OVER 90 commercial woolgrowers attended the first two of a series of Bred Well Fed Well workshops to be hosted by members of the SRS® Group across Australia.
The free workshops are aimed at giving producers practical tools to optimise reproduction and profitability in their ewe flocks.
East Loddon Merinos of Hay and Blyth Merinos of Adelong hosted the first two workshops last week to rave reviews.
The workshops are funded by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) through their Making More from Sheep initiative and supported by the Sheep Cooperative Research Centre (Sheep CRC) as a part of a national program to increase sheep industry productivity and profitability.
CEO of the SRS Group, Ian Smith, said that they had recognised early that the goals of Bred Well Fed Well were closely aligned with those of SRS members.
“Like Bred Well Fed Well, the SRS® Breeding System is focussing on improved fertility, strategic use of breeding values and feed efficiency, all of which equate to more dollars in the pockets of commercial growers,” Mr Smith said.
“It is not often you get the opportunity to hear from some of the leading experts in Australia on genetics and nutrition such as Drs Mark Ferguson Jason Trompf, so we wanted to give the opportunity to as many people as possible utilising our national network.”
The Bred Well Fed Well Workshops focus on:
• improved understanding of how to use reliable breeding tools to improve enterprise profitability;
• how to develop a breeding objective for your sheep enterprise;
• better management of ewe nutrition for reproductive performance and flock profitability; and
• skills in assessing ewe condition and developing simple energy budgets for the ewe flock.
An Upcoming Bred Well Fed Well workshop to be hosted by ten SRS® members in Cooma on Friday, September 28 at ‘Severn Park’. Contact Ian Smith on 0417 020 429 or firstname.lastname@example.org