Livestock issues on agenda
Members of the cattle, sheep, wool and goat industries will gather at the VFF Livestock Group’s annual meeting to discuss the key challenges facing livestock producers.
Acknowledging the connection between whole herd profitability and heifer conception rates, calving ease, mothering and early re-breeding, a new Davies Research Centre, University of Adelaide-led project will seek to identify the impact of growth path from weaning to joining on heifer productivity.
Australia’s red meat industry is set to benefit from the establishment of the world’s first beef boning automation research and development room, as the industry looks to reduce processing costs and increase boning room yield efficiency.
The draft report of the review into the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock by air is now open for public consultation.
Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association chief executive officer Andy Madigan has resigned from the role.
Australian sheep producers are now on a level playing field with key international competitors, with the definition of lamb for exports now taking effect.
Lamb prices continue to go from strength to strength, with the Bendigo record broken at the first sale of the new financial year.
China is suspending all meat imports from Canada amid their dispute over the Canadian detention of a top executive at the Chinese tech company Huawei.
Four cases of non-compliance with Australian welfare standards for live animal exports have been identified in a government report released on June 21.
Ram breeders will now be able to list their sale catalogues on RamSelect free of charge, with changes to the systems business model in time for the upcoming ram sale season.
Hooper Farms has eliminated antibiotic use in its calf shed after introducing a potent new probiotic range to its operation.
Providing calves with consistent feed on a day-to-day basis is the reason the Bryants run a fortified milk program on their calves.
As many as half of China’s breeding pigs have either died from African swine fever or been slaughtered because of the spreading disease, twice as many as officially acknowledged, according to four people who supply large farms.
Genetics play a large factor in determining the temperament of sheep and how they react to stress, a study carried out by the University of Western Australia has found.
Human remains were discovered in dense bushland in Mooroopna on Wednesday afternoon. The body was found in the vicinity of Common Track by members of the public who quickly notified police. Shepparton Police processed the site in the early hours of...
A hotel in Mooroopna is currently taped off by police due to an assault that took place on the premises overnight. Shepparton Crime Investigation Unit acting sergeant Jeff Wren said a person has been hospitalised following the incident. He said the...
Part of the Goulburn Valley Hwy is closed in Kialla West due to an incident which occurred about 4.20pm. Police are currently diverting all traffic along the highway onto Mitchell Rd, Central Kialla Rd and Union Rd. It is unknown when the road will...