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Beyond the Bale : June 2015
42 ON FARM Woolgrowers who tuned in to a recent webinar run by AWI’s Sheep Connect NSW network, in conjunction with Central West Local Lands Service, learnt a multitude of tips on using scanning as a management tool to lift lamb survival. For those who missed it, the ‘Scanning for Success’ webinar was recorded and is available to view on the Sheep Connect NSW website www.sheepconnectnsw.com.au free to anyone across the country. Pregnancy scanning can be a useful tool in managing reproductive performance and recognising flock potential. Sheep Connect NSW Coordinator Shelly Anderson said that sheep producers who don't scan their ewes are missing out on a valuable opportunity to boost farm profitability through increases in lambing percentages. “Producers are more easily able to monitor the reproductive performance of their ewes through scanning results and make sound management decisions as a result,” she said. “Lamb losses can be reduced by targeting the nutrition of both single and twin-bearing ewes, and losses occurring from mid-pregnancy to lambing can be more easily identified.” The webinar was presented by Chris Shands of Chris Shands Rural who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of ewe management. It also included videos featuring Andrew Naylor of Belubula Scanning that demonstrate and discuss the mechanics of successful scanning and factors that may affect accuracy. “Relatively simple action can lift lamb survival and flock efficiency through targeted nutrition and lambing management. Pregnancy scanning allows greater control of the flock during the lambing time,” said Mr Shands. A recent webinar provided participants with practical information on the importance and benefits of pregnancy scanning ewes. A recording of the webinar is available to view on the Sheep Connect NSW website. BENEFITS OF SCANNING FOR YOUR FLOCK CAN INCLUDE: • Increased flock reproduction rate • Ease of managing lambing mobs • Identifying and culling dry ewes • Prioritise nutrition for pregnant ewes • Selecting replacement hoggets from twin rearing ewes. FOR SUCCESS AWI STATE NETWORK COORDINATOR PHONE EMAIL Sheep Connect NSW Shelly Anderson 02 6391 3954 firstname.lastname@example.org BESTWOOL/BESTLAMB (Vic) Lyndon Kubeil 03 5761 1649 email@example.com Sheep Connect SA Ian McFarland 08 8226 0428 firstname.lastname@example.org The Sheep's Back (WA) Andrew Ritchie 08 9736 1055 email@example.com Leading Sheep (Qld) Nicole Sallur 07 4654 4220 firstname.lastname@example.org Sheep Connect TAS James Tyson 0409 006 774 email@example.com Pastoral Profit (national) Pene Keynes 08 8841 4500 firstname.lastname@example.org SCANNING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED, CONTACT THE COORDINATOR IN YOUR STATE Producers learning from producers AWI state networks AWI state networks provide opportunities for producers to get involved in educational and practical programs that focus on making positive changes to production and management practices. The networks are fundamental to: the spread of new ideas; continuing education; and the adoption of best practice. Networks are present in each wool growing state and all woolgrowers are encouraged to get involved. A screenshot from a video about sheepscanning techniques of Andrew Naylor (Belubula Scanning) scanning ewes at Woodstock, NSW.