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Livestock Management - Useful Links & Resources

AWI Drought resources

Dry seasonal conditions need to be planned for, and carefully managed for the sustainability of woolgrowing enterprises, the industry and the environment. 

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Lifetime Ewe Management continues with added FOO

The Lifetime Ewe Management course (LTEM) continues to be supported with the latest contract extension from Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).

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Drought Relief Assistance Scheme for QLD

DRAS is a scheme set up by the Queensland Government to help primary producers in the grazing industries manage their livestock during and after a drought. Many producers are looking to apply for assistance and there are a number of different...

read more


Southern Livestock Adaption

The three year Southern Livestock Adaption program looked at a range of future climate scenarios and the impact on farm profitability and productivity. Information generated from the program is now available.

read more


Finding green grant and funding opportunites just go easier with FundingLINK

FundingLINK is one of Australia's most comprehensive searchable catalogue of environmentally focussed grant and funding opportunities available throughout the country. Finding grant and funding opportunities has never been so easy!

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NSW DPI- Western Division newsletter

The Western Division Newsletter is produced by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI). It provides landholders living in the western areas of NSW with information relevant to their lifestyle and pastoral enterprises.

Access here to...


Animal Health Australia Presentation

On the 19th of December Animal Health Australia ran an interactive web conference (webinar) to present the findings on the latest results of long-term field tests of Pfizer’s Gudair® vaccine against ovine Johne’s disease. This can now be viewed...

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Lifetime Wool- more lambs, better wool, healthy ewes

Lifetimewool has a series of ewe and pasture targets that increase productivity and profitability of the Merino sheep enterprise for regions across southern Australia. There are also management guidelines and tools for ewe flocks at all times of...

Guard Animals for Livestock Protection

This publication by the NSW Department of Primary Industries reviews the effectiveness of different guardian species available in Australia for livestock producers. 


Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Website

The DAFF website gives businesses access to the Department's information, from climate change, to resource management, biosecurity etc.


Sheep Genetics Website

The Sheep Genetics website gives producers information on ASBVs, Breeding tips and most importantly is the hub for LAMBPLAN, MERINO SELECT, and KIDPLAN. These programs have practical information for meat and wool sheep, and goat producers on the...

LiceBoss

LiceBoss is a decision support system which can help woolgrowers control lice more effectively, minimise pesticide residues and reduce the cost of lice control.


Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars

The Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars’ website gives you access to blogs and reports from past scholars, current scholars and australian news and information on how to apply for your own...

Wild Dogs Control- QLD DAFF

Wild Dog Control, QLD Department of Agriculture website

This website contains information and a number of links to other valuable websites on this topic including management strategies.


Shearing Contractors' Association of Australia

The Shearing Contractors' Association of Australia is a national industry association, representing the interests of Australian shearing contractors. The website offers membership, and information on news and events, wool harvesting jobs,...

Shearing World

The shearing world website contains information including available jobs, contractors, industry employers, competitions and a posting of current records.

 


PestSmart YouTube channel

The PestSmart YouTube channel contains clips of practical instructions on a range of pest animal control methods, new products and monitoring techniques.

The PestSmart Toolkit provides comprehensive management information packages on several...


Precision Sheep Management training

Developed by Sheep CRC - A series of recordings from live webinars with an audience of sheep producers interested in introducing Precision Sheep Management to their enterprises, are now available for download.  Click here to view.


Making More from Pastures

A one-stop information package delivering the essential processes for a successful beef business. >> www.mla.com.au/research-and-development/extension-and-training/more-beef-from-pastures


Guardian Dog Manual

Designed to equip land managers with the knowledge to be self-reliant in livestock and property protection against wild dogs, foxes and other predators >> Guardian Dog Manual  

 


Farm Innovation in the broadacre and dairy industries 2006 - 07 and 2007 - 08

ABARE Report: "Farm Innovation in the broadacre and dairy industries 2006 - 07 and 2007 - 08" Report available on ABARE website


Wormboss

Go to www.wormboss.com.au and subscribe to the monthly worm news. It’s free and keeps you updated on worm activity in your part of the world


Feral Scan

Help map the feral animal sightings in your area >> www.feralscan.org.au


Sheep Genetics Australia

Sheep Genetics is the national genetic information and evaluation service for the meat and wool sectors of the sheep industry delivered as LAMBPLAN and MERINOSELECT. >> www.sheepgenetics.org.au


Making More from Sheep

AWI and MLA have joined forces to develop Making More From Sheep, a best practice package of information, tools and learning opportunities for Australian sheep producers. >> www.makingmorefromsheep.com.au


NSW Livestock Health and Pest Authorities

Livestock Health and Pest Authorities deliver the frontline livestock health service in NSW. http://www.lhpa.org.au/


The Sheep CRC

The Sheep CRC, includes all of Australia's leading sheep industry organizations in a program aimed at transforming wool, meat and the sheep that produce them. >> Go to Sheep CRC website

 


Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is a producer-owned company, working in partnership with industry and government to achieve a profitable and sustainable red meat and livestock industry in Australia. >> go to  MLA website  


Australian Wool Innovation

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit company owned by over 29,000 Australian woolgrowers. AWI invests in research, development, innovation and marketing along the global supply chain for Australian wool. >> go to AWI website


MLA Climate Change Resource Centre

MLA has made it easy for sheep producers to access a range of resources on the impact of climate change on Australian livestock industries including tips on adapting to these impacts. >> go to MLA Climate Change Resource Centre website


Participative Action Research

Participative Action Research, or PAR as it is known, is a process by which producers have significant inputs into defining research needs, designing and executing the trial projects. While common in “inside country”, it is not as common in...

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Merino Super Sires 16 Released

The latest Merino Superior Sires has been released onto the Merino Superior Sires website and can be downloaded now at www.merinosuperiorsires.com.au

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Property Management - Useful Links & Resources

AWI Drought resources

Dry seasonal conditions need to be planned for, and carefully managed for the sustainability of woolgrowing enterprises, the industry and the environment. 

read more


Lifetime Ewe Management continues with added FOO

The Lifetime Ewe Management course (LTEM) continues to be supported with the latest contract extension from Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).

read more


Drought Relief Assistance Scheme for QLD

DRAS is a scheme set up by the Queensland Government to help primary producers in the grazing industries manage their livestock during and after a drought. Many producers are looking to apply for assistance and there are a number of different...

read more


Southern Livestock Adaption

The three year Southern Livestock Adaption program looked at a range of future climate scenarios and the impact on farm profitability and productivity. Information generated from the program is now available.

read more


Finding green grant and funding opportunites just go easier with FundingLINK

FundingLINK is one of Australia's most comprehensive searchable catalogue of environmentally focussed grant and funding opportunities available throughout the country. Finding grant and funding opportunities has never been so easy!

read more


NSW DPI- Western Division newsletter

The Western Division Newsletter is produced by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI). It provides landholders living in the western areas of NSW with information relevant to their lifestyle and pastoral enterprises.

Access here to...


Rangeland Research

Several CSIRO scientists have contributed to a publication marking 100 years of rangeland research in the USA. A special issue of the journal Rangeland Ecology and Management commemorates the establishment of the Jornada Experimental Range in...

read more


Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Website

The DAFF website gives businesses access to the Department's information, from climate change, to resource management, biosecurity etc.


Feral animal management in Australia

Feral animal management in Australia has information on how best to manage this presence to reduce agricultural and environmental impacts of feral animals in australia.  


Invasive Animals CRC

The Invasive Animals CRC contains information from the largest integrated invasive animal research program in Australia.

The invasive animal CRC creates new technologies and integrated strategies to reduce the impact of invasive animals on...


Wild Dogs Fact Sheet

Wild Dogs Fact Sheet from the QLD Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Contains information on the management of Wild Dogs


Wild Dogs Control- QLD DAFF

Wild Dog Control, QLD Department of Agriculture website

This website contains information and a number of links to other valuable websites on this topic including management strategies.


PestSmart YouTube channel

The PestSmart YouTube channel contains clips of practical instructions on a range of pest animal control methods, new products and monitoring techniques.

The PestSmart Toolkit provides comprehensive management information packages on several...


Feral pigs in Australia videos

 

Pigs arrived in Australia with the First Fleet and today feral populations inhabit around 40% of Australia. Feral pigs cause agricultural damage through predation of newborn lambs, reduction in crop yields, damage to fences and water sources,...

read more


Making More from Pastures

A one-stop information package delivering the essential processes for a successful beef business. >> www.mla.com.au/research-and-development/extension-and-training/more-beef-from-pastures


Farm Innovation in the broadacre and dairy industries 2006 - 07 and 2007 - 08

ABARE Report: "Farm Innovation in the broadacre and dairy industries 2006 - 07 and 2007 - 08" Report available on ABARE website


Feral Scan

Help map the feral animal sightings in your area >> www.feralscan.org.au


Managing Invasive Animals

More information, including dates and locations of PestSmart Roadshows can be found at www.feral.org.au/pestsmart.

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Environment Management - Useful Links & Resources

AWI Drought resources

Dry seasonal conditions need to be planned for, and carefully managed for the sustainability of woolgrowing enterprises, the industry and the environment. 

read more


Drought Relief Assistance Scheme for QLD

DRAS is a scheme set up by the Queensland Government to help primary producers in the grazing industries manage their livestock during and after a drought. Many producers are looking to apply for assistance and there are a number of different...

read more


Southern Livestock Adaption

The three year Southern Livestock Adaption program looked at a range of future climate scenarios and the impact on farm profitability and productivity. Information generated from the program is now available.

read more


Finding green grant and funding opportunites just go easier with FundingLINK

FundingLINK is one of Australia's most comprehensive searchable catalogue of environmentally focussed grant and funding opportunities available throughout the country. Finding grant and funding opportunities has never been so easy!

read more


NSW DPI- Western Division newsletter

The Western Division Newsletter is produced by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI). It provides landholders living in the western areas of NSW with information relevant to their lifestyle and pastoral enterprises.

Access here to...


Rangeland Research

Several CSIRO scientists have contributed to a publication marking 100 years of rangeland research in the USA. A special issue of the journal Rangeland Ecology and Management commemorates the establishment of the Jornada Experimental Range in...

read more


Landcare Australia Limited

The Landcare online website has information about the Landcare dedicated to managing environmental issues in local communities.


Australian Rangeland Society 'Speaking for the Rangelands'

The Australian Rangeland society is an association of people interested in the management and sustainable use of resources in natural or semi-natural landscapes, such as grasslands, shrublands, and woodlands. This website and society provides a...

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Website

The DAFF website gives businesses access to the Department's information, from climate change, to resource management, biosecurity etc.


Caring for our Country

This website has information regarding Caring for our Country which is one way the Australian Government funds environmental management of our natural resources by supporting communities, farmers and other land managers to protect Australia's...

Feral animal management in Australia

Feral animal management in Australia has information on how best to manage this presence to reduce agricultural and environmental impacts of feral animals in australia.  


Invasive Animals CRC

The Invasive Animals CRC contains information from the largest integrated invasive animal research program in Australia.

The invasive animal CRC creates new technologies and integrated strategies to reduce the impact of invasive animals on...


Wild Dogs Fact Sheet

Wild Dogs Fact Sheet from the QLD Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Contains information on the management of Wild Dogs


Wild Dogs Control- QLD DAFF

Wild Dog Control, QLD Department of Agriculture website

This website contains information and a number of links to other valuable websites on this topic including management strategies.


Climate Change

The Australian Governments, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Climate Change Website includes all of the relevant information on what you need to know about the topic.

 


Carbon Farming Initiative

The Carbon Farming Initiative website has all the information for farmers looking to earn carbon credits by storing carbon or reducing greenhouse emissions on the land.


PestSmart YouTube channel

The PestSmart YouTube channel contains clips of practical instructions on a range of pest animal control methods, new products and monitoring techniques.

The PestSmart Toolkit provides comprehensive management information packages on several...


Feral pigs in Australia videos

 

Pigs arrived in Australia with the First Fleet and today feral populations inhabit around 40% of Australia. Feral pigs cause agricultural damage through predation of newborn lambs, reduction in crop yields, damage to fences and water sources,...

read more


Dr Hugh Pringle, Ecosystem Management Understanding (EMU) - Australian Story 5/3/12

Australian Story Link EMU™ is a trademarked, not-for-profit process that builds on existing local land managers knowledge of the land and its management.


Global Climate Change

NASA's eye on the earth >> http://climate.nasa.gov/


NSW Version of Climate Dogs – Released

The Climate Smart Agriculture Team have released the NSW version of the Climate Dogs.

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Feral Scan

Help map the feral animal sightings in your area >> www.feralscan.org.au


Climate Change Resources

Bestprac has received funding through the FarmReady program to undertake the project

‘Implementing new practices to manage climate change variability in the Australian Pastoral zone’

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Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

The department is responsible for implementing the Australian Government's policies to protect our environment and heritage, and to promote a sustainable way of life. >> Go to the DSEWPC website

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Climate Change Australia

OzClim enables you to generate and explore Australian climate scenarios. You can choose from a selection of most requested scenarios or create your own scenario.

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Land and Water Australia

Knowledge for managing Australian Landscapes 1990 - 2009

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Business Management - Useful Links & Resources

Federal Drought Assistance for farmers

A drought assistance package has recently been released to provide help and support for producers in drought declared regions. If you are one of these producers there may be opportunites for you to recieve help.

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NSW DPI- Western Division newsletter

The Western Division Newsletter is produced by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI). It provides landholders living in the western areas of NSW with information relevant to their lifestyle and pastoral enterprises.

Access here to...


Agriventure- International Rural Placements

Agriventure is an international program that pairs young people from all over the globe wanting to work in Agriculture and farming businesses requiring staff. Access this site if you want to know more.  

 


Shearing Contractors' Association of Australia

The Shearing Contractors' Association of Australia is a national industry association, representing the interests of Australian shearing contractors. The website offers membership, and information on news and events, wool harvesting jobs,...

Shearing World

The shearing world website contains information including available jobs, contractors, industry employers, competitions and a posting of current records.

 


FarmDay

FarmDay is when a farm family hosts a city family for a day of real hands-on experiences and a greater understanding of the day-to-day life of the farming family  >> www.farmday.com.au  


Farmsafe Australia

Improve your businesses safety systems and procedures to improve your productivity >> www.farmsafe.org.au


Safe Work Australia

Changes to all OH&S Acts that will affect all employers and employees from January 2012 >> www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au


FarmReady Reimbursement Grant

Eligible participants are able to claim up to $1500 per financial year to attend FarmReady-registered courses >>  www.farmready.gov.au


Handy Math - solutions for technicians

Excellent resource for all the calculations you do in your business such as working out the volume of fuel tanks. http://www.handymath.com/


Australian Farm Institute Research Reports

>> go to Australian Farm Institute Research Reports


Australian Farm Institute BLOG

The Ag Forum is a chat room for discussion of current issues in Australian and international agriculture policy. Join the conversation today! >> go to Australian Farm Institute BLOG


Grants and Assistance

Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry

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People Management - Useful Links & Resources

Bestprac Project Advisory Panel – SA Position Available for Producer or Industry Representative

If you are passionate about the future of the pastoral wool industry, this is your opportunity to have your say and represent your industry at a national level.The national Bestprac program currently has a postion available for a South...

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NSW DPI- Western Division newsletter

The Western Division Newsletter is produced by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI). It provides landholders living in the western areas of NSW with information relevant to their lifestyle and pastoral enterprises.

Access here to...


Agriventure- International Rural Placements

Agriventure is an international program that pairs young people from all over the globe wanting to work in Agriculture and farming businesses requiring staff. Access this site if you want to know more.  

 


Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars

The Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars’ website gives you access to blogs and reports from past scholars, current scholars and australian news and information on how to apply for your own...

Shearing Contractors' Association of Australia

The Shearing Contractors' Association of Australia is a national industry association, representing the interests of Australian shearing contractors. The website offers membership, and information on news and events, wool harvesting jobs,...

Safe Work Australia

Changes to all OH&S Acts that will affect all employers and employees from January 2012 >> www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au


Attracting and retaining staff in Australia’s beef, sheep and pastoral wool industries

The fact sheets on how the beef and pastoral industries can improve staff attraction and retention strategies is based on the findings of Final Report B.NBP.0370 Attracting and retaining staff in Australia’s beef, sheep and pastoral wool...

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Marketing - Useful Links & Resources