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Beyond the Bale : March 2019
ON FARM 37 AWI TRAINING IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY! LIFETIME EWE MANAGEMENT COURSE The Lifetime Ewe Management (LTEM) course, supported by AWI, aims to increase producers’ understanding of the influence of ewe nutrition and management on overall reproduction rates and lamb and ewe survival. Producers develop the skills to manage their ewes to achieve condition score targets and explore the economics of supplementary feeding and pasture AWI-funded research demonstrates that both wool production and reproductive efficiency can be improved substantially and at relatively low cost through adoption of targeted management practices. Take up the opportunity now with these AWI-funded training courses! management to review stocking rates. LTEM groups, typically comprising 5-7 producers, meet six times in the sheep calendar during a period of 12 months. The course is very hands-on, being based in the sheep yards, shearing sheds and paddocks of participating woolgrowers, which enables participants to share and learn from one another. WINNING WITH WEANERS WORKSHOP This one-day workshop is aimed at lifting lifetime performance from Merino ewes through improved management of their weaners. It assists participants in understanding the key issues affecting weaner survival and performance and guides them through developing targets for growth to achieve a minimum weaner survival rate of 95% from weaning to one year of age. The workshops discuss factors that contribute to weaner mortality and illthrift, and provides practical pathways for improving performance from this group of sheep. PICKING PERFORMER EWES WORKSHOP All flocks have ewes that perform better than others, affording woolgrowers the opportunity to make massive improvement through within-flock selection decisions. This one-day workshop is aimed at lifting lifetime performance from commercial self-replacing Merino flocks by recognising and placing importance on the total lifetime productivity potential and value of their Merino ewes (including fleece, meat and surplus stock). RAMPING UP REPRO WORKSHOP AWI has teamed up with Zoetis to bring you a hands-on one-day workshop focused on improving ram performance and working longevity in commercial sheep enterprises. The workshop is designed to increase the skill of producers across the key components of ram performance and impacts on overall breeding enterprise performance, including anatomy, physiology, spermatogenesis, metabolic demands, health, disease and biosecurity and the financial impact of the ram team. MORE INFORMATION LTEM course: www.wool.com/LTEM Workshops: www.wool.com/workshops • Ideal for shearing sheep, alpacas, goats and cow tails • Variable speed from 2400-3500rpm • Latest brushless motor technology means minimal heat build up • 1400gms means 100- 200gms lighter than standard handpiece • At 2700rpm the 12-volt lithium battery will crutch up to 300-400 sheep, 400-500 cow tails • Tough alloy switch box with auto reset fuse for overload or lockup – clips to belt Viewinaction!www.handypiece.com The world’s most powerful variable speed clipper VR431188 FREECALL 1800 053 643 firstname.lastname@example.org MAKE SHEEP WORK EASIER www.handypiece.com
In the Shops - March 2019