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Animal wellbeing research to drive future sheep productivity
Improving animal health and well-being, and positioning the sheep industry to meet changing consumer demands relating to animal welfare, will form a key plank of a new research agenda proposed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC). Click Here To Read Full Article »
Learning how to buy better rams at Queensland RamSelect
Ram selection occurs on just one day of the year but it can impact the genetic make-up and profitability of a sheep flock for years to come. Upcoming RamSelect workshops to be held across Queensland will develop the skills of commercial producers to accurately and confidently select rams to meet their breeding objective and maximise their sheep enterprise return. Click Here To Read Full Article »
Sheep buyers armed with guide to more productive rams
Sheep producers now have access to an easy to use but powerful tool to assist them in selecting the right ram for improving their flock productivity. ‘Australian Sheep Breeding Values - A guide for ram buyers’ has been designed to help producers understand how to use ram breeding values to find the best rams for each production system to ensure profitable and functional sheep that are suited to the farm business model. Click Here To Read Full Article »
New LiceBoss website empowers producers
The new LiceBoss website,, is putting the power in producers’ hands to make informed decisions about the best methods for controlling lice in their specific circumstances. The LiceBoss website has been redesigned to provide sheep producers with universal access to best-practice extension advice, without having to leave the farm. Click Here To Read Full Article »
Grazing management lowers worm burden at Kurrajong Park
A multi-pronged approach of grazing management, regular monitoring, resistance testing and strategic drenching, has been the key to managing worm burdens in the 20,000-head flock at Kurrajong Park, Coolah. Livestock manager at the Paspaley Rural property, Shane Curtis, believes that staying on top of worm populations has been the key to reducing the number of drench applications each year while also keeping the Merino flock... Click Here To Read Full Article »
ASBVs key to worm resistance and resilience at Petali
Selecting breeding stock with superior in-built resistance to worms is delivering improved growth rates and more resilient lambs for New England breeder Martin Oppenheimer. Click Here To Read Full Article »
New WormBoss website delivers on the spot advice
Sheep producers now have at their fingertips access to localised best practice advice for controlling worms, with the launch today of a revamped WormBoss website. Worms cost Australian sheep producers more than any other animal health problem and sustainable management is essential for on-farm productivity. Click Here To Read Full Article »
New research targets top issue for wool industry
New research to identify Merino sheep which are less susceptible to flystrike could soon see Australian wool producers using the results in their breeding programs to reduce flystrike. Trangie-based NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) technical officer, Tracie Bird-Gardiner, has been awarded a scholarship from the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC) postgraduate program to examine... Click Here To Read Full Article »
Flystrike education delivers for producers
Sheep producers are changing the way they manage their flocks to reduce the risk of flystrike and reduce the practice of mulesing thanks to training programs from the CRC for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC). Read the full article (courtesy of the Success through Innovation Summer 2012 Newsletter). Click Here To Read Full Article »
Better breeding delivers against flystrike - SA case study
While a wetter than average summer in South Australia has raised the prospects of flystrike problems for many graziers, Phil and Ann Hammat are confident their flock will come through unscathed. The Hammats, of Baderloo Poll Merinos, Spalding, have been selecting for a plain body type and proactively applying preventative chemical treatments since they ceased mulesing in 2004. Their flock of 900 stud Poll Merino ewes and 350... Click Here To Read Full Article »
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