Seasonal Climate Outlook December 2023

Rainfall outlook for South West Land Division for the summer, December 2023 to February 2024, is for below median rainfall, based on a survey of twenty national and international models. Warmer temperatures than normal are also expected.

Ovine Observer #101 December 2023

In this issue:

1. Predicting lambing dates using ewe-ram interactions

2. Preliminary evaluation of the impact of visual traits on lifetime ewe performance

3. 2023 Southern WA sheep reproductive rates based on pregnancy scanning

4. A big thank you to participants in...

The Crop Sowing Guide for Western Australia aims to provide information to support growers with decisions on the best choice of variety for each of the major crops for the upcoming season. Some management tips for cereals are also provided.

Animal Welfare During Bushfires

Ovine Observer #100 September 2023

In this issue:

1. Edition 100 of the Ovine Observer
2. Opportunties using eID - Tahara case study
3. Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever) in Australian breeding ewes
4. Lupinosis in sheep
5. Dry season response 2023
6. Seasonal Updates

Ovine Observer #99 June 2023

In this issue:

1. Causes of abortion and lamb mortality for maiden ewes in WA
2. Ultrawide band microwave scanning precisely and accurately predicts sheepmeat hot carcase GR tissue depth
3. Improving farm productivity with better carcase feedback
4. Saltland Genie Web App...

Seasonal Climate Outlook May 2023

Rainfall in the South West Land Division, for May to July 2023, is likely to be below average, based on a survey of 20 international models.


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Seasonal Climate Outlook April 2023

Rainfall in the South West Land Division, for April to June, is likely to be below average, based on a survey of 22 international models.

Ovine Observer #98 March 2023

In this issue:

1. Sheep abortion and stillbirth investigation at Australian veterinary laboratories
2. A review of the revered Sarah Esme Blumer and her contribution to sheep science
3. Changes in pain relief availability for lamb marking
4. FEED365 and FutureSheep field...


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