Category: Livestock

First sheep carrier since 'atrocity' footage prepares to dock in SA

The SA Government is promising to keep watch as a live export ship loads its first shipment of sheep in the state since horrific images of suffering animals were made public, but protesters are calling for an end to the practice. Source: ABC Livestock First sheep carrier since ‘atrocity’ footage prepares to dock in… Read more »

WA's multi-billion-dollar carbon farming potential

Landholders in Western Australia are given approval to participate in the Commonwealth Emissions Reduction Fund, however land tenure limitations may hold pastoralists back. Source: ABC Livestock WA’s multi-billion-dollar carbon farming potential

Minister refuses to release details of probe into polo pony deaths

As Australia’s equine community continues to ask questions, the Tasmanian Government is refusing to release details of its inquiry into the death of 16 polo ponies in January. Source: ABC Livestock Minister refuses to release details of probe into polo pony deaths

Ongoing stable methane emissions from cattle doesn’t change the climate

Could it be that a lot of cattle producers world-wide are being unfairly blamed for progressing climate change because of the methane released by their cattle? Going one step further, in this contributed article Alan Lauder, long-time grazier and author of the book Carbon Grazing – The Missing Link,  suggests that the methane emissions of the Australian… Read more »

Ridley engages LGPM on Tasmanian extrusion plant

Ridley Corporation Ltd has engaged milling-equipment specialist LGPM to design, supply, install and commission the intake system and storage silos for raw grain and meals at its extrusion plant being built in Westbury, Tasmania. The post Ridley engages LGPM on Tasmanian extrusion plant appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Ridley engages LGPM on Tasmanian… Read more »

Live exporters commit to reforms, RSPCA brands changes ‘weak’

The Australian Livestock Exporters Council says exporters meeting in Brisbane yesterday committed to a range of additional initiatives to improve animal welfare transparency and accountability, as the industry struggles to maintain public support in the wake of the latest televised footage of animal mistreatment. The post Live exporters commit to reforms, RSPCA brands changes ‘weak’… Read more »

NSW Farmers welcomes re-think on puppy farm laws

NSW Farmers has welcomed confirmation that the position of working dogs on the state’s farms is protected, with the government’s decision to abandon additional regulation on dog breeders. The post NSW Farmers welcomes re-think on puppy farm laws appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central NSW Farmers welcomes re-think on puppy farm laws

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 18 Apr 2018

Several cold fronts tracked across southeastern Australia, generating moderate falls, while broad low pressure troughs generated showers and storms in the coastal northern tropics. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 18 Apr 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 18… Read more »

'We need to know what happened on that boat': pony deaths still unexplained

Almost three months on from the death of 16 prized polo ponies in the back of a truck travelling across Bass Strait, pressure is building for the cause of death to be released. Source: ABC Livestock ‘We need to know what happened on that boat’: pony deaths still unexplained

Live export review terms released as trade continues

MINISTER for Agriculture David Littleproud has announced the terms of reference for his short, sharp review into sheep exports to the Middle East during the northern summer. The post Live export review terms released as trade continues appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Live export review terms released as trade continues

Red Lea collapse bites poultry producers, Ridley

The collapse of chicken processor, Red Lea, has forced its 30 NSW poultry producers to seek new supply agreements, and is expected to cost Ridley Corporation up to $7 million as it looks for a new source of raw material for its Maroota mill. The post Red Lea collapse bites poultry producers, Ridley appeared first… Read more »

NSW on higher state of alert as dry conditions continue

CONTINUING dry conditions across New South Wales will have a major negative impact on the state’s cropping and livestock sectors this year, NSW Department of Primary Industries’s leader on climate applications and digital agriculture Dr Anthony Clark said. The post NSW on higher state of alert as dry conditions continue appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Recruitment: Six tips for improving workplace culture

A healthy workplace culture is the best bet for happy employees and low turnover. That statement applies as much in a small family-scale cattle operation with a single employee, as it does in a feedlot employing 35 staff, or a meatworks employing hundreds. If you’re wondering what the culture is like in your business, consider… Read more »

New Q Fever vaccine at least 6 years away and research money needed

A NEW Q Fever vaccine for humans is at least six years away and further funding is needed to facilitate development research, according to a leading researcher into the debilitating disease. The post New Q Fever vaccine at least 6 years away and research money needed appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

‘First look’ seasonal climate outlook released for May-July 2018

The Bureau of Meteorology has released its ‘first look’ monthly and seasonal Climate Outlooks for May to July 2018, which point to wetter than average conditions for Tasmania and eastern Victoria extending into southeast NSW.  The post ‘First look’ seasonal climate outlook released for May-July 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central ‘First look’… Read more »

Victorian farmers speak out over abuse from 'aggressive vegans'

Victorian farmers say they are being unfairly targeted by animal activists, putting pressure on their businesses and personal lives. Source: ABC Livestock Victorian farmers speak out over abuse from ‘aggressive vegans’

RSPCA calls for halving of live sheep export ship stocking density

NATIONAL animal welfare body RSPCA Australia is calling for a halving of stocking densities on live sheep ships bound for the Middle East. The post RSPCA calls for halving of live sheep export ship stocking density appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central RSPCA calls for halving of live sheep export ship stocking… Read more »

Live export is a centuries-old Australian industry, but the cameras are new

New Animals Australia footage of sheep transport conditions has shocked many, but live export has a history that stretches back to colonisation, writes Nancy Cushing. Source: ABC Livestock Live export is a centuries-old Australian industry, but the cameras are new

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 11 Apr 2018

Tropical cyclone Iris generated moderate falls along Queensland’s east coast. A surface trough across northern Australia produced thunderstorms with moderate falls about the Kimberley, the Top End and the Cape York Peninsula. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 11 Apr 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Latest tests show white spot disease still in wild caught seafood

Fears are growing that a disease that devastated Queensland’s multi-million dollar prawn farming industry has taken hold in the wild and could spread. Source: ABC Livestock Latest tests show white spot disease still in wild caught seafood

Outback campdraft competition held 200km from nearest town

While most sporting codes hold grand finals in locations convenient enough to draw large crowds, campdrafting chose to hold its national titles in one of the most remote parts of Australia. Source: ABC Livestock Outback campdraft competition held 200km from nearest town

Sneezes, hands or children: What really spreads the flu?

When it comes to flu, everybody has their own avoidance tactics, but are they in line with how the influenza virus is transmitted between people? Source: ABC Livestock Sneezes, hands or children: What really spreads the flu?

Recruitment: Three ways to attract the best candidates

Attracting the best job candidates is every employer’s goal, however it’s not always easy to find the top talent in the meat and livestock industry. Here’s some helpful hints to improve your strike-rate. The post Recruitment: Three ways to attract the best candidates appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Three ways… Read more »

Live export deaths footage prompts new welfare rules, but no ban

Damning footage of Australian sheep dead and dying in extreme heat and cramped conditions on vessels bound for the Middle East has sparked industry plans for improved welfare measures and transparency. The post Live export deaths footage prompts new welfare rules, but no ban appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Live export… Read more »

Government promises no knee-jerk reaction over live export footage

Industry advocates are concerned the release of footage showing sheep dying at sea will lead to the live exports trade being damaged or shutdown. Source: ABC Livestock Government promises no knee-jerk reaction over live export footage

Littleproud forecasts ‘strong action’ on sheep export deaths after video release

STRONG action against irresponsible live animal exporters has been forecast by Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud after Animals Australia released disturbing footage of sheep on Middle East-bound vessels. The post Littleproud forecasts ‘strong action’ on sheep export deaths after video release appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Littleproud forecasts… Read more »

Horse vaccine controversy halts drug company partnership

Equestrian Australia will put a partnership with Zoetis on hold due to a class action against the controversial drug company. Source: ABC Livestock Horse vaccine controversy halts drug company partnership

ACCC paves way for Murray Goulburn sale to Saputo

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission paves the way for the sale of Australia’s largest dairy company to Canadian giant Saputo. Source: ABC Livestock ACCC paves way for Murray Goulburn sale to Saputo

Staff left in tears, unsure how to pay rent after Red Lea Chickens collapses

More than 500 workers in Sydney have their jobs terminated after the collapse of the Red Lea chicken company, leaving staff without pay and “eating two-minute noodles for dinner”, one former manager says. Source: ABC Livestock Staff left in tears, unsure how to pay rent after Red Lea Chickens collapses

Weekly rainfall wrap + 8 day rain outlook, 4 Apr 2018

The remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Nora, embedded on a surface trough, produced moderate falls in the northern tropics. Tropical cyclone Iris formed in the Coral Sea, and is generating moderate to locally heavy falls about the north tropical and central Queensland coasts. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 8 day rain outlook, 4 Apr 2018… Read more »

Rogue feral pig hunters accused of spreading the pests for sport

They’re big, strong and smarter than your dog. Now experts are saying rogue hunters are illegally spreading feral pigs even further for sport. Source: ABC Livestock Rogue feral pig hunters accused of spreading the pests for sport

A plague on them: Locusts cost farmers a fortune

Locusts are swarming in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of WA again this year and they’re costing pastoralists dearly in lost pasture, and control efforts. Source: ABC Livestock A plague on them: Locusts cost farmers a fortune

Australia is in Good Economic Shape

            We’ve gotten the latest round of AIG industry PMIs for Australia’s construction, manufacturing and service sectors.  All three are expanding.  Although the manufacturing index dropped 1.2 points, tt has been above a 50 reading for 17 months, indicating continued growth.  All seven activity sub-indexes are rising and 6/8 sectors are growing.  The service sector… Read more »

Recruitment: Three keys to creating a positive environment for new employees

It’s imperative that employers invest in the right induction process, to ensure that after making the effort of finding the right new staff member, they are rewarded with a long-term employee who is loyal and happy with their workplace. Here’s some tips to make the transition to the new workplace as seamless as possible. The… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2018

The April to June 2018 rainfall outlook issued this morning points to wetter three months for the tropical north and far southeast Australia, but mainly neutral rainfall outlook for most areas. The post Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2018

What BOM’s ‘neutral’ rainfall outlook for next three months really means

Today the Bureau of Meteorology releases its end-of-month seasonal outlook for April to June, updating the initial outlook released on March 15. But you might not have seen much media coverage of it, because we’re not seeing big swings towards the attention-grabbing climate drivers like El Niño or the Indian Ocean Dipole, which can dominate… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Mar 2018

Tropical cyclone Marcus produced moderate to heavy falls in the Top End in the Northern Territory; also in the north Kimberley in Western Australia. A cold front produced widespread rainfall and isolated thunderstorms in western Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap… Read more »

Alpaca's future relies on meat eaters

The president of the Australian Alpaca Association says a viable meat trade is vital to the future growth of the industry. Source: ABC Livestock Alpaca’s future relies on meat eaters

Buffaloes provide winning formula for gold medal blue cheese

They’re not a common sight in Victorian paddocks but a Gippsland farmer’s buffaloes are behind the success of a unique product. Source: ABC Livestock Buffaloes provide winning formula for gold medal blue cheese

Farmers devastated by deaths of thousands of livestock

Bushfires have claimed more than 300 of Brad Porter’s best mates — his premium jersey cows his family has been breeding for three generations. Source: ABC Livestock Farmers devastated by deaths of thousands of livestock

Recruitment: 8 questions good candidates will ask a prospective employer

In the meat and livestock sector, as much as any other industry field, job interviews are a two-way process. As the employer, of course you want to question candidates to find out how suitable they are for the job. But increasingly, a large part of interviews should be about candidates questioning you about the job… Read more »

The ACCC wants views on a mandatory safety standard for quad bikes

A MANDATORY safety standard for quad bikes was the best option to save lives and make the vehicles safer for everyone, according to the Australia’s consumer watchdog. The post The ACCC wants views on a mandatory safety standard for quad bikes appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central The ACCC wants views on… Read more »

Class action by horse owners over Hendra vaccine

Horse owners have launched a $53 million lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company responsible for developing the Hendra virus vaccine. Source: ABC Livestock Class action by horse owners over Hendra vaccine

Weekly rainfall wrap + 21 day outlook, 14 Mar 2018

Tropical cyclone Marcus produced moderate to heavy falls in the Top End in the Northern Territory; also in the north Kimberley in Western Australia. A cold front produced widespread rainfall and isolated thunderstorms in western Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 21 day outlook, 14 Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap… Read more »

Jakarta has a serious cat problem, containing it is dirty work

Jakarta has been rabies free since 2004 and while the weekly battle against feral cats to keep it that way is confronting, it’s also necessary. Source: ABC Livestock Jakarta has a serious cat problem, containing it is dirty work

Recruitment: Unleashing the benefit of mentoring in the workplace

Mentoring is not just a critical tool for diversifying demographics in workplaces; it can also be a fast-track for up-skilling the entire workforce. The post Recruitment: Unleashing the benefit of mentoring in the workplace appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Recruitment: Unleashing the benefit of mentoring in the workplace

Four options in restocking after western Qld’s big seasonal change

Taylor Byrne’s Townsville-based property valuer Michael Chaplain uses this case study to examine the likely impacts and challenges of restocking in Queensland’s mid-western downs country after recent rain.    The post Four options in restocking after western Qld’s big seasonal change appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Four options in restocking after… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 Mar 2018

A monsoon trough and lingering surface trough near Cairns produced very heavy falls and flooding about the north tropical Queensland coast. A weak low pressure system located over the southern Gulf of Carpentaria produced moderate to heavy falls across northwestern Queensland and in the Northern Territory. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook,… Read more »

The island of drought where it hasn't rained for three years, next to a massive flood zone

As record-breaking summer rainfalls leave much of northern WA’s Kimberley under water, pastoralists in the neighbouring Gascoyne region are dealing with an entirely different story as a crippling multi-year drought takes its toll. Source: ABC Livestock The island of drought where it hasn’t rained for three years, next to a massive flood zone

Rural deaths underline perils of confined spaces

Just over one year ago, three members of a NSW farming family died while cleaning an empty water tank on a property near Gunning in Southern NSW. In January 2018, two brothers in a haulage business in North Queensland were found dead in the bottom of a fibreglass tank used to cart dunder and molasses… Read more »

Meet the Singaporean businessman transforming the Pilbara

When Pardoo Station in Western Australia’s Pilbara changed hands two years ago, few could imagine the radical change the new owner had planned. Millions of dollars have been spent tapping into a “hidden underground” water supply to transform the arid country into a series of lush, green oases. Source: ABC Livestock Meet the Singaporean… Read more »

Red Centre rainfall a relief after dry desert summer

It has been a long, dry summer in the Red Centre so pastoralists are welcoming long overdue ran that has soaked the ground this week. Source: ABC Livestock Red Centre rainfall a relief after dry desert summer

Connectivity and confidence needed for farm IT adoption

BETTER internet connectivity and targeted education to demystify the digital world are desperately needed to give farmers the confidence to join the on-farm automation revolution. The post Connectivity and confidence needed for farm IT adoption appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Connectivity and confidence needed for farm IT adoption

Energy top priority for new ag manufacturing alliance

Energy has been named as a top priority by the newly formed Australian Agricultural Manufacturers’ Alliance (AAMA), which represents a brace of animal-product, fibre and grain-processing organisations looking for a lobbying voice. The post Energy top priority for new ag manufacturing alliance appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Energy top priority for… Read more »

Rain records tumble as Queensland's big wet continues

Pouring rain has smashed daily records as it saturated Queensland’s north and west over the past week, cutting roads but bringing some much needed relief. And it’s not over yet. Source: ABC Livestock Rain records tumble as Queensland’s big wet continues

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Mar 2018

Broad low pressure troughs extended across northern Australia, generating thunderstorms and moderate falls. A deep low pressure system over Queensland’s northwest produced moderate to heavy rainfall in northern Queensland, with record high rainfall at some locations. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

Farm production forecast to fall due to poor seasonal conditions

The value of farm production is expected to fall 5 per cent this financial year, with farmer incomes expected to drop while remaining high in historical terms, commodity forecaster ABARES says in its outlook released today. Source: ABC Livestock Farm production forecast to fall due to poor seasonal conditions

Recruitment: Six tips to help manage unhappy employees

Whether you’re involved in a small farming operation with only one or two staff, or a large vertically-integrated agribusiness employing hundreds, from time to time most businesses will need to manage unhappy employees. Here’s some tips to help manage the situation. The post Recruitment: Six tips to help manage unhappy employees appeared first on Grain… Read more »

'From a desert to an island': Big wet turns farmers' fortunes around

After several years of struggles, the dams had begun to go dry at Noela and Bob McConachy’s cattle station in western Queensland. But after receiving more than 115mm in one day, everything has changed. Source: ABC Livestock ‘From a desert to an island’: Big wet turns farmers’ fortunes around

Wiley to build Ridley’s Tasmanian aquafeed plant

Ridley Corporation Limited has named Wiley as the design build partner and principal contractor for its new extrusion mill project in Westbury, Tasmania. The post Wiley to build Ridley’s Tasmanian aquafeed plant appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Wiley to build Ridley’s Tasmanian aquafeed plant

Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2018

The March to May 2018 rainfall outlook issued this morning shows large parts of central and southeastern Australia are likely to have a drier than average autumn. The post Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2018

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Feb 2018

Broad areas of low pressure across eastern Australia produced showers and storms with moderate to heavy falls in eastern Queensland and New South Wales.  The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Feb 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 28 Feb 2018

Beekeepers turn to satellite tracking systems to halt hive theft

Along with the weather, the threat of pesticides and vandals, hive theft is yet another challenge beekeepers face but modern technology could help arrest the problem. Source: ABC Livestock Beekeepers turn to satellite tracking systems to halt hive theft

Avalanche of public submissions seen over poultry welfare standards

There’s been an unprecedented response to a call for public submissions on the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry, following the closure of the 90-day public consultation period yesterday, with more than 165,000 submissions were received by Animal Health Australia. The post Avalanche of public submissions seen over poultry welfare standards appeared… Read more »

Start-up hopes to slaughter animals in truck, saving animals transport stress

Victoria is expected to become the first state to allow mobile abattoirs, in a move that is hoped will improve animal welfare and reduce weight loss in animals during transit. Source: ABC Livestock Start-up hopes to slaughter animals in truck, saving animals transport stress

Recruitment: Five mistakes to avoid as a ‘people manager’

Everybody makes mistakes – even managers. They’re a fact of life and help us to grow at a personal and professional level. If there’s one thing successful agribusiness managers know, it’s that making mistakes can be a hugely positive learning experience. The post Recruitment: Five mistakes to avoid as a ‘people manager’ appeared first on… Read more »

Ingham’s buys Baiada’s Wacol feedmill

Australia and New Zealand’s largest integrated poultry producer, Ingham’s, has bought the Wacol feedmill west of Brisbane from Baiada as part of its push to expand feedmilling capacity in line with its continued growth in chicken and turkey production. The post Ingham’s buys Baiada’s Wacol feedmill appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central … Read more »

Cargill releases statement in response to genetic patent appeal

Cargill Australia has issued a statement to Beef Central today in relation to the ongoing Federal Court of Australia court action by Meat & Livestock Australia and Dairy Australia seeking to overturn a patent granted to Cargill and Branhaven LLC over genetic cattle selection methods in Australia. The post Cargill releases statement in response to… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 21 Feb 2018

Tropical cyclone Kelvin made landfall between Broome and Port Hedland in Western Australia on 18 February, and brought very heavy rainfall to the western Kimberley. Broad areas of low pressure across western, northern and eastern Australia produced showers and storms. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 21 Feb 2018 appeared first on… Read more »

Graziers give up on wet season in drought-stricken Queensland

There is an exodus of cattle leaving drought-stricken parts of western Queensland as graziers give up on seeing a wet season, two months before the rains are usually due to finish. Source: ABC Livestock Graziers give up on wet season in drought-stricken Queensland

Miners are using cow poo to power a dairy farm

Minerals processing specialists Gekko Systems are turning manure into a precious resource. Source: ABC Livestock Miners are using cow poo to power a dairy farm

The fighty ducks: Gender imbalance at Top End lake turns deadly

A drake-heavy Top End duck population goes to war over two females in a battle to breed that has wildlife experts concerned about the welfare of the birds. Source: ABC Livestock The fighty ducks: Gender imbalance at Top End lake turns deadly

Drier autumn ahead for mainland; wetter for Tassie: BOM

Large parts of central Australia are likely to have a drier than average autumn, while Tasmania is likely to have a wet autumn, according to the Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology’s latest climate outlook. The post Drier autumn ahead for mainland; wetter for Tassie: BOM appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Drier autumn… Read more »

Recruitment: Farming’s next-gen eyes expansion, as baby boomers retire

A significant amount of farming assets will be passed on to the next generation as the baby boomer population looks to retire in the next decade, representing a great opportunity for farming families to expand, add staff and diversify their businesses. The post Recruitment: Farming’s next-gen eyes expansion, as baby boomers retire appeared first on… Read more »

Vale Fraser Ramsey, working dog trial pioneer

The former livestock auctioneer and campdraft ‘tragic’ was part of the group to start dog trialling as a sport in Australia. Source: ABC Livestock Vale Fraser Ramsey, working dog trial pioneer

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 Feb 2018

Broad areas of low pressure across northern Australia produced storms and showers. A deepening surface trough and low pressure system inland of the west coast of Western Australia produced moderate falls. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 14 Feb 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap +… Read more »

Ceres Tag and CSIRO partner on next-gen smart ear tags for livestock

A new smart ear tag designed to give cattle producers more flexibility over grazing management, to locate livestock remotely and alert them to stock theft has moved a step closer to commercialisation this week. The post Ceres Tag and CSIRO partner on next-gen smart ear tags for livestock appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Recruitment: Greater diversity will benefit rural industries

Australian agriculture is on the brink of enormous growth, and increasing diversity in rural industries will play an important part in unlocking the innovation necessary for the agriculture sector to grow and prosper, says AgriFutures Australia managing director, John Harvey. The post Recruitment: Greater diversity will benefit rural industries appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Polo identity says finding 16 ponies dead in truck was his 'worst nightmare'

The former captain of Australia’s polo team Andrew Williams describes the “gut-wrenching” discovery of 16 ponies dead in the back of the truck he was driving home from Tasmania. Source: ABC Livestock Polo identity says finding 16 ponies dead in truck was his ‘worst nightmare’

Coroner to examine 2017 'catastrophic' NSW fire

A coronial inquiry will examine the circumstances around a fire near Dunedoo in 2017 that burned during the worst fire conditions experienced in New South Wales. Source: ABC Livestock Coroner to examine 2017 ‘catastrophic’ NSW fire

Value-added goat meat opportunities worth $13 million await

PRODUCERS and brands wanting to invest in value-added goat meat marketing opportunities are being sought by Meat & Livestock Australia’s Donor Company. The post Value-added goat meat opportunities worth $13 million await appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Value-added goat meat opportunities worth million await

Live exporter Wellards turns its ship around and signals renewed sheep interest

WESTERN Australian live exporter Wellard has signalled a potential lift in its involvement in the Middle East live sheep trade as it posted an $8.9 million increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization in the first six months of the current financial year. The post Live exporter Wellards turns its ship around and… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Feb 2018

A monsoon trough brought continued heavy rain over the Cape York Peninsula. Moderate falls recorded from showers associated with surface and upper level troughs over the north, eastern Queensland, and parts of central and southern Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 7 Feb 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Dog owners warned as raw chicken necks linked to fatal paralysis

Researchers advise owners to avoid feeding their dogs raw chicken after finding a link between the meat and a potentially fatal form of canine paralysis. Source: ABC Livestock Dog owners warned as raw chicken necks linked to fatal paralysis

Guidelines help horse industry combat caterpillar miscarriage threat

Winning the war against hairy caterpillars threatening the country’s horse industry comes down to two weapons: management and vigilance, say researchers. Source: ABC Livestock Guidelines help horse industry combat caterpillar miscarriage threat

Legal limbo for live export in Brazil

The live export of cattle from Brazil is in limbo and legal wrangles continue after a court bans the practice. So what will this mean for Australian producers? Source: ABC Livestock Legal limbo for live export in Brazil

Is improving quad bike safety a design or rider behaviour issue?

An ACCC inquiry is looking at whether Australia should mandate specific safety design requirements for quad bikes, and the public has had a say through more than 50 submissions so far. The post Is improving quad bike safety a design or rider behaviour issue? appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Is improving… Read more »

Goat fencing video is first in MLA best practice management series

FENCING requirements for goat farming is the focus for the first in a series of best practice videos by Meat & Livestock Australia to help boost productivity in the sector. The post Goat fencing video is first in MLA best practice management series appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goat fencing video… Read more »