Early weaning of lambs and calves to be covered at NSW workshops

Sheep Central, October 29, 2018

Western NSW producers will get advice on early weaning at coming workshops.

EARY weaning of lambs and calves will be the focus of two workshops in western New South Wales next month.

Livestock producers in the Western region will have a great opportunity to hear about the benefits and considerations associated with early weaning through two workshops that will be held in the Western region.

Western Local Land Services is teaming up with North West Vets to present workshops in Brewarrina and Tibooburra where landholders will be informed about early weaning issues as the drought continues over much of the state.

Topics that will be covered at the workshops include:

  • principles of early weaning and the advantages
  • animal health considerations of early weaning
  • basic ruminant nutrition with particular reference to early weaned calves and lambs
  • poddy calf and lamb management and general trouble shooting
  • practical considerations in setting up an early weaning facility
  • preparing for joining this season.

North West Vets owner Scott Parry will present at the workshops, along with Western Local Land Services district veterinarians and other livestock specialists.

“The workshops will give us a chance to update landholders on their stock options, specifically regarding weaning, as the dry conditions continue,” Mr Parry said.

“There will be a lot of great information on offer for landholders and I’d encourage them to bring along any questions to ask myself and the Western Local Land Services team.”

The details of the workshops are:

  • ‘Coolaburra’, Brewarrina on Tuesday, 13 November (10.30am – 3.30pm)
  • ‘Pindera Downs’, Tibooburra on Wednesday, 21 November (10.30am – 3.30pm).

Please RSVP by the Friday prior to the event you wish to attend to senior land services officer, Mitch Plumbe on 0408 241 200 or [email protected].

Source: LLS.


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