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Reedy Creek Mid-SE Irrigators & MFMG Pasture Field walk ‘Messina & More’

Held Thursday 16 November 2017 starting at Avenue Range

 

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Good Clover Bad Clover

Oestrogenic clovers can significantly impact lambing percentages. Read the first of the fact sheets produced as part of this project and handouts from the October Sheep Field Day

 

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Pulse Check Groups Pre-Harvest Meetings

Held Wednesday 8th November 2017 at Keith

 

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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.