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.
The Sheep CRC, AWI, MLA, Sheep Genetics and the State Departments of Primary Industry (I & I NSW, DAFWA, DEEDI Qld, TIAR (Tas), Rural Solutions SA and DPI Vic) have jointly developed the one stop shop for Flystrike Management. Flystrike and Lice Management workshops will be held at locaions around Australia and will provide information for sheep producers on an integrated approach to managing breech strike and body strike. Participants will learn how to pick the sheep flies love; which chemicals work for flies and lice; and how to prepare your management and breeding plan to prevent flies and lice.
Develop the skills and confidence to manage your weaners to achieve performance targets that improve animal welfare and whole farm profitability. The primary focus of High Performance Weaners (HPW) is to instill a 'measure-to-manage' approach that will provide participants with the key decision making tools for weaner management. HPW will help improve the reproductive performance of ewe lambs - particularly for prime lamb flocks.
The Sheep CRC, in partnership with Rural Industries Skills Training (RIST), presents a practical course focusing specifically on the nutrition and health issues associated with the ewe and develops participant skills in sheep assessment and feed budgeting, based on key information from the lifetimewool project.
These ½ day workshops focus on the management of pregnant ewes and give a good overview of joining, pregnancy and lactation as well as an introduction to some practical tools and skills. For those producers who have pregnancy scanned their ewes these workshops will help them get the most out of their scanned ewes. The workshops include some theory and practical hands-on sessions.
Two free field days are being held on 14 and 15 August and will include presentations covering:
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A series of recordings from live training webinars with an audience of sheep producers interested in introducing Precision Sheep Management to their enterprises is now available for download.
The WormBoss workshop is a small-group, activity-based workshop for sheep producers across Australia, to improve their ability to effectively control sheep worms. The focus is on practices a sheep producer can do to control worms on their property, with the minimum of academic theory. The workshop is tailored to cover all aspects of worm control relevant to the region in which it is delivered. This typically includes: The effects of worms; Preparing low worm-risk paddocks; Breeding for worm resistance; Worm testing; When to drench and Managing drench resistance.