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Weekly genetics review: Getting your bulls safely through joining

In breeding cattle, joining is a make-or-break period, in more ways than one. In areas where controlled matings are used, production levels for the following season are determined by events that occur during a 6-12 week window. Here are some tips for joining, such as how to manage dominance, and the need for regular inspections. … Read more »

How much milk is enough in a beef herd?

Producers often place emphasis on milk as a BreedPlan trait when considering a new beef sire. The ability to provide sufficient milk to support calf growth should be part of a producer’s check list, however, while milk is important, it needs to be placed in context to other traits. In particular it is important to… Read more »

'Bitter disappointment' as 'Fair Go' logo ruled a no go

The Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation says it won’t challenge the outcome of a successful appeal by the Australian Dairy Products Federation. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Bitter disappointment’ as ‘Fair Go’ logo ruled a no go

Electric trucks on the radar as industry pushes for planning

Preparing for electric trucks has come on the radar of the transport industry, with the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) partnering with the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) to push for a long-term plan to transition away from the diesel motor. Source: Beef Central Electric trucks on the radar as industry pushes for planning

Timely reminders for producers turning off stock during spring

As the spring livestock selling season moves into motion, producers are being reminded that they must meet their integrity requirements under the Livestock Production Assurance program and the National Livestock Identification System to ensure their animals are able to be sold. Source: Beef Central Timely reminders for producers turning off stock during spring

AWI board nomination committee considering several nominees

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s 2021 director election is set to have a full complement of industry candidates contesting the three vacant positions on the board. Sheep Central has been told four… Source: Sheep Central AWI board nomination committee considering several nominees

NT ag supply chains explored in new project

DARWIN’S Berrimah Export Yards, a modern centrepiece of the northern cattle export supply chain, provided a pertinent backdrop for the launch of a new northern agricultural supply chain research project last Thursday. Source: Beef Central NT ag supply chains explored in new project

ASEL update 2021 open for public consultation

Public consultation on the 2021 update of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) has opened this week.  Source: Beef Central ASEL update 2021 open for public consultation

Sun sets on WA attempts to eradicate Johne’s disease

The regulatory status of Johne’s disease will be reduced in Western Australia, after cattle industry representatives agreed that eradication of the chronic wasting disease is now unfeasible following a recent detection of the cattle strain on a cattle property in the State’s south, the WA Government has confirmed.  Source: Beef Central Sun sets on… Read more »

Quinlivan to lead new Sheep Producers Australia policy council

EXPERIENCED agricultural public servant Daryl Quinlivan has been appointed to lead Sheep Producers Australia’s new policy council. Source: Sheep Central Quinlivan to lead new Sheep Producers Australia policy council

Livestock handling competition shines a light on low-stress stockmanship

An all-female team from the Pilbara has taken out the 2021 Livestock Handling Cup showcasing animal welfare best practice in the northern pastoral industry. Source: ABC Livestock Livestock handling competition shines a light on low-stress stockmanship