Flock talk September 2014 – lamb survival and donkeys

Flock talk published in the Queensland Country Life on the 25th September 2014 containing articles on: Leading Sheep – Showcasing sheep Maximising lambs weaned by Dr John Milton, Independent Lab Services Correct bonding is essential for successful guard donkesy by the McLeish family in south east Queensland. Click here to view these articles.

Using donkeys as guardian animals for livestock

This presentation was prepared and presented by Bruce McLeish at a predator control field day in Inglewood (November 2013).  Bruce is the Queensland and New South Wales Wool Manager for Elders Rural Services.  He is also a commercial sheep and wool producer with wife Angela and his father at ‘Warahgai’, Karara.  In this presentation Bruce … Read more

Donkeys as Guard Animals

Leading Sheep recently canvassed producers who have been using Donkeys as Guardian Animals for different lengths of time and asked them to list the 3 key things that they would tell people going into donkeys for the first time. The responses were: Producer 1 We consider bonding the most important aspect of the whole program.  … Read more

Guardian animals protecting livestock – Donkeys

Hear from both producers and researchers who have experience with using donkeys as guardian animals to protect livestock.  The presenters include: Andrew Martin “Toolmaree”, Tambo Bruce McLeish ” Warahgai”, Karara David Jenkins Charles Sturt University, NSW This webinar was recorded on the 14th December 2011.

Wild dog trappers in Queensland

One of the things that people have been telling us at Leading Sheep is that there is a shortage of trappers and when they want a trapper they can’t find one.  So we have compiled a list of trappers that we know of (and others have told us about) whom are willing to work in … Read more

Predator Control Field Day

              Check out some photo’s from the Predator Control Field Day, Leading Sheep held in Longreach last month. We had over 200 people attend which was fantastic. Participants heard information on coordinated control, guardian animals (Donkeys & Maremmas) and exclusion fencing. There were also around 17 companies there displaying all … Read more

Around the Camp March 2013

Welcome once again to our 2nd edition of “Around the Camp”, which is our monthly update of sheep industry information and events.  As I mentioned last time feel free to forward me anything that you think others might be interested in.  Alternatively if you have any feedback or suggestions for how we could improve this … Read more