Daily Archives: 23 February, 2017

New technology shows potential in fight against antibiotic resistance

Penny Young, ASAP/ASAS Intern 2017 Research from the University of Melbourne has found a polymer that shows promise as a future member of the arsenal against antibiotic resistant bacteria. The team, led by PhD candidate Shu Lam, has found a novel way of targeting bacteria: structurally nanoengineered antimicrobial peptide polymers, otherwise known as SNAPPs. These […]

Scanning of heifers key to success

Penny Young, ASAP/ASAS Intern An article recently published on Farm Online highlighted the benefits offered by performing and recording more ultrasound scans on heifers. Catriona Millen from Southern Beef Technologies Services was interviewed to provide insight. While producers often perform ultrasound testing for EBV traits on some of their bulls, Ms Millen stresses that there […]

New rabbit control roll out

The first week of March marks the release of the K5 strain of RHDV1, a virus used to control feral rabbit populations. The strain is being introduced in the hope that it will better control the rabbit populations in cooler and wet climates where the current strain has been less successful. Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus, […]

Protein boosts gains and fertility

February 2017, Ashlee McEvoy, ASAP/ASAS 2017 Communications Intern Industry specialist, Jeff House, principal of Jeff House Livestock and former NSW Department of Primary Industries cattle officer has told The Land in an interview that if livestock producers do not incorporate a protein supplement during the summer months when pasture qualities and growth are low, the […]

Australian beef in Indonesia

February 2017, Ashlee McEvoy, ASAP/ASAS 2017 Communications Intern In April 2016, Indonesian cattle importers were struggling with Australia‚Äôs record-high live export prices. Over an 18-month period, prices rose from $2.50 per kilogram to $3.90 per kilogram, and importers still had to pay over $4 per kilogram for delivery. At the time, the wet market in […]