Category Sheep

Queensland wild dog fences

Ashlee McEvoy ASAS/ASAP 2017 Communications Intern 25th March 2017 Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) was allocated funds from the State Government’s $5 million commitment in May 2016 for the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative. The first round of funding towards the RAPAD fencing scheme in central west Queensland was given out in July 2016. […]

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 […]

U.S. differentiates lamb flavour

By Holly Webb, ASAS/ASAP communications intern A ‘Growth, Development, Meat Biology and Meat Science Symposium’, was recently hosted by the American Society of Animal Science at its 2016 Midwest Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.

Physiological profiles to explain breed differences in lamb thermoregulation

By Holly Webb, ASAS/ASAP communications intern Animal Production 2016 speaker highlight: Kate Plush

GPS virtual fencing for livestock trial

By Chloe Mitchell, ASAS/ASAP communications intern Agersens, a Melbourne technology startup company, has developed a GPS collar and smart phone app system for beef and dairy cattle. This technology was initially developed over ten years ago by the CSIRO, and soon may be available commercially.

Genome-wide association study of footrot in Texel Sheep

By Chloe Mitchell, ASAS/ASAP communications intern Animal Production 2016 speaker highlight: Joanne Conington