Wells, August 18, 2022

Can real Mexicans help fill the shearer shortage?

WITH a shortage of shearers struggling to keep up with the revival of the Queensland wool industry, a new proposal is looking to real Mexicans — not just workers from the south — to help fill the labour deficit…Read More

Eric Barker, July 8, 2022

Ask for Data Quality Scores before buying rams this selling season

DATA underpins good genetic evaluation, or in other words, the better the data a breeder has when breeding or buying rams, the better informed their decisions will be…Read More

Sheep Central, July 6, 2022

On-animal sensors show potential for detecting wild dog attacks on sheep

A three-year project has highlighted the potential of on-animal sensors for detecting predation by wild dogs…Read More

Sheep Central, July 6, 2022

Triple bottom line benefits from exclusion fencing for northern NSW community

Some of the finest wool growing country in the nation will soon benefit from protection from wild dog predation once the Moona-Winterbourne exclusion fence in the Walcha region of northern NSW is completed…Read More

Sheep Central, June 13, 2022

WoolProducers offers more opportunities

WOOLPRODUCERS Australia is offering more opportunities for young industry participants to do an online Australian Institute of Company Director (AICD) course…Read More

Sheep Central, March 23, 2022

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