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Grazing Unsuccessful Crops

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
By Michael Wurst, PIRSA Key pointsGrazing management is essential to ration feed and maintain ground cover.Do a feed budget.Livestock management is about monitoring livestock condition, soil cover and pasture growth.Check chemical grazing withholding periods, before grazing.Rotationally graze paddocks using large mobs for short periods rather than small mobs grazing for longer...Read More

Diagnose Your Ewe Deaths

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
By Tiffany Bennett, Livestock ConsultantCurrent seasonal conditions across South Australia have posed challenges in maintaining ewe health and optimising ewe nutrition. The result has been an increase in reports of ewe deaths across the state, particularly during late pregnancy and lambing. In many cases the cause of death is not...Read More

Making the Most of the Iconic Work Dog

Thursday, January 30, 2020
By Tiffany Bennett, Livestock ConsultantIt is estimated that there are more than 270,000 stock working dogs across Australia with most being Kelpie and Border Collie or their crosses. Work dogs are recognised as hardworking loyal companions, contributing significantly to agriculture, with a good dog recognised as doing the work of...Read More

Be Ready for Rebuilding

Sunday, July 21, 2019
By Tiffany Bennett, Livestock ConsultantA combination of high fodder prices and limited access to fodder due to seasonal conditions has forced producers to reduce core breeding animal numbers in some parts of the state. While ongoing drought management is a reality for many producers, high returns from the sheep enterprise...Read More