Breeders tap into Bluetooth data

IT is becoming easier to collect pedigree data for breeders, thanks to new innovative research into on-farm Bluetooth technology.
IT is becoming easier to collect pedigree data for breeders, thanks to new innovative research into on-farm Bluetooth technology.
DESPITE expectations of better earnings in the livestock export market this year, the numbers are sliding and shippers are still feeling the pain of high domestic cattle prices.
22 Jul 17 DESPITE expectations of better earnings in the livestock export market this year, the numbers are sliding and shippers are still feeling the pain of high domestic cattle prices.
STICKING it out with Merinos has at times been challenging, but proven worthwhile for Eneabba-based sheep and grain growers Ashley and Cathy Auld, even in a tough year such as this one.
18 Jul 17 STICKING it out with Merinos has at times been challenging, but proven worthwhile for Eneabba-based sheep and grain growers Ashley and Cathy Auld, even in a tough year such as this one.
ELDERS Livestock is enjoying a boost of youth and energy in Corrigin, Moora and the Kimberley with three young women donning the pink shirt as the latest territory sales managers in those areas.
14 Jul 17 ELDERS Livestock is enjoying a boost of youth and energy in Corrigin, Moora and the Kimberley with three young women donning the pink shirt as the latest territory sales managers in...
THE Elders livestock team came together for its annual conference at the Vines Resort in the Swan Valley recently to plan for the coming 12 months and to celebrate the results achieved in the past financial year.
13 Jul 17 THE Elders livestock team came together for its annual conference at the Vines Resort in the Swan Valley recently to plan for the coming 12 months and to celebrate the results achieved...
BINDI Murray is the sort of go-getter the WA sheep industry is lucky to have and when you’re talking sheep with Bindi, it’s easy to appreciate the straightforward logic behind her family’s Woodanilling operation.
13 Jul 17 BINDI Murray is the sort of go-getter the WA sheep industry is lucky to have and when you’re talking sheep with Bindi, it’s easy to appreciate the straightforward logic behind her...
THE Association for Sheep Husbandry, Excellence, Evaluation and Production (ASHEEP) annual general meeting and conference held last week in Esperance ended a positive and exciting 2016-17 for the grower group.
05 Jul 17 THE Association for Sheep Husbandry, Excellence, Evaluation and Production (ASHEEP) annual general meeting and conference held last week in Esperance ended a positive and exciting...
THE Crombie family has always been passionate about its sheep, but improving pastures in recent years has really allowed its Merino and Suffolk flock to flourish.
05 Jul 17 THE Crombie family has always been passionate about its sheep, but improving pastures in recent years has really allowed its Merino and Suffolk flock to flourish.
THE substantial business connections of Western Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart may prove a critical link in finally prying open the valuable China live trade and feeder cattle market.
04 Jul 17 THE substantial business connections of Western Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart may prove a critical link in finally prying open the valuable China live trade and feeder cattle market.
CHANGE continues at the top of Australia’s biggest live exporter Wellard Ltd, with a second new director announced in over a month and the third in seven months.
03 Jul 17 CHANGE continues at the top of Australia’s biggest live exporter Wellard Ltd, with a second new director announced in over a month and the third in seven months.
JUNE has been interesting for the students at the Western Australian College of Agriculture – Narrogin as they learnt about lambing with the year’s drop of Suffolks.
30 Jun 17 JUNE has been interesting for the students at the Western Australian College of Agriculture – Narrogin as they learnt about lambing with the year’s drop of Suffolks.
CBH is offering feed-strapped farmers the opportunity to access warehoused grain as feed stocks grow tighter due to the dry conditions.
29 Jun 17 CBH is offering feed-strapped farmers the opportunity to access warehoused grain as feed stocks grow tighter due to the dry conditions.
CROP grazing has become a vital part of the mixed farming enterprise for Yealering producers Alan Manton and Kelly Pearce.
26 Jun 17 CROP grazing has become a vital part of the mixed farming enterprise for Yealering producers Alan Manton and Kelly Pearce.
JUST how aggressively the slick United States beef trade will target high-end Asian markets important to Australia, as it seeks a lucrative home for its ramped up production, is starting to garner serious attention.
26 Jun 17 JUST how aggressively the slick United States beef trade will target high-end Asian markets important to Australia, as it seeks a lucrative home for its ramped up production, is starting...
A PROPERTY leased as a sheep holding feedlot by troubled livestock exporter Wellard Ltd is being sold by a company associated with its managing director Mauro Balzarini.
26 Jun 17 A PROPERTY leased as a sheep holding feedlot by troubled livestock exporter Wellard Ltd is being sold by a company associated with its managing director Mauro Balzarini.
HIGH cattle prices are having a significant impact on live export numbers, with end of financial year slaughter cattle numbers expected to be down by as much as 300,000 head on last year, following resistance from Middle Eastern and South East Asian markets.
26 Jun 17 HIGH cattle prices are having a significant impact on live export numbers, with end of financial year slaughter cattle numbers expected to be down by as much as 300,000 head on last...
LIVESTOCK Industry Funding Schemes (IFS) are flagging an increase in industry levies for the 2018-19 financial year to help control wild dogs.
25 Jun 17  1 LIVESTOCK Industry Funding Schemes (IFS) are flagging an increase in industry levies for the 2018-19 financial year to help control wild dogs.
PRODUCTIVITY will be under the spotlight at the Livestock and Rural Transport Association of Western Australia’s (LRTAWA) 37th annual conference on Bunbury on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1, 2017.
25 Jun 17 PRODUCTIVITY will be under the spotlight at the Livestock and Rural Transport Association of Western Australia’s (LRTAWA) 37th annual conference on Bunbury on Friday, June 30 and...
WITH digital technologies invading livestock production at a rate of knots, the focus needs to be on steering the juggernaut towards providing producers with the ability to make prescient and informed decisions, regardless of where they are.
24 Jun 17 WITH digital technologies invading livestock production at a rate of knots, the focus needs to be on steering the juggernaut towards providing producers with the ability to make...
TWENTY WA farmers spent two weeks in New Zealand learning about their sheep industry as part of ASHEEP’s (Association Sheep Husbandry Excellence, Evaluation and Production) 2017 technical tour.
22 Jun 17 TWENTY WA farmers spent two weeks in New Zealand learning about their sheep industry as part of ASHEEP’s (Association Sheep Husbandry Excellence, Evaluation and Production) 2017...
THE Robinson family of Bedar, in the shadow of Woondillon rock at Babakin, have capped their best dollar returns from their sheep enterprise that coincided with a timely sequence of farm business decisions, to win WAMMCO’s prime lamb producer of the month title for May 2017.
22 Jun 17 THE Robinson family of Bedar, in the shadow of Woondillon rock at Babakin, have capped their best dollar returns from their sheep enterprise that coincided with a timely sequence of farm...
THE installation of a brand new sheltered feedlot at Paradise Beef is proving a worthwhile investment for Gary and Josie Dimasi on their Donnybrook property.
22 Jun 17 THE installation of a brand new sheltered feedlot at Paradise Beef is proving a worthwhile investment for Gary and Josie Dimasi on their Donnybrook property.
LIVE exporter Wellard Limited is selling one of its livestock vessels – the MV Ocean Outback – for $34.9 million to an Israeli company, Dabbah Slaughterhouse Limited.
14 Jun 17 LIVE exporter Wellard Limited is selling one of its livestock vessels – the MV Ocean Outback – for $34.9 million to an Israeli company, Dabbah Slaughterhouse Limited.
WESTERN Australian sheep meat processor WAMMCO International has received a $3 millon loan from the State government to upgrade its Katanning plant.
11 Jun 17 WESTERN Australian sheep meat processor WAMMCO International has received a $3 millon loan from the State government to upgrade its Katanning plant.
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Rusty...A shearing shed on a small place, might be used a week to five each year. 50 years down
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No varieties of barley left in WA suitable for Craft Beer production and little research. Craft
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We farm at Beacon we had no rain last time .Since the 1st of Jan.we have recorded 45 mm ,6mm
A NEW lightning tracker service is available on the Bureau of Meteorology’s (BoM) high definition satellite viewer.16 Jul 17 A NEW lightning tracker service is available on the Bureau of Meteorology’s (BoM) high definition satellite viewer.
A BOLD bid to reposition agricultural education at the WA College of Agriculture, Denmark, campus is underway to ensure graduating students have the skills to use and apply the latest in livestock management technology.14 Jul 17 A BOLD bid to reposition agricultural education at the WA College of Agriculture, Denmark, campus is underway to...