Researchers at the UK's University of Nottingham have developed smart technology to provide early warning of footrot in sheep flocks.
China's hunger for Australia sheepmeat has driven total exports up by four per cent last year to 465,351 tonnes.
Major selling centres reported dearer prices across many lines of lamb and mutton lines as promise of rain boosts feeder demand.
The NSW Department of Primary Industries is looking for commercial partners to deliver to market a hand-held device that measure the body conditions score of breeding ewes and goats.
A new e-commerce platform has been launched to connect Dorper lamb producers straight to customers, with Queensland coming on board first.
A south west Queensland grazing family hope a new fodder farm will help them get their remaining stock through the drought.
The sheepmeat sector enjoyed a profitable and exciting decade but drought has stopped the industry taking full advantage of its export potential.