Stayability refers to the likelihood of a cow still being a productive part of a breeding herd at six years of age. Credit: Pamela Lawson.

In for the long haul – stayability versus longevity

How stayability compares to the productive working life of an animal.

29 May 2024

 On the nose:  University of Western Australia’s Graeme Martin has supervised a study looking into which odours from Merino wool attract blowflies. Photo courtesy Graeme Martin.

Lateral thinking leads to innovative work towards flystrike management

New UWA paper looks at which sheep odours attract blowflies in a step towards resistance breeding.

06 March 2024

 Updated: University of New England’s Sam Wilkom, with sheep producers John Keiller, Portland, Victoria, and Matt Kelly, Hamilton, Victoria, pictured at the Bendigo MLA Update in November last year. Photos: Claire Harris.

SBV on the cards for shedding trait

New breeding value set to simplify transition to shedding sheep.

29 January 2024

Researcher, Dr Daniel Brown says research is helping genetic gain. Photo courtesy MSA.

MSA drives genetic advances in lamb industry

Carcase research work helps supply chain meet customer demands

19 May 2023

Better breeding data will soon be available to sheep producers.

Boost to genetics database

Key milestone achieved for Merino Lifetime project

30 March 2020

Scientists have been working on a huge sheep genetics database.

Unprecedented sheep genetics resource revealed

Huge database to help selection

06 January 2020

A breeding objective will help producers identify traits, expressed as Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs).

Breeding objectives should top the list

Trait homework needed prior to buying rams

11 July 2019

 The available information suggests that Merinos are the breed most likely to suffer lower reproduction as a result of selection for high fleece weight. Image: Jill Griffiths

Wool, meat and lambs - can you have your cake and eat it too?

Genetic selection that ticks all the boxes

19 March 2019


Utrisha N: The new biostimulant boosting broadacre yield potential

Extensive trials conducted across Australia show boosted yields in a wide range of


Maximise your nitrogen use efficiency

Losing nitrogen to the environment can be costly.


Safety first for the year ahead

Since 1870, Blundstone, have supported & protecting farmers across Australia from


Precise and Productive Seeding Equipment

The success of next year's harvest begins now, with strong preparation and planning.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.


Research Report: Grouper Bins (July 2024)

This month's Research Report from Kondinin Group looks at a range of Australian-made grouper bins which can make a big difference when it comes to input logistics on the farm.


Research Report: Carbon Calculators (June 2024)

Farming Ahead's June Research Report compares two carbon calculators which can be used by grain growers.


Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors (May 2024)

Kondinin Group has rounded up some real broadacre muscle in this Research Report - looking at 447kW (600hp)-plus tractors.


Research Report: Sheds (April 2024)

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.