‘Late break’ change to Ballarat sheep and beef event

Sheep Central, June 5, 2024

AGRICULTURE Victoria and its conference partners have adjusted the BestWool/BestLamb and BetterBeef conference programs in Ballarat on 19-20 June in response to seasonal challenges farmers are facing.

Agriculture Victoria technical specialist Lyndon Kubeil said staff and consultants will be available throughout the conferences to assist farmers with feed budgeting.

“We are keen to help farmers manage this drier season by supporting them to calculate feed requirements of their various classes of stock and work out how to forward plan a feeding program”, Mr Kubeil said.

“This is a great opportunity to work through a customised feed budget for your farm.

“Bring along your livestock information and feed on hand inventory to discuss with experts from 8:30 am on Wednesday before the conference starts, and throughout both days.”

The BestWool/BestLamb conference will also feature a panel session led by Dr Jason Trompf, founder of the ‘Lambs Alive’ program. Joining Jason on the panel will be:

  • Dr Jane Gaussen, The Livestock Vet, discussing sheep health concerns for pregnant and lambing ewes such as hypocalcaemia and pregnancy toxaemia;
  • Tim Leeming from Paradoo Prime presenting strategies for feeding lambing ewes, wet/ drying ewes at lamb marking and early weaning, and;
  • Rob Inglis from Elders talking about the pros and cons of feeding maize to livestock.

Agriculture Victoria BetterBeef leader Darren Hickey said renowned veterinarian Dr Jillian Kelly’s presentation will offer producers a better understanding of rumen function, and how to ensure stock achieve maintenance and growth targets.

“This event presents a great opportunity to network with other farmers and industry experts and be across topical information relevant to producer needs,” Mr Hickey said.

Early bird ticket discounts have been extended on TryBooking to Friday 7 June.

See the Agriculture Victoria website events page for details on the conferences and to download the program.,-bestlamb-and-betterbeef-conference-and-dinner


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