Refine your breeder herd management
NORTHERN beef producers looking to improve and refine breeder herd management and genetic improvement plans will have access to a three-day Breeding EDGE workshop in Charters Towers on November 13–14 and November 22.
The workshop will feature a range of guest speakers, and participants will be able to develop a breeding herd management plan using genetic and reproductive knowledge and technologies, to achieve desired production targets.
The workshop is part of the Meat and Livestock Australia EDGE Network of workshops and is supported by Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Australian Cattle Veterinarians, Tropical Beef Technology Services and Beef Enterprise Advisory Services Pty Ltd.
■ Felicity Hamlyn-Hill – Beef Enterprise Advisory Services. ■ Mick Sullivan – QDAF.
■ Tim Emery – Tropical Beef Technology Services.
■ ACV and BULLCHECK accredited vet.
Participants will learn:
■ Current herd performance – what measures matter most. ■ Reproduction and reproduction loss.
■ Managing the breeders systems. ■ Bull fertility and management.
■ Identifying ‘not so obvious’ bull faults that impact reproduction.
■ Reproductive diseases and diseases impacting reproduction.
■ Breeder herd management plans.
■ Genetic improvement of your herd (including breeding objectives).
■ Genetic principles and selection tools.
■ Selection and selection criteria for traits important to you.
■ Breeds and breeding systems.
The workshop will be held at the QDAF Office, 1-5 Prior St, Charters Towers and runs from 8am to 5pm each day. The cost to attend is $1750 plus GST for one person from a business or $1450 plus GST for two or more people from one business.
Cost includes comprehensive set of workshop notes, workbook, electronic files, other materials plus lunch and morning and afternoon tea each day.
To find out more information visit www.mla.com.au.
Registration is essential. To register, contact Felicity Hamlyn-Hill, Beef Enterprise Advisory Services, 0428 113 732 or felicityhamlyn-hill @bigpond.com.