Livestock Technology Group and Spring Crop Walk

When: Friday 18 September 2020
Time: 9.30am for Technology Group, 12.15pm for Crop Walk
Where: Starting at the Cambrai Sportsground

Murray Plains Farmers is hosting the Livestock Producer Technology Group and Spring Crop Walk. Both events are free to attend but RSVPs are essential to Zoe Starkey, 0448 964 311, or email … farmers are welcome to attend either event or both.

Livestock Producer Technology Group

Meeting 1: eID for Sheep

Facilitators: Ben Hebart and Nick Paltridge, PIRSA Red Meat and Wool Program

Speaker: Michelle Cousins, Cousins Merino Services


  • Introduction to the Red Meat and Wool Growth Program 
  • Group discussion of livestock technologies of most interest to the group
  • eID and related equipment – how eID and individual records can drive flock productivity

11.30am: Early lunch 

Murray Plains Spring Crop Walk

Leaving from Cambrai Sportsground at 12.15pm

Facilitator: Tony Craddock, Pinion Advisory

Site visits

  • 12.30pm: Reefinator site visit at John and Shane Rathjen’s, Black Hill
  • 1.15pm: Canola varieties and agronomy discussion at Starkeys
  • 2.15pm: Flexi-Coil site visit at Mannum, meet at the main office
  • 3.30pm: Leave Mannum for Palmer trial sites
  • 3.45pm: GRDC National Variety Trial – Wheat and Barley and SAGIT Profitable Pulses near Western Boundary Road
  • 5.30pm: BBQ at Reedy Creek shearing shed (Steen and Deanna Paech) thanks to Ronco Motors. Please BYO chair

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