Containment feeding – can you get ahead of the game?

Longreach producers Boyd and Katie Webb have utilised containment feeding to overcome nutritional deficiencies, drought and predation, even lambing in pens. The Webbs ramped up feeding activities in 2014 and Boyd said about the investment “It’s a game changer but it costs a lot of money, when you are under the pump in the drought … Read more

Results of a sheep grazing Buffel grass trial

Leading Sheep has produced a video on the key outcomes from the Eastwood Grazing Trial. This trial, led by Richard Silcock, ran for 15 years (1967-1982) to document the productivity and persistence of buffel grass pasture sown into cleared gidyea shrubland in central-western Queensland. This video case study will focus on key outcomes from the … Read more

Part 9: Hunger (Nutrition) – H Series of Webinars

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 ninth webinar, ‘Hunger (Nutrition)’, Geoff Duddy from Sheep Solutions will cover the role and purpose of the rumen, the function and amount of protein and energy required and how … Read more

Plant Identification Infographic

Have you spotted an unknown weed, grass or plant on your property? You can now get accurate and efficient identification online by sending photos of unknown samples directly to industry experts. This infographic developed by Leading Sheep provides helpful tips on where to send images and how to ensure photos are clear to ensure accurate … Read more

Be ready for restocking

Here are some points to consider when restocking with sheep. KEY TOOLS: Always ask for a copy of the National Sheep Health Declaration from the vendor. The Declaration enables livestock buyers to assess the risk for Ovine Johne’s disease and a range of other biosecurity issues, including footrot, lice and ovine brucellosis. It recognises vaccination history and flock testing … Read more

Pulpy kidney and toxic plant issues after good April rain

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