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Ovine Observer is a quarterly newsletter on issues relating to sheep production and research. It features articles written by DAFWA researchers and industry leaders. Online subscription to Ovine Observer is free.

Ovine Observer June 2017 #79

This edition includes articles on the autumn stocktake on the Katanning resource flocks, cultural preferences for intramuscular fat in sheepmeat, opportunities for sheep enterprise expansion and a study on low growth Merino lambs mobilising more fat during feed deprivation.

Ovine Observer March 2017 #78

This edition includes part 2 of a series on improving lamb survival by reducing mob size and stocking rate, information on Dual Energy X-ray analysis (DEXA) of carcass composition, body condition score as a selection tool for worm control using Targeted Selective Treatment and using walk-over-...

Ovine Observer December 2016 #77

This edition includes exerpts of the Lamb survival and Comparative analysis of mixed enterprise reports and articles about the effects of carb-loading for ewe lamb reproduction and intramuscular fat percentage in lamb meat.

 

Ovine Observer October 2016 #76

This edition consists of papers that were presented at the 2016 Sheep Updates held on Tuesday 30 August 2016 at the University Club in Crawley (UWA).

Ovine Observer is funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Sheep Industry Business Innovation project.

Ovine Observer July 2016

This edition includes articles on the adotption of Australian Sheep Breeding Values, a RamSelect case study, is shearing more than once a year worth it, the Agribusiness Sheep Updates and similar differences for Merino Types using newer methods.

Ovine Observer March 2016 #74

This edition includes articles on the Lamb Survival Initiative, feedlotting cost analysis, feedlotting workshops, technology in providing stock with water, Pastures from Space Plus and a case study on the use of ASBVs.

Ovine Observer is funded by the state government’s Royalties for...

Ovine Observer December 2015 #73

This edition includes articles on subsidies to investigate deaths or disease in sheep, the effectiveness of parasite control practices and drench resistance.

Ovine Observer is funded by the state government’s Royalties for Regions Sheep Industry Business Innovation project.

Ovine Observer September 2015 #72

This edition includes articles on marking Merinos, lamb survival, the Sheepmeat Insights Tour to China, canola oil's impact on lamb products, testing overseas taste preferences, the National Vendor Declarations program, ovine brucellosis and potential plant poisoning.

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Ovine Observer June 2015 #71

This edition includes articles on the surge in wool prices, Sheep Updates, survery results on the Western Australian flock, infertility and abortion in ewes and Ovine Johne's disease vaccination.

Ovine Observer is funded by the state government’s Royalties for Regions Sheep Industry...

Ovine Observer March 2015 #70

Ovine Observer is a quarterly newsletter on issues relating to sheep production and research. It features articles written by DAFWA researchers and industry leaders.  Ovine Observer is edited by Dr Sarah Wiese and subscription by electronic copy is free.

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