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Beyond the Bale : September 2019
46 ON FARM The magic eye sheepjetter since 1989 Quality construction and options Get the contractors choice FLY OR LICE PROBLEMS? 1800 146 892 email@example.com www.electrodip.com RM2171651 Featuring • Incredible chemical economy • Amazing ease 1500+ per hour • Unique self adjusting sides • Environmentally and user friendly • Automatically activated • Proven effective on lice as well as fly • Compatible with all dip chemicals • Accurate, effective application HIGHLY POTENT, NEXT GENERATION CHEMISTRY Viper is the latest innovation in off-shears sheep lice control, containing thiacloprid, a highly potent neo-nicotinoid insecticide, which laboratory studies have shown is six times more potent than imidacloprid.* • 100% Rapid Knockdown • 4-Weeks Killing Power^ • User Friendly Formulation © Bayer Australia Limited. 875 Pacific Highway, Pymble NSW. ACN 000 138 714. To find out more, call our customer information line on 1800 678 368 (Monday to Friday). *Bayer data on file. ^When applied within 24 hours of shearing. growsolutions.com.au GENESIS POWERDOSER with every 12+ Viper drum purchase† VALUED AT $627.00‡ pre-order now at viperpromotion.com.au †Limit of one per customer, pre-orders must be placed with Bayer prior to Viper purchase, promotional period July - December 2019. ‡RRP including GST. FREE AWI GROWER NETWORKS PRODUCERS LEARNING FROM PRODUCERS • AWI grower networks are present in each wool-growing state. • They aim to increase the long-term productivity and profitability of producers. • All woolgrowers are encouraged to get involved. AWI-supported extension networks provide opportunities for producers to get involved in practical programs that focus on making positive changes to on-farm production and management practices. Be involved as little or as much as you like: sign up for newsletters about local issues, attend local field days and workshops. The networks are fundamental to: • the spread of new ideas • continuing education • the adoption of best practice • giving AWI a direct link to what is happening on-ground. Ongoing strong partnerships with state departments of agriculture, private providers and woolgrowers help ensure the grower networks continue to generate increased participation and reported benefits by woolgrowers. To learn more about the networks and how to get involved, refer to the website of your state network, or contact the network coordinator below. NEW SOUTH WALES Coordinator: Megan Rogers 0427 459 891 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sheepconnectnsw.com.au @sheepconnectnsw @sheepconnectnsw TASMANIA Coordinator: James Tyson 0477 764 072 email@example.com www.sheepconnecttas.com.au @sheepconnect SOUTH AUSTRALIA Coordinator: Ian McFarland 0437 659 353 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sheepconnectsa.com.au @sheepconnectsa WESTERN AUSTRALIA Coordinator: Andrew Ritchie (08) 9736 1055 email@example.com www.sheepsback.com.au @sheepsback @sheepsback QUEENSLAND Coordinator: Andrea McKenzie (07) 4530 1262 firstname.lastname@example.org www.leadingsheep.com.au @leadingsheep VICTORIA Coordinator: Lyndon Kubeil (03) 5761 1649 email@example.com www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/ bestwool-bestlamb All AWI’s state-based grower networks are performing well above target with average annual cost saving to the businesses of woolgrowers participating in the networks in 2018/19 being $3,682. AWI GROWER NETWORKS PERFORM ABOVE TARGET AWI-supported extension networks continue to provide opportunities for producers to get involved in practical programs that focus on making positive changes to on-farm production and management practices. Networks are present in each wool- growing state and all woolgrowers are encouraged to get involved – see above for contact details. The AWI-supported extension networks had another successful year in 2018/19, with nearly 100 events held throughout the year. The satisfaction rating of participants with the events was rated 8.7 out of 10, which is an increase from the previous financial year. The national average annual cost saving to the businesses of producers participating in the networks in 2018/19 was $3,682, which was an increase in cost saving of $764 from 2017/18 and well above AWI’s targets. The events run by the networks cover a broad range of topics applicable to wool-growing enterprises. Not surprisingly, a key focus of events over the past year has been on providing advice on how to manage poor seasonal conditions. Another key focus has been the rolling out, in conjunction with leading deliverers, of AWI’s ‘RAMping Up Repro’, ‘Picking Performer Ewes’ and ‘Winning With Weaners’ workshops. These workshops have been developed to help woolgrowers identify key practical actions to implement on-farm to achieve improved productivity. Webinars are proving to be an increasing and cost-effective method of communicating with woolgrowers, with recordings of webinars often made available online to those woolgrowers who could not attend the original webinar.
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