Research & Development

Top sheep and beef cattle research forum goes online on Friday

Sheep Central, July 29, 2020

NEW research that sheep and beef producers can apply directly on their farms will be presented in an online forum this Friday.

Key sheep-related topics to be covered at the forum hosted by Charles Sturt University’s Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation include containment feeding, heat stress and reproduction, Merino genetic benchmarking, livestock and soil carbon sequestration, and the Sheep Sustainability Framework.

Forum speakers will also cover multi-breed genomic evaluation in beef cattle, supply chains for male dairy calves, verifying the production system for grass and grain-fed beef, canola meal as a grass-fed supplement for weaner calves and dual purpose pasture mixes and cover crops.

This is the first year the popular event is being held online – from 9am-1.30pm Friday 31 July — and more than 180 people have already registered to attend.

The program features research from Graham Centre alliance partners Charles Sturt University and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), along with presentations from industry experts and Riverina livestock producers.

The 2020 Forum is supported by Meat & Livestock Australia, Local Land Services Riverina, Animal Health Australia, ProWay Livestock Equipment and Sheep Connect NSW.

Register for the forum by clicking on this link. To download a copy of the forum proceedings click here. The forum is also being recorded and a link can be provided when this is available.

Source: Charles Sturt University.


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