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
Listen to Chris Shands (NSW DPI) talk about the value of pregnancy scanning and how to best manage your sheep after scanning. Pat Hegarty from ‘Colanya’, Longreach will also talk about his real life experiences with scanning. This webinar was recorded on the 28th May 2012.
Hear from Luke Stephen from Sheep Genetics explaining all about ASBVs (Australian Sheep Breeding Values). Plus hear from a couple of producers about how they are using ASBVs in their business and the positive impacts they have seen. This webinar was recorded on the 14th November 2011.
Stories by producers in north and central west Queensland about their sheep breeding programs. Stories include: Peter and Elizabeth Clark “Leander” Longreach Duncan Ferguson “Barcaldine Downs” Barcaldine Buckles and Ann Peacey “Laidlaw” Longreach Fundamental nutritional considerations for grazing sheep by Desiree Jackson DAFF Longreach View the Sheep Reproduction Strategies eBook now (Hint, right click on the link and select … Read more
After the rains comes the pestilence and pains… Sheep producers are now in their second, third or even their fourth good summer season in a row, following the recent high rainfalls and floods. Some issues for sheep producers to keep an eye on are: ram fertility and impacts for joining, fly strike and worms risk, … Read more