New technology taken to commercial level to help mitigate pain in lambs during marking.
With a big rain event forecast and a shortage of heavy sheep to fill Chinese orders, mutton sales kicked into another gear this week.
ATTEMPTS at amateur caesarean sections on birthing ewes has landed a Victorian farm manager in hot water, with a fine for animal cruelty.
The live sheep trade has come a long way since news broke of the highly-publicised Awassi Express live export journey to the Middle East 12 months ago, triggering a chain of events that disrupted the trade and brought uncertainty and fear to the WA sheep industry.
Animal welfare is a social science not an exact science - one of the messages to come out of the recent Live Export Roadshow.
The Stock Take: Mecardo's Robert Herrmann writes about what recent rain has done for stocking rates.