New Sheep Husbandry Guide
In an industry first, sheepmeat producers now have access to a practical guide on sheep husbandry. Developed by the Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA) and Meat and Livestock Australia, A Producers' Guide to Sheep Husbandry Practices is now available online and features best practice techniques for a number of husbandry practices.
The guide was put together following extensive consultation with a wide range of groups, individuals, welfare organisations, industry bodies, and people with expertise in sheep husbandry.
SCA president, Ian McColl, said the guide provided up-to-date information based on the latest research.
It draws together information from a range of research projects and on-farm experiences. The guide aims to help producers provide good health, welfare and management outcomes for their livestock.
"Sheepmeat Council recommends this booklet as a practical, easy-to-follow guide on animal health and welfare practices for anyone involved in the sheep industry."
“Australian sheep producers are aware of their responsibilities and this guide works towards continual improvements in husbandry and welfare practices.”
“I am pleased that SCA has delivered a guide that provides producers with up-to-date and practical information about how to safeguard animal welfare on-farm. Delivering real outcomes for animal welfare requires ensuring that the people working with animals have the best information available.”
The guide can be found at www.sheepmeatcouncil.com.au