Livestock

Pastoralists have been asked to support their very own industry body after the historic first meeting of the Kimberley Cattleman's Association in Broome.

While cattle farmers ride the high-price wave of the supply and demand curve, those in the feedlot industry are seeing margins squeezed to almost unviable levels.

WAFarmers says it holds "little hope" of PETA activist and metalcore guitarist Jona Weinhofen taking up its offer of attending shearing school.

The milk produced by WA’s biggest dairy farming operation is up for grabs after Brownes withdrew from the race to retain its major supplier.

Fifteen years since importing their first Prime Samm (South African Meat Merino) genetics, Sandown stud principals Tony Abbey and Graham Sutherland now feel their operation is in good shape.

This year's WA Youth Cattle Handlers Camp was once again a success, well-attended by participants keen on refining their livestock skills.

Pastoralists, consultants, veterinarians and exporters learned more about export growth opportunities in the Kimberley as part of a Northern Beef Futures industry forum held in Broome.

WAFarmers' submission to the Wool Systems Selling Review, which recommended centralised selling be based in Melbourne, deliberately intended to be controversial to promote debate within the State's industry.

Two branches and several generations of Corrigin's Poultney family have combined many years of sheepbreeding experience in a SAMM/Dohne/Merino prime lamb partnership that has won WAMMCO's Producer of the Month award for March 2015.

Bos indicus bulls sold to a top of $6000 at the annual WALSA Invitational Narngulu Bull Sale, held last week at the Coolina Sale Complex.

Green grazing paddocks paved the way to the Hasleby family's 10th annual on-property bull sale at Northampton, a sign of good things to come for the cattle industry.

WAFarmers has launched a Kickstarter campaign to send Jona Weinhofen, the face of PETA's latest anti-shearing campaign, to shearing school for a hands-on education about Australia's wool industry.

China's surge in agricultural development has created a niche opportunity for Kojonup's Simon and Rebecca Bell to help Australian sheep studs export their genetics.

Australia's largest private landholders have put their cattle business up for sale amid strong overseas demand for local agriculture.

An emotive anti-shearing social media campaign by animal-activist group PETA has been hijacked by a barrage of angry responses from across the country.

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