Livestock

Online livestock forum to provide practical research tips

By Rodney Woods

Livestock producers will be able to tap into practical research to improve their production in an online forum to be hosted by the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation next month.

The centre's livestock systems research pathway leader Associate Professor Marta Hernandez-Jover said the forum's program would include producers sharing their experiences, panel discussions with industry experts and new research that could be applied directly on-farm.

“Key topics for discussion include containment feeding, sheep reproduction, genetic benchmarking in the Merino industry, dual purpose mixes and cover cropping, extracting more value from cull cows and multi-breed genomic evaluation in beef cattle,” Prof Hernandez-Jover said.

“During this time of isolation it’s important to stay connected and keep up-to-date with industry advancements and there’ll be plenty of opportunities to network with other producers and the researchers in the interactive online platform.”

The forum will be held from 9 am to 1 pm on Friday, July 31 and will cost $10 to virtually attend.

Registrations will open soon and people can sign up for alerts about the forum by visiting: http://eepurl.com/g4u4pH

For more information, phone Toni Nugent on 0418 974 775.