The price of a good sheepdog can be high and may seem exorbitant, many producers say a good dog is worth every dollar considering the amount of work they do and the potential for them to reduce staff costs.
In this FlockTalk edition join Leading Sheep Extension Officer Phillipa Gilmore explains how important it is to evaluate the profitability of your business.
This edition of Flock Talk pinpoints key tools to assess forecast reliability and to consider the current season based on historical rainfall – such as ‘How’s the season’.
This edition of Flock Talk reflects on the current season and issues impacting Queensland sheep and wool producers, then to industry outlooks and upcoming events for Leading Sheep.
In this edition, producer Duncan Banks and Extension Officer Andrea McKenzie discuss the benefits of and tips for drought planning – in particular, the new drought planning template available by clicking here.
In this edition Noel O’Dempsey, Leading Sheep Regional Coordinator and Veterinarian, talks about managing rams, ewes and lambs to avoid heat stress and production loss.
In this edition learn how to mitigate the risk of introducing lice to your property through simple lice checks. Lice can have large economic implications for sheep and wool producers.
In this edition, producers Stuart and Pru Barkla discuss how diversification with sheep has enabled them to maintain their business through the drought. Then DAF extension officer Milly Nolan discusses the key benefits of early weaning lambs. Find information critical to getting into sheep and on how to undertake early weaning.
In this edition read about the importance of worm egg counts and how/when to test, as well as the differences in toxicity of pimelea for cattle and sheep.
In this edition Bruce McLeish Queensland wool manager for Elders talks about storing wool on farm.