Sheep trading versus breeding will be a key focus of a forum for Queensland producers this month.
The 2015 Central West Sheep Forum and dinner on Friday March 20 in Longreach will feature NSW sheep producer and trader Robert Bulle as well as Robyn Moore from the radio program ‘How Green Is My Cactus’.
The forum and Dinner will start with a producer forum from 2.30pm at Longreach’s QANTAS Founders Museum.
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Leading Sheep extension officer Alex Stirton said Mr Bulle will show how to analyse a trading budget on an actual sheep trade, break down the real costs and examine how to make it successful.
“He will look at understanding end user markets – discussing the best way to hit the grid by examining kill grid specifications, identifying hidden discounts and the importance of weighing your livestock.
“He will also talk about nutrition, the importance of understanding feed quality at any given time of any year and how to identify how good the feed is.”
How Green is my Cactus star Robyn Moore will be MC
A highlight of this forum dinner will be MC Robyn Moore, who has entertained millions on rural radio stations for 28 years in Australia’s longest running radio show ‘How Green is my Cactus’.
Ms Moore grew up on sheep and cattle operations in Tasmania, Victoria, NSW and north Queensland and loves speaking in rural and regional communities.
“Robyn’s inspirational presentations have been described as extraordinary, hilarious and captivating and we hope that it will leave our producers feeling invigorated and with a smile on their faces,” Mr Stirton said.
“She will be focusing on regenerating passion, energy, productivity, laughter and work- home balance – reminding producers about what really mattered before circumstances changed through drought, and to restore confidence, hope and resilience in these challenging dry times.”
2013 dinner was an outstanding success
Leading Sheep Central West coordinator Joy Hardie a similar dinner in 2013 was an overwhelming success.
“We knew we had to make it a more regular event, so we hope producers can spare the time to come and learn a little and enjoy an evening away from the property.”
Leading Sheep thanks Uniting Care Community and Suncare Community services for their support for this event. Leading Sheep is a joint initiative of Australian Wool Innovation and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and supported by AgForce.
For more information see www.leadingsheep.com.au or to RSVP for the dinner contact us on 13 25 23.