Tue 10 Nov 2020 @12 noon - 1.30pm AEDT
Dr Jason Trompf an Academic, Researcher and Consultant at La Trobe University in the Animal Plant and Soil Sciences School of Life Sciences will present this month’s Webinar. He is a Sheep and Beef producer. He is the co-developer of Lambs Alive, Bred Well and Feed Well. He is also the key developer & educator of Lifetime Ewe Management. His PhD was in farmer behaviour and adoption, pasture production and reproduction.
Proactive and precise Condition Scoring is critical to achieving reproductive efficiency in Merino and maternal flocks. Given the national flock is at a 100 year low, we have to produce more from less. By wet-dry scanning or not scanning at all, we are treating our ewes with contempt. He will talk on factors influencing the optimum mob size of ewes at lambing and the economic benefit of lambing ewes. Ewes need birthing privacy to better bond with lambs and increase survival rates. The sheep supply chain is a balancing act. We know that the ambition to achieve a consistently profitable sheep business across the supply chain is a complex matter. Jason has trialled Fit Bits for Sheep: As the owner of one of the trial farms, the new sensor technology has enabled farmers to identify quickly which lamb belongs to which ewe (maternal pedigree). With these sensors, maternal pedigree can be established very quickly in extensive Australian merino stud farms. He will also discuss strategies for rebuilding flocks during recovery from droughts / fires. Whole of flock productivity.
Join us for this Webinar.
Date: Tuesday 10 November 2020
Time: 12pm- 1.30pm AEDT
Venue: Ag Zoom - please contact Bill Lewis, details below.
Contact Bill Lewis for the Webinar Link:
M 0417 146 800
W E Lewis FAIA | Secretary | Victoria Division | Ag Institute Australia