Latest News

Agronomy 101 with Nick Poole, FAR Australia

Wednesday March 21 – 9am - 3.30pm  at Cockatoo Downs (82 Eckerts Rd, Keith)

Thursday March 22 – 8.30am – 3pm at Millicent Gliding Club (Mount Burr Rd, Millicent)

 

Read More


Southern Pulse Extension Project

South East Pulse Check Discussion Group: Lentil and Chickpea Pre-seeding Meeting

Wednesday 28th February 2018 – 8.30am to 11am at Natural Resources Office, 61 Anzac Terrace, Keith

 

Read More


Farmers input needed for new website!
www.ifarmwell.com.au is a new, free website that has been designed in consultation with Australian farmers. It's based upon what farmers want and what research shows will help.

Read More


Read All News

Rib Fractures in Sheep

Update as at January 2016 - read the latest info from MLA - click here

 

 

The original story......

What has been detected in my sheep at the abattoir?
Broken ribs.  The reports generally refer to old, healed fractures.

How does it occur?

  • The most common cause is soft bones due to mineral or vitamin deficiencies, especially calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin D.
  • Incorrect settings on pneumatic equipment or hard handling of animals.

What does it mean for me?
What can I do about it?
Who do I call for more information?

The answers to these questions and more available in the below documents

Fast Facts

PIRSA Fact Sheet

Information provided by Bisecurity SA, PIRSA.