Media Releases

2012

Lamb scan for a bigger flock
22 May 2012
Queensland sheep producers looking to increase their lamb weaning percentage can join in a Leading Sheep webinar about pregnancy scanning on Monday 28 May.

Converting Sheep Breeding into Business Profits
17 May 2012
Nearly 70 sheep industry stakeholders gained valuable tips on how to convert breeding efforts into business profits at the recent Bred Well Fed Well workshops in Cunnamulla, Dirranbandi and Goondiwindi.

Bred Well Fed Well is coming to Southern Queensland
27 March 2012
A new training initiative is being rolled out nationally to help sheep producers combine top genetics with superior ewe feed management to boost reproduction rates and productivity.

Stop parasites and diseases worming their way into your flock
21 March 2012
Worms and Ovine Johnes Disease are the focus of a free Sheep Health Management workshop being hosted by Leading Sheep on 3 April in Miles.
Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) sheep extension officer Alex Stirton said recent heavy rain in the sheep regions meant the threat of parasites and disease had increased.

Barber’s pole workshop
20 January 2012
Sheep and goat producers across Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales, looking for better management solutions to Barber’s pole worm, are urged to attend a training workshop in Stanthorpe on 6 February 2012. Delivered by the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), the workshop is an initiative of Meat and Livestock Australia.

 

2011

Producers flock to livestock nutrition forum
22 December 2011
A host of useful information was provided at the Leading Sheep ‘Ewe-trition’ forum this month when producers gathered to discuss feeding for better breeding results. Almost 70 participants turned out to the Longreach event where nutritional experts and local producers shared ideas on how to produce more lambs to better meet the strong market demand.

Protecting your livestock investment – guardian animal webinars
1 December 2011
Livestock producers interested in how guardian animals can be an effective strategy in wild dog control are urged to participate in a series of informative webinars in December.

Sheep webinar gaining from genetics
2 November 2011
Understanding how targeting the genetic potential of sheep can boost financial returns is the drawcard for an upcoming sheep production webinar.
Targeting sheep producers, the Gaining from Genetics Webinar will be held on Monday, 14 November, 1pm – 2pm (Queensland time). The webinar is an initiative of Leading Sheep and Making More from Sheep.

Ewe-trition tips for more lambs
1 November 2011
Nutrition to maximise lambing percentage will be the focus of a Leading Sheep forum being held in Longreach this month. The ‘Ewe-trition Forum’ on Friday 25 November, will feature a livestock nutrition expert from Agri-science Queensland and local producers sharing their sheep feeding trials and successes.

Worm webinar to talk tactics
19 October 2011
Parasitic worms love this time of year and graziers are urged to test and treat their livestock to avoid losses over the summer.
Agri-Science Queensland sheep extension officer Nicole Sallur said there were predictions of another good wet season on the way and, in turn, another likely explosion of worms.

DEEDI staff continue Westech tradition
6 September 2011
What can the new Building Rural Communities Funding do for you? Are there coal seam gas projects planned for your region? How can genetics affect your flock size?

 

Bollon flystrike workshop to prepare sheep for wet season ahead
30 August 2011
Queensland and northern NSW sheep graziers will receive timely advice on tackling flystrike ahead of the wet season at an upcoming workshop to be held in Bollon, Qld. The summer rainfall period traditionally triggers the arrival of flies in their millions, which can pose a health risk for sheep.

Flystrike workshops to prepare sheep for Qld wet
8 August 2011
Queensland sheep graziers will receive timely advice on tackling flystrike ahead of the wet season at an upcoming workshop to be held in  Muttaburra. The summer rainfall period traditionally triggers the arrival of flies in their millions, which can pose a health risk for sheep.

Sheep worm management workshops
6 June 2011
A FREE ‘Worm Management Strategies’ workshop will be held at Nindigully on 17 June and south west Queensland sheep and wool producers are invited to attend.

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