New stud book figures show matings are down compared to the previous year.February 12, 2013 4:06am
Thoroughbred matings for the season just completed have dropped significantly on the previous season.
Australian Stud Book deputy keeper Jacqueline Stewart said figures for the 2012 season showed 20
However, Ms Stewart expects the gap to be narrowed to five per cent after late lodgements and paddock serving stallion reports are received for a total of 21
While the breeding industry in Australia has withstood the global economic crisis more than most countries, and the preceding outbreak of equine influenza that saw the beginning of a downward trend in the number of foals produced annually, Ms Stewart said there was still a sufficient number of foals born to race each season.
‘‘Increased prices at recent yearling sales, both here and overseas, also indicates that confidence in the breeding and racing industry is rising,’’ Ms Stewart said.
Neighbourhood Watch Week will start with a sizzle — a sausage sizzle to be precise — at Sevens Creek Dve in Kialla.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
It was clear blue skies last Tuesday for the official launch of the Gargarro (pronounced Ga-gar-ro) Botanic Gardens in Girgarre.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
KATH Bubb has been recognised for 50 years of service with the Ballendella Red Cross.
IT EXPERTISE in Kyabram has received recognition after Advance Computing won a Microsoft Australia Partner Award in the excellence in regional area customer category.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
McIvor Creek – in and around Heathcote – has gone over its banks with all our recent rain, flooding streets and causing closures and detours.
Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
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