Worm Egg Counts in Queensland

For much of Queensland, worm egg counting can be infrequent so it’s understandable that we get a little rusty. This fact sheet helps simplify your options for getting worm egg counts done and compare the pros and cons of the different options. Even though there aren’t a lot of labs in Queensland, there are still … Read more

Electronic Identification (eID) in sheep

Tagging requirements Queensland is moving to mandatory eID for individual sheep and goats, as part of a national initiative. It is proposed that by 2027, all sheep and farmed goats will need to be tagged with an eID if moved from the property of residence. Visual tag system and mob-based movements will no longer be … Read more

Spent holidays thinking about water..

Were you lucky enough to spend a few days away, but found yourself thinking more about the brown water in your tank and troughs and not the blue water at the beach? Would you like to get a photo that shows the trough filling up while you are away? Remember the relief you felt when … Read more

Going away for holidays? Stressed over water for your stock?

Are you going away for holidays over the Christmas and New Year period? Wouldn’t it be nice to think more about being on holiday than if there is water in the turkey’s nest at home? Have you thought about remote water monitoring? Leading Sheep has talked to producers who have water monitoring systems currently installed … Read more

Going away for holidays? Stressed over water for your stock?

Are you going away for holidays over the Christmas and New Year period? Wouldn’t it be nice to think more about being on holiday than if there is water in the turkey’s nest at home? Have you thought about remote water monitoring? Leading Sheep has talked to producers who have water monitoring systems currently installed … Read more

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) facts and resources.

Extract showing area of interest. To view the world map and original image on the World Organisation for Animal Health website, (viewed 23 July 2022)¬†click here. Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals (buffalo, pigs, cattle, sheep, deer, camelids and goats). It is capable of extremely rapid … Read more

Disaster assistance information.

Are you a sheep producer in the Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Southern Downs, Toowoomba and Western Downs area? Did you know that you may be eligible to apply for Category B level financial assistance under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA)? Have you heard about it and not sure where to start? To help you apply, … Read more

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.