Events

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Previous Sheep Connect Tasmania events have included:

  • Lamb survival workshops – increase lamb survival and identify causes of lamb losses by observing and carrying out lamb post mortems, and learning about managing ewe nutrition to maximise lamb survival, matching feed supply and demand, and optimising mob size for lambing
  • Cost of production and benchmarking – course on how to calculate your cost of production, identify where it is useful, and help you identify opportunities to improve efficiency and profitability
  • Employers of choice – workshop on practical skills and tools to enhance human resource management in your business
  • Sheep health under irrigation – workshop on managing the health of livestock grazing irrigated pastures and crops
  • Tasmanian Quality Meats abattoir tours – look at the impact conditions such as ovine Johne’s disease, cheesy gland and sheep measles have on carcase quality
  • Sheep health and welfare in dry conditions – workshop on managing the health and welfare of their livestock, feedbase and business during dry conditions
  • Sheep handling equipment field days – information about maximising return on investment from sheep handling equipment and key things to look for when considering buying equipment
  • eID for sheep management and breeding – increase producers’ understanding of electronic identification (eID) technology, data collection and analysis, and assist producers in implementing eID within their enterprise
  • Lifetime Ewe Management – on-farm program to assist producers in improving their understanding of ewe nutrition, develop skills and confidence to better manage their ewes, and improve lambing percentages and weaning rates
  • Bred Well Fed Well – practical training on how to use superior genetics and achieve improved reproductive performance from better feed management
  • Wormboss – improve producers’ ability to effectively control sheep worms
  • High Performance Weaners – assist producers in developing the skills and confidence to manage weaners to achieve performance targets that improve animal welfare and whole farm profitability
  • Ram Select – training on buying the right genes for production, quality and disease resistance. Includes MerinoSelect and LambPlan breeding values, defining your breeding objective, and assessing rams using figures and visual assessment
  • Footrot management – hands-on workshop on footrot diagnostic paring and culling