Cour­ses for ewe suc­cess

Tasmanian Country - - THE STOCK REPORT -

TAS­MA­NIAN sheep pro­duc­ers keen to boost lamb-mark­ing rates are urged to take part in the Life­time Ewe Man­age­ment cour­ses.

The Life­time Ewe Man­age­ment pro­gram runs over the 12 month wean­ing-to-wean­ing cy­cle and Tas­ma­nian farm­ers are urged to ex­press in­ter­est for cour­ses in the state.

The tim­ing of each meet­ing dur­ing the course is linked to crit­i­cal stages in the man­age­ment of the ewe’s re­pro­duc­tive cy­cle.

All ses­sions in­volve a visit to each par­tic­i­pant’s farm and fo­cus on con­di­tion scor­ing, pas­ture as­sess­ment and feed­bud­get­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

The course also fo­cuses on im­prov­ing pro­duc­ers’ un­der­stand­ing of the im­pact ewe nu­tri­tion dur­ing preg­nancy has on the per­for­mance of the ewe and her prog­eny.

Key top­ics cov­ered in­clude prepar­ing ewes for join­ing, man­ag­ing lamb­ing and putting it all to­gether for a suc­ces­ful en­ter­prise.

For more de­tails go to www.rist. edu.au/life­time-ewe­m­an­age­ment-tas­ma­nia.php.

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