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

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

Rain, rain, come again…

With much of the state receiving useful rainfall in the last month Leading Sheep would like to share a friendly reminder about the free resources available through our network. Managing Lush Pasture There are significant risks to sheep health associated with the rapid growth of green feed. When turning sheep from dry areas out on … Read more

The drought – much has been learnt already – December 2019

Valuable lessons have been learnt through the current drought. While one drought will never be the same as the last, Leading Sheep felt we should collate these great learnings whilst they are still fresh in your minds. Noel O’Dempsey, the South Regional Coordinator, will ‘kick the ball off’ by listing what he thinks are his … Read more

The drought – much has been learnt already – October 2019

The drought – much has been learnt already Last month Leading Sheep circulated an e-mail asking for your feedback on what you had learnt from the drought. This was ‘kicked off’ by Noel O’Dempsey, the Leading Sheep South Region Coordinator, who gave what he considered were his three most valuable learnings: Be flexible. Know you … Read more

The drought – much has been learnt already – January 2020

  For each of the last four months, Leading Sheep has circulated an email summarising what Queensland sheep producers have learnt from the drought and asking for feedback. Some of these responses are below:   David and Sandy Bartlett ‘Dunblane’ Gore: Not to be an eternal optimist and pull the trigger to feedlot or sell … Read more

The drought – much has been learnt already – November 2019

The drought – much has been learnt already – November 2019.  For the last three months, Leading Sheep has circulated an e-mail each month summarising what Queensland sheep producers have learnt from the drought and asking for your feedback. We invited you to send in your learnings and ideas to your local Leading Sheep Coordinator. … Read more

Be ready for restocking

Here are some points to consider when restocking with sheep. KEY TOOLS: Always ask for a copy of the National Sheep Health Declaration from the vendor. The Declaration enables livestock buyers to assess the risk for Ovine Johne’s disease and a range of other biosecurity issues, including footrot, lice and ovine brucellosis. It recognises vaccination history and flock testing … Read more

Pulpy kidney and toxic plant issues after good April rain

Rains in March and April have initiated variable pasture response for many producers throughout Queensland. In some areas the rapid growth of green feed after these rain events has brought associated risks. Issues are occurring predominantly in flocks introduced to the area from other pasture types or drought affected areas. This includes stock that have … Read more