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About Stock Sense

We help Victorian livestock producers adopt animal health and production practices that improve farm profitability, animal welfare and Victoria’s biosecurity status. Join in by attending events, accessing information online and getting in touch if you have a question or want to know more.

Stock Sense is co-funded by the Cattle Compensation Fund and the Sheep & Goat Compensation Fund, and is proudly delivered by the Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock Group.

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Key Livestock Information

Key animal health and biosecurity information for livestock producers in Victoria.

Murray Darling Basin
Biosecurity Planning

Information on biosecurity planning for LPA & JBAS.

Recycled Water
eID in Sheep & Goats

Information on electronic NLIS tags in Victoria.

Fire Recovery

Bushfire response information for livestock owners.

Murray Darling Basin
Small Farm Owners

The legal responsibilities for livestock owners.

Recycled Water
Farm Biosecurity

What is farm biosecurity and why it’s important for farmers.

Stock Sense News

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Animal Health Fact Sheets

Explore and gain knowledge on animal health and diseases in livestock. View all fact sheets →


Anthrax is a serious infectious disease that can affect a range of animals, as well as humans. It is important producers are aware of the signs of anthrax to ensure a rapid response to an outbreak.

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Arthritis in sheep is caused by a bacterial infection of the joints. It usually occurs in young sheep when bacteria localise in the joints after entering the body through the umbilical cord or any wound.

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Barber’s Pole Worm

The Barbers Pole Worm can be a cause of mortalities in sheep within summer rainfall zones. In wet summer years the numbers can build up quickly especially in young sheep.

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Industry Links

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Agriculture Victoria
Animal Health Australia
Animal Health Australia
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Australian Wool Innovation
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Farm Biosecurity
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We are a community of farmers creating a profitable, sustainable and socially responsible agricultural industry connecting with all Victorians.