Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

Lamb producer calls for pain relief systems cost-benefit study

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and prime lamb producers need detailed cost-benefit comparisons of pain relief options for on-farm surgical procedures, according to south-west Victorian producer Tim Leeming. The Pigeon Ponds farmer and..Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2019

Live sheep trade to continue reform after Coalition election win

THE Coalition Government’s federal election win has been met with relief, but not complacency, by supporters of Australia’s live sheep export trade…Read More

Terry Sim, May 20, 2019

Victoria and Tasmania lead AWEX National Wool Declaration uptake

ALMOST 70 percent of Australia’s wool growers are declaring the mulesing status of their wool and about 13pc of the national clip is coming from non-mulesed flocks…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Stock watering place leases up for tender in NSW’s Western Division

STOCK watering place leases are being offered in New South Wales’ western division for the first time in several years…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Victorian saleyards and abattoirs exceeding 90pc EID tag read rates

VICTORIAN saleyards and abattoirs are continuing to scan electronic sheep and goat identifications at read rates of more than 90 percent, according to Agriculture Victoria…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

‘Nuts and bolts’ of livestock grazing are on workshop menu

AGRICULTURE Victoria will run series of two-day workshops to give livestock farmers the “nuts and bolts” around good grazing management…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Lower lamb prices, exclusion fencing and light rain spells opportunity for some

FALLING sheep and lamb prices, exclusion fencing growth and an expected short season providing short-term grazing has prompted limited sheep purchases by Queensland producers…Read More

Terry Sim, March 8, 2019

Monaro sheep and beef producers to learn new skills for profitability

SHEEP meat and beef producers in New South Wales’ Monaro region will get tips on improving farm productivity at a free Meat & Livestock Australia workshop at Nimmitabel next week…Read More

Sheep Central, March 5, 2019

Wool grower Hugh has designed his own Smart Fencer for you

WOOL grower Hugh McKay’s dislike of farm fencing has led to an innovation that could slash time and labour on the fenceline…Read More

Sheep Central, March 1, 2019

FarmLab on a mission to put soil testing into farmers’ hands

FARMLAB chief executive officer Sam Duncan began his pitch at the evokeAG conference in Melbourne yesterday with a smile and a simple message – we make soil testing easy…Read More

Terry Sim, February 20, 2019

Training group ChemCert seeks review and stay of registration decision

MAJOR national chemical use training group ChemCert has applied to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to review the expiry of its registration with the Australian Skills Quality Authority…Read More

Terry Sim, February 11, 2019

ChemCert withdrawal from industry training prompts questions

MAJOR national chemical use training group ChemCert has declared it is unable to deliver accredited courses, enrol new students nor issue certification to those who have completed units…Read More

Terry Sim, February 1, 2019

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