Bouncing back after drought

This fact sheet brings together a number of resources that are useful for Queensland sheep producers planning their recovery from drought. Considerations for pasture recovery, animal health, financial position and routine management are discussed.  

Shearing checklist

It can be a busy time leading up to shearing so here is a quick checklist to help make sure you’re well prepared, or to help with delegation to staff.

Drought planning template

Drought planning is notoriously difficult thanks to the varied and complex nature of droughts and agricultural enterprises. This planning tool is designed to help you document your short term plan, for example, how you intend to approach the next season or 12 months. It focusses on assessing your current position, setting key triggers and identifying strategies … Read more

Plant Identification Infographic

Have you spotted an unknown weed, grass or plant on your property? You can now get accurate and efficient identification online by sending photos of unknown samples directly to industry experts. This infographic developed by Leading Sheep provides helpful tips on where to send images and how to ensure photos are clear to ensure accurate … Read more

The drought – learnings from the South

  For the last few months, Leading Sheep has circulated a series of newsletters summarising what Queensland sheep producers have learnt from the drought.  This month we have collated the responses we have received from across the regions to provide a review of the key learnings. Look after yourself, your family and your friends. Plan … Read more

The drought – learnings from the South West

At the end of last year and the beginning of 2020, Leading Sheep circulated a series of newsletters summarising what Queensland sheep producers learnt while facing drought conditions.  We have collated the responses received from across the region to provide a review of the key learnings. Look after yourself, your family and your friends. Plan … Read more

The drought – learnings from the North and Central West

  For the last few months, Leading Sheep has circulated a series of newsletters summarising what Queensland sheep producers have learnt from the drought. As some areas across Queensland have received significant rainfall and pasture response, we now want producers to think about possible management and operational changes they can do to prepare for rain. … Read more

Part 3: Handling Foundations – H Series of Webinars

The H Series of Webinars is a ten-part series aimed at giving new and aspiring sheep producers a leg up into the Queensland sheep industry. The third webinar, ‘Handling Foundations’, covered the benefits of cooperative, well-mannered livestock,  the principals of working sheep in the yards, how to set yourself up for success and tips for … Read more

COVID-19 Shearing Industry Protocols

A 3:36 video produced in collaboration between Australian Wool Innovation and the Shearing Contractors’ Association of Australia demonstrating the protocols on how to run a shed in Australia during the COVID-19 restrictions.  

The drought – much has been learnt already – Summary

  For the last few months, Leading Sheep has circulated a series of newsletters summarising what Queensland sheep producers have learnt from the drought.  This month we have collated the responses we have received from across the regions to provide a review of the key learnings. Look after yourself, your family and your friends. Plan … Read more