Lamb Production

Graham Centre sheep forum has lamb survival, production and reproduction focus

Sheep Central, June 6, 2016

GrahamCentreLAMB survival, reproduction and production will feature at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation’s annual sheep forum on July 8.

The forum at the Charles Sturt University Convention Centre in Wagga Wagga will include a presentation from CSU’s Lucinda Watt on using second generation annual, hard-seeded pasture legumes to ‘meat’ lamb production targets in the southern Australian mixed farming zone.

CSU’s Susan Robertson will outline management to improve lamb survival and Lockhart producer Tim Westblade will present a case study on improving lamb survival on-farm.

Shawn McGrath for CSU’s Fred Morley Centre will compare the cost of hitting lifetime ewe targets in scanned and un-scanned Merino flocks.

Sheep Forum Program

8.30-8.55m Registration and Coffee

8.55-9.00am Welcome and outline of the day Ms Toni Nugent (Industry Partnerships & Communications Manager, Graham Centre)

9.00-9.40am Research priorities and the sheep industry strategic plan 2015-2020 Mark Harvey-Sutton (Sheepmeat Council of Australia)

9.40-10am Best practice worm control for prime lamb production Rob Woodgate (Charles Sturt University)

10-10.20am Using second generation annual, hard-seeded pasture legumes to ‘meat’ lamb production targets in the southern Australian mixed farming zone Lucinda Watt (Charles Sturt University)

10.20-10.40am Panel session (all session speakers)

10.40-11.15am MORNING TEA

11.15-11.35am The cost of hitting lifetime ewe targets in scanned and un-scanned Merino flocks – a simulation Shawn McGrath (Fred Morley Centre, Charles Sturt University)

11.50-12.10pm Management to improve lamb survival Susan Robertson (Charles Sturt University)

12.10-12.30pm Producer case study: Increasing lamb survival on-farm Tim Westblade (Lockhart)

12.30-12.50pm The trouble with sub project update Janelle Jenkins (Riverina Local Land Services)

12.50-1.10pm Panel session (all session speakers)

1.10-1.20pm Forum summary, wrap up and evaluation Ms Toni Nugent (Industry Partnerships & Communications Manager, Graham Centre) & Professor Michael Friend (Director, Graham Centre)

1.20pm LUNCH

For more details contact Toni Nugent, Industry Partnerships & Communications Manager, Graham Centre on T: (02) 6933 4402, M: 0418 974 775, E: [email protected]

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