Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), in partnership with Animal Health Australia, WoolProducers Australia and Sheep Producers Australia, are currently funding an impact assessment into sheep reproduction research, development and extension (RD&E).
Farmers are now able to access new additions to FarmHub including the Drought Preparedness e-Guide and supporting Farm Risk Management Resources, providing users with relevant information and resources to help prepare for drought.
Would you like to learn more about vehicle configuration? Need help understanding routing? Ready for guidance on how to use the NHVR portal?
Our expert portal training team are making their way to Adelaide later this month to share some tips and tricks for using the latest features of the NHVR portal.
Tuesday 17 March
SARTA Office: Regency Park, Adelaide, South Australia
In late 2019 we released a range of new online services in the NHVR customer portal to make it easier to do your heavy vehicle business – from vehicle standards applications to managing your NHVAS accreditation.
If you’re near Adelaide, and would like some help getting started with the new features or understanding how the portal can make it easier for you to do business, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, number of attendees and your topics of interest and we’ll be in touch to confirm times.
2020 has started with a lot of woolgrowers facing hardships. Directors and staff of WoolProducers thoughts are with those that have been impacted by fire and of course those who continue to battle the drought.
The bushfire conditions that have ravaged much of Australia this summer will do little to reduce and deter the wild rabbit population, according to Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia Chair Professor Wayne Meyer.
The PIRSA Pastoral Update for February 2020.
Livestock SA would like to support Wool Producers Australia’s submission to AWEX’s review of the National Wool Declaration (NWD), which rejects the proposed new mulesing status categories. The NWD was developed specifically to provide details on mulesing status, as well as dark and medullated fibre risk. The addition of the new categories may cause immense confusion amongst growers and the supply chain.
The National Wild Dog Management Coordination Committee meeting held in Sydney on Thursday 29 January 2020 discussed the support available for prevention of wild dog impacts on bushfire affected producers.
The committee, including Livestock SA’s Geoff Power, oversees the National Wild Dog Action Plan, a strategy that ensures Australian producers have best practice management tools and advice to minimise impacts on livestock.
There is a variety of different lethal and non-lethal tools available to control wild dogs. These include poison baits, traps, shooting, fencing, guard animals and aversion techniques (such as lights, alarms, and flagging). Not all tools are useful for a given area; each tool varies in its effectiveness, depending on a range of factors specific to the local situation. The use of many control tools is also subject to various laws and regulations. Wild dog control officers are familiar with these and are able to advise people on what is and is not permitted in your local area.
For more information regarding tools and strategies for wild dog management:
Despite the current drought affecting rabbit populations, the ever-present pest is expected to rebound in numbers very quickly once the drought breaks, according to Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia Chair Professor Wayne Meyer.