Murray Plains Farmers has an exciting opportunity to participate in a Livestock Producer Technology Group, funded by PIRSA’s Red Meat and Wool Growth Program.
The aim of the program is: “To make participation in the livestock industry easier and lift livestock enterprise productivity and profitability”.
Producer Technology Groups aim to:
· Explore and share experiences and knowledge on ways that precision livestock management technologies can be used in red meat and wool production.
· Learn from experts on how technologies could assist you to improve productivity, efficiency and profitability in your business.
· Support producer members to implement and apply technology to improve productivity, efficiency and profitability.
The program is providing funding for about four meetings over the next two years. Funding is to enable the group to engage guest speakers, experts and other activities the group wishes to undertake.
The Murray Plains group will be facilitated by Ben Hebart and Nick Paltridge from PIRSA.
Ben has been in PIRSA for nearly 20 years and has worked on various projects including MLA’s More Beef from Pastures and Making More from Sheep. Nick recently joined PIRSA and the Red Meat and Wool team. Prior to this, he was managing his family farm at Mingbool in the South East.
The MPF Committee is working with PIRSA to develop a plan for the topics and content that will be delivered to producers as part of this project. MPF wants to ensure the meetings are a perfect fit for where you want to take your livestock enterprise in future and meet the program’s objectives (outlined above).
To assist in ensuring the schedule of activities is what the group needs, MPF is seeking input from farmers in the Murray Plains region. This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete and your responses will go to PIRSA and MPF to help plan the project’s activities for the next two years.