Livestock businesses have been urged to take advantage of tax write-offs to buy new loading ramps and assess the safety of their old ones after the release of new standards this week.
Regional WA producers shone at this year’s 2020 Perth Royal Food Awards, taking out a suite of championship titles.
Sheep producers whose properties received recent rainfall have been urged to take action to protect their flock by monitoring livestock for signs of toxic weeds and scour worms.
Murdoch University’s Andrew Thompson has been recognised for his contribution to the southern Australian red meat and livestock industries at an online presentation.
The number of cattle on feed across Australia remains stable, above one million head, despite uncertain market dynamics, but feedlot numbers are down almost 110,000 head, or 10 per cent.
COVID-19’s effect on the food-service sector underlined the importance of red meat to menus in commercial kitchens.
Great Southern farmers Ben and Mardi Stanich won their first WA Meat Marketing Co-operative Producer of the Year award after claiming top points in the crossbred large supplier category.
Woodanilling sheep producer and industry advocate Bindi Murray will continue at the helm of Australia’s peak sheep producer body following her reappointment last week.
The inaugural Elders National SheepMaster Ram Sale reached a stud record top-price of $25,500 on Friday at Elleker, with bids securing rams for local, Eastern States and overseas buyers.
Young rodeo star Coby McCarthy sealed a State title in the under 11s junior steer ride at Boddington Rodeo on Saturday.
The Al Messilah livestock carrier departed Fremantle in the early hours of Monday, bound for the Middle East and carrying about 60,000 sheep.
Rainfall sweeping across the State has put a halt on harvest for many growers, while hail has wreaked havoc on some crops in the northern grainbelt.
Yardstick Merino Sire Evaluation Trial celebrated its 20th anniversary last Tuesday as participants gathered at the Katanning site.
Two former Emanuel Exports bosses charged with animal cruelty have called for their charges to be dismissed by arguing they fall outside the State’s legal jurisdiction.
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Quicker growth rates and “easy-care” traits are at the front of many producers’ minds when breeding sheep, according to data from the “longest-running genetic benchmarking program in the world”.
Complete biosecurity and socialisation of animals to exhibit their natural behaviour are among the “unique” aspects of a new feed shed in Katanning touted as “nationally significant”.
WA livestock young gun Patrick Coole has taken out the live export industry’s most prestigious national award for his work promoting and showing leadership in the industry.
If you told Brookton farmhand Mandy Matthews a video she took of her kelpie-border collie cross Blue jumping a fence would go viral, she would not have believed you.
New research breeding values are set to define the future flocks of the Merino industry.
A Pingelly wether trial has found huge variation in the value of production of wool and meat from the progeny of industry-leading Merino sires.
Using sensors to measure sheep movement is causing squiggles on accelerometer readings, a source of important information to determine productive behavioural patterns.
A livestock ag-tech company poised to hold a $1.2 million trial with live exporter Wellard before COVID-19 hit is rattling the tin to raise $2m to scale up, including opening several WA offices.
Change can feel scary but a Cascade sheep-producing family has adopted new management styles to mitigate risk and increase farm returns.
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