Genetic research into the heritability of flystrike susceptibility in sheep is set to be incorporated into new tools to assist breeders to make more informed selection decisions.
”I’m excited about the idea of joining Merino rams, and breeding good wool – as a livestock producer, we’ve had those challenges taken away from us in the name of survival.”
Made from their own Merino flock wool, Wellington district's Smith family is to launch their own LoveMerino brand wool scarves.
INCREASE risk of disease due to the widespread wet conditions and seasonally low frosts are threatening producers, with experts warning to manage livestock to avoid major stock loss.
SEVERAL Malaysian abattoirs and feedlots have been suspended from receiving Australian livestock in the wake of an investigation which revealed animal cruelty in Asia and the Middle East.
MONTHLY live sheep exports have dived 16 per cent below the average export volume this year at 157,855, performing 11pc below the volume for this time last year.
THE Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator (ESTLI) remains 93 cents higher year-on-year despite falling last week following a swell of supply.
WHEN it comes to the increasing consumer demand for sustainable wool production one of Australia’s leading wool-marketing organisations, Jemalong Wool, adheres to market signals.
Merino young ewes made to a sale high of $238 a head on two occasions at Deniliquin, NSW store sheep sale on Friday October-14th.
Merinos remain a “fantastic” option in a mixed farming operation, says AgPro Management’s Ed Riggall, Narrikup, via Mount Barker, Western Australia.