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Using eID for Sheep Management & Breeding Course

This short course is designed for sheep breeders to increase their understanding of the technology, data collection and analysis. Participants will develop the skills and confidence to effectively implement eID within their enterprise. By the end of the course participants will have developed an eID plan for their enterprise. The course is structured in three one-day sessions and a one-on-one meeting over a three month period to maximise knowledge retention, skills development and practice change. The program involves professional facilitation of discussion groups, practice by doing, on-farm demonstration and teaching others.

To download the eID course brochure and related case studies click on the 'Products and Training Resources' tab below.


The objectives of the course are to:

  • Review the use of eID tags within the sheep enterprise
  • Understand the challenges associated with eID and the solutions
  • Set objectives for a sheep enterprise and evaluate its current use of eID
  • Increase understanding of data capture
  • Manipulate and interpret data
  • Define management strategies to effectively utilise this information
  • Provide the producer with resources and contacts for trouble shooting, data collection and manipulation
  • Refine the use of data within the supply chain.


Program Outline

Day 1 Optimizing data collection using eID

  • Individual animal management
  • Accuracy and labour savings
  • Equipment
  • Collection Problems and Solutions
  • Contract services that are using eID
  • Introduction to Pedigree Matchmaker and Walk Over Weighing (WOW)
  • Developing an Enterprise eID Plan

Day 2 Yard – Office - Yard

  • Data Collection - Yards
  • Data management options
  • Operational software
  • Moving Data – one software program to another
  • Problem –Solution: Data manipulation
  • Group data manipulation
  • Prepare data for drafting/culling
  • Physical drafting based on data selection
  • Integrate data with Auto-drafter in yards
  • Continue Enterprise eID Plan

Individual Session – One on One Contact - addressing your individual needs

  • Review Enterprise eID Plan
  • Discuss solutions to the major limitations to the implementation of eID in your enterprise

Day 3 Implementing eID data collection within your enterprise

  • Review topics covered
  • Discuss equipment, data capture and data management issues
  • Role of eID in the supply chain
  • Complete Enterprise eID Plan


For further information contact:

Rural Industries Skills Training on:
T: 03 5573 0943
F: 03 5573 0962

Leigh Kildey
T: 0457 543 622

Ben Watts
TAFE Western Institute, NSW on:
M: 0428 668 706

Cameron Archer
Tocal Agricultural Centre
T: 02 4939 8812
F: 02 4939 8919
M: 0427 202 948

Hamish Dickson
AgriPartner Consulting
M: 0427 446 499
F: 08 8842 3953


Jim Sands
Australian Agricultural College Corporation
M: 0427 828 741

Products & Training Resources

Products & Training Resources

eID Course Brochure & Case Studies

Five case studies have been conducted on the use of eID. Download the brochure and case studies below.