When: Tuesday 31 August 2021
Time: 10am to 2pm, including lunch
Where: Reedy Creek Shearing Shed, 2590 Reedy Creek Road, Palmer
Registration: Essential for catering and COVID tracing purposes, email MPF at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Free, thanks to the PIRSA Red Meat and Wool Program
Murray Plains Farmers and PIRSA are hosting the third meeting of the Livestock Producer Technology Group, featuring sheep industry consultant Jason Trompf.
Jason presented the Bred Well Fed Well workshop at Sanderston in March 2021. He is back in South Australia in August through the PIRSA Red Meat and Wool program … and the Murray Plains is the only region to host its own workshop with Jason!
This session will follow on from the March workshop where Jason will explore taking the next steps to build a productive and profitable sheep flock, including:
- Making sure you have a written, clear and concise breeding objective … and revisiting what you developed in March.
- How to take your breeding objective and use that as a buying plan at your next ram sale. We will take a practical look at some case study objectives and how to spot the rams in the catalogue that will deliver.
- How to do a ‘flock fitness audit’ – making sure you understand whether your sheep are functioning in your environment as you think they are. Are they fit for purpose – fit for your farm and fit for the market you are targeting?
- How to use objective genetic evaluation tools, like DNA testing … a fast, accurate and cost-effective method for sheep producers to accelerate the rate of genetic gain in your flock.
- Q&A with Jason on how to make better decisions for increased productivity and profitability.
This workshop includes a practical, hands-on session with Jason, as well as Dan Roe from Neogen who will do a DNA sampling demonstration on ewes and explain how this technology can help you make major gains in your flock.