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
Doug and Lauren Tindall near Longreach have introduced pain relief into their enterprise and haven’t looked back. The big gains for them have been in mothering-up quickly and reduced labour costs, with mobs to move through the system more quickly and back out onto feed. Read more in this case study.
It’s been the season for pastures and parasites! There are strategies and tools to help mitigate flystrike risk in your flock as well as free testing for chemical resistance in your maggots.
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
The H Series of webinars is a ten-part series aimed at giving new and aspiring sheep producers a leg up into the Queensland sheep industry. The fifth webinar, ‘Husbandry’, covered the topic of lamb marking including the timing of lamb marking, what to do and how to do it as well as pain relief options … Read more
The H Series of Webinars is a ten-part series aimed at giving new and aspiring sheep producers a leg up into the Queensland sheep industry. The first webinar, ‘Health’, covered worms, vaccinations, lice and flies. The recording of this webinar has been split into five parts and is now available. To go to the library … Read more
On the day there were three presentations in the pavilion, a copy of each can be found below. Anthony Uren, Congi. Practical application of EIDs in a commercial merino flock. John Francis, Holmes Sackett. Wool enterprises – how do they compare and what are the opportunities? Sandy Smith, Allendale. Exclusion fencing. Thank you to … Read more
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
Dohne prime lamb producer Ranald Warby is quick to acknowledge the benefits of his Arrow V-Express machine after just five months of use, particularly the fact that it allows him to perform a number of tasks on his sheep in just one pass. Gone, too, are the days of fighting rams in a race when drenching … Read more