Australia’s national cattle herd is expected to surge to 26 million head this year — five percent above 2020 levels — the latest figures from Meat and Livestock Australia have revealed.
Financial service providers are being influenced by anti-farm animal activists, with difficulties in gaining financial services starting to emerge across the meat and livestock industry.
A Three Springs sheep farmer has invested in an automatic lamb feeder to ensure the survival of orphan lambs and to save many hours of hand feeding.
A Williams Merino stud has made significant genetic gains since adding MerinoSelect Australian Sheep Breeding Values to its selection criteria.
Sheep Producers Australia is on the hunt for an independent board chair and two directors to provide national sheep industry leadership, policy and advocacy.
Live export shipping operator Wellard claims Commonwealth Bank and other banks have effectively become a moral arbiter, refusing to do business with legitimate, legal businesses.
The 40-year contracts involve plantations of various sizes and species — many of them maritime pines — on farms.
Tom Shanahan & Shannon Verhagen
Australian cattle prices are continuing to soar after the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator pushed into record territory overnight, breaking through the $10 mark to sit at a whopping 1003.44¢/kg.
Global shipping challenges and WA borders have made life difficult for a major WA meat processor, but it is still managing to pay its producer members a reasonable rebate.
Running sheep with more fat storage can help some farming enterprises to succeed — particularly during a tough season.
Australia’s $5 billion sheepmeat industry is on the cusp of being able to trade on eating quality with hopes new technology measuring key traits — including intramuscular fat.
A Badgingarra Merino stud inspired by late wool science revolutionary Jim Watts opened its doors to the public last Friday to highlight its best practice methods.
WA cattle industry young gun Lucy Morris has been named as a finalist in the Young Lot Feeders of the Year Awards for the second time.
And without earmarks or tags, there are concerns over whether they will ever be found.
A South West beef farm manager exploring the path to carbon neutrality hopes early adoption of the practices will offer lucrative market advantages in the years ahead.
The Cunderdin, Merredin, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Northam, and Quairading branches will add to the company’s 14 existing locations, from Geraldton in the north to Esperance in the south.
The Australian Sheep and Wool Show has fallen victim to COVID-19 for the second year running, with Victoria’s snap lockdown forcing organisers to pull the pin on the eve of the event.
More than 150mm was dumped on properties in the region on June 20 and 21, with farmers turning to dinghies to check paddocks and rescue livestock as water levels rose.
Australia’s live export industry is set to benefit from upgraded health and welfare reporting and enhanced traceability after LiveCorp received a $150,000 Federal Government grant.
Nine youngsters from WA have been touted as the best in their fields in livestock judging and cattle parading and will face off against others of their calibre next month.
A new legume pasture project aimed at improving sheep carrying capacity, lamb growth and ewe reproductive performance, will be conducted on WA farms for the next two years.
On Monday, the benchmark Eastern Young Cattle Indicator broke through an all-time record price of 960¢/kg, up 200¢/kg on last year.
Mr Brown first took on the role in 2012, after serving as the research body’s industry capability manager within the Livestock Export Program for four years.
Applications are now open for emergency grants of up to $25,000 to support local governments to manage animal welfare issues that may occur during a bush fire, cyclone or severe storm.
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