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BestWool BestLamb conference promises practical sheep tips

Terry Sim, May 25, 2015
Fibre of Football and former AFL coach David Parkin will feature at BestWool BestLamb dinner.

Fibre of Football and former AFL coach David Parkin will feature at BestWool BestLamb dinner.

BestWool BestLamb’s 2015 conference program will offers its usual diversity of presentations for practical sheep producers next month.

BestWool BestLamb chairman Jason Trompf said the conference on June 24 will have a diverse program that also allows participants to specialise in what presentations they will attend during the concurrent sessions.

“It’s an important element that is different to other big industry conferences.”

Registrations are open for the conference, which will be held at the Bendigo Showgrounds after a Rural Finance dinner on Tuesday June 23 at Silks Restaurant at the Bendigo Racecourse. Mr Trompf said the conference consistently attracts 200-250 participants, most of which are farmers.

David Parkin and Fibre of Football will feature at dinner

Author, lecturer and former AFL coach and author David Parkin will engage the audience with his outlook on the power to perform and rise to greater heights in business and personal life. And Australian Wool Innovation’s ‘Fibre of Football’ campaign with co-creator and AWI media manager Marius Cuming will also feature at the dinner as a celebration of Australian wool.

Mr Trompf said the 2014 conference had excellent feedback on its technology session and this year Shane Carter from ZI Argus in Melbourne will present on ‘Embracing change on-farm.’

“I think he is going to talk about the new frontiers in technology and real-time measurement of animals and potential applications.”

Mr Trompf said the conference presentations will include the latest research of relevance to crossbred and Merino producers, including building management targets for crossbred ewes.

“Certainly research has shown there are some real differences in critical management targets for Merinos and crossbred ewes.”

Presenters will give take home messages

The conference program will cover productivity, technology and the latest research currently taking place in the sheep industry. Organisers said 16 presentations throughout the day will inspire and challenge producers and their businesses, providing up-to-date information and research findings, and key messages to take home, reflect on and act upon.

‘Early bird’ registration tickets are now available until June 7. Early bird prices are $75 for BestWool/BestLamb members and $100 for associate members.

Click here, to view the full program: www.vic.gov.au/bestwoolbestlamb    To register and see the full program go to: Eventbrite registrations-BWBL 2015 Conference and Dinner

To register by cheque please contact Cathy Mulligan for a registration form on [email protected] or phone (03) 5258 0229.

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Source: BestWool BestLamb.

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