WA livestock young gun Patrick Coole has taken out the live export industry’s most prestigious national award for his work promoting and showing leadership in the industry.
If you told Brookton farmhand Mandy Matthews a video she took of her kelpie-border collie cross Blue jumping a fence would go viral, she would not have believed you.
New research breeding values are set to define the future flocks of the Merino industry.
A Pingelly wether trial has found huge variation in the value of production of wool and meat from the progeny of industry-leading Merino sires.
Using sensors to measure sheep movement is causing squiggles on accelerometer readings, a source of important information to determine productive behavioural patterns.
A livestock ag-tech company poised to hold a $1.2 million trial with live exporter Wellard before COVID-19 hit is rattling the tin to raise $2m to scale up, including opening several WA offices.
Change can feel scary but a Cascade sheep-producing family has adopted new management styles to mitigate risk and increase farm returns.
A Kojonup-bred Poll Merino ram that was the most worm-resistant ram ever offered at a sale in Australia has sold for a stud record auction price of $10,000.
An exciting plan to investigate the agricultural and environmental benefits of subsurface drainage has landed Elgin seed crop farmer Rob Bell one of the most prestigious honours in the industry.
The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association has launched its new-look Australian Feedlot of the Year Competition, with entries now open.
A renowned Kojonup farming family are preparing to farewell their farm and cattle stud after selling the property to a syndicate of buyers for $10.7 million last week.
A new record cattle price of just below 800¢/kg was set last Wednesday, buoyed by tight supplies and increased re-stocker demand.
The nation’s cattle herd is forecast to rise as a result of anticipated summer rain in the country’s north and east coupled with high prices, according to a leading industry research body.
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.
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