Livestock Technology Group – Meeting 2

When: Wednesday 27 January 2021
Time: 9.30am for presentation, 11am for bus tour
Where: Starting at the Cambrai Sportsground

RSVP online

PIRSA and Murray Plains Farmers are hosting the second meeting of the Livestock Producer Technology Group – a sheep management and sheep handling technology tour.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 9.30am: presentation from livestock consultant Deb Scammell covering topics such as containment feeding, the importance of pregnancy scanning ewes and nutrition of twin-bearing ewes.
  • 11am: bus departs
  • 11.45am: Anthony and Matthew Pym, Rockleigh. Tepari sheep handler and autodrafter, containment feeding.
  • 1.15pm: Coopers Mount Pleasant. Pratley 3-way autodrafter in action
  • 2.30pm: Brenton Egel, Black Hill. Proway Bulk Handler and Atlex yards
  • 3.50pm: Scott and Zoe Starkey, Sanderston. Combi-clamp and containment feeding/feedlot.
  • 5pm: Return to Cambrai Football Club for free sausage sizzle

The event gives farmers the opportunity to see four of the main types of sheep handling equipment in action, including a combined handler/autodrafter, a dedicated autodrafter, a manual handler and a bulk handler.

This program is funded by PIRSA’s Red Meat and Wool program.

The event is free but RSVPs are essential for catering, bus transport and COVID-tracing. RSVP online.

For more information, contact PIRSA’s Nick Paltridge, 0434 076 508, or MPF’s Zoe Starkey, 0448 964 311.