Category: Livestock

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 »

Producer embraces consumer demand for ethical eggs

After cracking into the ready-made meal market, one of Australia’s biggest egg producers is investing tens of millions of dollars in a new free-range egg farm to cater to increased demand for more ethical egg production. Source: ABC Livestock Producer embraces consumer demand for ethical eggs

Recruitment: How to give (and take) constructive criticism in the workplace

If you’re a manager, supervisor, team leader or any type of boss working in the grains industry, there will be times when you will have to give feedback to employees. Sometimes it will be positive and sometimes not, so you might like to consider how it is delivered. The post Recruitment: How to give (and… Read more »

Adding value for clients key focus for Landmark’s new MD

Diversified national rural agency Landmark has appointed Rob Clayton as the business’s new managing director, replacing Tommy Warner. The post Adding value for clients key focus for Landmark’s new MD appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Adding value for clients key focus for Landmark’s new MD

New farm sale rules to give Australian buyers a jump on foreign investors

Real estate agents will be required to market farmland worth more than $15 million to domestic buyers before it can be sold to foreign investors, under new Federal Government rules. Source: ABC Livestock New farm sale rules to give Australian buyers a jump on foreign investors

Orphaned joey fished from floodwaters as Top End's wild weather continues

A vet is urging Territorians to keep an eye out for their native wildlife neighbours after little joey Steve was fished out of floodwaters near the Arnhem Highway by fishermen after a week of heavy rains and storms. Source: ABC Livestock Orphaned joey fished from floodwaters as Top End’s wild weather continues

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 31 Jan 2018

An active monsoon trough and associated tropical low produced moderate to heavy rainfall in northern Australia during the week. Surface troughs produced showers and moderate falls in parts of the west and east. The highest weekly total was 716 mm at Humpty Doo in the Darwin–Daly District of the Northern Territory. The post Weekly rainfall… Read more »

Fairvale farewell sale marks end of an era for Tassie family

The bloodlines of Fairvale’s Holstein Friesians have won Leanne and Ross Dobson international awards and the admiration of breeders around the world. But after a lifetime in the dairy industry, they’re selling the business. Source: ABC Livestock Fairvale farewell sale marks end of an era for Tassie family

Big Moo does big poo for good cause

Locals in SA’s South East had to hold their breath — for more than one reason — as they waited and watched as one of Australia’s biggest cows dropped its manure for charity. Source: ABC Livestock Big Moo does big poo for good cause

How long to keep the chops?

Researchers have found that two weeks in the fridge is best for tasty lamb but freezing for up to a year does not affect its quality. Source: ABC Livestock How long to keep the chops?

Rodeo to go ahead in 41C heat despite RSPCA protest

The RSPCA urges organisers of a Flinders Ranges rodeo in South Australia to cancel the event because of extreme heat, but the club says animal welfare remains its highest priority. Source: ABC Livestock Rodeo to go ahead in 41C heat despite RSPCA protest

TFI doubles small stock processing at Lobethal after Murray Bridge fire

SMALL stock production – lambs, mutton and goats – has doubled at Thomas Food International’s Lobethal plant after staff redeployments and the granting of conditional B-Double access to the South Australian plant. The post TFI doubles small stock processing at Lobethal after Murray Bridge fire appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central TFI… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Feb-Apr 2018

The February to April rainfall outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology this morning indicates a wetter three months are likely for Western Australia, while the month of February is forecast to be wetter than average for WA, southern Australia and parts of southern and central Queensland. The post Seasonal climate outlook Feb-Apr 2018 appeared… Read more »

TFI redeploys staff in wake of Murray Bridge plant fire

Staff impacted by the catastrophic fire at Thomas Foods International’s Murray Bridge export beef and lamb processing plant in South Australia earlier this month are being redeployed, as the company navigates its way through the early stages of recovery. The post TFI redeploys staff in wake of Murray Bridge plant fire appeared first on Beef… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 24 Jan 2018

An active monsoon trough produced moderate to heavy rainfall in far northern Australia during the week. Surface and upper level troughs brought moderate falls to the western half of Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 24 Jan 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap… Read more »

Do big cats really prowl the Australian bush?

Stories of big cats prowling the Australian bush are generations old. But why do many Australians think they’ve seen them, and what does it say about our relationship with the bush? Source: ABC Livestock Do big cats really prowl the Australian bush?

Recruitment: Where are our ag graduates ending up?

A recent agricultural graduate study has found that while there may be a relative abundance of opportunities for graduates, the linkage between potential employer and potential employee is often not readily made. The post Recruitment: Where are our ag graduates ending up? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Recruitment: Where are our… Read more »

Brumbies feel the heat as drought worsens

A lack of rain takes its toll on a Hunter Valley brumby sanctuary, with wild horses from the Snowy Mountains struggling to acclimatise in parched conditions. Source: ABC Livestock Brumbies feel the heat as drought worsens

Researchers warn of deadly parvovirus strain spreading in Australian dogs

Vets and dog owners are being warned that canine parvovirus – a contagious and often fatal disease – is spreading rapidly among Australian dogs. The post Researchers warn of deadly parvovirus strain spreading in Australian dogs appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Researchers warn of deadly parvovirus strain spreading in Australian dogs

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 17 Jan 2018

Tropical cyclone Joyce made landfall on the north Pilbara coast, producing heavy falls. Thunderstorms and showers produced moderate falls in southeastern Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 17 Jan 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 17 Jan 2018

Livestock export standards review 'long overdue': RSPCA

Animal welfare advocates say the review of Australia’s livestock export standards is long overdue and necessary. Source: ABC Livestock Livestock export standards review ‘long overdue’: RSPCA

Elders trainee program opening strong career pathways

Twice a year Elders takes on 8 to 10 trainees to undertake 18 months of hands-on training at its branches around Australia, a unique career-building initiative that is opening career pathways to young people firmly set on a career in agribusiness. The post Elders trainee program opening strong career pathways appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

LPA changes affect all producers, regardless of property or herd size

With changes to Livestock Production Assurance announced last year now in full effect, the Livestock Biosecurity Network is urging livestock producers to ensure they are aware of what is required and how they become accredited or re-accredited. The post LPA changes affect all producers, regardless of property or herd size appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

The Facebook page that brings sunshine to dairy farmers

It can be tough out there on the land, but a social media platform that emphasises the positives has been embraced by thousands of farmers across the country. Source: ABC Livestock The Facebook page that brings sunshine to dairy farmers

Alpaca industry seeking to double Australian numbers within years

A transformation is underway within Australia’s alpaca industry as it attempts to double the size of the nation’s herd within the next few years. Source: ABC Livestock Alpaca industry seeking to double Australian numbers within years

From hammers to ham, a builder's passion for pig farming

South Australia’s Jason Stephenson says his destiny was to be a pig farmer. That’s why he swapped life on the building site for his free-range paddocks on the Eyre Peninsula. Source: ABC Livestock From hammers to ham, a builder’s passion for pig farming

Farmers take stock in aftermath of Sherwood bushfire

Authorities confirm nearly 2,000 animals were killed and 41 farms damaged during a blaze in the South Australia’s south east on Saturday. Source: ABC Livestock Farmers take stock in aftermath of Sherwood bushfire

Executive email reveals stoush over 'stage-managed' process to benefit egg industry

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is accused of allowing the drafting of new welfare standards for poultry to be “stage-managed” by industry in a process lacking “transparency”, “governance” and “independence”. Source: ABC Livestock Executive email reveals stoush over ‘stage-managed’ process to benefit egg industry

Stock agent trampled to death in Victoria

A stock agent has died after being trampled by an animal on a cattle farm at Georges Creek near Tallangatta, southeast of Albury Wodonga. The post Stock agent trampled to death in Victoria appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Stock agent trampled to death in Victoria

The female pig hunters aiming high in the NT

While you might think hunting is a macho, male-dominated hobby, there has been a surge in interest from female hunters in the Northern Territory. Source: ABC Livestock The female pig hunters aiming high in the NT

Renewed calls for SA stock squad as rural crime rises

A specialised stock squad is needed in South Australia as documents reveal only 14 people have been charged with livestock theft in seven years. Source: ABC Livestock Renewed calls for SA stock squad as rural crime rises

WA threatens to pull out of review of chicken welfare standards

Western Australia is angered by suggestions a NSW Government department has been colluding with egg farmers in discussions on new proposed national standards. Source: ABC Livestock WA threatens to pull out of review of chicken welfare standards

Online live streaming, bidding first for Wodonga January weaner sales

The Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange saleyards at Wodonga will for the first time provide an online streaming and bidding service for its feature weaner sales being staged through January. NVLX will host 18,000 of Victoria’s premium weaners for the annual sales, attracting buyers from north to QLD through to SA and Tasmania. The post Online… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2018

The January to March rainfall outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology this morning shows parts of eastern and western Australia are likely to have a wetter than average three months. The post Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2018

From paddock to Christmas lunch

With consumers demanding more transparency from producers, the story behind the food on the Christmas lunch table is becoming more important. Source: ABC Livestock From paddock to Christmas lunch

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 20 Dec 2017

Persistent thunderstorms produced moderate to locally heavy falls for the Kimberley in Western Australia and the northwest Top End in the Northern Territory. A cold front and associated low produced light to moderate falls in the southwest Western Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 20 Dec 2017 appeared first on Beef… Read more »

David Littleproud named Australia’s new federal agriculture minister

Former agribusiness banker David Littleproud has been granted a surprise elevation to the Federal Agriculture ministry in a cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this afternoon. The post David Littleproud named Australia’s new federal agriculture minister appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central David Littleproud named Australia’s new federal agriculture minister

Recruitment & HR: Diversity in decision-makers benefits rural businesses

The image of a ‘white, older male’ as being typical of a farmer and rural decision-maker is rooted in data, with the 2011 ABS Census showing that 72pc of Australian farmers were older males. But new research has shown there are a variety of business benefits linked to diversity in senior leadership across rural industries,… Read more »

NSW rangeland goat numbers fall 40pc says latest DPI survey

RANGELAND goat numbers have fallen 40 percent in New South Wales in the past year, according to a New South Wales Department of Primary Industries report. The post NSW rangeland goat numbers fall 40pc says latest DPI survey appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central NSW rangeland goat numbers fall 40pc says latest… Read more »

Sheep, goat and beef on-farm producer projects sought for 2018

SHEEP, goat and beef cattle projects are being sought for second round funding under the Meat & Livestock Australia’s Producer Demonstration Sites program in 2018. The post Sheep, goat and beef on-farm producer projects sought for 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep, goat and beef on-farm producer projects sought for… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 13 Dec 2017

Moderate falls were recorded in southeastern Australia from the passage of a cold front, while thunderstorms and showers in southeastern Queensland and northern New South Wales brought moderate rainfall. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 13 Dec 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14… Read more »

Report into white spot prawn disease finds major biosecurity failure

A new report finds a major biosecurity failure likely led to the import of infected raw prawns and an outbreak of white spot disease that cost Queensland prawn farmers more than $40 million. Source: ABC Livestock Report into white spot prawn disease finds major biosecurity failure

Agribusiness: Stock insurance provider expands with Qld business purchase

Livestock insurance provider Stockinsure has made a strategic business purchase in Queensland, consolidating its position as the largest national provider of trade credit insurance to Australia’s independent livestock selling agents. The business provides an insured annual turnover of around $2 billion to major Australian meat processors, butchers, abattoirs, lotfeeders and live exporters. The post Agribusiness:… Read more »

Why this emu farmer believes he may have struck oil

The number of emu farms across Australia has dwindled in recent years, but those still in the game are riding on a wave of success. Source: ABC Livestock Why this emu farmer believes he may have struck oil

Melissa heralds new generation of red meat industry leaders

Melissa Fletcher represents a new generation of Australian red meat industry leaders, Beef Central discovered, during a recent extended interview The post Melissa heralds new generation of red meat industry leaders appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Melissa heralds new generation of red meat industry leaders

MLA to target sheep meat and beef innovation adoption

SHEEP and beef producers will be encouraged by Meat & Livestock Australia to fast-track adoption of innovation and new technology that boost on-farm returns and value chain performance. The post MLA to target sheep meat and beef innovation adoption appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central MLA to target sheep meat and beef… Read more »

Recruitment: Labour shortage a critical issue in US meat processing

Virtually every US beef processing company surveyed for a recent Top 30 Packers ranking cited labour as the number one issue facing the US industry. The situation in Australia is equally challenging, but processors are working hard to attract new talent. The post Recruitment: Labour shortage a critical issue in US meat processing appeared first… Read more »

Temporary bluetongue virus zone in Victoria to be lifted

A TEMPORARY precautionary bluetongue virus zone in Victoria will be lifted, Agriculture Victoria has advised. The post Temporary bluetongue virus zone in Victoria to be lifted appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Temporary bluetongue virus zone in Victoria to be lifted

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 6 Dec 2017

Surface troughs and upper level disturbances produced moderate falls across eastern and northern Australia, while moderate to locally heavy falls were recorded in southeastern Australia. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 6 Dec 2017 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 6 Dec… Read more »

Recruitment: Overcoming the ag sector skills shortage

If agriculture is going to overcome its persistent skills shortage, prospective employees need to know it’s not just a sector for ‘farmers’. As ag faces the challenge of feeding a rapidly growing global population and increasing technical complexity, the composition of jobs and available career paths have changed considerably in recent times. The post Recruitment:… Read more »

Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018

The summer rainfall outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology this morning shows no strong swing towards a wetter or drier conditions for most of Australia. The post Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Dec 2017-Feb 2018

Widespread rain and thunderstorms ahead for multiple states

A significant thunderstorm and rainfall system is evolving across southern and eastern Australia with the potential for widespread flooding in parts of Victoria and southern and central NSW, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. The post Widespread rain and thunderstorms ahead for multiple states appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Widespread rain… Read more »

VIC and NSW floods expected in thunderstorm and rainfall system

A SIGNIFICANT thunderstorm and rainfall system is evolving across southern and eastern Australia with the potential for widespread flooding in parts of Victoria and southern and central NSW. The post VIC and NSW floods expected in thunderstorm and rainfall system appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central VIC and NSW floods expected in… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 29 Nov 2017

A series of low pressure troughs produced moderate falls across northern Australia. Moderate to locally heavy falls were recorded in southeastern Australia. The highest weekly total was 187mm at Nardoo Station in northwest Queensland. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 29 Nov 2017 appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Maleny Dairies defies dairy downturn with million-dollar upgrades

As Australia’s dairy industry crisis continues, Maleny Dairies invests $6 million dollars into improving the delivery of its award-winning milk. Source: ABC Livestock Maleny Dairies defies dairy downturn with million-dollar upgrades

APVMA boss to overhaul the organisation as it relocates from Canberra

The newly appointed boss of Australia’s chemical regulator concedes it is “unsustainable” for the organisation to continue as it has in recent years. Source: ABC Livestock APVMA boss to overhaul the organisation as it relocates from Canberra

Podcasts to listen to while you're driving your tractor

Whether you’re planting or harvesting, taking cattle to a sale or dropping the kids to boarding school, podcasts can help alleviate boredom. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Podcasts to listen to while you’re driving your tractor

$5 million upgrade announced for Inverell yards

INVERELL’s cattle and sheep saleyards complex in northern NSW will receive a $5 million upgrade over the next nine months, the facility’s owners Regional Livestock Exchanges announced today. The post $5 million upgrade announced for Inverell yards appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central million upgrade announced for Inverell yards

Recruitment: Earning others’ trust in the workplace

Latest listings on Jobs Central recruitment page: Senior Member Services Officer – Angus Australia Junior Portfolio Manager-Regional NSW (Rimfire client) Production Overseer-Qld Ag Training Colleges Dozer Operator – Mt Spencer Station Property Manager-beef,grazing, cropping – Augathella QLD Junior Stock & Station Agent – Bowyer & Livermore Livestock Lamb Value Chain Manager – Hassad Australia Senior… Read more »

Dolly's skeleton shows her joints aged normally

The sheep was put to sleep amid concerns she was suffering age-related diseases, but concerns over a direct link between Dolly’s osteoarthritis and cloning were unfounded, researchers find. Source: ABC Livestock Dolly’s skeleton shows her joints aged normally

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 »