Sheep industry needs vision

THE WA sheep industry hasn’t failed – it’s refocused.
That is the view of Livestock Dynamics director Kimbal Curtis who was in Perth recently for the annual LIVEXchange conference at Crown Towers, and was talking about WA flock numbers dropping from 40 million head to 14m head since the 1980s.
THE WA sheep industry hasn’t failed – it’s refocused. That is the view of Livestock Dynamics director Kimbal Curtis who was in Perth recently for the annual LIVEXchange conference at Crown Towers, and was talking about WA flock numbers dropping from 40 million head to 14m head since the 1980s.
08 Dec 17 A 2004 decision to invest in local Prime SAMM genetics as a hedge against increasing problems in the Merino industry is paying handsome dividends for Dumbleyung farmers Colin and Jacki...
SHEEP and lamb numbers heading to the Eastern States have risen as buyers look to WA to source sheep stocks.
05 Dec 17 SHEEP and lamb numbers heading to the Eastern States have risen as buyers look to WA to source sheep stocks.
AWI announced an operational date set for July 2018 for Wool Q, formerly known as the Wool Exchange Portal (WEP), which was spruiked as “a place rich in data, insights and community connection”.
30 Nov 17 AWI announced an operational date set for July 2018 for Wool Q, formerly known as the Wool Exchange Portal (WEP), which was spruiked as “a place rich in data, insights and community...
WITH retirement comes downsizing and downsizing in the bush means it’s time for a clearing sale.
18 Nov 17 WITH retirement comes downsizing and downsizing in the bush means it’s time for a clearing sale.
WHEN you’re on a good thing stick to it could be the slogan Albany woolgrower Fred Weight farms by.
06 Nov 17 WHEN you’re on a good thing stick to it could be the slogan Albany woolgrower Fred Weight farms by.
THE only retail-experienced voice on the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) board hopes to continue being heard after the November 17 director elections.
31 Oct 17 THE only retail-experienced voice on the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) board hopes to continue being heard after the November 17 director elections.
HOGGET lambs producing 110 millimetre long wools in only nine months of a low-feed year like this is considered an endorsement of their methods by the Wilkinson family, Badgingarra.
31 Oct 17 HOGGET lambs producing 110 millimetre long wools in only nine months of a low-feed year like this is considered an endorsement of their methods by the Wilkinson family, Badgingarra.
WANDERING Shire president and farmer Brendan Whitely has found “the best job ever” with his own business Sheep Shower WA.
31 Oct 17 WANDERING Shire president and farmer Brendan Whitely has found “the best job ever” with his own business Sheep Shower WA.
EMBATTLED Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) chairman Wal Merriman has apologised for swearing at journalists recently and for his role in the man in the mirror issue that has ignited anger among wool grower levy-payers.
27 Oct 17 EMBATTLED Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) chairman Wal Merriman has apologised for swearing at journalists recently and for his role in the man in the mirror issue that has ignited...
IN a cropping-mad world, it was nice to attend a field day last week where the central theme wasn’t just cropping.
24 Oct 17 IN a cropping-mad world, it was nice to attend a field day last week where the central theme wasn’t just cropping.
THE fifth Quairading Quick Shear was held on Saturday, October 7, with a total of 45 shearers competing.
24 Oct 17 THE fifth Quairading Quick Shear was held on Saturday, October 7, with a total of 45 shearers competing.
SUMMER floods, grazing crops, abundant stubbles and carefully developed pastures have come together with top Merino and White Suffolk genetics to lift the ‘bar’ for the Welke family farming partnership at Esperance in 2016/17.
24 Oct 17 SUMMER floods, grazing crops, abundant stubbles and carefully developed pastures have come together with top Merino and White Suffolk genetics to lift the ‘bar’ for the Welke family...

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My total income is from livestock production in WA as a 1 man operation and I agree completely I
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i was 15 years old when I went up to liveringa station in 1961.with j.drakebrockman . the old
Dairy farmers have one week left (Friday 15 December) to register for the Australian Dairy Conference (ADC) to be eligible for farmer early bird rates and save $100 off Full Conference Registration.14 Dec 17 Dairy farmers have one week left (Friday 15 December) to register for the Australian Dairy Conference (ADC) to be...
For many the fear of rising farm debt and even the slightest lift in interest rates has an apprehension ranking on a scale similar to drought, bushfires, the collapse of wool’s reserve price scheme, or a live cattle export ban.13 Dec 17 For many the fear of rising farm debt and even the slightest lift in interest rates has an apprehension ranking on a...