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
Flock talk articles on: Electric fencing the obvious choice Brucellosis in rams. Click here to view these articles. Published in the Queensland Country Life on 31 March 2016.
Transmission, symptoms, control and prevention of Ovine Brucellosis, presented by Dr Louise Mullemeister (Senior Veterinary Officer), Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. To just view Louise’s power point presentation on Ovine Brucellosis please click here or alternatively you can watch the webinar below.
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.
Flock talk published in the Queensland Country Life on the 25th September 2014 containing articles on: Leading Sheep – Showcasing sheep Maximising lambs weaned by Dr John Milton, Independent Lab Services Correct bonding is essential for successful guard donkesy by the McLeish family in south east Queensland. Click here to view these articles.
Brucellosis in rams is currently the subject of much discussion and is being blamed for low lamb marking percentages. For some sheep producers, this may be the case. For most, brucellosis will not be solely responsible for the low percentages. Why? The reasons lie in the nature of the disease and the fact that brucellosis … Read more
Dr John Milton talks about managing maiden ewes, pregnancy scanning and the importance of nutrition during pregnancy and lactation, particularly for twin bearing ewes. John is the Director of Independent Lab Services (a feed analysis and consultancy company) and Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia. This webinar was recorded on the 9th May … Read more
A simple ram health checklist The five ‘Ts’ – Teeth, Toes, Tossle, Torso and Testicles The importance of good ram management is often underestimated. Look after your rams and their ram paddock to keep them healthy and in good condition all year round! However, the last 7-8 weeks prior to joining is the most important … Read more
Scanning and feeding – it’s time to manage for more lambs You may be wondering “should I scan my sheep?”. Well, these are some of the things you should think about: Pregnancy scanning is a great management tool to help you improve your profits, particularly if you use the information to manage your flock differently. … Read more
Many Queensland sheep producers have been lucky enough to attend the recent RamSelect days held at a variety of locations across Queensland including the most recent at Stanthorpe that was largely organised by Leading Sheep South Consultative Committee member Bruce Toms and featured the Dohne breed. If you have not had the opportunity and would … Read more