Learn about an­i­mal nutri­tion and sup­port na­tional farmer health group

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

AD­VAN­TAGE Feed­ers, in part­ner­ship with Lienerts Austalia, is host­ing a se­ries of work­shop events Mak­ing More Profit from Beef and Sheep across Queens­land from June 13-16.

Lo­ca­tions in­clude Toowoomba, Su­rat, Mun­dub­bera and Rock­hamp­ton.

“There is a great op­por­tu­nity for po­ten­tial to in­crease pro­duc­tiv­ity from the work that a num­ber of dif­fer­ent groups in our in­dus­try are work­ing on,” Ad­van­tage Feed­ers man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ger­ard Roney said.

“Cur­rent beef and lamb prices com­bined with rel­a­tively low supplement costs have meant that there hasn’t been a bet­ter time to ben­e­fit from grow­ing more meat.”

Alastair Rayner, Prin­ci­pal of Rayner Ag joins the road­show as guest speaker and will share his extensive knowl­edge of bal­anc­ing nutri­tion and beef pro­duc­tion.

A fo­cus of his pre­sen­ta­tion will be on the best ways to back­ground wean­ers and the cost ben­e­fit of this ex­er­cise.

Ad­van­tage Feed­ers has been con­duct­ing tri­als to com­pare quan­ti­ties of supplement re­quired with dif­fer­ent feed­ing meth­ods and how pas­ture util­i­sa­tion can be in­creased to lower con­sump­tion and in­crease stock­ing rates dur­ing the feed gap.

“We will also be dis­cussing what creep feed­ing is and what this does for farm­ers. It is a sys­tem now hav­ing wide spread use in Aus­tralia,” Mr Roney said.

Shane Ni­chol­son from Lienerts will ex­plain the work they have been do­ing on Nutrige­nomics and how this in­creases an­i­mal per­for­mance.

He will also dis­cuss how pas­ture util­i­sa­tion can be im­proved through sup­ple­men­ta­tion and bal­anced nutri­tion.

“All pre­sen­ta­tions will be pro­vid­ing prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion cov­er­ing nutri­tion, supplement feed­ing strate­gies and beef and sheep pro­duc­tion,” Mr Roney said.

“Hav­ing en­gaged guest speak­ers of such high cal­i­bre will fur­ther guar­an­tee that at­ten­dees get a lot out of the in­vest­ment in half a day of their time.”

The ses­sions will be held from 8.30am to 12.30pm.

All money re­ceived will be do­nated to the Na­tional Cen­tre for Farmer Health.

“For peo­ple that aren’t fa­mil­iar with this or­gan­i­sa­tion, they do a lot of ter­rific work to help farm­ers go­ing through tough times and pro­vide fi­nan­cial and phys­i­cal guid­ance,” Mr Roney ex­plained.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the work­shops, visit ad­van­tage­feed­ers.com .au/work­shops.

To RSVP email at jess@ ad­van­tage­feed­ers.com.au or phone 1300 88 15 75. RSVP by Fri­day, June 9.

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