Sheep and Wool Challenge Competition 2017

The Sheep and Wool Challenge is on, so it’s time to get your creative juices flowing! We want you to create a short, entertaining video showing a solution to a Queensland sheep and wool industry issue. Click here to view the flyer. What is it? The Sheep and Wool Challenge was designed to showcase innovative … Read more

Fact sheet – Turning reproductive potential into reality

This fact sheet, written by Jason Trompf, highlights the following key points for turning reproductive potential into reality and improving lamb survival: target lamb survival rates factors contributing to and ultimate causes of lamb loss critical success factors for lamb survival including: proactive management of ewe condition score tight and effective joining lengths of six … Read more

Leading Sheep is on Facebook

   Like Leading Sheep on Facebook! Leading Sheep now have a Facebook presence, so please jump on and like our page, share our post and keep up to date with all of the latest Queensland sheep industry information. https://www.facebook.com/leadingsheep/ This email was sent on behalf of the Leading Sheep project. Click here to find out … Read more

Around the Camp: Australian Wool / classroom resources / cluster fencing applications / worms, lice and blowflies

Welcome to the April edition of ‘Around the Camp’.  This edition includes short videos highlighting the source of Australian Wool (including a Queensland sheep producing family), the newsletter also features a range of educational resources for students, cluster fence funding and all the information you need to know on worms, flies and lice. As usual, if … Read more

Flock talk July 2015 – supplementary feeding

Flock talk published in the Queensland Country Life on the 30th July 2015 containing articles on: Valuable lessons in drought feeding by the Agar family in south west Queensland Choosing the best nutrition supplement: urea or energy by Desiree Jackson of Desiree Jackson Livestock Management. Click here to view these articles.

Flock talk March 2015 – reproduction success

Flock talk published in the Queensland Country Life on the 26th March 2015 containing articles on: continuous improvement at Blackall Sheep operation by the Banks family in central west Queensland keys to reproduction success by Dr Noel O’Dempsey, “Linallie” Texas. Click here to view these articles.

Cotton seed feeder design saving time and money

A modified feeder design has taken some of the hard work out of feeding cotton seed to ewes for Nindigully producer Jeff Betts. Mr Betts built the feeder from basic materials to solve the labour problems associated with regular feeding of cotton seed, as well as the problems of managing shy feeders during trail-feeding. Jeff … Read more