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Beyond the Bale : September 2019
6 UPFRONT To lower the cost of production of wool on-farm by increasing the productivity of sheep and land, and increasing the efficiency of use of inputs and resources while maintaining Australia’s reputation for sustainability. SHEEP HEALTH & WELFARE 1. Evidence of successful development of a flystrike vaccine prototype. 2. Evidence of investigations into novel pain relief options. 3. Developed integrated parasite management strategies to minimise the impact of chemical resistance. 4. Evidence of successful development of wool bale biosecurity tools. 5. Demonstrate a 10% increase in adoption of welfare improved practices. 6. Demonstrate a 20% improved capacity of post-farmgate wool industry preparedness for an Emergency Animal Disease. VERTEBRATE PESTS 1. Reduce the negative impacts of predation by 10% by 2022. 2. Improve capacity to undertake pest animal control by 10% by 2022. 3. Development of new rabbit bio-controls. REPRODUCTION & NUTRITION 1. At least 1,500 woolgrowers engaged in implementing beneficial feedbase guidelines and practices by 2022. 2. Increasing Merino marking rates by 0.5% per annum. 3. Complete the development of guidelines and extension workshops to improve reproductive rates that support the aim of 34% of ewes differentially managed to best practice by 2022. 4. Improve the understanding of three key areas to address climate variability: effect of heat stress on reproduction performance, best practice for supplementary feeding and management of resilient pasture species. GENETICS 1. By 2022, 50% of Merino producers will be using genetic tools (eg Australian Sheep Breeding Values, Flock Breeding Values or wether trial data) in ram purchasing decisions. HARDWARE & SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 1. AWI Smart Tag system delivers at least three practical functionalities driven by sensors, hardware is reliable and durable, and software is able to be updated remotely. 2. Artificial Intelligence (machine learning) applied for data analysis delivering accurate predictions for at least two sheep traits or paddock events. MECHATRONICS 1. Proof of concept robotic shearing system delivered. NOVEL APPLICATIONS 1. Proof of concept novel user interface application. 2. Educational packages to increase technology adoption and digital literacy. SHEEP & WOOL MANAGEMENT SKILLS 1. 1,500 tertiary participants in AWI leadership and practical skills events. 2. AWI leadership and practical skills events delivered to participants receive a net promoter score of at least 7.5/10. 3. 30,000 views of AWI Education & Extension resources online. WOOL HARVESTING & QUALITY PREPARATION 1. 3,000 novice and intermediate level participants trained by AWI shearer and wool handler trainers. 2. Ongoing retention rate of 75% of those trained yearly. 3. More than 1,000 participants in shearer and wool handling competitions nationally. 4. 15,000 views of AWI Wool Harvesting resources online. To build trust and transparency across the supply chain through an industry best-practice structured, targeted and measurable engagement model; and for this intelligence to influence, inform or contribute to AWI’s business activities. EXTENSION NETWORKS 1. 15,000 active participants in AWI extension initiatives. 2. AWI workshops delivered to participants receive a net promoter score of 7.5/10 (evidenced by exit surveys). 3. 50,000 views of AWI Network resources online. EVENTS & FORUMS 1. Support and engagement at more than 50 events and forums nationally. MARKET INTELLIGENCE & COMMUNICATIONS 1. 70% of users of AWI’s Market Intelligence find it of ‘high value’ or above (evidenced by AWI survey). 2. Increase subscriber numbers by 20%. 3. E-news click through rate of 35%. 4. Market Intelligence area on AWI website receives 1,500 views per month. WOOLGROWER REPRESENTATIVE BODIES 1. WICP and WCG members report AWI consultation efforts have been maintained or improved at 8.9 (approval rating out of 10). SHEEPPRODUCTION,SCIENCE&TECHNOLOGYCONSULTATIONHEALTHYPRODUCTIVESHEEPAGRITECHNOLOGYTRAINING&TECHNOLOGYUPTAKEWOOLGROWERINDUSTRY AWI STRATEGIC PLAN THREE-YEAR TARGETS
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