COMBINING top genetics with superior ewe feed management can boost reproduction rates and Bred Well Fed Well will show producers how.
Producers have an opportunity to attend a Bred Well Fed Well workshop at the Woodyarrup stud, Broomehill, from 9am to 3.30pm on Wednesday, September 14.
The workshops, supported by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), are an opportunity for producers to gain knowledge and skills in genetics and nutrition to help meet their enterprise objectives.
Workshop facilitator Jason Trompf, said the hands-on, one-day workshops will 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," Dr Trompf said.
"For example, important elements of the practical one-day workshop will be setting breeding goals for ewe flocks and how using tools like Breeding Values can help producers meet their goals.
"We are excited about the opportunities that combining good breeding with good feeding will bring to the sheep industry."
The workshops focus on the following:
* Improved understanding of how to use reliable breeding tools to improve enterprise profitability;
* How to develop a breeding objective for your sheep enterprise;
* Better management of ewe nutrition for reproductive performance and flock profitability;
* Skills in assessing ewe condition and developing simple energy budgets for the ewe flock.
Practical sessions include condition scoring, feed budgeting, ram rankings and ram selection.
Follow up courses in these areas will be offered for those wishing to further develop skills in breeding and nutritional management.
There is a participation fee of $75 including GST per person to attend.
For more information and to RSVP by Monday, September 12, contact Craig Dewar 0429 100 239, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the MLA website www.mla.com.au.