Breeding to beat drought
Genetic selection for condition score (muscle and fat) is paying dividends during the drought, with Merino sheep able to handle the challenge for NSW farmer Chad Taylor.
NSW livestock producers are being warned to be alert to the potential emergence of pimelea as research continues into solutions to treat livestock poisoning from the potentially fatal plants.
City people ‘‘in soy latte cafes’’ and ‘‘keyboard warriors’’ have been criticised by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack for not understanding the complexities of Australia’s valuable live sheep export market.
About 1000 cattle were yarded in the monthly sale at Euroa Saleyards on Wednesday, August 1.
The ability to track genetic performance and better match rams to clients’ needs has prompted East Loddon Merino Stud, of Wanganella, north of Deniliquin, to list its catalogue on RamSelect for the first time.
Producers understand there are treatments available to manage internal parasites such as liver fluke. A question worth considering is when to strategically use those chemicals.
The record lamb prices may be music to farmers’ ears but for butchers and abattoirs it’s bad news.
After rigorous testing and validation trials, confidence is growing in ASKBILL’s ability to accurately predict flock production and risks to animal health.
North East Merino Breeders Group’s annual ram sale is set to get under way next Tuesday, with hopes strong industry returns will deliver good results for all.
Sheep Producers Australia has a new chief executive officer, with Graham Smith replacing the Sue Dillon in the role.
Barnaby Joyce has been given a rock star reception at a crisis meeting of more than 1000 farmers in a Western Australia country town where the former federal agriculture minister labelled opponents of live sheep exports ‘‘zealots’’.
Saleyards across northern Victoria and the southern Riverina are seeing lamb prices reach record highs as a lack of heavy lambs pushes up prices.
Individual animal management has the capacity to significantly improve a flock’s productivity if done the right way, according to AgriPartner Consulting livestock consultant Hamish Dickson.
The Victorian Coalition has pledged to establish a new Livestock and Rural Crime Squad to specialise in dealing with rural crime including farm and livestock theft, if elected in November’s state election.
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The Shepparton South Sudanese community is heartbroken following the death of former Shepparton resident Laa Chol in Melbourne last week.