Smart tags for sheep

Thursday, May 27, 2021
In the future, Smart Tags will provide wool and sheep producers with a new way of, in real-time, tracking and gaining information about animal behaviour and the health and well-being of their sheep. Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is currently investing in the development of the Smart tag.The AWI Smart Tags...Read More

Livestock Water webinar

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Livestock water is a precious resource. It is important to know your stock requirements and have a sufficient supply of good quality water. in this webinar Emma Shattock, Livestock Production Advisor with Elders discusses livestock water from a quality and quantity perspective. Andy Chambers of Airborne Logic and Nick Cumming...Read More

MeatUp Forum

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Red meat producers can hear the latest regionally-relevant insights from research, development and adoption (RD&A) programs funded by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) when a new series of local events kicks-off in March.MeatUp Forums will be held predominantly throughout southern Australia for beef, sheepmeat and goatmeat producers to access practical,...Read More

Grazing Stubbles

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) & Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) have co-funded the Modern Stubbles project to help producers understand how to effectively graze sheep on stubbles. The 'Grazing modern stubbles - A guide to the nutrition and management of sheep grazing stubbles in mixed farming areas' has now been...Read More

Shearing protocols in response to COVID-19

Monday, November 30, 2020
Industry have produced a set of shearing operations protocols (in response to COVID-19) for producers.  Further enquiries can be directed to Livestock SA. Read Shearing operation protocols.     Read More

Ewes in Containment

Friday, November 27, 2020
Successfully maintaining breeding ewes in containment depends on cost-effectively achieving high sheep welfare and optimal lamb marking rates. The 'Managing breeding ewes in containment areas - A guide for producers' has been prepared based on scientific evidence to assist in decisions specific to managing breeding ewes in containment and the...Read More

Ram Performance Management

Friday, November 27, 2020
AWI Change Makers Episode 3: Ram performance management, has just been released. The focus of the series continues on sheep reproduction, having covered lambing mob size and weaning management in Episode 1 and 2. It pays to check your ram team is fit and healthy in the lead up to...Read More

December 2020 Climate Update

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Summer Climate Outlook Over the next 3 months, South Australian livestock producers across the north and west of the state can generally expect above average rainfall with near average maximum temperatures, while producers in the southeast are most likely to experience above average temperatures with near average rainfall. Full outlook....Read More

Learn about Wool

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
AWI’s Learn about Wool education resources are helping teach primary and secondary students about the unique and natural benefits of Australian wool. The extensive classroom resources describe in detail the on-farm production, processing, marketing and fashion aspects of Australia's natural fibre. Whether investigating wool as a material for a fashion...Read More

We Want Your Maggots

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Researchers from the University of Melbourne are seeking assistance from growers across the country to collect blowfly samples on their property for genetic analysis. For those growers willing to participate, we will supply you with collection tubes and are requesting that if you have a struck sheep during the 2020/2021...Read More