Livestock Research

Archival Livestock Research MFMG archived livestock research from the Struan Research Centre. To view the information you are interested in, please click on the heading and it will take you to the individual papers that have been collated The Coolalee as a Prime Lamb...

Flystrike – Lucilia cuprina

Brendan Voss, Elders – Livestock Production Advisor, South-East SA With high levels of moisture from long awaited winter rainfall and the warmer months approaching, this year is shaping up to be perfect conditions for the dreaded blowfly Lucilia cuprina. Lucilia...

Productive Pastures for Sheep

The Productive Pastures for Sheep field day was held on 19 September 2016 at Binnum Hall. Not everybody could attend and those that did have requested a reminder of the information received on the day. So, we will be putting the handouts and presentation information...

Automated Condition Scoring Project

Automated Condition Scoring Project We plan to develop an automated condition scoring system for sheep that will allow objective body condition measures to be taken immediately off-shears. The development of automated, objective body condition scoring systems will...

Seed Free Lamb Project

The MacKillop Farm Management Group is pleased to be involved in a new MLA funded project “Seed Free Lamb”. Over the next 3 years we will be working closely with growers from the Sherwood PMS group to roll out this project. We are also looking for involvement from...

Improving Reproductive efficiency in Ewes

There are many factors that influence reproductive performance of ewes including, breed, genetics, season, time of year, disease, condition score, and nutrition. However, there are also products on the market to enhance reproductive efficiency. Reproductive failure...
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