Livestock

Tools and tips for producers

By Country News

A half-day forum delivering practical tools and information for sheep producers will be held at Birchip, Deniliquin and Benalla next month.

A joint initiative of Meat & Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation, the It’s Ewe Time forums are designed to increase producer awareness and provide take-home tips of principles, practices and tools to increase profitability and productivity.

MLA’s producer consultation and adoption general manager Michael Crowley said the forums were designed to deliver timely and practical tips and tools for on-farm practice and flock management.

‘‘Ongoing drought conditions across parts of Australia’s sheep production regions have been challenging for many producers, however, the sheepmeat and wool markets have remained solid and resilient,’’ Mr Crowley said.

‘‘The forums will help producers tailor their management to seasonal conditions in their state, prepare and plan for the year ahead, and maximise returns for their sheepmeat and wool enterprises when they go to market.’’

Topics include maximising ewe performance, winning with weaners, making money from measuring, sheep health and dry times decision making.

Tickets for the forums are $35 per person with morning tea and lunch included.

■To download the event flyer and program, visit: www.makingmorefromsheep.com.au/events

■For more information or to RSVP, visit the events page on the MLA website at: mla.com.au/news-and-events or phone event organiser Anne Collins on 0427 486 115 or email: ACAgConsulting@bigpond.com