X-ray technology that measures bone, muscle and fat at abattoir chain speed, has been adopted into the WA lamb industry, with hopes it will lead to a future of robotic carcase processing.
The Perth Royal Show’s specialty cattle breeds display will feature the first showing of genetics going back to renowned UK Dexter sire Breoch Sultan.
WA’s marketing of lamb overseas took a COVID hit, but as consumers adapted to lockdowns and stayed home, lamb found a new appreciation.
A high-performance sheep enterprise has valued-added lamb production to produce a 48kg liveweight lamb off 30 days in a feedlot.
A group of Great Southern sheep producers have confirmed that confinement feeding is a low-cost game changer giving locked-up pasture more time to grow and lambs more chance to survive.
Cascade-bred Merino and Poll Merino rams reached a top price of $15,000 at the Pickering family's 10th annual on-property sale, with results reflecting an improved season throughout Esperance region.
West Australia's Good Earth Dairy is raising capital to expand its wild camel milk operation and establish export-ready facilities.
After a “great year for sheep” with plenty of rain, it was local breeders who came out on top at the Newdegate Machinery Field Days State Ewe Hogget Competition.
A 19-month-old Angus bull, bred in NSW, sold for an Australian record top-price of $280,000 on September 2, surpassing the record of $225,000 set in July.
The Lewis family, of Lewisdale Poll Merino stud at Wickepin, held their 21st annual on-property ram sale on September 4 resulting in a total clearance and a top-price of $9000.
An Australian-first trial examining whether virtual fencing could add commercial value to sprawling pastoral stations has been showcased at a field day in the Pilbara.
Introducing mandatory vaccination for WA truckies during a “chronic” driver shortage could bring retail to a grinding halt and see drivers walk away from their jobs, according to an industry leader.
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Andrew Forrest is putting his boots where his mouth is, offering fully vaccinated workers in his Harvey Beef abattoir the chance to win a pair of RM Williams boots — valued at around $595.
The who’s who of WA’s livestock industry gathered in Perth last month for Meat and Livestock Australia’s only WA-based MeatUp Forum this year.
England, Wales and Scotland are set to join the growing list of countries to ban live export.
The number of WA cattle on feed fell by 32 per cent in the June quarter despite lifting nearly 17 per cent nationally, but it is nothing to be alarmed about, livestock analysts say.
The world’s first steaks from seaweed-fed cattle were served up during National Science Week last month, through an online cooking demonstration by celebrity chef Matt Moran.
Morawa sheep producer Mark Coaker has scooped first place in the 2021 Elders Flock Ewe Competition with a mob of his best Lewisdale-blood maiden ewes.
Mingenew cattle producers Hellene and Ben McTaggart have claimed top spot in the fourth annual Elders Heifer Competition with their pen of four Angus heifers.
Australian lamb prices have hit a new record high with the National Trade Lamb Indicator reaching 951¢/kg cwt on August 23.
WA truckies forced to unhook trailers or detour for hours on “undesirable routes” due to State Government red tape are hoping a new permit system will streamline their journeys into Perth.
A young gun truckie from the Wheatbelt is stepping up to a new role in the transport industry and hoping to “connect the dots” on rural roads to streamline routes for drivers.
Australia’s meat, poultry and seafood industries have formed a united front against “fake meat labelling”, claiming consumers are being duped by misleading plant-based protein packaging.
A full wool Poll Merino ram bred in WA’s Wheatbelt has taken out the supreme exhibit award at the Rabobank WA Sheep Expo & Sale event held in Katanning on August 19-20.
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