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Grazing Standing Crops

Wednesday March 20, 2 – 5pm at the Keith Football Club

 

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GRDC Effective Spray Application Workshop

Monday March 25, at "Gather on Gordon" (85 - 87 Gordon Street, Naracoorte) from 7.30am – 11am.

FREE event and breakfast is provided

 

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Ewe Time Forum
Naracoorte Town Hall – March 28

The sheep industry’s popular series of forums continue in 2019

See flyer for registration and guest speakers  click here


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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.