Greta field day on EID ben­e­fits

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Rural Roundup -

DON’T miss this pro­ducer fo­cused field day at Greta on Thurs­day high­light­ing the busi­ness ben­e­fits from us­ing sheep and goat in­di­vid­ual elec­tronic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion (EID).

North­gate Park own­ers Penny and Ja­son Trompf will host the event with Ja­son also pre­sent­ing on the key topic ‘turn­ing po­ten­tial into profit’.

“I am look­ing for­ward to shar­ing our ex­pe­ri­ences of in­creas­ing sheep flock pro­duc­tiv­ity by us­ing EID to col­lect data to in­form man­age­ment de­ci­sions on farm to im­prove the performance of our sheep,” Mr Trompf said.

A di­verse range of ex­pert speak­ers have been drawn to­gether by Agri­cul­ture Vic­to­ria in­clud­ing Meat and Live­stock Aus­tralia (MLA) man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Richard Nor­ton, Agri­cul­ture Vic­to­ria’s di­rec­tor sheep elec­tronic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion War­ren Straw, BestWoolBestLamb project leader Lyn­don Kubeil, re­search sci­en­tist lamb pro­duc­tion Nick Lin­den, sheep and beef se­nior spe­cial­ist Tim Hol­lier, red meat value chain de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Kate McCue, Nuffield Scholar Han­nah Mar­riott, live­stock con­trac­tor Jack Briscoe, preg­nancy scan­ner Bren­dan Rober­son, and VFF’s live­stock health and biose­cu­rity net­work’s Cather­ine James.

This field day is on Thurs­day from 8.30am for a 9am start - through to 3pm.

Places are limited, so please reg­is­ter early at https:// gretafield­day.eventbrite. com.au – if you have any dif­fi­cul­ties in reg­is­ter­ing please phone the EID Events Line on (03) 5761 1647.

Those un­able to at­tend but want to know more should con­tact Agri­cul­ture Vic­to­ria se­nior sheep spe­cial­ist (EID) Garry Arm­strong on 0472 871 674 or their lo­cal BestWoolBestLamb co­or­di­na­tor.

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