Combining top genetics with superior ewe feed management can boost reproduction rates and a new training initiative, being rolled out nationally, will show central west producers how.
Producers have an opportunity to attend a Bred Well Fed Well workshop at the Wellington Showgrounds from 9am to 2pm on September 15, in collaboration with SRS Classic Group.
The workshops are funded by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) through their Making More from Sheep initiative and supported by the Sheep Cooperative Research Centre (Sheep CRC) as a part of a national program to increase sheep industry productivity and profitability.
Mark Ferguson from Murdoch University said the free, hands-on, one-day workshops would give producers practical tools to optimise reproduction and profitability in their ewe flocks.
“The day is squarely aimed at improving the profitability of ewe flocks because they are the engine room of the industry,” said Dr Ferguson.
“We are excited about the opportunities that combining good breeding with good feeding will bring to the sheep industry,” he said.
The workshop is free of charge and lunch will be provided.
The New South Wales workshops are a part of a series of Bred Well Fed Well events being rolled out nationally in 2012. For more information and to RSVP by September 10, contact Ian Smith 0417 020 429 (email@example.com), or visit the Making More from Sheep website www.making morefromsheep.com.au.