Category: Livestock

Making time for mates in turbulent dairy industry

Dairy farmers say social support is helping to ease the pressures of the job in a turbulent time for the industry. Source: ABC Livestock Making time for mates in turbulent dairy industry

Latest on rangeland goat feeding research at Queensland field day

RANGELAND goat producers will get the latest data on growth rates under different feeding regimens at a Warwick field day next month. The post Latest on rangeland goat feeding research at Queensland field day appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Latest on rangeland goat feeding research at Queensland field day

What is A2 milk and what are its claimed benefits?

Over the past decade The a2 Milk Company has become a major milk player in Australia with about 10 per cent of the market. Source: ABC Livestock What is A2 milk and what are its claimed benefits?

Weekly rainfall wrap, 22 Nov 2017

For the week to 21 November, rainfall was recorded in all States and Territories, except in the Pilbara, northern Gascoyne and central interior districts of WA. At the beginning of the week, a large cloudband associated with a cold front and surface trough tracked across southeastern Australia. Thunderstorms and showers produced moderate to locally heavy… Read more »

Farmers cut out antibiotics amid superbug worries

Excessive use of antibiotics by farmers and doctors has health officials fearing millions could die each year from antimicrobial resistance as superbugs take hold. Source: ABC Livestock Farmers cut out antibiotics amid superbug worries

Ten quick farm facts to share, as Australia celebrates National Agriculture Day + VIDEO

National Agriculture Day, being celebrated today, has resonated strongly with Australian citizens, with social media, morning TV and city newspapers alive with conversations this morning about the contribution being made by people engaged in the ag sector. The post Ten quick farm facts to share, as Australia celebrates National Agriculture Day + VIDEO appeared first… Read more »

Wombats 'dozed', burnt during private land clearing, Tasmanian group says

Wombat Rescue Tasmania is calling for an education campaign after burrows were apparently destroyed in the state’s north during a gorse-clearing operation. Source: ABC Livestock Wombats ‘dozed’, burnt during private land clearing, Tasmanian group says

Outback Northern Territory hit with soaking rain, breaking dry stretch

It has been a wet week across much of the Northern Territory, with many cattle stations receiving their first rain of the season, and in some cases the first rain of the year. Source: ABC Livestock Outback Northern Territory hit with soaking rain, breaking dry stretch

Recruitment: Upsurge in ag enrolments heightens need for work experience opportunities

A resurgence in student enrolments in the agricultural sciences at universities across Australia has exposed the need for stronger linkages to be built between universities and the agricultural industry. The post Recruitment: Upsurge in ag enrolments heightens need for work experience opportunities appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Recruitment: Upsurge in ag… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018 + VIDEO

The Bureau of Meteorology’s rainfall outlook for December to February released today shows northeast NSW and regions surrounding the Gulf of Carpentaria are likely to be drier than average. Elsewhere across the country, there is no strong signal showing wetter or drier conditions for summer. The post Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018 + VIDEO… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 15 Nov 2017

Surface troughs produced thunderstorms with moderate falls in parts of the west, north and east of Australia. A persistent easterly onshore flow produced moderate to heavy falls over the north tropical coast of Queensland The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 15 Nov 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Iconic Brownes Dairy sold to Chinese

One of Western Australia’s most recognised household dairy names — the 130-year-old Brownes Dairy — is sold to Chinese firm Shanghai Ground Food Tech. Source: ABC Livestock Iconic Brownes Dairy sold to Chinese

Elders announces $116m net profit for FY17

STRONG cattle and sheep prices and an expanded business network helped Elders Limited to almost double its net profit in the 2017 financial year, the publicly-listed agribusiness announced this morning. The post Elders announces $116m net profit for FY17 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Elders announces 6m net profit for FY17

Victorian subsidised sheep and goat tags can be any colour in 2018

VICTORIAN sheep and goat producers will be able to order subsidised ear tags of any colour in 2018. The post Victorian subsidised sheep and goat tags can be any colour in 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Victorian subsidised sheep and goat tags can be any colour in 2018

Thousands of red meat producers complete new LPA accreditation

MORE than 4440 Australian red meat producers have updated their Livestock Production Assurance accreditation as part of changes implemented to strengthen the program. The post Thousands of red meat producers complete new LPA accreditation appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Thousands of red meat producers complete new LPA accreditation

Central Queensland council sticks by bounty on 'monster' feral cats

The Banana Shire Council says despite receiving a “fair few ridiculous letters and phone calls”, it will continue its $10 bounty on feral cats, providing residents present the scalps of the dead animals to collect. Source: ABC Livestock Central Queensland council sticks by bounty on ‘monster’ feral cats

Young boss takes the helm of farming empire after family tragedy

College graduate James Paterson took a big step when he finished studying agribusiness five years ago — straight to the top of his family’s farming empire. Source: ABC Livestock Young boss takes the helm of farming empire after family tragedy

Recruitment: Is automated farming a threat to future job security?

There is a digital revolution underway in Australian agriculture, with the timely confluence of record production levels marking agriculture as one of the key ‘industries of the future’. But will the pace of implementation of automated farming technologies threaten or enhance the farm sector’s job opportunities of the future? The post Recruitment: Is automated farming… Read more »

Telstra offers customers remedies and compensation for slow internet speeds

AUSTRALIA’s peak communication consumer and competition bodies have demanded the National Broadband Network and retailers make achievable internet speed data available to customers at their premises. The post Telstra offers customers remedies and compensation for slow internet speeds appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Telstra offers customers remedies and compensation for slow… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 8 Nov 2017

Broad surface troughs produced showers and thunderstorms in the north and east of Australia. An intensifying low pressure system tracked across New South Wales, producing moderate to locally heavy falls. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 8 Nov 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap +… Read more »

Rain spells good news for Queensland beekeepers

Soaking spring rain in many parts of Queensland spreads some sunshine for local bee keepers and their insects, following a dry winter, which drained nectar and pollen supplies. Source: ABC Livestock Rain spells good news for Queensland beekeepers

Miniature bulldog inspires Kevin, the Fragrance, for man's best friend

There is a new brand of toiletries in town that’s going off called Kevin, the Fragrance, and it’s not for the man or woman in your life, it’s for your best friend — your dog. Source: ABC Livestock Miniature bulldog inspires Kevin, the Fragrance, for man’s best friend

NZ research indicates milking sheep is a more sustainable option than dairy cows

MILKING sheep could be a more sustainable option than dairy cows for New Zealand farmers, new Lincoln University research has indicated. The post NZ research indicates milking sheep is a more sustainable option than dairy cows appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central NZ research indicates milking sheep is a more sustainable option… Read more »

Animal sanctuary move hit by tragedy as camels die

Seven camels have died during the relocation of an animal sanctuary from Menindee in far west New South Wales to Goodooga in the state’s north. Source: ABC Livestock Animal sanctuary move hit by tragedy as camels die

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 1 Nov 2017

A complex low pressure system produced storms and moderate falls in eastern New South Wales, while surface troughs across northern and eastern Australia generated showers and thunderstorms throughout the week. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 1 Nov 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap +… Read more »

New life for Bourke as rain falls and new abattoir rises

The Mayor of Bourke in NSW is hopeful for the future of the outback town with recent rain turning the area into a lush green landscape as the community prepares to welcome a massive new $60 million abattoir. Source: ABC Livestock New life for Bourke as rain falls and new abattoir rises

Spike in backyard beekeeping in Perth as people embrace organic foods

Backyard beekeeping is the buzz around Perth as the number of Western Australians embracing healthy eating options and taking up the hobby triples in the past year. Source: ABC Livestock Spike in backyard beekeeping in Perth as people embrace organic foods

Recruitment survey: What’s more important – qualifications or experience?

Some time back, we asked readers what they thought was more important for the meat and livestock industry workforce – practical experience, qualifications or both. There were some interesting responses. The post Recruitment survey: What’s more important – qualifications or experience? appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Recruitment survey: What’s more important… Read more »

How to keep dogs happy and healthy in the northern heat

Humid and wet conditions give rise to all kind of nasty illnesses, so what do you need to be aware of when it comes to keeping a healthy dog? Source: ABC Livestock How to keep dogs happy and healthy in the northern heat

National review of cattle preg testing could lead to Australia-wide standard

Eighty-one year-old legislation which prevents non-veterinarians from pregnancy testing cattle is disadvantaging cattle producers in Queensland compared to their counterparts in the NT, WA and NSW, the AgForce live export forum in Townsville was told this week. The post National review of cattle preg testing could lead to Australia-wide standard appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Nov 2017-Jan 2018

For the three months November to January, most of the country has just a 50 percent chance of being wetter than average, according to the latest Seasonal Climate outlook statement released by the Bureau of Meteorology today. The post Seasonal climate outlook Nov 2017-Jan 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal… Read more »

Wild dog gun fight: Why farmers want to keep their pistols

Farmers who have used handguns on their properties for years are angry and confused by new, tighter restrictions on their weapons. Source: ABC Livestock Wild dog gun fight: Why farmers want to keep their pistols

Butter price spike: Why sweet treats are getting more expensive

Strong global demand for dairy products is driving up the price of butter. But how is it happening during a period of mostly stable milk prices? Source: ABC Livestock Butter price spike: Why sweet treats are getting more expensive

How the pet goat is setting up home in suburbia

More people on city fringes are choosing goats as pets, but a rise in ownership prompts a warning from vets. Source: ABC Livestock How the pet goat is setting up home in suburbia

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 25 Oct 2017

An extensive cloudband and surface trough became associated with a cold front producing moderate to locally heavy falls between southwestern Queensland and eastern Victoria. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 25 Oct 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 25 Oct 2017

Cape York town welcomes new vet service to curb strays

A free monthly vet service is introduced into the small Cape York town of Coen in a bid reduce the number of wild dogs roaming the streets. Source: ABC Livestock Cape York town welcomes new vet service to curb strays

ACCC identifies measures to improve regional mobile phone coverage

AUSTRALIA’S competition regulator has decided not to declare domestic mobile roaming, but has identified measures that could improve inadequate mobile phone coverage and poor quality service in regional Australia. The post ACCC identifies measures to improve regional mobile phone coverage appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central ACCC identifies measures to improve regional… Read more »

Flesh-eating disease kills racing greyhounds in Darwin

Three racing greyhounds in Darwin die from a rare flesh-eating disease, temporarily shutting down the local greyhound racing industry. Source: ABC Livestock Flesh-eating disease kills racing greyhounds in Darwin

Pig racing at country shows not yet a rival to trip to the trots

With the Spring Racing Carnival underway, followers of pig racing will yet not rival the crowds at Royal Randwick or Flemington racetracks. Source: ABC Livestock Pig racing at country shows not yet a rival to trip to the trots

Recruitment: Five employability skills & how to demonstrate that you have them

To truly compete in today’s ag sector job market, candidates need more than a diploma or work history in the field. Employers are increasingly looking for the total package: candidates who have the education and training needed to understand the job, the experience to carry out the technical duties, and the employability skills to be… Read more »

Live sheep exports lift in September, but goat numbers dropped

LIVE sheep exports from Australia in September have risen 33 percent year-on-year to 140,500 head. The post Live sheep exports lift in September, but goat numbers dropped appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Live sheep exports lift in September, but goat numbers dropped

The strict diet and exercise regime of a rodeo bull

To be an elite athlete you need to train and have a good diet, and that is no different for a bucking bull preparing for its next rodeo. Source: ABC Livestock The strict diet and exercise regime of a rodeo bull

APVMA reports performance lift

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority says it has successfully handled a record number of applications for new agricultural chemical and veterinary medicine approvals during the September quarter. The post APVMA reports performance lift appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central APVMA reports performance lift

Pet cremations costing owners more than $1,000 in remote WA

Animal cremation in remote Western Australia is on the rise, with some pet owners spending more than $1,000 to have their deceased companions sent to Perth facilities. Source: ABC Livestock Pet cremations costing owners more than ,000 in remote WA

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 18 Oct 2017

Surface troughs generated thunderstorms and showers with moderate falls in western, northern and eastern Australia. A coastal trough produced persistent, heavy rainfall in eastern Queensland and parts of northeastern New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 18 Oct 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Red Meat 2017 to present insights from paddock to plate

A strong lineup of expert speakers will provide producers attending Red Meat 2017 in Alice Springs detailed insights into the future direction of Australia’s red meat and livestock industry across the entire value chain from on-farm through to the consumer. The post Red Meat 2017 to present insights from paddock to plate appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Southern processors join forces to tender for cheaper power and gas

A group of Victorian and NSW beef, sheepmeat, pork and poultry processors have won competition regulator approval to join forces to tender for cheaper electricity and gas. The post Southern processors join forces to tender for cheaper power and gas appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Southern processors join forces to tender… Read more »

New products: App allows better integration of accreditations and on-farm management

A new software application, which is being offered free to cattle, sheep and goat producers, promises to streamline management of livestock accreditations and collecting on-farm data, enhancing both management efficiencies and food traceability. The post New products: App allows better integration of accreditations and on-farm management appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

No order too small at boutique NSW abattoir

For low volume livestock producers trying to make a living, one of the biggest barriers to success is finding an abattoir willing to handle small numbers. For one farmer in NSW, there was only one solution: build your own. Source: ABC Livestock No order too small at boutique NSW abattoir

Pastured Chickens: Raising food while regenerating the landscape

A farmer who spent several years working in sustainable agricultural policy at Federal level is now pursuing his dream of putting innovative principles into practice. His award-winning family run farm takes a ‘regenerative’ approach to farming that aims to produce food which is good for the animal, good for the land and good for the… Read more »

Recruitment: Four tips to earning others’ trust at work

Regardless of your title or level of authority or seniority, trusting others and having others trust you in return are the most basic elements of being looked upon as a respected professional. And working in an agricultural environment where co-workers can rely upon one another and are confident in each other’s abilities – often under… Read more »

Rabobank Australia honours red meat industry leader David Crombie

“PLAY what’s in front of you” was the advice of the 2017 trans-Tasman Rabobank Leadership Award winner David Crombie last night. The post Rabobank Australia honours red meat industry leader David Crombie appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Rabobank Australia honours red meat industry leader David Crombie

Managing the mental strains of life as a vet

Veterinarians are in need greater mental health support to curb suicide rate statistics. Source: ABC Livestock Managing the mental strains of life as a vet

Lonely, but lucky — couple embrace station life

Managing an outback cattle station isn’t easy, but Billy Fennell and Erika Syvertsen welcome the challenge — even though they are only in their early 20s. Source: ABC Livestock Lonely, but lucky — couple embrace station life

New Zealand sheep meat and beef slaughter levies held steady

NEW Zealand sheep meat and cattle producer slaughter levies will remain unchanged for the coming year, Beef + Lamb NZ has announced. The post New Zealand sheep meat and beef slaughter levies held steady appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New Zealand sheep meat and beef slaughter levies held steady

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 11 Oct 2017

Surface troughs generated thunderstorms and showers, with moderate falls across northwest, central and eastern Australia. A low pressure system produced moderate falls in western Tasmania and southern Victoria. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 11 Oct 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day… Read more »

Dog baiting spike due to neighbourhood noise disputes, RSPCA reports

The RSPCA expresses concern after a spike in dog-baiting incidents in the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast areas, including one pet owner finding her dog licking a poisoned piece of meat allegedly thrown into her Coolum front yard. Source: ABC Livestock Dog baiting spike due to neighbourhood noise disputes, RSPCA reports

‘Typical’ tropical cyclone season ahead: BOM

THE Bureau of Meteorology is predicting an average number of cyclones to occur over the 2017–18 Australian tropical cyclone season, which runs from November 2017 to April 2018). The post ‘Typical’ tropical cyclone season ahead: BOM appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central ‘Typical’ tropical cyclone season ahead: BOM

Prison Cattle: The prison cattle project changing lives

A prison farm in Queensland has developed a reputation for producing highly sought after cattle. The cattle are fetching top prices at market, but the program is also changing lives by giving prisoners skills to help find a job on the outside. *ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER VIEWERS ARE ADVISED THAT THIS STORY CONTAINS IMAGES… Read more »

Cattle raised by FNQ prisoners a stand-out in their field

A far north Queensland prison is gaining a reputation for something other than its inmates: freakishly quiet cattle. Source: ABC Livestock Cattle raised by FNQ prisoners a stand-out in their field

Exceptional September heat sets new highs in eastern Australia

A spate of searing temperatures that sapped moisture levels and crop potential across much of eastern Australia in the second half of September sent records tumbling in many areas, according to analysis by the Bureau of Meteorology. The post Exceptional September heat sets new highs in eastern Australia appeared first on Beef Central. Source:… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 4 Oct 2017

Late in the week, strong troughs combined to produce very heavy rain in the Wide Bay and Burnett districts in Queensland. Cold fronts brought moderate to heavy falls along Western Australia’s South Coast; also in western Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 4 Oct 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Young wanted for a new ride on the sheep's back

For the first time in its 50-year history, the Longreach Pastoral College is offering a new sheep and wool course in western Queensland in a bid to fix a skills deficit in the wool industry. Source: ABC Livestock Young wanted for a new ride on the sheep’s back

More goats behind fences — is cluster fence funding an option for NSW?

A LIFT in infrastructure investments across western NSW has resulted in a growing proportion of goats being semi-managed, according to Meat & Livestock Australia. The post More goats behind fences — is cluster fence funding an option for NSW? appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central More goats behind fences — is cluster… Read more »

Former Miss World's call to the wild

Belinda Green, Miss World 1972, found new meaning in life when she met veterinary surgeon Dr Howard Ralph, a man with an extraordinary devotion to saving native animals. Source: ABC Livestock Former Miss World’s call to the wild

Recruitment: ICMJ students signal that beef is back on the radar as a career path

Beef Central publisher Jon Condon sat down with participants in the ICMJ Brisbane training session yesterday. “What a great bunch of young people,” he writes in today’s report.  “Their boisterous enthusiasm, energy and optimism for the meat and livestock industry was infectious.” The post Recruitment: ICMJ students signal that beef is back on the radar… Read more »

Council knocks back proposed broiler farm in Victoria's south-east

A small south-east Victorian community celebrates the local council’s decision to knock back a proposed 400,000 bird broiler farm, but the applicant could lodge an appeal. Source: ABC Livestock Council knocks back proposed broiler farm in Victoria’s south-east

Southern WA rain leaves inland farmers relieved but coastal crops soaked

A series of cold fronts over the southern half of Western Australia has dumped more than 100 millimetres of rain over the Great Southern and 120 to 160mm over the heavier-hit parts of the south coast since last week. Source: ABC Livestock Southern WA rain leaves inland farmers relieved but coastal crops soaked

Seasonal climate outlook Oct-Dec 2017

The chances of above average rainfall during October are looking better for large parts of Eastern Australia according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s seasonal climate outlook forecast for October to December, released this morning. The post Seasonal climate outlook Oct-Dec 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Oct-Dec 2017

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 27 Sep 2017

Cold fronts and associated troughs produced thunderstorms with moderate to heavy falls recorded through southern Western Australia. Vigorous cold fronts produced moderate falls over western Tasmania, with light falls through much of the State, extending into Victoria. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 27 Sep 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Waterbirds die near Crown Perth, new stadium worksite

At least 12 waterbirds — including one black swan — have died in a lake near Crown Casino and the new Perth Stadium, which is still under construction. Source: ABC Livestock Waterbirds die near Crown Perth, new stadium worksite

Farmer dies in quad bike accident on Victorian sheep property

THE death of a Victorian man in a quad bike accident on a sheep farm north of Melbourne has sparked a WorkSafe investigation. The post Farmer dies in quad bike accident on Victorian sheep property appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Farmer dies in quad bike accident on Victorian sheep property

Why are WA farmers excited about watching beetles eating dung?

No one would normally blink an eye at new animals arriving at an agricultural school, but 50 or so farmers have braved wet weather to watch the state’s first widescale spring-active dung beetle release. Source: ABC Livestock Why are WA farmers excited about watching beetles eating dung?

NSW and Vic temp records smashed under summer-like heat

Over 100 different weather recording stations reported their hottest September day or night in at least a decade over the weekend. The post NSW and Vic temp records smashed under summer-like heat appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central NSW and Vic temp records smashed under summer-like heat

Have you been vaccinated for Q-fever yet?

While it rarely causes clinical disease in livestock, Q fever is an infectious disease which can cause serious illness in humans. Producers, farm workers, agents and other people exposed to cattle, sheep and goats are the most likely to be impacted. The post Have you been vaccinated for Q-fever yet? appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Livestock a much smaller challenge to global food security than often reported

Findings of a new United Nations report directly contrast with commonly repeated claims that livestock are a drain on resources, requiring a large amount of feed that could otherwise be used by humans to produce a small amount of meat. The post Livestock a much smaller challenge to global food security than often reported appeared… Read more »

Recruitment: Five tips to retain your top performers in 2018

As the 2017 season starts to draw to a close, many in the cattle industry will be starting to contemplate how they might do things better next year. For employers and managers, this is a suitable time to consider how best to retain your top performers from the current season. The post Recruitment: Five tips… Read more »

Australian rural R&D investment grows 26pc in 10 years

The value of Australian investment in rural Research, Development and Extension grew from $2.6 billion in 2005-06 to $3.3 billion in 2014–15 in real terms, according to a new Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) report. The post Australian rural R&D investment grows 26pc in 10 years appeared first on Beef… Read more »

JBS Cobram plant and Longford sheep processing closed indefinitely

JBS Australia’s Cobram abattoir in Victoria and Longford plant small stock chain in Tasmania will be closed indefinitely after redundancies were offered to staff this week. The post JBS Cobram plant and Longford sheep processing closed indefinitely appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central JBS Cobram plant and Longford sheep processing closed indefinitely

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 20 Sep 2017

An upper-level trough triggered moderate rainfall over the Far North Queensland tropical coast. A vigorous westerly air stream with embedded cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in Victoria and Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 20 Sep 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14… Read more »

Life under rising power costs

As power companies and the Federal Government try to find solutions to high power prices three people try to find their own solutions. Source: ABC Livestock Life under rising power costs

Recruitment: Assertiveness vs aggression in the workplace

FROM birth to the inevitable, we are always learning. Improving communication is a great way to assist with workplace relationships. The post Recruitment: Assertiveness vs aggression in the workplace appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Recruitment: Assertiveness vs aggression in the workplace

Dromedary dairy offers camel cuddles to tourists

A Queensland couple works to improve the image of camels by offering cuddles at their dromedary dairy. Source: ABC Livestock Dromedary dairy offers camel cuddles to tourists

Animal welfare part of new LPA requirements effective from 1 October

LPA-accredited producers are being reminded to have a copy of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines on hand and be familiar with its contents prior to the changes to the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program taking effect from 1 October. The post Animal welfare part of new LPA requirements effective from 1 October appeared… Read more »

Weekly property review: Is the goat ‘bubble’ about to burst?

Last week’s property review looked at how goats are becoming a serious sideline to extensive dry-area beef and sheep operations in southern states. This week the theme continues, with particular emphasis on Queensland, and where the future lies. The post Weekly property review: Is the goat ‘bubble’ about to burst? appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

Poor practices lead to export deaths: vet group

A group of vets against the live export trade allege poor practices and a lack of bedding were to blame for a high mortality rate on a voyage from Townsville to Vietnam. Source: ABC Livestock Poor practices lead to export deaths: vet group

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 13 Sep 2017

A cold southwesterly flow produced moderate rainfall totals and snow in southeastern Australia. A surface trough generated thunderstorms with moderate rainfall for the Gascoyne in Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 13 Sep 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook,… Read more »

Cattle Council should be disbanded and replaced, Senate report says

A long-awaited Senate report says the Cattle Council of Australia should be disbanded and calls for the Government to revoke its status as the official representative of cattle producers. Source: ABC Livestock Cattle Council should be disbanded and replaced, Senate report says

Little change expected in Australian goat population and slaughter

LITTLE change is expected in Australia’s goat population and slaughter figures this financial year, the first projection from a new forecasting committee has indicated. The post Little change expected in Australian goat population and slaughter appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Little change expected in Australian goat population and slaughter

Agriculture tops most dangerous jobs list

If you are working in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry, then you are working in the country’s most dangerous industry. The post Agriculture tops most dangerous jobs list appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Agriculture tops most dangerous jobs list