Sheep Connect takes RAMping up Repro online on Thursday

Sheep Central, April 7, 2020

Matt Playford, Hamish Drury, Ellie Bigwood and Jock Munro at the recent Gulgong RAMping Up Repro workshop.

THE popular and successful RAMping Up Repro workshops will go online on Thursday.

Although previous workshops have been typically hands-on, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheep Connect NSW has organised an online version in a webinar format for tomorrow 9 April.

Australian Wool Innovation, in partnership with Zoetis, developed the RAMping Up Repro workshops.

The RAMping Up Repro online webinar will be presented by Dawbuts veterinarian and sheep health expert, Dr Matt Playford, extending the same clear take-home messages that have been delivered in the face-to-face workshops.

AWI manager, wool grower education & capacity building, Emily King, said the RAMping Up Repro workshop is designed to give producers the skills across the key components of what drives ram performance, to help improve the profitability of woolgrowers’ enterprises.

“RAMping Up Repro covers the importance of ram health and pre-joining management, giving growers an understanding of the effect of how best practice ram management impacts on reproductive performance,” she said.

“This workshop provides a hands-on guide to making ram examination practical and achievable and helps woolgrowers manage their ram teams with confidence to make the most of their investment.”

Sheep Connect NSW coordinator Megan Rogers says RAMping up Repro is a very practical workshop to assist with best practice ram preparation on commercial properties.

“As we all know, rams have an important function, and they require careful management and preparation that starts a few months out from the start of joining. The workshop focuses on timing of preparation of rams, as well as the practical aspects of preparing rams for joining,” she said.

“Topics covered include nutrition and condition, animal health and management, checking the 4Ts (teeth, toes, tackle and testicles), managing shearing, assessing for structural soundness, and all things in between.

The Sheep Connect NSW RAMping Up Repro Online webinar will be held this Thursday, 9 April at 1 pm AEST.

If you can’t join in real time we encourage you to sign up now to receive the recording emailed directly to you an hour after the conclusion of the webinar.

Click here to register for the webinar.


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