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Sheep export changes welcomed by peak producer body
Sheep export changes welcomed by peak producer body

Sheep Producers Australia has welcomed moves by Australian livestock exporters to bring cultural change to their industry and improve animal welfare outcomes, in line with the...

Livestock bring high gains to low rainfall farming systems
Livestock bring high gains to low rainfall farming systems

A nine-year study of the impact of livestock on paddock health and farm productivity in a low rainfall environment has revealed that grazing generates multiple benefits...

New drench resistance test trial begins
New drench resistance test trial begins

A trial testing different drench resistance test methods is currently under way. Funded by AWI and conducted by Dawbuts, the free trial is now calling for...

Live exports
Live exports

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has made three announcements following the airing of vision from voyages transporting live sheep to the Middle East in 2017. (more…)...

Statement on live exports footage
Statement on live exports footage

Animals Australia footage of sheep aboard a live export vessel shows conditions that are deplorable and unacceptable. (more…)...

Sheep producers support strict enforcement of on-board standards
Sheep producers support strict enforcement of on-board standards

Sheep Producers Australia President Allan Piggott says sheep producers are upset, angry and disappointed about serious animal welfare failures in the live sheep trade to the...

Are your livestock fit to load?
Are your livestock fit to load?

Western Local Land Services is calling on livestock producers to consider the welfare of their animals as the tough seasonal conditions continue in much of the...

Australasian pork research proposals on the move
Australasian pork research proposals on the move

Proposals covering resilience in antimicrobial reduction and resistance and the role of the microbiome in pig performance and health were highlights of the 33 considered in...

Beefing up our cattle industry in the Territory
Beefing up our cattle industry in the Territory

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud visited the NT in support of its vibrant beef industry at the 34th Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association Annual Industry Conference. (more…)...

Change in lamb definition
Change in lamb definition

Sheep Producers Australia has endorsed a change in the industry definition of lamb to be the same as the New Zealand definition, based on a formal,...

Witherswood Angus sells 62 bulls to a top of $12,000 and average of $5274
Witherswood Angus sells 62 bulls to a top of $12,000 and average of $5274

Witherswood Angus, based in Taminick (via Glenrowan) in the Warby Ranges and home to Australia’s most expensive Angus bull recorded some impressive results at their bull...

What bugs live in a cow’s gut and how do they make methane?
What bugs live in a cow’s gut and how do they make methane?

A global scientific project led by New Zealand researchers, which has generated a reference set of genome sequences of microbes found in the stomachs of sheep...