Category: Livestock

Grass to blame for staggering death of 'drunken' kangaroos

A common pasture crop is being blamed for a ‘drunken’ syndrome known as ‘phalaris staggers’ in Victorian kangaroos. Source: ABC Livestock Grass to blame for staggering death of ‘drunken’ kangaroos

Cattle giant CPC to trial cropping in the Top End

Despite being in the middle of a sale process, cattle company CPC says it is investing in a cropping trial in the Top End. Source: ABC Livestock Cattle giant CPC to trial cropping in the Top End

Live export company's decision descends into political stoush

Farmers are reeling over the decision of one of the country’s largest live sheep exporters to halt their northern trade over the summer months. Source: ABC Livestock Live export company’s decision descends into political stoush

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 20 June 2018

A series of cold fronts produced moderate falls in southeastern Australia, with snow falling in Alpine regions, while a surface trough and cold front generated moderate falls in western and southern Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 20 June 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly… Read more »

Search for Australia’s hardest working sheep and cattle dog on again

THE search is on again to find the hardest working dog on Australia’s sheep and cattle properties. The post Search for Australia’s hardest working sheep and cattle dog on again appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Search for Australia’s hardest working sheep and cattle dog on again

RSPCA, farmers furious over live export abuse penalty delay

Despite bipartisan support, it appears unlikely the Federal Government’s much touted crackdown on live export animal abuse will become law anytime soon. Source: ABC Livestock RSPCA, farmers furious over live export abuse penalty delay

Kangaroo culling red tape relaxed in NSW drought-hit areas

Commercial kangaroo harvesters, processors and animal activists hit back at NSW Government plans to reduce the number of kangaroos in drought-hit areas. Source: ABC Livestock Kangaroo culling red tape relaxed in NSW drought-hit areas

Dairy farmers unite for better milk price and pool their milk

A group of Victorian dairy farmers is trying to reclaim bargaining power in a fight for a better milk price by offering processors a collective pool of milk. Source: ABC Livestock Dairy farmers unite for better milk price and pool their milk

Rise of Red Centre certified organic beef

Central Australia’s certified organic cattle country is growing and is now estimated at 8 million hectares, the size of a small European country. Source: ABC Livestock Rise of Red Centre certified organic beef

100 new jobs announced for major regional employer Naracoorte meatworks

Meat processors around the country are shutting down, but Teys Naracoorte is bucking the trend by announcing they will put on 100 new people as part of a $30 million upgrade. Source: ABC Livestock 100 new jobs announced for major regional employer Naracoorte meatworks

More money for drought-affected farmers

Drought assistance for NSW farmers is being doubled in the state budget, with low-interest loans, mental health support and kangaroo management on the table. Source: ABC Livestock More money for drought-affected farmers

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 13 June 2018

A rainband produced moderate to locally heavy falls in the northwest of Western Australia, while a coastal trough and southeasterly onshore winds generated moderate falls along the east coast of New South Wales and southeastern Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 13 June 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

'The biggest case of wedge-tailed eagle deaths we have ever seen'

Authorities confirm 136 protected wedge-tailed eagles have been found dead under suspicious circumstances in eastern Victoria, in what could be the worst illegal bird cull in the state’s history. Source: ABC Livestock ‘The biggest case of wedge-tailed eagle deaths we have ever seen’

Chicken winning the consumption battle, but at what price?

  Meat consumption by volume 1962 to 2015. The red line is chicken, the blue line is beef. Highlighting the extent to which consumption patterns are tied to a price point, the big spike in beef consumption occurred during the 1970’s when a cattle prices dropped by half and consumers enjoyed historically low beef prices…. Read more »

Kelpie sells for more than $22,000

A buyer pays a record price for a two-year-old working dog at an auction in Victoria. Source: ABC Livestock Kelpie sells for more than ,000

Goat production booming with Mohair in high global demand and short supply

Goat farmers are no longer considered the poor relation of Australian woolgrowers with goat production booming and some farmers discovering goats can be more profitable than sheep. Source: ABC Livestock Goat production booming with Mohair in high global demand and short supply

Why mohair is now worth more than wool

Mohair produced by Angora goats hits a new Australian sale record, as a global shortage of the fibre drives up prices for farmers. Source: ABC Livestock Why mohair is now worth more than wool

South African family buys NT's Mt McMinn Station

A South African family looking for secure tenure over farmland has bought the NT’s Mt McMinn Station, reportedly for $7.5 million. Source: ABC Livestock South African family buys NT’s Mt McMinn Station

Rural identities named in 2018 Queen’s Birthday honours

A former federal primary industry minister, a leading stud Merino and Angus cattle breeder, an ex-AgForce president and a founder and CEO of the Certified Australian Angus Beef program are among the recipients of 2018 Queen’s Birthday honours announced this morning. The post Rural identities named in 2018 Queen’s Birthday honours appeared first on Grain… Read more »

Recruitment: 5 Steps to Leading a Great Team

It’s a tough world running a business somewhere along the grains industry supply chain if you are surrounded by people who have a poor work ethic, are not skilled enough and think they are entitled to a pay rise every month. When you’re yearning for growth, increased profits or even just consistency, how do you… Read more »

Growers pulling grain from storage as dry conditions continue

An increasing number of growers are accessing their warehoused grain in Viterra’s system to feed livestock as dry conditions continue, the bulk handling company said this week. The post Growers pulling grain from storage as dry conditions continue appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Growers pulling grain from storage as dry conditions… Read more »

Wedge-tailed eagles found dead after suspected mass poisoning

Hundreds of birds, including protected wedge-tailed eagles, are killed in eastern Victoria as wildlife carers raise concerns about the animals being targeted with poisons and traps. Source: ABC Livestock Wedge-tailed eagles found dead after suspected mass poisoning

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 6 June 2018

A series of cold fronts produced moderate falls across southern Australia, with heavy rain along the west coast at the end of the week. Showers associated with a coastal trough generated moderate fall along the east coast of New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 6 June 2018 appeared… Read more »

Ballarat’s new saleyards to start selling sheep and cattle in August

SHEEP and cattle sales will start at Ballarat’s new sheep and cattle saleyards in August this year after construction is completed next month. The post Ballarat’s new saleyards to start selling sheep and cattle in August appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Ballarat’s new saleyards to start selling sheep and cattle in… Read more »

PM and senior ministers talk drought in western NSW, Qld

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken his drought “listening tour” through New South Wales and Queensland, visiting Dubbo, Trangie, Narromine, Blackall and heading to Charleville, and Boulia on a three-day tour with senior members of his cabinet. The post PM and senior ministers talk drought in western NSW, Qld appeared first on Grain Central. … Read more »

Turning poo into power and profit

Researchers are investigating ways to produce energy and fertiliser from human and industrial waste, reducing the impact on landfill and saving businesses money. Source: ABC Livestock Turning poo into power and profit

Goat meat prices are lifting after months in the doldrums

GOAT meat indicators are on the rise again, according to Meat & Livestock Australia, while slaughter and exports have been tracking below year-ago levels. The post Goat meat prices are lifting after months in the doldrums appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goat meat prices are lifting after months in the doldrums

Ask for a commodity vendor declaration with your livestock feed

PRODUCERS feeding sheep, lambs and other livestock with bought-in fodder and grain have been urged to seek a commodity vendor declaration where possible. The post Ask for a commodity vendor declaration with your livestock feed appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Ask for a commodity vendor declaration with your livestock feed

Live export shipboard stockpersons training course in July

LiveCorp will conduct its next shipboard stockpersons’ training course in Fremantle on July 3-6, a course that will teach participants about adapting to life and work on board; animal handling; detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases; and feed, water and deck management. The post Live export shipboard stockpersons training course in July appeared first on… Read more »

Live export company facing criminal probe after deaths of 2,500 sheep

The company at the centre of a live sheep export scandal, Emanuel Exports, is now the focus of a criminal investigation into its treatment of animals after being told to demonstrate why it should not be stripped of its export licence. Source: ABC Livestock Live export company facing criminal probe after deaths of 2,500… Read more »

Labor live sheep export ban amendment foiled, for now….

COALITION MP support for suspension of Middle East live sheep exports during northern summer months and a phase-out of long-haul shipments is growing, NSW Liberal MP Sussan Ley said yesterday. The post Labor live sheep export ban amendment foiled, for now…. appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Labor live sheep export ban… Read more »

Recruitment: Addressing the gender imbalance challenge in ag

An industry gathering at Parliament House in Canberra yesterday focused attention on the gender imbalance in agriculture, and remedial action being taken to correct it. The post Recruitment: Addressing the gender imbalance challenge in ag appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Addressing the gender imbalance challenge in ag

Industry fears quad bike changes could be dangerous

ATV manufacturers, dealers and farmers are uniting to fight proposed engineering changes to quad bikes, fearing they could do more harm than good. The post Industry fears quad bike changes could be dangerous appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Industry fears quad bike changes could be dangerous

Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2018

Winter days and nights are likely to be warmer than average for most of Australia, except parts of the far north. Warm winter days are very likely in the southeast, with chances greater than 80% over NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and eastern SA. The post Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Plummeting pork price parks $21 million piggery plans

Pork prices at a decade low have forced Western Australia’s largest pig producer, Westpork, to shelve its plans for a $21 million, 68,000-head piggery near Moora, north of Perth. Source: ABC Livestock Plummeting pork price parks million piggery plans

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, May 30 2018

A strong cold front tracked across southern Australia, generating moderate falls along the west coast and parts of southeastern Australia. Moist, onshore airflow produced moderate falls along parts of the exposed east coast of Queensland and northeastern New South Wales. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, May 30 2018 appeared first… Read more »

Increased vigilance urged for Commodity Vendor Decs during the dry

As dry conditions bite in many regions across the country, livestock producers who are buying in fodder and grain are being reminded to make sure bought feedstuffs come with a Commodity Vendor Declaration wherever possible. The post Increased vigilance urged for Commodity Vendor Decs during the dry appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Wild dogs take toll on stock, mental health

Wool producers in Victoria are crying out for government action amid what they say is an increase in wild dog attacks. Source: ABC Livestock Wild dogs take toll on stock, mental health

Littleproud withholds live sheep export details from WA Government

FEDERAL Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has confirmed he did not supply information on the controversial Awassi Express live sheep shipment to the Middle East last year requested by the Western Australian Government. The post Littleproud withholds live sheep export details from WA Government appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Littleproud withholds live… Read more »

Farmers’ workplace injury needs are being ignored, Victorian study finds

FARMERS should have access to tailored rehabilitation programs after serious workplace injuries, a first-of-its-kind study from Deakin University which has found their unique needs are being ignored. The post Farmers’ workplace injury needs are being ignored, Victorian study finds appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Farmers’ workplace injury needs are being ignored,… Read more »

Vegetarian who fell in love with a sheep farmer urges rethink on live export ban

A self-described vegetarian, left-wing, eco-conscious WA woman whose partner happens to be a sheep farmer, issues a passionate defence of Australia’s live export trade — arguing it helps protect animal welfare. Source: ABC Livestock Vegetarian who fell in love with a sheep farmer urges rethink on live export ban

Pig farmers face uncertain future amid prolonged price crash

Australian pig farmers say they are at crisis point, with some considering abandoning the industry due to an ongoing market crash. Source: ABC Livestock Pig farmers face uncertain future amid prolonged price crash

Recruitment: Are your staff Q Fever safe?

STATISTICS suggest management of Q Fever risk in the livestock production sector is still largely ignored, although awareness appears to be well advanced within the Australian red meat processing industry. The post Recruitment: Are your staff Q Fever safe? appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Recruitment: Are your staff Q Fever safe?

New nutrition and feed budget videos for goat meat producers

GOAT meat producers feeding and finishing stock to meet market targets have been provided with a new video series by Meat & Livestock Australia. The post New nutrition and feed budget videos for goat meat producers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New nutrition and feed budget videos for goat meat producers

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 23 May 2018

A westerly flow and a series of embedded cold fronts produced moderate falls in southeastern Australia, while moist onshore flow brought showers and moderate fall to parts of Queensland’s east coast. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 23 May 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Live export boss avoids jail after 22,000 sheep slaughtered, buried in mass grave

Garry Robinson walks free after pleading guilty to falsifying Commonwealth documents that allowed 22,000 sheep to be imported into Pakistan, where they were brutally killed in vision that shocked Australia. Source: ABC Livestock Live export boss avoids jail after 22,000 sheep slaughtered, buried in mass grave

Spike in stock theft leads to calls for action on rural crime

A spike in stock theft and rural crime in Victoria is testing the patience of farmers who want tougher penalties and more powers for police to address the growing problem. Source: ABC Livestock Spike in stock theft leads to calls for action on rural crime

Support for live export ban grows as shutdown bill begins voyage through Parliament

The live sheep exports sector could be entirely closed down in five years under a private member’s bill to be introduced by Liberal MP Sussan Ley, with Labor also set to throw its support behind the legislation. Source: ABC Livestock Support for live export ban grows as shutdown bill begins voyage through Parliament

Live export ban was never on Coalition agenda, but its hand may be forced

The Turnbull Government’s review into live sheep exports was never going to recommend a ban. But Liberal MP Sussan Ley will push for a ban in Parliament regardless, and with support from Labor and cross-benchers, she may well succeed, writes Laura Tingle. Source: ABC Livestock Live export ban was never on Coalition agenda, but… Read more »

Outback cattle station finds market for feral camels

Many remote cattle stations manage feral camel numbers through culling, but one station north of Alice Springs has found selling the animals to market a better way to go. Source: ABC Livestock Outback cattle station finds market for feral camels

WA minister flags live sheep trade “pause” and increased ban calls

PROPOSED changes to live sheep export stocking density rules were inadequate and would fuel demands for a Middle East trade ban, Western Australia’s Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan said today. The post WA minister flags live sheep trade “pause” and increased ban calls appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

‘First look’ seasonal climate outlook released for June-Aug 2018

For most of the country there is no strong indication that winter will be particularly wetter or drier than average – the likelihood of exceeding median rainfall is near 50 percent – according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s “first look” rainfall forecast for June throught to August, released this morning.  The post ‘First look’ seasonal… Read more »

Live exports won't be banned in coming months

There will be no ban on live sheep exports to the Middle East over the northern summer this year, despite the RSPCA and Australian Veterinarians Association saying there is no way to protect sheep against potentially fatal heat stress. Source: ABC Livestock Live exports won’t be banned in coming months

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 16 May 2018

A complex low pressure system and vigorous cold front produced moderate falls across southeastern Australia. Heavy rainfall associated with a strong and gusty southerly airflow resulted in flooding in southeastern Tasmania. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 16 May 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Diversification delivers growth for Ruralco half-year result

Diversified agribusiness Ruralco Holdings has delivered a statutory net profit after tax of $16.1 million for the six months ended 31 March, a 30pc increase on the same period last year. The post Diversification delivers growth for Ruralco half-year result appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Diversification delivers growth for Ruralco half-year… Read more »

Turning dust into dollars: How farmers deal with the dry

Even for those with the greenest of thumbs, the simple act of keeping a backyard garden or front lawn alive when rain doesn’t fall is a struggle. So how do Australian farmers plan to keep the country fed? Source: ABC Livestock Turning dust into dollars: How farmers deal with the dry

Maggots could be answer to world's waste problems

Could insects be the solution to the world’s sustainability problem, turning waste into food for livestock and humans? Source: ABC Livestock Maggots could be answer to world’s waste problems

WA producer says humane sheep exports are possible on purpose-built ships

KOJONUP wool and prime lamb producer Steve McGuire believes sheep can be humanely transported to the Middle East, but producers have been let down by the regulator and exporters. The WAFarmers Livestock Section vice president and trade supplier argues activists have underestimated the impact of a live export ban on WA farmers. The post WA… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 9 May 2018

A series of weak cold fronts tracked across southern Australia, and generated moderate falls in western Tasmania. A surface trough and offshore low pressure system produced moderate falls along the New South Wales coast. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 9 May 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Griffith goat lot feeders pay $105 for Boer wethers at Dubbo

MORE buyers and the dry season helped lift prices by up to $10-$15 at the quarterly Dubbo goat sale yesterday. The post Griffith goat lot feeders pay $105 for Boer wethers at Dubbo appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Griffith goat lot feeders pay 5 for Boer wethers at Dubbo

Staffy pet believed poisoned, as fears grow of baiting in Hobart

A Staffordshire bull terrier pet is believed to have been baited in Hobart, adding to community concerns a spate of dog poisoning is underway. Source: ABC Livestock Staffy pet believed poisoned, as fears grow of baiting in Hobart

Farmers push ‘fix it, don’t ban it’ live sheep export message to MPs

AUSTRALIA’S livestock exporters and farmers increased lobbying for the live sheep trade this week as politicians returned to Canberra and activists protested against continued Middle East shipments in Adelaide. The post Farmers push ‘fix it, don’t ban it’ live sheep export message to MPs appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Farmers push… Read more »

Australian live exporters embrace global assurance system

The Australian livestock export industry’s Livestock Global Assurance Program (LGAP) could certify its first overseas facility by mid-next year, after exporters gave the program the green light for adoption at a meeting in Brisbane late last month. The post Australian live exporters embrace global assurance system appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

New live sheep export footage sparks union call for trade halt + VIDEO

MARITIME unions are calling for a temporary halt to live sheep exports after viewing footage of dead and decomposed animals being cleared from the Awassi Express. The post New live sheep export footage sparks union call for trade halt + VIDEO appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New live sheep export footage… Read more »

Push growing for wild Tasmanian deer to be hunted for restaurants and butchers

A new government body will consider allowing problematic wild deer to be harvested for food, but critics, including environmentalist Bob Brown, say action needs to be taken now to “stop the deer in their tracks”. Source: ABC Livestock Push growing for wild Tasmanian deer to be hunted for restaurants and butchers

Recruitment: Top 10 tips for getting the best out of your employees

Somewhere in their mission statements and values, most companies claim that their employees are important, yet many fail to fully utilise the intelligence and creative talents of their people. The post Recruitment: Top 10 tips for getting the best out of your employees appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Recruitment: Top 10… Read more »

Labor propose’s live sheep export phase out, but no compensation commitment

LABOR agriculture spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon has refused to say whether the party would include compensation for affected farmers in its plan to phase-out the live sheep export trade. The post Labor propose’s live sheep export phase out, but no compensation commitment appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Labor propose’s live sheep export… Read more »

Labor livex ban policy “reckless and ill-informed”: Cattle Council

The peak industry body representing Australian cattle producers has branded Federal Labor’s policy favouring a ban of all live sheep exports as a “reckless and ill-informed” decision.  The post Labor livex ban policy “reckless and ill-informed”: Cattle Council appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Labor livex ban policy “reckless and ill-informed”: Cattle… Read more »

Smelly starlings causing havoc in seaside community

Streaky Bay on South Australia’s west coast has plenty of visitors passing through but now the locals are dealing with some they want to get rid of. Source: ABC Livestock Smelly starlings causing havoc in seaside community

NSW buyer beats NZ bid for $12,800 Wagga Kelpie

NEW Zealand competition for Australian Kelpies has helped set a new record of $12,800 at the recent Wagga Working Dog Auction. The post NSW buyer beats NZ bid for $12,800 Wagga Kelpie appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central NSW buyer beats NZ bid for ,800 Wagga Kelpie

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 2 May 2018

A series of weak cold fronts tracked across southern Australia, and generated moderate falls in western Tasmania. A surface trough and offshore low pressure system produced moderate falls along the New South Wales coast. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 2 May 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

Solar farm boom leading the bust in prime agricultural land use

Farmers are concerned that upgraded agricultural land in the Murray-Darling is set to become solar farms under a Victorian planning policy vacuum. Source: ABC Livestock Solar farm boom leading the bust in prime agricultural land use

How penicillin-eating bacteria could help design new antibiotics

Researchers in the US and Europe discover the process that allows some bacteria to dismantle and use penicillin for food, a discovery that could one day help clean up antibiotics from farm animal waste and give chemists a new tool to design synthetic medicines. Source: ABC Livestock How penicillin-eating bacteria could help design new… Read more »

Tasmanian dairy farmers' positive mindset two years after price crisis

In 2016, the slashing of milk prices put Tasmania’s dairy farmers into crisis, but after revising their businesses, many see a bright future ahead. Source: ABC Livestock Tasmanian dairy farmers’ positive mindset two years after price crisis

Live animal exporters ‘can’t be touched’ for sheep losses under federal law

AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters are correct in their claim that ownership of livestock transfers to the importer at the loading port under current contractual arrangements, animal welfare lawyer Dr Malcolm Caulfield said today. The post Live animal exporters ‘can’t be touched’ for sheep losses under federal law appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Female goat farmers earn more than men? Baa humbug

Goat farmers are among a list of 80 occupations where women on average earn more than men, according to the latest tax office statistics. But that comes as a surprise to women working in the industry. Source: ABC Livestock Female goat farmers earn more than men? Baa humbug

Live export ship leaves Adelaide for Fremantle

A ship carrying tens of thousands of sheep and cattle will stop at Fremantle before heading to the Middle East Source: ABC Livestock Live export ship leaves Adelaide for Fremantle

Live sheep exporters shuffle ships as RSPCA releases anti-trade poll results

CALLS to improve live animal exports standards or phase out the trade continued this week as Western Australian exporters adapted to shipping delays to restructure the export of about 200,000 Australian sheep to Middle Eastern markets. The post Live sheep exporters shuffle ships as RSPCA releases anti-trade poll results appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Businesses owed thousands after Coomboona dairy collapse

Small businesses hit by the collapse of a mega dairy have been left with unpaid bills with some owed thousands of dollars. Source: ABC Livestock Businesses owed thousands after Coomboona dairy collapse

Recruitment: Online safety course launched for livestock producers

Safety induction is an important part of any recruitment and embedding process for new staff in the beef industry, and that activity has now been simplified through a new online safety induction program created specifically for livestock producers. The post Recruitment: Online safety course launched for livestock producers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source:… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018

Below-average rainfall is likely from May to July for parts of southwest Western Australia and western Victoria, while temperatures are likely to be warmer than average in far southern and northern parts. The post Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018

Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018

Below-average rainfall is likely from May to July for parts of southwest Western Australia and western Victoria, while temperatures are likely to be warmer than average in far southern and northern parts. The post Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook May-July 2018

Farmers question the future of live sheep exports

The death of 2,400 Australian sheep from overcrowding, heat exhaustion and lack of food and water during live exports to the Middle East leaves some farmers questioning whether the trade should be banned entirely. Source: ABC Livestock Farmers question the future of live sheep exports

Scandal-plagued live export ship gains approval to carry sheep

Maritime authorities approve the Awassi Express, the vessel linked to thousands of sheep deaths in the Middle East, to again carry livestock. Source: ABC Livestock Scandal-plagued live export ship gains approval to carry sheep

NSW MP Sussan Ley to continue Private Members Bill against live sheep exports

NEW South Wales Liberal MP Sussan Ley will continue preparing a Private Members Bill aimed at phasing out long-haul live sheep exports, despite lobbying by farmer leaders in Western Australia today. The post NSW MP Sussan Ley to continue Private Members Bill against live sheep exports appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central … Read more »