Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

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

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

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

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

La Niña weather prompts QLD flystrike warning

QUEENSLAND sheep and wool producers have been urged to remain vigilant for flystrike as La Niña weather conditions continue…Read More

Sheep Central, February 4, 2022

Call to oppose vet action on lamb pain relief drug

AUSTRALIA’S sheep industry is being asked to help oppose a move by veterinarians to retain prescription control over the lamb and calf castration pain relief medication NumOcaine…Read More

Terry Sim, January 26, 2022

Pooginook Merino to share its journey to no breech modification + VIDEO

THE journey of New South Wales Pooginook Poll and Merino studs to no breech modification will be outlined in a webinar next week…Read More

Sheep Central, June 18, 2021

This genetic option to mulesing can keep quality wool on Merinos

MERINO breeders selecting for high follicle density can breed a high wool and meat-producing dual purpose sheep that would not need to be mulesed, according to South Australian breeder Andrew Michael…Read More

Terry Sim, March 31, 2021

AWEX extends the NWD review submissions deadline to 6 April

AUSTRALIA’S wool growers could be faced with making submissions to a review of the National Wool Declaration without access to finalised research results on the sheep freeze branding process…Read More

Terry Sim, March 24, 2021

Sheep freeze branding trial results fast-tracked for NWD review

FINAL preliminary results of a sheep freeze branding trial undertaken by the University of Melbourne will be fast-tracked for the Australian Wool Exchange’s National Wool Declaration review…Read More

Terry Sim, March 22, 2021

Research finds sheep freeze branding is painful for lambs

PRELIMINARY research results indicating sheep freeze branding is a painful procedure for lambs, even when using available pain relief, have been published by the University of Melbourne…Read More

Terry Sim, March 19, 2021

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

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