The past three years have been tough for the farming families of Gairdner, which was declared water deficient in June after the community dam ran dry for the first time in history.
The Sandilands family of Billandri Poll Merino stud at Kendenup offered and sold 200 rams to the equal top-price of $2700 at their on-property sale last Tuesday, through Nutrien Livestock.
Grazing sheep on crops can provide more energy in their diet, producing nearly twice the growth rate of conventional pasture.
West Australian authorities have commenced a deep clean of the coronavirus-infected Al Messilah livestock ship, while crew aboard another vessel have returned negative tests.
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Meat and Livestock Australia has launched a five-session webinar series focused on redefining resilience ahead of its annual general meeting.
A gathering of Merino sheep producers in Kojonup last Thursday looked into breeding directions aided by performance-measured data.
Jack Burton has severed ties with the Yeeda Pastoral Company by selling shares and stepping down from the board, almost a year after resigning as CEO of the Kimberley pastoral empire.
Working in the scorching heat catching feral bulls in some of the country’s most isolated areas is a world away from anything most of us are used to. But for Lach McClymont, it is all in a day’s work.
Tiffany Davey and Tahlia McSwain lost track of the days while stuck on export ships for months on end due to COVID restrictions. It is unknown how many more Australians are still unable to come home.
Billionaire Andrew Forrest’s Harvest Road Group plans to announce a new chief executive within weeks, replacing Greg Harvey who has quit the business.
Here’s how Tiffany Davey, a 24-year-old from a farm in WA’s Wheatbelt, found ways to pass the time while drifting in the ocean thousands of kilometres from home.
The pastoralist who manages a popular local swimming spot will shut its gates to the public next month, saying fighting between traditional-owner groups have made maintenance of the site tough.
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A Broomehill-bred Merino ram reached a top-price of $12,500 at the Dewar family’s 13th annual Woodyarrup Merino and Poll Merino ram sale last Tuesday.
With winter rainfall leading to an “improvement in local water availability” Gairdner’s water deficiency declaration has been revoked and water carting has been temporarily suspended in WA.
Truckies transporting livestock will have to keep detailed journey records, ensure animals are fit for travel and provide minimum spell periods under new Animal Welfare regulations.
National milk production is set to increase this season, as favourable weather, lower input costs and relatively firm farmgate milk prices support some of the best dairy farming conditions.
Coromandel Poll Merino Stud co-principal Michael Campbell was “very pleased” with the results of their 35th annual ram sale last week, with the top-priced ram going for $3700.
A Katanning-bred Multi Purpose Merino ram, born as a twin, with a comprehensive set of figures, reached a top price of $7250 at the Thompson family’s Moojepin ram sale last Tuesday.
Lewisdale Stud, a leading Wheatbelt Poll Merino producer, celebrated its 70th year of registration with a total clearance of its sale rams to a top-price of $21,000.
Lewisdale sells to $21,000 top
Badgingarra-based Challara Poll Merino stud sold to the top of $3200 at the Wilkinson family’s on-property ram sale on September 6.
Records which had stood the test of time set as far back as 1950 have been smashed, with the Bureau of Meteorology’s winter 2020 summary painting a bleak picture for farmers.
Nyabing bred Poll Merino rams were in demand at the Hobley family’s annual Wiringa Park sale as prices reached $7500 on September 17.
An Ongerup-bred Poll Merino ram found competitive bidding between local and Victorian interests, pushing the price to a stud record top-price of $4600.
A Quairading meat sheep stud that added its intended Perth Royal Show sale team to its annual on-farm ram sale last Friday, set a stud record $19,200 top-price.
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