Nutrition & Animal Health

Barbers pole worm explosion prompts NSW sheep flock warning

SHEEP on some New South Wales northern tablelands properties have been killed by barber’s pole worm infestations only two weeks after drenching, prompting a call for increased flock monitoring…Read More

Sheep Central, March 10, 2021

Sheep hardest hit by cat diseases costing up to $12m annually

DISEASES spread by feral cats can cost Australian agriculture up to almost $12 million each year and sheep producers can be the hardest hit, new research has found…Read More

Sheep Central, December 4, 2020

APVMA reports improvement in assessment performance

AUSTRALIA’S pesticides and veterinary medicine regulator has reported improvements in its application assessment performance for the 2019-20 financial year…Read More

Sheep Central, August 31, 2020

South Australia suffers OJD incursion from WA sheep

SOUTH Australia has suffered a major incursion of Ovine Johne’s Disease via Western Australian sheep sold into its mid-north region…Read More

Terry Sim, July 27, 2020

Transparency in fodder and grain supply data needed

GREATER transparency in grain and hay stocks information would assist bushfire and drought recovery as well as supply chain sustainability and livestock market volatility, according to supporters of a national database concept proposed by the grains and fodder sectors…Read More

Terry Sim, January 22, 2020

WA online tool analyses flock composition profitability

RECENT Western Australian analysis of the profits inherent in minimising ewe mortality has underpinned the release of an innovative flock composition tool…Read More

Sheep Central, December 13, 2019

Low methane sheep in New Zealand – what a gas….

NEW Zealand sheep breeders are testing their sheep for gas to underpin the accuracy of the world’s first breeding value for methane production…Read More

Sheep Central, December 4, 2019

Biosecurity measures allow interstate lupins to move into NSW

BIOSECURITY protocols and processes allowing interstate lupins to move into and through drought-affected New South Wales have been finalised by industry and the NSW Department of Primary Industries…Read More

Sheep Central, November 27, 2019

Sheep lot-feeding and confinement systems gain traction

THIS drought is changing the way sheep breeders and fatteners run their enterprises, with lot-feeding of lambs and pen-feeding of sheep playing a crucial part in keeping some enterprises afloat…Read More

Liz Wells, November 13, 2019

NSW DPI warns of toxic failed crop hay risk for livestock

HAY from failed crops with high nitrate levels could be kill livestock this year, recent testing data from the NSW Department of Primary Industries has shown…Read More

Sheep Central, October 31, 2019

NSW anthrax vaccination initiative has federal support

VICTORIA and Queensland are yet to follow New South Wales’ lead in urging statewide vaccinations against anthrax by livestock producers, despite heightened awareness of an increased infection risk nationally…Read More

Terry Sim, October 11, 2019

NSW urges general livestock vaccinations against anthrax

NEW South Wales authorities are encouraging the state-wide vaccination of livestock against anthrax as high-risk conditions persist across the state. The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land..Read More

Terry Sim, October 9, 2019

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