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New ewe forums planned for eastern Australian states in New Year

by Sheep Central, 21 December 2018

Ewes with newborn lambs. Picture – Craig Hinchliffe.

NEW It’s Ewe Time! forums in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales have been announced for early next year.

Meat & Livestock Australia said the half-day forums will deliver practical tools and information designed to increase producer awareness and provide take home tips of the principles, practices and tools of sheep enterprise profitability and productivity.

The forums are a joint initiative of MLA and Australian Wool Innovation as part of the flagship Making More From Sheep program.

MLA’s general manager of producer consultation and adoption, Michael Crowley, said the forums are designed to deliver timely and practical tips and tools for on-farm practice and flock management.

“Ongoing drought conditions across parts of Australia’s sheep production regions have been challenging for many producers, however, the sheep meat and wool markets have remained solid and resilient.

“The forums will help producers tailor their management to seasonal conditions in their state, prepare and plan for the year ahead, and maximise returns for their sheep meat and wool enterprise when they go to market,” Mr Crowley said.

AWI general manager of woolgrower services, Stephen Feighan, said the It’s Ewe Time! forums continue to be a highly successful program collaboration between AWI and MLA.

“The forums are a great way to provide direct access for woolgrowers to researchers and industry experts with the latest information, tools and advice to apply to their farming enterprise in the current season,” he said.

The forums are scheduled on the following dates in 2019:

  • Tuesday, February 26 – Birchip, Victoria
  • Wednesday, February 27 – Deniliquin, NSW
  • Thursday, February 28 – Benalla, Victoria
  • Tuesday, March 26 – Jamestown, South Australia
  • Wednesday, March 27 – Karoonda, South Australia
  • Thursday, March 28 – Naracoorte, South Australia
  • Tuesday, April 2 – Armidale, NSW

The cost is $35 per person to attend, which includes a forum booklet, morning tea and lunch.

For further information contact It’s Ewe Time! National Coordinator, Anne Collins, on 0427 486 115 or email [email protected]

Source: MLA.

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