Goat events planned for South Australia and Queensland

Sheep Central, August 26, 2019

THE Bred Well Fed Well course designed initially for sheep is to be extended across Australia for goat producers.

Meat & Livestock Australia said many goat producers might be familiar with the long-running sheep-based Bred Well Fed Well one-day courses supported by MLA.

The practical and hands-on have highlighted the production benefits of superior genetics and feed management for improved reproductive performance and livestock productivity.

Bred Well Fed Well programs exist for sheep and cattle producers and in the coming months, MLA will now be trialling a series of workshops for goat producers.

Workshop participants will learn how to analyse and plan a genetics and nutrition regime suited to their environment and markets to boost profitability.

Bred Well Fed Well for goats will focus on:

how to use genetics to improve enterprise profitability

how to develop a breeding objective

the impact of  doe nutrition on reproductive performance and profitability

developing simple energy budgets for breeders

practical skills such as condition scoring, feed budgeting and buck selection.

The workshops cost $75 per person (incl. GST) and will be advertised widely once locations and dates are set. More information is available by contacting Julie Petty via email on [email protected]

Important goat events in South Australia and Queensland

Producers will learn what goats can add value to their bottom line at a National Goat Roadshow event in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills on 26 September and a goat industry development event has been scheduled for 1-2 October in Ipswich, Queensland.

MLA said the National Goat Roadshow event will focus on improving on-farm practices and business management skills in the industry, as well as profiling the range of new resources and tools produced by MLA.The workshops will cover business management tips, productivity gains with genetic selection information, goat producer case studies and include an industry expert panel session.

When: 26 September 2019

Where: Adelaide Hills, SA

Dates and locations are being set for NSW roadshow events and will be available soon. Expressions of interest are also open for 2020 locations across NSW, Queensland and Victoria.

Register now: AgCommunicators T: 08 8332 3277.

Ipswich goat industry development day

MLA said the Ipswich event will cover the latest happenings aand opportunities exist and include sessions for participants to put their learnings into practice with hands-on activities.

Topics will include:

  • using growth rates, genetics and visual selection to drive your profitability
  • disease investigation – what to look for to save time and money
  • value adding opportunities – what exciting prospects are out there
  • NLIS and LPA questions answered – your obligations
  • population modelling and lifting kid numbers – trends, causes and what you can do
  • the financials behind the industry – look at the numbers behind the curtain of your business

When: 1 and 2 October, 2019

Where: Ipswich, Qld



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