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It’s ewe time!’ – making sheep even more productive

Posted by Bestprac on Feb 02 2012

Making More from Sheep Forums

Another round of the highly popular ‘Its ewe time!’ forums will be held this year, in response to industry requests for another opportunity to tap into the latest sheep production ideas and tools.

All 2011 events were brim-full with wool and lamb producers looking to accelerate their production and make the most of the market. And with an array of ideas presented, they were given a challenge to ‘take one home and do it’.

While both the wool and prime lamb markets are providing positive returns to producers, there’s a strong view that, under these circumstances, now is the time to invest in considering what new ideas and tools can work on a farm.

The theme of the Making More from Sheep forums - 'It’s ewe time!' – highlights the importance of making every ewe count to:

wean 10% more lambs per hectare
achieve 10% more carcase weight
cut 10% more wool
MLA’s Acting GM for On-farm R&D, Dr Rob Banks, says these are key challenges and profit drivers that producers can target. “The forums provide producers with an opportunity to look at ways they might improve their productivity and their businesses, by capturing every available market opportunity, for now and into the future.”

AWI CEO, Stuart McCullough, says the forums will highlight the imperatives and opportunities coming from the latest R&D work. “There is ample research and best practice to apply on farm, to help lift profitability, so I urge wool and lamb producers to consider attending a forum, to keep in touch and fine tune enterprises for ongoing success.”

Topics featured at the forums will cover livestock health, nutrition, reproduction, genetics and market outlooks.

The Making More from Sheep 2012 forums are full day events. 
See for locations and dates

AWI and MLA are supported by the Event Partners - Sheep CRC, Elders, Landmark and Ruralco; and the Event Supporters – Sheepmeat Council of Australia and State Primary Industries Agencies, to deliver the forums.


Last changed: Feb 06 2012



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