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Agri­cul­ture Vic­to­ria has or­gan­ised an on-farm elec­tronic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion field day for sheep pro­duc­ers at Penny and Ja­son Trompf’s prop­erty North­gate Park at Greta on Novem­ber 16.

The day will fo­cus on in­creas­ing to­tal pro­duc­tiv­ity in sheep en­ter­prises, in­clud­ing data from mea­sur­ing and mon­i­tor­ing per­for­mance of ewes at North­gate Park. The pre­sen­ta­tions in­clude: ■ North­gate Park farm owner Ja­son Trompf — turn­ing po­ten­tial into profit.

■ EID Sheep and Goats di­rec­tor War­ren Straw — Ra­tio­nale for the in­tro­duc­tion of sheep and goat elec­tronic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion in Vic­to­ria.

■ MLA In­tegrity Sys­tems manag­ing di­rec­tor Richard Nor­ton — Sup­port­ing the lamb value chain and build­ing con­sumer trust. Morn­ing.

■ Nuffield Scholar and farm man­ager Hannah Mar­riott — Link­ing lambs with dams to un­der­stand re­pro­duc­tive ef­fi­ciency.

■ Lyndon Kubeil, Agri­cul­ture Vic­to­ria — Mea­sur­ing in­di­vid­ual wool traits to in­form bal­anced se­lec­tion.

■ Nick Lin­den, Agri­cul­ture Vic­to­ria — Mon­i­tor­ing lamb growth rates to achieve tar­gets.

■ Tim Hol­lier, Agri­cul­ture Vic­to­ria — Live­stock Data Link (LDL) and an­i­mal health feed­back; What you can ex­pect in the fu­ture.

The work­shop will be held on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 16, from 8.30 am for a 9 am start un­til 3 pm.

Morn­ing tea and lunch pro­vided. Ad­dress: 130 El­lis Lane, Greta. ■ Places are lim­ited, so reg­is­ter early at: https://gretafield­day.eventbrite.com.au

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